There are more than a few online pokies out there on the net which have gladiator themes. Some are generic, others have gone down a more historical route, and one is even based on a major Hollywood motion picture.
This pokie, though, takes a more cartoony look at gladiator battles in Ancient Rome. For starters, the game is rooting for the tiger, the wild beast that men were sometimes pitted against in gladiatorial combat. Already, one can say that Tiger’s Glory stands out from the crowd.
Quickspin often produces quality graphics and decent features in their games. They are, however, sometimes credited with being a sort of up and down provider.
Some of their pokies are hits, and others are flops. That happens to be the case with this release. Tiger’s Glory has its moments, and it has its downsides. The good news is that the special features are good. The negative point is that there aren’t enough of them.
How to play it
This pokie machine features an extensive backdrop. Between the columns of the arena are 6 reels, and upon those reels are 4,096 paylines.
Players are at liberty to select dirt cheap bets in the game, the cheapest of which will set them back just $0.20 per spin. Players who are feeling more adventurous or have a more substantial wad of cash to splash can stake up to $100 a game on this pokie.
Wild symbols: As with most Quickspin pokies, there are wilds to be had. These appear as golden laurel wreaths, and they can substitute for any other symbols in the game, save for the Enraged Tiger and bonus icons.
Bonus symbols: Crossed swords and a shield emblem form this pokie’s bonus icons. Players are required to land at least 3 of them to trigger the free spin feature in the game.
Free spin bonus: Players start the free spin bonus with 7, 10, 15 or 20 free games, depending on whether they trigger the feature with 3, 4, 5 or 6 bonus symbols. Enraged Tiger symbols come into play here, and these can see tigers dual with gladiators whenever they land. Based on the outcome of the battle, another bonus may be won.
If the tiger is victorious, the Enraged Tiger symbol locks into place, essentially acting as a scatter. If that symbol is the first to appear on a reel, it will also offer an extra free game (meaning up to 6 additional free spins can be won). If the gladiator wins, the Enraged Tiger icon disappears from the reels, and the game continues.
An RTP (return to player) rate of 96.51% implies that players will bag decent enough wins in this pokie, but that’s stretching things a bit. In fact, the non-progressive prize is capped at just 10x the stake, and even then you need 6 Enraged Tiger icons to appear on a line. Sure, you can win frequently, but the wins are woefully small.
It is a good job that wagers are cheap in this game because the prizes are nigh-on rubbish. The features the pokie does offer are entertaining, but there is a lack of them. Tiger’s Glory is, therefore, a bog standard Quickspin pokie machine – neither great nor poor – and it will split opinions in the online casino world as a result.