Chances are that you have seen plenty of slot games created around the Ancient Rome theme. The Call of the Colosseum is a unique twist from the creators at Nextgen that leaves the other games in the dust. While on the surface it appears to be just another 5 reel and 20 payline slot machine, this game transports you to the Colosseum and puts you up close and personal with all the action. The only difference from actually being thrown back to that time period is you are not going to be fighting for your life from gladiators or man-eating tigers. The only thing you will be fighting for is grabbing more cash.
The Call of the Colosseum puts you back in a time where the public feared their leader. The animations and the graphics in this slot game are very fun and exciting. The symbols of this game are all closely related to the period, and you will find the Emperor himself can be quite generous in this game if you get on his good side. During regular play, the Emperor is the wild symbol, and he will appear on the lines 2, 3, and 4, replacing all other symbols except for the powerful scatter symbol.
During regular play, the symbols that affect your winnings are all related to the Ancient Rome period. The symbols that pay the least amount of return are the grapes, assorted coins, sandals, satchel of coins, the gladiator mask and the shield. The winnings begin to grow if you are lucky enough to line up the golden chariot, Colosseum, roaring Bengal tiger, or the stunning queen of Rome. The Emperor is the wild symbol and the silver shield is the scatter symbol.
Line up 3 or more scatter symbols on reel 2, 3, 4, and 5, and it triggers the free spin bonus round. As soon as you get 3 or more scatters, you are awarded 10 free games in the bonus round. All the prizes are doubled in the bonus round, but here is where you and the Emperor get to interact. The game will take over the spins, and if you are lucky enough to see the Emperor appear, his symbol comes to life and he gives you one of two gestures. If you get the thumbs down gesture, you get nothing.
If the Emperor feels generous and gives you the thumbs up sign, you are awarded 3 more free spins that get added to your total.The free spin bonus can not be retriggered, but if the Emperor is feeling generous, you could be stacking up enough free spins to keep this bonus going for quite some time.
When you are playing Call of the Colosseum, after each win you will be prompted to try and gamble your winnings for more fortune. If you are feeling lucky, simply choose red or black, and if right, your winnings are doubled. If you think that the gods are on your side, take a chance and guess the suit of the card, the reward is an impressive 4x your winnings. Get lucky and have 5 of the stunning queen symbols appear, you win an impressive 5,000 coins.
Be sure to set the paylines and bet to the max in order to win the most money possible. You have the ability to adjust those by pressing the small buttons to the bottom left of the game.