Call of the Colosseum Slot from Amaya
This Amaya designed slot takes you back to the days of ancient Rome, when Gladiators would face off in deadly combat under the eyes of the watching public in the Colosseum.
The reels feature the Emperor, his Queen, a fearsome tiger and a number of other symbols that are related to the gladiators and ancient Rome over the 25 win-lines.
You’ll find a gamble feature and a wild at the slot, but the highlight is certainly the free spins bonus round, where you might well gain many more spins than you first envisaged.
How to Win on Call of the Colosseum
The attractive Queen offers by far the highest payout, worth a very impressive 5,000 coins for landing the maximum five in a row. Next up on the pay table is the tiger, worth an eye catching 2,000 coins too. After these two high paying symbols, the pay outs slip away, with the max prizes for five in a row ranging from 200 to 100 coins for all subsequent symbols.
Every time you gain a win you can choose to take a gamble. An overlay will appear where you’ll see a face down playing card. To double your money, you’ll have to predict the color of the card, but you can really go for it and try to predict the suit, where you’ll multiply your win amount by 4.
The Emperor acts as the wild symbol and only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. He will substitute for every other symbol apart from the scatter, enabling many additional wins. The Emperor symbol has a very different role during the following feature round however.
Call of the Colosseum Feature Round
The silver shield is the scatter of the slot and you’ll gain an immediate win when landing two or more across any of the reels. The minimum two will see you win double your total stake, while the maximum five wins you a payout of 100x your total stake. However, if you do land three or more, you’ll also enter the free spins feature round.
You’ll start with 10 free spins, with the added bonus that every win you achieve in this round will be doubled. During the feature the Emperor plays a very important role. Every time he appears on the reels, he will either give a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down. Every time he gives a thumbs-up, you’ll gain up to an additional 3 spins. This can make for a particularly elongated feature round, adding to the potential for some big (doubled) wins.
Design and Setup
The best part of the design of this slot is the two pillars framing the slot and the top of the colosseum where you’ll find the title. These stone structures feature an eye catching ornate pattern, while vines winding up the pillars only add to the impressive backdrop. The symbols on the reels are not quite as impressive, somewhat basic in design and the majority lacking any animation when forming part of a win. The accompanying sound isn’t particularly good either. At a colosseum themed slot, you might expect shouts, screams and roars throughout, but the base game plays along with hardly any atmospheric sound at all, which is a little disappointing.
Call of the Colosseum has a total of 25 pay lines, although usefully, if you do want to play fewer lines you’ll have the option of playing any number between 1 and 25. The coin value starts at just 2c and ranges all the way up to $4. Both the coin value and the number of lines can be set to the upper limit by hitting the max button next to each. The auto play option is particularly straightforward, as you’ll simply hit the button and choose from 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250 or 500 spins.
Head to any online casino and you’ll find a number of historical themed slots, many of them set in the days of ancient Rome. Because of this, any slot with the same theme has to be particularly good to stand out and unfortunately this slot just falls short. The base game can seem a little slow and without tension at times, while the graphics are a little lacking too. Nevertheless, the free spins bonus feature is one you’ll want to strive for and it might make for a reason to play this Amaya offering.