Spartans Legacy Slot Review
Sparta was a city-state in ancient Greece – with some bat@#$% crazy people. The Spartan Army rose to be the dominant army in the region and they lived for war. When a Spartan boy was born, he was immediately inspected by the elders. If he was deemed weak or deformed, they left him to die on Mount Taygetus. I mean – I was 6 weeks premature – I woulda had no chance. So, look at how their whole system was flawed! They would have lost me as a potential warrior – all 5 foot 6, 200-pound beer swigger that I am. They were trained in fighting and tactics from age 7. My 7-year-old nephew throws a hissy fit if his Ipad freezes. How times have changed…. Spartans Legacy is a GameArt video slot designed to bring this era right back to life on your PC, mobile device or tablet. I can't say it had me imagining myself as a Spartan because that's preposterous – I make love not war…. However, it piqued my interest in the period, capturing the glory, wonder and horror of war. All that in a slot? Well, some of it in my imagination but Spartans Legacy is the journey that starts you there…
Being a 5 reel and 50 payline slot, Spartans Legacy represents an excellent opportunity for those who enjoy low volatility slots. The symbols are: hooded warrior (scatter), helmeted soldier (wild), shield (bonus scatter), Spartan woman, battle boat, swords, helmet and 9-Ace card icons. The wild can replace anything except the scatters. The control setup would probably look a bit better if artistically it fitted the theme. Nonetheless, it does the job well enough. All along the bottom are the following: Settings, Paytable, Bet Per Line, Autoplay, Spin, Balance, Total Bet and Win Amount. Relax and enjoy – don't be in a rush, because there's no Turbospin.
After each winning spin in regular play, you get a chance to gamble your profits on a simple double or nothing card color bet.
3 or more scatters scores 10 Free Spins during which all wins are multiplied by 4!
3 bonus scatters on reels 3-5 trigger the Bonus Game in which you get to pick from 10 shield symbols, continuing until “collect winnings” is chosen. Those Spartans were cruel – when the Bonus Game ends, the value of the shields you never chose are revealed, so you know what you missed out on!
Spartans Legacy slew all my performance tests and I experienced zero problems. The graphics are superbly rendered, but I found the music anachronistic. (get out that dictionary quick! Basically, what I mean is that it didn't seem to fit with the period portrayed). The sound effects suffered slightly from that complaint too, but there's always the option to mute…
Despite my misgiving about the audio, I thoroughly enjoyed Spartans Legacy. The multipliers in Free Spins, together with the Bonus Game provided hours of enjoyment and a tidy profit. So, you might not be rough and tough enough to have thrived in those ancient days, but join me in becoming a “Couch Potato Spartan”.