Playing Aristocrat’s Pompeii Pokies Online
The ancient city of Pompeii is one of the most well-known volcano disaster cities in the history of mankind. The city turned into a ruin of ash and dust after Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, and the tragic story of Pompeii has formed the root of many narratives in the entertainment world. This is no different for casino entertainment, and Aristocrat’s Pompeii is one of the video slots games that is centred on this ancient disaster.
The theme of the game is deeply rooted in Roman culture, and Julius Caesar’s ‘I came, I saw, I conquered’ is etched into each coin symbol used. Other symbols of the Roman Empire include an armour, amulet, chariot, helmet, sword, and the volcano Mount Vesuvius itself. Non-Roman symbols include the standard higher value poker playing cards, which include the jack, queen, king, and the aces.
The theme is further strengthened in the background and layout of the game, as well as various gaming effects. For example, every time players land a high paying winning combination, the machine shakes to mimic an erupting volcano.
The Pompeii pokies game does not offer its players set pay lines and no progressive jackpot or special bonus feature, but it does feature wild symbols, scatters, a free spins round, and numerous multipliers.
The Pompeii Wild
The wild symbol in the Pompeii Aristocrat game is Mount Vesuvius itself. The volcano wild symbol operates as per usual in that it may be used to substitute any of the other symbols, except for the scatter symbol, and help players make up winning combinations and receive the best possible payouts.
In addition, the volcano wild also rewards players with numerous multipliers. If the volcano wild symbol appears on the second reel, then players will be rewarded with a three-time multiplier. If the volcano wild symbol appears on the fourth reel, then players will be rewarded with a five-time multiplier. If players succeed in landing two volcano wild symbols on the second and fourth reels simultaneously and form a winning combination through this, then players will be rewarded with a fifteen-time multiplier.
The Pompeii Free Spins Round
The free spins round in the Pompeii Aristocrat game is triggered when players land three or more of the gold coin scatter symbols. The number of free spins rewarded will depend on the number of scatter symbols landed. Players landing three gold coin scatter symbols will be rewarded with ten free spins. Players landing four gold coin scatter symbols will be rewarded with fifteen free spins. Finally, players landing five gold coin scatter symbols will be rewarded with a total of twenty free spins. The free spins bonus round can be re-triggered numerous times within the actual free spins feature by again landing three or more gold coin scatter symbols.
In addition, the wild volcano symbol can also be used to substitute other symbols during the free spins round, including the gold coin scatter symbol, greatly increasing a player’s chances of not only landing winning combinations but also re-triggering the bonus round and receiving further free spins.