You will find this crazy but Pompeii was the name of the comic strip; as well as Pompeii, was an ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples, in the Campania region of Italy. Pompeii; along with Herculaneum and many villas in the surrounding area; was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of volcanic ash; and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Here we will talk about Pompeii Pokies inspired by Pompeii.
History of Pompeii
But Pompeii is being revived by Aristocrat gaming technology in the form of pokies machine to play and enjoy. This game offers a great combination of big wins in the base play, as well as during the bonus rounds, and provides high per-unit profitability for the land-based casinos that host the machine. The ancient Roman city of Pompeii is the motif on which the game is based and you have to hunt for the treasures that remain buried under the lava that buried the city.
The game features a 5×5 reel layout payline structure. It runs on Aristocrat’s trademarked Reel Power technology that provides more winning payline opportunities with 243 winning lines for players.
You can bet from credits ranging from 25 to 125. Your minimum bet for maximum line spin will therefore put ₤0.50, and 25 credits at stake. Since the maximum bet per spin is a rather high ₤125, you can play big on the Pompeii machine.
12,500 Coins Jackpot
The jackpot is worth 12,500 coins and gets triggered during the maximum bet spins when you hit five Amulets on any of the 243 paylines that have been active. Since each spin leaves you with 243 ways to hit the jackpot, the chance of winning the top prize on this pokies machine is often higher than in other games.
The game features symbols from the Roman empire and includes Armor, a Helmet, a Chariot, a Gold Coin, a Sword, an Amulet, Ace, Jack, King and Queen, and the fatal Volcano itself.
Julius Caesar’s famous “I came, I saw, I conquered” is etched on the coin symbols and each time you make a big hit, the machine powerfully shakes the screen as if the Mount-Vesuvius volcano was erupting.
The most fascinating symbol in the game has got to be Mount Vesuvius, which bursts into life before erupting each time it forms part of a win.
Prizes can be won when a minimum of three matching icons appear on the reels regardless of their position. In the five reels, you will have to activate at least three if you wish to win attractive prizes. Most players tend to activate all five as it considerably increases their chances of claiming impressive wins. Since there are 25 paylines, the minimum amount of money you can wager per spin on the Pompeii pokies machine is 50 cents, while the maximum is $125.
The infamous Volcano that doomed the city is the wild symbol. It triggers a 3x multiplier by appearing on the second reel or a 5x multiplier by appearing on fourth reel. If you hit two Volcano symbols simultaneously on reels two and four, in a winning combination, the multiplier becomes 15x. The wild Volcano replaces all other symbols except the scatter symbol to form a winning combination.
Gold Coin is Scatter Symbol
The scatter symbol for the Pompeii pokies is the Gold Coin which awards up to 20 free spins when the bonus rounds are triggered. Three, four and five Gold Coin scatter symbols award 10, 15, and 20 free spins respectively. The free spins and bonus rounds can be re-triggered a couple of times. Additionally, the game allows the wild Volcano to substitute for scatter symbols during the free spins bonus rounds – significantly increasing your potential wins.
The game has no progressive rounds or additional bonus games, but the 20 total free spins that get triggered by the Volcano symbol will reward you heavily. There are no set paylines. As long as you hit the winning combination from left to right, you will be rewarded.