The gladiator helmet is the wild symbol. It can land on reels two, three and four and substitute for all the symbols except the scatter. Furthermore, it can also trigger a bonus game.
The coliseum is the scatter symbol. It can award scatter payouts of up to 100x the total bet for a spin and is the key to one of the bonus features.
If you can land three or more of the coliseum scatter symbols anywhere on the reels you are taken to a screen showing four levels of stones set inside a room. From bottom to top the levels are labelled: ‘Free Games', ‘Multiplier', ‘Extra Scatter' and ‘Extra Wild'. Starting from the bottom row you need to pick stones to reveal your prize. With each pick you will win a prize and one of four options: to collect all prizes from the picked column, to pick another prize in the row above, to pick another prize in the same row or to collect the prize and continue to the free spins. Furthermore, during the free spins landing Commodus on the third reel awards you three more spins.
If you land gladiator helmets on reels two, three and four simultaneously the Gladiator Bonus begins. You are shown nine gladiator helmets made from gold, silver or bronze. Each metal is worth a cash amount and you win the total of the nine helmets added together. If all the helmets are gold then the progressive jackpot is yours.
The slot also has a gamble feature that gives you the chance to double your winnings after a successful spin. Just guess if the next card drawn will be red or black. If you guess correctly then you can repeat the process up to the gamble limit.
In addition to the progressive jackpot won by finding nine gold helmets in the Gladiator Bonus, Gladiator Jackpot offers a top payout of 5,000x for landing five Commodus symbols along a payline. Lucilla can payout up to 1000x, Senator Gracchus can payout up to 350x, while Antonius Proximo and Maximus Decimus Meridius can both payout up to 250x.