Roman Power Slot Review
Spin Play Games, a brand new studio, will offer their first game as a Microgaming exclusive, and the name of this slot machine will be Roman Power. It’s one of many partner studios working with Microgaming to help them expand their portfolio of games in a massive way, and for a first release, this is not a bad one, though there is definitely room for improvement inside.
Roman Power will have the 5 reels that we’re used to, along with the 20 lines which so many other Microgaming slots are offering in this type of layout. Wins of up to 4,000x the stake will be a possibility in this game, but first you need to have both expanding wilds on all reels, and a random Power Multiplier boost wins by up to 10x. The odds are not very high of that happening, since the slot has High volatility, but there is also a 96.18% RTP to make the game a bit more attractive.
Betting and Prizes
$0.20 per spin, or $0.01 per line, is all that it takes to get started playing Roman Power. Go higher if you want to, as the ceiling on the betting system is placed at $50, the equivalent of a $2.50 line bet.
The absolute highest reward that this game can deliver, 4,000x the stake, is only possible when you couple the game’s multipliers of up to 10x, with the best paying combinations, which otherwise offer 400x at most when covering all lines.
While the odds of a big payout coming your way are on the low side, with a slot that has High volatility, there is also that 96.18% Return to Player to take into account. It tells us that long-term the game does alright, though each player’s experience with it may vary wildly, due to that volatility.
Roman Power Slot Features
While many high volatility games will use a lot of different features to make things interesting, or at least include something unique, Roman Power will not do anything of the sort.
Instead, it relies on a single feature symbol, an expanding wild. The Hero, a Roman soldier armed with a sword, is the main character and only feature symbol. Whenever you get it on the reels, this symbol expands to cover its column fully, as long as this can result in a new or improved winning combination.
The same Hero acts as the game’s jackpot trigger, since its own wins go up to 20x the stake, while regular symbols offer up to 12.5x. With the Hero wild appearing on all five reels, it expands on them, delivering a prize of 400x the stake on the 20 lines.
Whenever Heroes appear on the reels, there is a chance that the Power Multiplier feature will also become active. If it does, then it will select one of five potential multiplier values, ranging from 2x to 10x, and will apply it to the wins of the spin.
Theme & Design
Ancient Rome has been the focus of many slots already, so originality isn’t a big advantage of the slot. The graphics don’t change much either, compared with what we’ve seen in its competitors over the years. Quality wise, the game does well though, and the symbols range from basic Royals to soldier themed icons (swords, helmet, armour, bracers, shields and the Hero soldier).
Roman Power is a bit too simple, and the wins don’t come very often, so there is potential to get bored with it eventually. The payouts aren’t quite as impressive as in other titles with high volatility, despite the decent RTP.