Shield of Sparta slot from Pragmatic Play is the game about the ancient city-state that demands players to learn the Spartan ways of discipline. To win the ultimate prize of 3000x the bet, they have to show no fear on the battlefield.
Betting Options and Bonus Features
Shield of Sparta took its inspiration from the legendary battle of Thermopylae, where Leonidas and his 300 fought to the last against 100.000 Persians. From great trireme ships to catapults and chariots, Shield of Sparta has everything one would imagine about the legendary Greek state. In this game, the most valued symbol is the Spartan soldier (not to be mistaken with the Wild with the green background), which pays 25x the stake for five of a kind.
As the game tries to portray the strict life of the Spartan people, the very high volatility level doesn’t come as a surprise and the players can expect big fluctuations in the win-loss ratio from time to time. However, the grind is worth it, as the massive price of 3000x the bet waits just around the corner.
There are 2 very powerful features in this pragmatic Play's title. The first feature is the Magnetic Symbols - when players spin two Bonus Symbols, the game will hold them in place while the entire grid respins in search of the third one. Hitting 3, 4, or 5 Bonus Symbols will reward players with 10, 15, or 20 Free Spins, respectively. Afterward, the Bonus Round will activate.
During the Bonus Round, the positions where the Bonus Symbols land becomes highlighted. Whenever Bonus Symbols land in the highlighted area, it upgrades to the next tier. There are 3 possible tiers of position upgrade. It is worth noticing that the highlighted positions are also magnetic, which means that they will stay in place in each spin. Additionally, any Bonus Symbols landing near the highlighted positions will nudge toward them, making upgrading less of a hassle.
Each level of the highlighted positions has a randomized multiplier value. At the end of the Bonus Round, the game adds up all the values collected and multiplies it with the total winning. To extend the bonus round, players need to land 3, 4, or 5 Bonus Symbols, for which the game will reward players with 10, 15, or 20 Respins. The list randomized multiplier value per level is listed below:
- Level 1: 1x, 2x, or 3x the bet
- Level 2: 5x, 6x, or 8x the bet
- Level 3: 10x, 12x, 15x, or 20x the bet
Although the game looks rugged and somewhat old on the outside, the gameplay tells a completely different story. I’ve had so much fun building up the bonuses for one big payout at the end. I also love the generous free spins and respins options that I think a lot of games lack. What is more fun than getting free spins and a chance to land the max win?! While on the subject of max win, at 3000x the bet, the winning cap is too low in my opinion. Overall, a solid game if you are looking for quick actions and big wins.