The online version of a popular Aristocrat slot machine, Pompeii has five reels and 243 Ways to Win that replace standard paylines.
Like its land-based counterpart, it is a video slot, and has bonus features as well as animations and special sound effects. The game’s bonus features include a multiplier Wild symbol, a Scatter symbol, and free spins.
The reels have a mosaic tile effect to them. Behind them is a view of graceful ancient Roman buildings and a volcano. The game is based on one of the most famous natural disasters of the ancient Mediterranean world.
A city of wine, women, and song, the town of Pompeii was a favourite holiday getaway for many Romans. One night in 79 CE, Mount Vesuvius, the volcano on the slopes of which the town was built, erupted. The town and a great many of its people were buried under hot ash.
The ruins and the remains of those who lived there are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Italy’s most popular tourist attractions.
Playing Pompeii Online Slot
The first thing to do when playing Pompeii is set the credit value by using the Denomination plus and minus buttons to select the desired value. While there is no selecting of paylines, the number of credits played per spin can be selected using the Credits Per Spin plus and minus buttons.
Once those settings are in place, the only control that needs to be used is the yellow Spin button, unless the player wants to alter their bet settings. The red Auto Spin button will make the reels spin automatically, which means the player does not need to click any further controls.
Symbols on Pompeii’s Reels
The high-paying and bonus reel symbols show the glories of Pompeii, as Vesuvius began its eruption. The lower-paying symbols are standard.
A gold coin bearing Caesar’s portrait, a sword and shield, a helmet, a shield with an image of two dolphins, a horse and chariot, and the volcano spewing ash and lava comprise the main symbols. The standard symbols are nine, 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace numbers and letters in different colours.
The symbols can form winning combinations in 243 different ways, which means the only real requirement is that the symbols forming the paying combination appear adjacent to one another, from the left to the right of the reels.
Vesuvius Multiplier Wild
Mount Vesuvius makes for a fitting Wild symbol in Pompeii. It also acts as a multiplier, and it can be seen only on the second and fourth reels.
It can substitute itself for all the symbols except the Scatter, assisting other symbols to make combinations to pay out. When it combines with other symbols, it acts as a multiplier.
Interestingly, the size of the multiplier depends on which reel the Wild appeared. If it is on the second reel, the payout is multiplied by three. If it appears on the fourth reel, the payout is multiplied by five. However, if it appears on both reels, the payout is multiplied by 15.
Gold Coin Scatter
Pompeii’s Scatter symbol is the gold coin. The free spins bonus game will be activated when three or more Scatters land on the reels.
The number of Scatters that land on the reels determines the number of free spins played. The number of spins will be either 10, 15, or 20.