Gladiator slots is a trip into the past where Roman Gladiators fought for recognition and the attentions of the beautiful princess. In this game from Betsoft that is introduced with a cute animated movie that relates the history of the gladiators, there are five reels and thirty paylines. The movie introduces the different Gladiators and all of the symbols and tools that are associated with them including coins, horse, pewter crockery and tableware. The highest paying symbol in the base game is the Gladiator himself that awards 2000 coins when five of them land on an active payline, all of the different paying amounts can be seen in the payable on screen.
The princess, who is by far the most attractive symbol in the game, will toss rose petals onto the screen when she lands in the first position on any reel. If the rose petals land on a symbol, that symbol then becomes wild and will double any winnings that it helps to make. A Gladiator anywhere on reel three will change the whole reel into a marble block and then the gladiator will appear on the outside of the reels and smash up the middle block of marble that reveals the word , wild, and the whole reel turns wild. Three of the door symbols on any of the reels opens up the click me bonus round where players are invited to click on a door to reveal an instant award paid out in coins. The arena acts as the scatter symbol and offers multiplying wins and then there is even a Gladiator Battle bonus round that is the highlight of this game. The Gladiator bonus round is activated when a Hero, Coliseum and Villain appear on the first, second and third paylines on reels 2, 3 and 4. Players are taken to a Gladiator ring where they are invited to battle against their enemy in the hope of winning more coin bonuses. Each and every action and spin of the reels in this game is accompanied by atmospheric music and there are some great animations of symbols and characters that all contribute to the fun and full on excitement of the game that can be played for fun or real money.