Gladiator's Gold Slots
Gladiator's Gold Slots is a quirky little classic casino game that captures the feel of what it would have been like to play a slot sitting nicely on the Vegas Strip, only from the comfort of your own home, or plane, or wherever you decide you'd like to make some money. It doesn't do anything overly innovative, but it's a solid entry in the genre with a corny sense of charm that's near and dear to the root of how slots started. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with it, mostly wishing that they'd done a better job on the UI and added some bells and whistles to the looks. If you're a fan of money and buff dudes with little on them, then this game's for you. Skip this review and jump right in. If not, maybe we can convince you!
The premise of Gladiator's Gold Slots is a big buff guy with a sword. We want to say he's a gladiator, but he doesn't much look like one. It's a corny take on the concept that works well in slot form, however, providing some tongue-in-cheek humor for anyone that plays it. The graphics do a better job than the lead in supporting the premise, however, so it all still ties together.
Graphics in Gladiator's Gold Slots are sparse but okay. Everything is crisp, clear, colorful, and compelling to look at, which makes your time spent playing all the easier because of how easy they are on the eyes. There isn't a whole lot to look at, however. Most of the game is just the reels, and there isn't much outside of that. And what reels that are there don't have much spinning past, making for relatively boring things to match. You'll see the now famous bars and 7s and such, but there isn't anything innovative on this front, which is a shame.
Gameplay in Gladiator's Gold Slots is standard. At 3 reels and 5 pay lines, it does not break the mold there, chosing instead to keep things classy in ways we can respect.
Betting here ranges from a penny to $5, making this an accessible slot that anyone can jump into in hopes of winning a lot of money without worrying about necessarily breaking the bank in the process. Max bets cap out at $50, which tends to be how we rolled when we played it a bunch for our review.
There isn't even a bonus round, which is disappointing.
+ Solid and classic play mechanics + Decent payouts + Nice titular illustration
- Not much gladiator themed things afoot - Gameplay is not very innovative - Can be a little addicting at times for obvious reasons
Who is this Game For?
This game is suitable for players of all types. In particular, it should appeal to:
* Players new to digital slots and looking for something relatively accessible * Moderate intensity players that have gotten their feet plenty wet in the online slots world and are looking for something a little more involved * Jaded slot vets * People that mostly want to win a bunch of money playing digital slot games * Players looking for slot nostalgia for the similarities and differences this slot has to other games * People more used to normal video games that are looking to get their feet wet in the world of online slots
Who is the Game NOT For?
Although we enjoy this slot, it is not for everybody. In particular, it may not be your cup of tea if this describes you in any fashion:
* Averse to winning money online * Looking for something truly innovative in the genre * You find the theme in any way offputting
Is it Buggy?
In the time we spent playing this game, we did not encounter any bugs, problems, or errors. The same cannot be said for all slots of this genre, so we commend the developers for a job well done on that. We also encountered no issues in processing winnings or payments, and everything ran very smooth just like you would expect across many varied devices in a variety of ecosystems and operating systems.
Gladiator's Gold Slots is barely a game about Gladiators, but it is a game that harkens back to a time when men were men, women were women, and slots were slots. It's an easy and accessible game that's easy to pick up, but unfortunately it's also relatively easy to put down. Not much about the experience stands out, but it plays well and pays well, so we don't mind. If you'd like something a little simpler and straight to the point, then Gladiator's Gold Slots is for you. We can't say it's amazing, but we can say that as sure as his sword is shiny, this game will do.