Prepare for the return of the famous gladiator in the sequel of the popular Spartacus Gladiator of Rome pokie. In WMS Gaming’s Spartacus Call to Arms, we will once again meet our hero in the coliseum, where he prepares for the battle against other slaves turned into warriors.
This time punters will fight for up to 20 free spins and a whopping 1,000x multiplier! Visually impressive, the pokie features a 5×4 layout and offers 50 fixed paylines. For a starting price of $0.25 per spin, gamers will also get a set of special reels, carrying plenty of additional opportunities for hefty payouts, so put your fighting gear on, because the battle in the coliseum is about to start!
Williams Interactive, or simply WMS, has been around for quite a while now. The company was founded by Harry Williams in 1943, and in the beginning produced pinball machines.
After almost 50 years, WMS decided to focus on pokie machines, and soon enough became a leading supplier of pokies to land-based casinos. After the company went online in 2010, lots of their pokie machines turned into video pokies, and today plenty of their products are some of the most played online pokies in the iGaming industry.
How To Play It
Once you enter the arena, you will notice lots of familiar faces and objects you have seen so many times in movies themed after Ancient Rome. Spartacus is leading the group, being the symbol that pays the most. A female Gladiator is by his side, but, unfortunately, we will not see neither of the gladiators that helped Spartacus in the Servile War.
However, there are lots of Gold, Silver and Lion masks, Shields, Knifes and Gold Coins. The Lion, which is the biggest enemy of gladiators in the arena, is used as a Scatter that triggers the Free Spins feature, while the Logo represents the Wild, which substitutes for all regular symbols.
As for the rules of the game, unlike in the real coliseum, where everything is allowed, there a couple of things we need to inform you about before you start spinning the reels. As we already said, the WMS title features 5 reels, 4 rows and two sets of special reels.
The pokie offers 50 fixed paylines, and you get to place one coin per two paylines. The coin value goes from $0.01 to $2, so the betting starts at $0.25, and you cannot bet more than 50 per single spin. The pokie pays left to right, beginning from the far left reel, while three of a kind is the minimum for landing payouts.
We mentioned two sets of special reels, placed on both sides of the regular reels. You will notice that there are eight different fields, meaning that eight additional symbols may land on them. The trick is to land 2 or more matching symbols that will be a part of the winning combination on the main reel.
For example, if you land two matching symbols, you will get a 2x multiplier of the winning combination. Three matching symbols come with a 3x multiplier, 4 matching symbols carry a 5x multiplier, 5 matching symbols will reward you with a 10x multiplier, 6 matching symbols get you a 30x multiplier, while 7 matching symbols carry an impressive 50x multiplier!
Match all 8 symbols and win a whopping 500x multiplier! Scatters do not appear on special reels, while Wilds are immediately transferred to a random position on the main reel.
Next in line is the Free Spins feature, triggered with 3 Lion Scatters, appearing on reels 1, 3 and 5. With three Lions on the reels, punters will get 10 freebies, while the number of Wilds will instantly increase. Special reels are also active during free spins, while all the multipliers from the base game are doubled, so the maximum possible multiplier is 100x! It is possible to retrigger the feature, so you are looking at possible 20 free spins.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realise that the biggest payouts can be won in the Free Spins feature, due to the fact that the number of Wilds significantly increases, and that all possible multipliers are doubled.
The base game also offers plenty of opportunities for sweet payouts. Spartacus will offer you a bit over three times the bet for five of a kind, while the beautiful but deadly female Gladiator will triple your bet for the maximum combination.
Since this is a pokie about the most famous gladiator of all time, gamers will expect lots of action and entertainment, and believe us when we tell you that this is what they will get. The WMS product boasts crisp graphics and matching soundtrack that fits the theme perfectly.
The special reels are a perfect addition to the story, carrying lots of awesome multipliers, both in the base game and the Free Spins feature, so every spin is a possibility for a hefty payout. The Free Spins feature is not triggered easily, but is definitely worth the wait. We are positive that the Spartacus Call to Arms pokie will keep you chained down to your seats for hours.