Ave Caesar by Leander is one of the most feature-packed slots I’ve seen in a long time. The action in this 5x3 slot is non-stop, with random base game bonuses, four great bonus rounds which can be upgraded from an entertaining gamble feature, and the chance of being selected to play for a huge progressive jackpot!
There are 20 fixed paylines, and the symbols landing on the grid are Roman numerals I to V for the low pays, a legionnaire, a courtesan, a general and the game's logo for the premiums.
Three matching symbols on adjacent reels, starting at the leftmost, across a payline are needed for a win, except for the Wild and the game logo, which award payouts for two or more. The betting range is from 0.20 to 40.00 per spin, and dividing your selected level by 20 will give you the line bet, which wins are calculated from.
Caesar is the Wild, standing in for other symbols to help form wins, as well as awarding his own line wins of between 5 x and 1000 x the bet for combos of two to five.
With so many bonus rounds, the Scatter system is a bit complicated. There’s a regular Scatter, a Roman Standard, that can land on reels 1 and 3, and four other Scatters that can only land on reel five. These are Caesar and a consort, a sword stuck in a map, the colosseum, and a druid. Each one triggers its own bonus round when it lands at the same time as two Standard Scatters on reels 1 and 3.
When it comes to bonuses in Ave Caesar, it's hard to know where to begin! For a start, there's the progressive jackpot round, which can trigger at random for any player at any bet level. Then four random features in the base game and four bonus rounds.
The base game features trigger at random and include;
Hannibal’s elephants march across the reels turning all the symbols they stamp on into matching symbols.
An unfortunate Gaul is stoned with rocks, and any that land on the reels will produce matching symbols.
Maximus's legionnaires release a pennant of a single symbol, either 3x3 or 2x2, in size over the reels.
Caesar will offer the player a choice of six scrolls containing prizes, including one of the slot’s other bonus games, a five of a kind win, and more.
The bonus rounds trigger from the Ave Caesar random bonus or by landing the right combination of Scatters on reels 1, 3, and 5 simultaneously. Before the feature starts, players can try to upgrade it to the next one with a gamble feature. The bonus rounds are;
The Caesar’s Conquest bonus sees the player pick tents to try and find a courtesan to entertain the Emperor and earn cash prizes for themselves. In the Roman Empire feature, players get to test their strategic abilities and pick territories for the legionnaires to conquer.
The Glory of Rome free spins feature awards ten free spins with extra spin symbols and sticky wilds.
The Druid free spins show off the powers of Celtic magic with instant wins, extra spins, doubling Wilds, and multipliers.
This is an entertaining game with tons of features and animations. But even all these bonuses are no guarantee you’ll come out ahead when playing, so always set yourself a loss limit for each gambling session. Why not give it a go at Gala Bingo where there are also lots of other slots to try, like Maze Escape Megaways, Blue Wizard and Big Money Frenzy. Good Luck.