Pompeii the slot machine game is hugely popular in brick and mortar casinos around the world. Not surprising then the developer Amaya has brought it to the online world as well. Currently this game is only available for online desktop users, and is not available for mobile users. Pompeii boasts five reels and a whopping 243 paylines. The game has an historic theme, as it is set in the Roman city of Pompeii just as Mount Vesuvius is about to erupt. The actual city of Pompeii was destroyed in AD 79, when the nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius erupted. The city was entirely wiped out by lava and super heated ash, but remains today as a tourist destination. In the slot game players have to hunt under the lava to find treasures and create winnings.
Pompeii’s Game Play
Pompeii has a suitably dark and ominous feel to it. The colours are not bright and cheerful, but are mostly dark purples and blacks. The background of the reels features Roman ruins done in gold, with Mount Vesuvius spewing black smoke behind them. The game is laid out nice and simply, with all the information a player needs at the bottom of the screen. The graphics are crisp, even if they are somewhat boring. The symbols start with the regular deck of cards, 9, 10, J, Q, K, and Ace. Pretty simply designed, these symbols are in bright colours maybe to lift the mood of the slot a little. The rest of the symbols are taken from various Roman artefacts. The player starts to play the game by selecting their coin value, which ranges from 0.02 to 1.00. After that the amount of credits is chosen. Your greyhound bets is your coin value multiplied by your credit value.
Pompeii Wild and Scatters
Pompeii features both wild and scatter symbols in the game. The wild symbol is represented by Mount Vesuvius, and can substitute for all other symbols except the scatter symbol. This however does not pertain to the bonus round, where the wild symbol can actually substitute for the scatter. The wild Mount Vesuvius is nicely animated and erupts every time it forms part of a win. The wild symbol can be found only on reels two and four. The scatter symbol is represented by a gold roman coin, which triggers the free spins round.
Pompeii Bonus Rounds
The Wild Mount Vesuvius is found only on reels two and four, and triggers a 3x or 5x times multiplier depending on which reel it is found on. If a player finds two volcanoes at the same time on reels two and four in a winning combination the multiplier goes up to 15x.
The Scatter gold coin is found throughout the reels, and awards the player up to twenty free spins when the bonus rounds are triggered. Up to five gold coins can be found, resulting in up to 20 free spins depending on the number of scatters on the reels. The free spins and bonus rounds can be re-triggered a number of times. During these bonus rounds the wild Mount Vesuvius symbol can actually substitute for the gold coin scatter symbol significantly increasing winning potential.