Rome: The Golden Age is a brand new slot by NetEnt. It’s released on february the 9th and comes with 5 reels arranged in a diamond shape. There are a total of 20 bet lines, and a bunch of different bet values, coin values and bet levels. The slot is playable across all devices and operating systems.
Rome: The Golden Age Theme
Rome: The Golden Age takes you back in time and is visualised like the antique Rome. As a player, you will be invited in to grab swords and sandals and take over Colosseum in the hunt for a big payout.
The game comes with the common playing cards 10-A and 4 different premium symbols. There is also a wild symbol that substitutes most symbols, and a scatter for getting the free spins bonus.
The last symbol players meet on the slot is the special Golden Age symbol that increases the chance of landing big clusters of wilds. The symbol also makes it possible to build up a multiplier that multiplies the total win of a free spins bonus.
The Golden Age Symbol
When spinning in a golden age symbol, its position on the reels is marked with a frame. When this happens, it can randomly turn into a Rome symbol, which makes the frame turn into an active frame.
When a frame turns into an active frame, the position of the frame turns into a wild on the next spin. All adjacent positions with frames also turn into wilds, and then positions next to them turn into wilds as well. This can go on up to 5 times.
Connections that include a wild, pays the highest possible winning combination.
When the golden age symbols appear, the progress bar located above the reels goes up. Each golden age symbol can add 1-5 points to the bar, and when a total of 200 points is collected, the Free Spins Multiplier increases progressively. This multiplier multiplies the total win of a free spins bonus, and is not elsewhere.
When three scatter symbols appear on reels 2, 3, and 4 in the main game, the free spins bonus is activated. The player is awarded 3 free spins, when the bonus starts. All positions with frames or rome symbols that didn’t turn into wild symbols during the spin that activated the free spins become locked. These locked positions awards a random prize ranging from 1 to 50 times the bet value at the end of the Free Spins.
If a Rome symbol lands on any unlocked position on the reels during the free spins, the position is locked, and a random prize is awarded ranging from 1 to 50 times the bet. When this happens, the free spins counter is reset back to 3.
At the end of the Free Spins Bonus, if all positions are locked, an extra 2x multiplier is awarded on all random prizes on Rome Symbols. This makes it possible for the symbols to go up to paying 100x the bet size.
Free Spins Multiplier
The Free Spins Multiplier is a feature that makes it possible for grinders to get an extra multiplier to their free spins bonus wins. To activate the free spins multiplier in their next achieved bonus, they have to fill up the progress bar first. This is done by collecting golden age symbols in the main game.
When a golden age symbol lands it adds 1 point to the progress bar, if the position it lands on is not with a frame or active frame already. If the position it lands on is with a frame or an active frame, a random number of points ranging from 1 to 5 is added to the progress bar.
When the progress bar reaches a total of 200 points, the free spins multiplier increases progressively in the following order: 1x, 2x, 3x, 5x, 7x, 10x, 12x, 15x, 20x, 30x, 40x, 50x, 75x, 100x, 200x, 300x, 500x, 750x, 1000x. This multiplier is applied at the end of the free spins bonus, when all winnings are tallied. After the bonus, the multiplier is reset back to 1x.
Rome: The Golden Age on mobile
The slot is optimized to run on all devices and operating systems. This makes it possible for players to enjoy it on both iOS and Android phones, Tablets and Desktop Computers.
Rome: The Golden Age Verdict
It can be hard for slot providers to come up with something new year after year. This time NetEnt has put together a new slot with massive potential and whole new experiences. With a chance of winning up to 100,000 times the bet, it puts it alongside slots such as Dead or Alive 2. The design of the slot in terms of how the reels are represented is not the type of setup we are used to see today. It reminds us a lot about Jumanji, but with a theme representing the ancient rome and the hardcore gladiators, it doesn’t feel the same at all.
The features of the games makes it exciting and fun to play, but being a medium to high volatile game with a hit frequency of only 17.60% and a RTP of 96.06% we recommend starting off with some low bets while trying it out.
The main goal of the players should be to rack up the multiplier to as much as possible before going into the free spins bonus, which occurs around once every 190-200 spins in average. This can be a long and exhausting journey, but once the massive multiplier is built up, the potential of the game is incredibly high.
Rome: The Golden Age has the potential to become a game loved among many players and streamers. The potential of winning massive amounts on small bets is enough to lure in players crossing their fingers for the big score. We believe it is going to be a solid slot with plenty of excitement and great opportunities.