NextGen loves to dabble in ancient civilisations when it comes to their mobile slots. We have already reviewed the likes of A While on the Nile with its Egyptian theme and the Spartan 300 Shields, and now we are off to Ancient Rome for yet more fast-paced gaming action. We criticised 300 Shields a bit for not necessarily being the best-looking game out there and, in the spirit of fairness, we have to say that Call of the Colosseum may actually look even worse! The symbols are functional enough but this is one of the blandest titles that we have encountered recently. However, NextGen does have a habit of coming through where it matters, that being within the gameplay, and we will find out below if they have succeeded.
What to Expect
The similarities to 300 Shields continue through the fact that we mentioned in that review that in spite of the graphical limitations, the game was at least highly accessible thanks to the use of 25 win lines. That is the case here on Call of the Colosseum too, so players will have no trouble coming up with a line bet that suits their staking plan. With no Superbets to contend with here on this one, you can set about spinning pretty much immediately, and while the symbols will not wow you through their looks, they can definitely help to keep things ticking over nicely in terms of wins. The Roman Emperor is always a handy symbol to land on the board too as he will serve as a wild card when he lands on reels two, three or four.
The main feature on this mobile slot is NextGen’s favourite and, as fans will know, that means plenty of free spins to be won. The shield is the scatter symbol – which seems like another call back to 300 Shields, and if you land three or more at once you will be treated to ten free games. There are no stages here, and all prizes won as part of this feature will be doubled as standard. However, there is one excellent twist, which involves the wild emperor once more. When he lands on the board, he will immediately award between one and three more spins, which are added to the remaining total and ready and waiting to be played through.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
If we are to be completely honest, we would prefer to play 300 Shields to Call of the Colosseum. Everything about the two games is pretty similar, even down to the respective themes, and we feel that the top end of the stage-based bonus round in the other game has a higher top end. That said, with consistency in mind, some players will prefer this one and, given that both can be played at the same mobile casino apps, you may well want to try out both in order to decide which of them suits your needs best.