The Wombat says: G’ day Wombat Fans. We’re off to Rome in Augustus slot from Neon Valley Studios and Games Global (Microgaming). And in case you hadn’t guessed, it’s themed on Caesar Augustus – Rome’s greatest emperor. Well, except for his great uncle Julius, that is…
II have just come off the Golden Age of Rome slot from NetEnt, so I’m in a toga mood!
It’s time to hit those dusty chariots and fight to the death for Rome. Or for wins, if conquering stuff isn’t your cup of tea.
Look and Feel
As you’d expect – the design here is heavily inspired by Ancient Rome.
The screen is full of marble columns and temples in the background behind your reels. The colour palette is regal in red and gold and the music is a dramatic score that’s driven by trumpets.
A good-looking slot by all accounts. Hail Cesar! And Hail Neon Valley Studios too.
Augustus Slot Game Play
Augustus slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 pay-lines with a possible max win of up to 1,000x your wager. Quite a few more than the Clover Rollover 2 slot in other words! Bets start at 0.20 and go up to 200.00 of your ancient denarius aureus (that’s gold coins to you and me).
Now onto the reel icons: The low-value symbols are made up of your standard playing cards from J, Q, K & A. The high paying icons are represented by golden chalices, centurion swords, some chunky rings (belonging to the emperor no doubt), female soldiers, and Augustus himself. Ah, we do love an Ancient World game (try Golden Osiris by the way if you are the same. That´s an Egyptian number).
From time to time the two latter symbols can land stacked covering up to three positions at once and will also pay out 15x your stake for 5 on a payline.
As you spin, you’ll see there are quite a few extra symbols in play. The first of these is the gold coins which will collected whenever they land into a meter that sits above each reel.
Once 2x of the gold coins have been added to said meter, the wild reel feature will be set off turning the entire reel into stacked wilds. And it will remain that way for the next 2 rounds. Regular wilds will substitute for all icons on the pay table as per usual, except for the Scatter.
The Scatter symbols are the impressive purple and golden eagle crests that say ‘Roma’ on them. Keep your eyes peeled for these as they will trigger off the game’s main bonus.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
Manage to land 3x of the scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 and it’s time to upgrade to a new set of reels. Upon reaching the inner sanctum of the Temple of Augustus you might be raring to go- but first you have a choice to make; you must decide which level of volatility you fancy spinning with.
You get to pick a combo of Free Spins with either 1, 2 or 3 wild reels active:
3 wild reels + 2 Free Spins
2 wild reels + 8 Free Spins
1 wild reel + 25 Free Spins.
FYI: It’s worth noting that hitting a scatter on any spin will give you an extra spin.
Augustus slot is a nice-looking game and Neon Valley Studios have done a good job at recreating the pomp and splendour of Ancient Rome.
There are some decent base game wins up for grabs thanks to the wild reels – but what we like best is the build your own bonus. Depending on your mood you can decide whether to up the ante – or play less risky free spins.
It’s a simple medium variance slot with some strong game play. What’s not to like?
Wombat score: 4/5
Can I play Augustus slot for free?
Yes you can! If you want to give Augustus a try before you play for real then you’ve come to the right place. You just need to register at Wombat Casino and you will have access to all of our demo games.
How many bonuses are there in Augustus?
There are 2. The Stacked Wilds and the Free Spins bonus.