Have you ever wanted to experience the majesty of the Roman Coliseum for yourself? How about fighting alongside mighty gladiators in pursuit of shiny gold? Microgaming and All41Studios are back with yet another new online pokies release that could help players to do just that!
The new title is called Arena of Gold and has been inspired by the fearsome gladiators that once ruled ancient Rome. Any player who enjoys learning about Rome, gladiators, emperors and hoards of gold will appreciate the crisp graphics and finer details in the fresh new Microgaming creation. The innovative bonus features on offer will also help to bring history back to colour in an unexpected way.
Players will be able to witness epic battles in the new slot. Gladiators will fight over gold and treasure, leaving each player to pick a side and attempt to claim their portion of the riches on offer. The game also includes special features like Golden Respins and Free Spins with merged reels to add extra potential winning chances to the mix.
Enter the Coliseum
Arena of Gold is a medium volatility video slot that plays out over 5 reels and 3 rows. There are also 25 fixed paylines in place to match symbols across. The reels spin against a detailed backdrop of the Coliseum in bright colours, and a regal soundtrack plays in the background. The visuals are highly realistic and detailed as well, helping to bring the legendary scene to life.
There are 2 sets of symbols on the reels of the new slot. The lower paying symbols include the playing card symbols A, J, Q and K. Larger wins can be achieved by landing the red-clothed emperor, blue soldier, orange soldier and green bard symbols in matching combinations. The emperor is the most valuable symbol, and is worth up to 40.00 for a 5 of a kind combination.
Regal Wilds and Scatters
Caesar, the emperor of ancient Rome, acts as a Wild symbol in Arena of Gold. These emperor Wilds are able to substitute for all symbols on the reels, except for the Scatters and coin symbols. They can also award wins of up to 40.00 for players who can land 5 of a kind.
The Scatter symbols in this historical Microgaming slot are thumbnail images of the Coliseum. Land 3 or more of them anywhere on reels 1, 3 and 5 and you will trigger the slot’s bonus features. They also have the power to award Scatter pays when 2 or more appear in a single spin on the aforementioned reels.
Free Spins and Respins
Landing 3 Scatters on the reels will trigger the slot’s Free Spins bonus round. Players will be granted 5 free spins initially, and landing 3 more Scatters will award another 3 spins. In this feature, reels 2, 3 and 4 will merge into a massive reel with stacked symbols on it. These big symbols count as 9 single symbols, helping to match potential wins even faster. Big Scatters count as just 1 Scatter.
Players who can land 6 or more golden coin symbols in the base game or Free Spins feature will also trigger the Golden Respins feature. The game begins with 3 spins, and if any coins land the counter will reset to 3. Every coin lands with an attached value of up to 100x your stake. These coins can thus award multiplier prizes or Mini and Mega cash jackpots, and all of them will remain frozen in place until the feature is over too.
Arena of Gold’s Vital Statistics
Arena of Gold has been expertly designed to recreate the look and feel of an ancient Roman gladiator battle. Graphics aside, the game also offers some unique and favourable mechanics to add to the experience on offer. The slot boasts betting limits of 0.10 to 50.00 per spin, and has an RTP of 96.20%. It also offers a theoretical hit rate of 28.28%, so there is plenty of potential for big wins.
Players who enjoy ancient history-themed slots and bonus features like respins, free spins and multipliers are welcome to check out the new Microgaming/ All41Studios slot at Vegas Palms Casino for more information. The game will officially be launched on the 21st of April 2020. It will be optimised for desktop and mobile play, and will be compatible with Android and iOS smartphones and tablets too.