It’s time to go for the gold, folks.
So what are you waiting for? Treasure awaits:
This IGT creation features a fairly standard five reels and 25 paylines, but the reels do have a special feature. Above each reel are two empty slots where Golden Coins fit.
Every time you spin a Golden Coin on a reel it is transferred to a slot. Collect two Golden Coins, and it will turn that whole reel Wild for your next two spins, in a feature called Wild Stays 2 Plays.
Among the other symbols in this game are your typical Egyptian symbols—Ankh, Anubis, Eye of Horus—as well as a Wild and a Bonus. You’ll need 3 or more Bonus symbols to trigger the Player Decision Free Spins Bonus.
During this round, you get to determine how many free spins and Expanding Wild Reels you’ll have. For example, if you get three bonus symbols, you can choose from the following:
- 30 Free Spins + 1 Expanding Wild Reel
- 15 Free Spins + 2 Expanding Wild Reels
- 5 Free Spins + 3 Expanding Wild Reels
During the bonus, those Expanding Wild Reels will appear on each and every spin and change position each time.
- Bets: 25 cents to $500
- RTP: 94.2 percent
- Max Payout: $150,000
- Available at: Golden Nugget
- 5 reels/25 paylines
- Expanding Wilds
- Player Decision Free Spins Bonus
- Wild Stays 2 Plays
This is one of the most complete backstories on a game that I’ve seen in a while.
According to game maker High 5, this slot is based on the love story between a lowly Roman and the Emperor’s daughter. He is robbed of his love and dignity and strives to win them back.
Banished to fight in the war by the Emperor, he is now seeking revenge. The Golden Gladiator returns to fight for his freedom and marry his true love by battling in the Colosseum and must be the last man standing to win her hand.
As complicated as the backstory are the reels themselves. There are six sets of 2×2 reels for a total of 12 reels. Within the six distinct play areas, if you get four similar symbols in a given play area, they fuse together using the Symbol Fusion feature to form a large version of the symbol.
All large symbols act as Scatter symbols and can form winning combinations.
There’s a Free Games bonus made possible by getting 1 or more large Scatter symbols in any position. Taking place on a different reelset, you’ll get between 7 and 30 spins. You’ll also find a Treasure Tier Bonus. This pick bonus requires 1 or more large Shields to be triggered.
This feature has multiple tiers and picks, each with either a credit or multiplier option.
If you like this game, check out High 5’s other recent release, The Art of the Steal.
- Bets: 60 cents to $180
- RTP: 95 percent
- Max Payout $500,000
- Available at: Golden Nugget, SugarHouse
- 12 reels/40 paylines
- Symbol Fusion
- Treasure Tier Bonus