iGaming content supplier Play’n GO announced Thursday the release of Game of Gladiators: Uprising, a sequel to its 2019 Game of Gladiators slot. The game invites players to “follow Spartacus as he embarks on a battle for freedom and fortune.”
“Pitted against the fearsome Bellica by the evil Emperor Gaius only one gladiator will leave the ring victorious. As you follow Spartacus into battle, he equips himself with useful features to turn the tide of battle,” the company said of the game’s story and background.
The “Gladiators Oath” is trigged when a Scatter or Wild lands, which can cause Re-Spins with a corresponding fighter upping a player’s potential tenfold. The three characters have unique abilities that affect the reels. This means that when a Spartacus, Bellica, or Emperor Scatter land, the paylines will adapt to each fighter’s play style.
Imprisoned in the gladiator pit, Spartacus must battle for freedom and fortune against the skillful Bellica under the watchful eye of Emperor Gaius 👍👎
— Play’n GO (@ThePlayngo) January 26, 2023
Landing two gladiators on the reels triggers the Free Spins round. The Free Spins are capped at 100 spins and are weighted on a fighter’s health bar so the Free Spins continue until the gladiator is defeated.
Potential is also upped by the Guess the Victor feature. This is triggered if a player accurately predicts which fighter wins their scuffle during Free Spins. Guessing correctly will up a player’s net potential 5x over.
“These features demonstrate Play’n GO’s innate ability to toe features with narrative to create a truly immersive experience for the player,” the company said in a press statement.
This latest slot release joins Play’n GO’s lineup of battle-themed titles such as Divine Showdown (2019), Wild Trigger (2022) and their more recent title Clash of Camelot (2022), which seek to combine dynamic character animations and combative visuals.
George Olekszy, Head of Game Retention at Play’n GO, said: “This slot is all about action! We want players to feel like Spartacus when they’re playing with the unique fighting features of our three characters.”
“Our Guess the Victor feature is next level. It really ties into the narrative as it sees two fighters go head-to-head for a prize. If you’re not paying attention, you might think you’ve stumbled into the gladiator pit yourself,” he concluded.