Pompeii is a video slot game which is powered by Aristocrat. It has five reels and two hundred and forty three ways to win. This slot game was originally made for land based casinos and is very popular especially in the US. Based on the ancient Roman city which was destroyed by the volcano, Mount Vesuvius, it has become a popular online slot game.
Players need to find the treasures that are hidden beneath the lava covered city of Pompeii. These treasures include a helmet, armour and gold coins. In the background players will see the volcano erupting and there are also background sound effects.
243 Ways to Win – Reel Power
Players will find that the rewards of Pompeii are far greater than playing a slot game with a traditional payline, because now they have two hundred and forty three ways to win. The symbols have to be in the correct format and the symbols have to be adjacent and from left to right. This is known as reel power. The reel symbols include an amulet, helmet, gold coin, chariot and the playing cards (Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten and Nine).
Symbols and Bonus Features
Pompeii has twelve different symbols, each with a different value. The playing cards have the lowest value. The payment amounts will change depending on the bet placed, the larger the bet, the larger the win. The wild symbol in Pompeii is the volcano and can substitute for any of the other symbols and this includes the scatter.
The wild symbol can only appear on reel number two and four or on both. If the volcano appears on the second reel the players win is multiplied by three and if on the fourth reel the win is multiplied by five. If a player is able to hit the volcano on both reel two and four the win is multiplied by fifteen. Most of the big wins will come from this feature of the game.
The scatter symbol is the gold Caesar coin. If a player gets three of the gold coins on the first three reels the free spins feature is triggered. Three gold coins will award players ten free spins, four gold coins will award fifteen free spins and five will award twenty free spins. These free spins can be retriggered during the bonus feature. During the bonus feature game, as in the base game, the volcano becomes a multiplier and will substitute the other symbols to create a winning combination. The gold Caesar coins will appear and say “veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered).
The reel power feature means that players would just need to choose a coin size between 0.01 and 1.00 instead of selecting paylines and then they can choose the amount of credits that they would like to bet and this ranges from twenty five up to one hundred and twenty five credits
The online slot game is easy to follow with only three buttons and each is marked for easy use. Also included is the auto play feature where players can select a number of spins and the reels will spin automatically.
Pompeii is a classic history game and the payouts are good and include great features such as reel power and free spins.