The far-reaching power and might of ancient Rome is always a great theme for online slots, and a brand-new title is about to give players another game to choose from in the genre. Roman Power was created by SpinPlay Games, and it is due to be released later in June.
The theme veers away from the finer points of Roman civilisation that are portrayed in a few other top-quality Canada online slots that you can play at our casino. Instead, its 5x3 reels and 20 paylines are set in a temple, behind which is a sweeping vista of a calm sea. Considering the potential power of the special features of Roman Power, we think that the take on the theme is an excellent choice on the part of Microgaming’s creative partner.
The Might Of Rome
The Roman army underwent various incarnations between 753 BC and 1453 AD, but it was arguably at its most glorious between 30 BC and 200 AD. During the rule of the emperor Augustus (30 BC – 14 AD), the army consisted of 28 legions of approximately 5,000 men each. The total number of men in the army was 125,000.
By the time Septimius Severus ruled Rome (ca. 200 AD), the army had grown to 33 legions of 5,500 men, or a total of 180,000 men, and still it grew. In 211 AD, Rome’s army was made up of 33 legions and roughly 400 auxiliary regiments, or approximately 450,000 men.
Symbols Of The Army
The armour worn, and the weapons used, by the ancient soldiers are used as some of the higher value symbols on the Roman Power reels. The developer obviously paid close attention to getting the details right, which is always a welcome sight in online slots games.
The most valuable symbol is the face of a rather hunky soldier wearing a helmet, but as we will explain in a moment, he is capable of doing more than forming successful combinations when 3 or more of his symbols land on a payline. In order of descending value, the other symbols that offer higher potential payouts include the crested helmet known as a galea, a polished breastplate, a round shield, arm braces with leather straps, and two crossed swords. The symbols that offer lower potential payouts include red and gold A, K, Q, J, and 10.
Hero Wilds And Power Multipliers
As we mentioned above, the top-paying soldier symbol offers more than winning combinations of his own on the Roman Power reels. He also happens to be the Hero Wild, which gives him the ability to replace any of the other symbols when he can help regular icons form or enhance a win.
The Hero Wild also is an Expanding Wild, and it can expand to fill the reel on which it lands. This could create a few winning combinations, and it gives players a chance to see a larger image of the legionary wearing his armour.
If the Expanding Hero Wild triggers on this Canada online slot reels, the feature may also trigger Power Multipliers. The second of the features could produce Multipliers from 2x to as high as 10x for potential payouts that players win.
Playing The Slot
The available Roman Power bet settings give players the choice of playing the game for a minimum of 0.20 per spin, a maximum of 50.00 per spin, or another amount in between. The high volatility game has a Return-To-Player (RTP) rate of 96.18% and a total hit frequency of 15.69%.
The Canada online slot, which is the first title to be created by Las Vegas-headquartered SpinPlay Games, will go live on 18 June at Lucky Nugget Casino.