Legends of the Colosseum Megaways Review
The release of a new Megaways game is always something to look forward to, thanks to those ever-changing ways to win. And SYNOT has made sure they’ve included all the popular accompanying features too, such as Cascading Reels and an extra horizontal reel.
With a theme that doesn’t quite tip over into mythology, Legends of the Colosseum Megaways promises to spice things up during the free spins bonus round. That’s when you’ll get to venture inside the iconic arena, where the free spins play out across nine levels, with a multiplier worth up to 25x to help things along.
The Colosseum was a brutal place, but SYNOT Games have opted for a sanitised version, complete with a handsome gladiator and a glamorous noblewoman. There are tigers and horses and swords on the reels too, but there’s no sign of any actual fighting taking place.
In keeping with the epic theme, there’s a stirring backing track to help things along. You can tell from the outset that a lot of time and trouble has gone into the creation of this slot – but will that be enough to keep slot players happy? It’s time to check out the gameplay to find out!
Throughout the base game, all winning symbols are removed from the reels in the Cascading Reels feature. This is much like a respin feature, offering the possibility of additional wins, which result in further cascades.
Mystery symbols can spin up during the base game and the free spins bonus. All mystery symbols convert to the same randomly chosen paytable symbol, which could generate some additional payouts.
Land 4 bonus Scatters to activate the free spin bonus round, which starts with the Wheel of Fortune. The triple wheel awards up to 14 free spins, a multiplier worth up to 25x and one of the 9 bonus levels. You can spin each section of the wheel once more, if you’d like the chance to improve on your award, although it’s not guaranteed that you’ll be successful.
Throughout the bonus round, Gold Coins can spin up on the horizontal reel and are collected to the left of the reels. Once three coins have been collected you’ll receive 2 additional free spins and move up one level in the bonus round.
The gladiator and the Wild top the game’s paytable, each paying up to 50x your bet for six-of-a-kind across all reels. But it’s the bonus round where the big money wins are most likely to be found, thanks to those multipliers, which apply to every win.
There’s an option to gamble your win on the colour of a playing card, for those who like to spic things up a little more. And in some jurisdictions, you can Buy the Bonus for 100x your wager, which guarantees four bonus Scatters on your next spin. However, this feature isn’t available for UK players.
We got off to a bit of an unlucky start playing Legends of the Colosseum, with nothing much happening during the base game. But just as we were starting to lose faith, we hit the bonus round, and everything changed!
We particularly liked the chance to take another spin at the Wheel of Fortune, and those free spin multipliers can make a huge difference to the final win total! The fact that the game boasts great design helps to keep things going, even when the on-screen action slows down a little, making this a game that all Megaways fans will want to take for a spin.