The gladiator helmet is the wild symbol. It can land on reels two, three and four, and it will substitute for all of the other symbols except for the scatter symbol. 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.
When three or more of the Coliseum scatter symbols land anywhere on the reels the Coliseum Bonus begins. First you are shown a screen with four rows of stones. The first row can award you free spins, the second row can award win multipliers, the third row can award extra scatter symbols, and the fourth row contains extra wild symbols. You need to pick a stone from each row starting at the bottom level and work your way up. Each stone will award you a prize and one of four options: to collect all the prizes in that column, to pick an extra prize in the row above, to pick another prize in the same row, or to collect the prize and continue to the free spins. Best of all, during the free spins each time that Commodus lands on the third reel you will win three more free spins.
The Gladiator Bonus begins if you land gladiator helmets on reels two, three and four. You will see nine gladiator helmets made from gold, silver or bronze. Each metal is worth a cash amount, with gold the most valuable and bronze the least, and you win the total of the nine helmets added together.
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 from a pack will be red or black. If you guess correctly then you can repeat the process up to the gamble limit.
Gladiator 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. A and K can payout up to 200x, Q and J can payout up to 120x, and 9 and 10 can both payout up to 75x.