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Imperial Rome

Atronic Americas

This new game in Atronic’s “e-motion” series offers a highly volatile program and beautiful artwork. The theme, like the name suggests, is ancient Rome, communicated in sharp, colorful graphics of all the Roman icons one would expect. The base game is available in nine-line and 25-line versions, with a variety of bet configurations and top jackpot amounts. It is produced in all denominations, but the recommended configuration is as a penny game, with maximum bets up to 625 credits and the top award up to 75,000 credits.

The “Caesar” symbol is wild in both the primary game and bonus events. Three “Coliseum” symbols trigger a scatter award and 15 free games. The free games are typically triggered again during the free-spin round, and can rise to a maximum of 300 free spins in one session.

During the free spins, the Caesar wild symbol doubles the jackpot of any winning combination in which it substitutes for another symbol. If the arrow symbol lands anywhere on the screen during a free spin, it initiates a unique feature called the “Free Game Wild Bonus.”

If the arrow symbol appears during a free spin, it floats to the top screen in the dual-screen format, and gives the player one of four possible scenarios for an extra bonus award on that spin:

The “Wild Rain” event replaces one symbol on each reel except the middle reel with a Caesar wild symbol, and then recalculates the win with the wilds in place.

“Reel Wild” replaces two, three or four reels completely with wild symbols and then recalculates the win.

“High to Wild” turns each high poker symbol into a wild symbol and then recalculates the win.

“Wild Pays” pays five times the bet for each wild Caesar symbol on the screen, and then recalculates the win.

Atronic will set up some banks of this game with its new “Mystery Magic” progressive, which awards a progressive prize to a random machine on the bank regardless of the combination on the reels.

  • Manufacturer: Atronic Americas
  • Platform: e-motion
  • Format: Five-reel, nine- or 25-line video slot
  • Denominations: .01, .02, .05, .10, .20, .25, .50, 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100
  • Max Bet: 625
  • Top Award: 7,500, 15,000, 25,000, 30,000, 75,000
  • Frequency: 29.71%, 29.58%
  • Theoretical Hold: 8.00%-14.00%
Frank Legato is editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. He has been writing on gaming topics since 1984, when he launched and served as editor of Casino Gaming magazine. Legato, a nationally recognized expert on slot machines, has served as editor and reporter for a variety of gaming publications, including Public Gaming, IGWB, Casino Journal, Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Atlantic City Insider. He has an B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in communications from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the books, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying, and Atlantic City: In Living Color.  

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