Gladiator Legends slot REVIEW
Gladiator Legends ReviewIt’s completely understandable that Hacksaw keeps adding to their growing pile of “dark side” slots, not only because of the success they’ve seen thus far, but also because their back catalog is filled mostly with thematically lighthearted installments. Gladiator Legends comes with simple symbol visuals, at least until you land a VS wild that expands into a ferocious Duel Reel animation that might boost the current win by up to x100.
The sound effects are highly effective in creating the right gloomy atmosphere, together with the soundtrack, and this is a volatile ride into a violent age of blood and guts entertainment. The top-tier Unleash The Beast bonus round is all about accumulating bet multipliers via Duel Reels, as well as unlocking the Beast Reel Multiplier. The Champions of the Arena feature comes with an unusual twist, making each spin a nerve-racking affair.
Gladiator Legends Slot - Reels Screen
Gladiator Legends Slot Features
The premium weapon symbols pay between 5 and 30 x your stake for 5 of a kind wins, and the regular lion Wild steps in for regular pay symbols to help complete wins. The Wild pays the same as the top-tier symbol if you land 5 wilds on a payline.
The VS Wild symbols land quite frequently, and they expand to cover the full reel if that means a win is generated. You’ll sometimes see a top and bottom wild multiplier attached to the symbol, and these represent the 2 fighting gladiators on the ‘Duel Reel’. The winning gladiator’s multiplier becomes active to boost the win, and the possible base game multipliers range between x2 and x100. If multiple multiplier wilds are part of the same win, the multiplier values are added together.
Landing 3 Arena scatters triggers the Champions of Arena Bonus Round, and you get 3 spins that reset each time you land a VS symbol. The winning Duel Reel multiplier (x1 to x1,000) replaces(!) the current multiplier on top of the reel. This means that you risk losing a higher multiplier to a lower one, and your total win will be summed up from the above-reel multipliers when you run out of spins. The feature comes with 2 special multiplier coins:
Normal Coins - boosts the above-reel multiplier by a random multiplier of x2 to x10.
Epic Coins - boosts all above-reel multipliers by a random multiplier of x2 to x10.
Landing 3 bear scatters triggers the Unleash The Beast Bonus Round, and the 3 spins you get reset each time you land VS symbols. In this feature the Duel Reels keep adding multiplier values to the top of reels 1, 2, 4 and 5, instead of replacing the current multiplier. The middle reel 3 is the locked Beast Reel, and it unlocks once you’ve landed a VS symbol on all 4 possible reels.
The Beast Reel comes with a special Beast Duel multiplier of x2 to x20, and it multiplies all winning Duel Reel multipliers before they’re added to the above-reel multiplier. The Duel Reel multipliers range from x1 to x250 in this bonus round version. When you run out of spins, all accumulated above-reel multipliers are summed up and paid as your total win.
Finally, non-UK players, and anyone eligible, may purchase the bonus rounds via the Buy Bonus menu. In fact, the menu comes with some feature buys this time as well, giving you the following 4 options:
Pay 10x your stake for a spin with 1 guaranteed VS symbol (96.45 % RTP).
Pay 40x your stake for a spin with 2 guaranteed VS symbols (96.40 % RTP).
Pay 100x your stake for the Champions of Arena Bonus Round (96.43 % RTP).
Pay 400x your stake for the Unleash The Beast Bonus Round (96.46 % RTP).
The 200 Spins Gladiator Legends Slot Experience
We didn’t include too much of the base game this time, but you get a glimpse before we purchase the Arena Bonus Round which starts at 0:39 into the 4:25-minute highlights video. We buy the Unleash The Beast feature right after, and it starts around the 2-minute mark. You can check it all out for yourself by hitting the play button below.
Gladiator Legends follows in the footsteps of Hacksaw’s recent Warrior Ways, and the creative developer is clearly eager to release more “dark side” installments to balance out their catalog. We don’t mind at all, of course, and Gladiator Legends is a fierce, volatile and violent game through and through. The Duel Reel multiplier wilds can make a solid dent also in the base game, but you should expect low to decent top-up wins most of the time.
The Champions of the Arena feature might not rub all players the right way, as it’s rough seeing a solid multiplier be snuffed out by a low one. The exact opposite can happen as well though, and the multiplier coins make the feature highly unpredictable. The Unleash The Beast round is all gory glory however, at least if you keep it going for a while with the Beast Reel unlocked. This is your best shoot at cracking the 10,000x potential, and we have a feeling Gladiator Legends will be even more popular than Warrior Ways.
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The Bowery Boys - is a gritty Hacksaw release that takes you to Hell’s Kitchen in the early 19th century, and you’ll land keys to unlock pending strong box prizes up to 250x. These can be boosted by up to x100 multiplier bombs before they’re paid however, and you get 3 character-specific bonus rounds that each come with a 10,000x potential.
Tigers Glory Ultra - is a Quickspin installment in the guts and glory gladiator genre, and it comes with 6x4 reels and 4,096 ways to win. The enraged tiger symbols always win in the bonus round, making them sticky, and you can win up to a very solid 32,464x your stake in this beefed up Ultra version.
Gladiator Legends Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Gladiator Legends?
The top-tier Gladiator LegendsRTP is 96.31 %. However, operators can adjust the RTP down several notches, due to the customizable RTP ranges.
How volatile is Gladiator Legends?
This is a high volatility installment from Hacksaw, and it scores 5 out of 5 on their own volatility scale.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 10,000x your stake in Gladiator Legends, which is Hacksaw’s solid go-to potential.
How does the Duel Reel feature work in Gladiator Legends?
VS symbols expand into full-reel wilds if that means a win is generated, and a duel plays out that determines which of 2 possible multipliers up to x100 will boost the win.
Is there a free spins mode in Gladiator Legends?
Yes, you have a Champions of the Arena and an Unleash the Beast bonus round, and they’re both different versions of streak respin style features.
Can I play Gladiator Legends Slot for free?
Yes, you can test the free Gladiator Legends demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first).