Pompeii Slot Gives 243 Reel Power Options
Aristocrat Gaming has a number of Reel Power slot games to choose from, but Pompeii is a title that revolves around a seldom used theme; the destruction of the ancient Roman city by the cataclysmic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. As a Reel Power slots title, Pompeii has no conventional paylines. Instead, winning combinations can be formed by icons in any of the three positions on each of the five reels, as long as combinations begin on Reel 1 and appear on consecutive reels with no gaps between them.
This results in 243 possible winning combinations, with wins calculated as a set multiple of the total bet per spin. Players can adjust coin denominations from 0.02 to 1.00 in the appropriate currency, and bet between 25 and 125 credits per spin. The total bet per spin can therefore be adjusted to suit the budget of the player, from 0.50 up to 125.00.
Clear, Simple Roman Imagery
In a nod to the Roman theme, Pompeii plays on five delicate green mosaic reels, against a backdrop of Vesuvius erupting over ancient Pompeii. The low-value icons will be familiar to regular Aristocrat slots players; the Poker icons 9 to A, with the four picture cards decorated with crowns, shields and jewels.
Pompeii slot pay-outs vary according to the number of credits played per spin, so the winning values mentioned here are all based on a maximum bet of 125 credits. To work out the total win, these credits must be multiplied by the coin denomination chosen. There are four theme-related icons; a Charioteer, a Sword and Shield, a Roman Helmet and a fish Mosaic. The highest win possible among these symbols, for five Mosaics, is 12,500 credits. All icons must produce three matches or more to win, except for the 9 and 10, which pay consolation prizes of 25 credits for two of a kind.
Exploding Volcano Wild Can Add Multipliers
Fittingly, the Pompeii slots Wild is a graphic of Vesuvius erupting, accompanied by explosive sound effects if the Wild features in a wining combination. An unusual bonus is that the Wild can also substitute, on Reels 2, 3, 4, and 5, for the Scatter symbol, so it can help to trigger bonus free spins.
During free spins rounds, a Wild on Reel 2 that features in a winning combination applies a X3 multiplier to the prize. If the Wild occurs as part of a win on Reel 4, it applies a X5 multiplier. Wins that include Wilds on Reels 2 and 4 simultaneously are increased by X15.
Scatters Must Start on Reel 1
To trigger the free spins bonus, the Scatter icon must come up on Reels 1, 2 and 3 at least. However, if a Scatter appears on Reel 1, Wilds can substitute for it on the other reels. Whenever the first Scatter arrives on Reel 1, the sound effects alert players with a triumphant ‘Veni!’ A second consecutive Scatter is greeted with ‘Vidi!’, and the third will complete the phrase, ‘Veni! Vidi! Vici!’ and trigger a bonus round. This consists of 10, 15 or 20 free spins, depending on whether the triggering spin contained three, four or five Scatters. The free spins can be retriggered during the bonus round. Scatter combinations of three or more also win prizes in their own right; up to 6,250 credits for five of a kind, at the highest bet level.