The refreshingly straightforward control panel allows you to begin playing immediately. To begin, merely press the "continue" button, and after the greeting from the gladiator hero, the game will commence. Use the +/- icons to adjust your wager per spin. Playable on all devices for as little as 0.25 per turn and as much as 125, the gaming area is positioned between two Greek columns and comprises 5 reels, 3 rows, and 20 paylines. Players attempt to strike combinations of three or more identical symbols on a payline beginning with the first reel.
When we pry open the paytable, we discover that the symbols we will use to defend Sparta are seven brand-new regular pay symbols. Beginning on the low end are jugs, weapons, and shields. These are supported by three distinct warrior poses and one queen figure dressed in white.
The features are somewhat, well, Spartan, as there are not too many to learn. Similar to the Spartans, they become quite unruly when agitated. It's all about the Spartan Streak feature, which activates whenever the Spartan Streak symbol appears on the middle reel and creates a winning combination with any regular symbol in the base game.
It expands and converts into a sticky stacked wild upon activation. In addition, the winning symbols are held in place while the remaining reels respin; any new winning symbols that appear are also held in position. The reels will continue to respin until there are no new winning symbols or the reels are loaded.
Keep a watch out for the flaming Omega scatter symbol; when three of these appear, the Spartan Spins feature is triggered and they become immobile while the other positions respin. As new scatters appear, the reels continue to revolve in this manner until no more appear or the grid is filled. The resulting 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8-9, or 10+ sporadic symbols will award 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 50, or up to 100 Spartan Spins.
In addition to the sheer number of potential spins, Spartan Spins have a few hidden advantages that make them highly desirable. The first is the transformation of the middle reel into a Spartan Streak wild, which increases the hit rate and activates Spartan Streaks on every victorious spin.