It seems appropriate that iGaming software developer Endorphina has announced the release of its new video slot titled “2016 Gladiators.” The game was clearly designed to pay tribute to one of the world’s great sports spectacles, The Olympics.
2016 Gladiators Slot Features
2016 Gladiators slot is played with a 5-reel, 21 pay-line game format. It’s worth noting the 21 lines is an unusual alignment. All of the game’s standard, low-paying symbols are designed based on specific sports or sportsmen. On the sports side, the player will find boxing gloves, weights for weight-lifting, a fencing helmet, a ping pong paddle and the birdie for badminton. On the sportsmen side, players will find a soccer player, a basketball player, a volleyball player, a gymnast and a swimmer. Note: the sportsmen have been listed in order of priority, which becomes relevant during free spins.
The Laurel Wreath serves as the game’s wild symbol and it substitutes for all of the standard, low-paying symbols. The Olympic flame is used as 2016 Gladiators scatter symbol. If the player lands 3, 4 or 5 scatters on the same spin, they are rewarded with 10, 20 or 50 free spins, respectively. During free spins, all winnings receive a 2X multiplier. Also, the team of sportsmen that fill the most spots on the reel will receive a Laurel Wreath and create an escalating specific cash award. Should the number of sportsmen on a particular team be equal, the aforementioned priorities are used to determine the winning team.
After each winning spin in the base game, the player will be given an opportunity to play a gamble game. During the gamble game, the player willing be risking the full amount of the winning spin on a double or nothing wager. The object of the game is to choose one card out of four that tops the dealer’s card. After each winning pick, the player can go double or nothing again or cash out.
The veteran Endorphina game developers are based out of the Czech Republic and are known for their higher variance video slots. It’s worth noting that the company’s website doesn’t provide any information related to jurisdictional licensing. However, Endorphina has submitted its RNG games for testing and certification with the independent firm of iTech Labs.