Blueprint Gaming Wows With New Pokie

Deanna Hammes - 06-02-2019

Rome: Rise of an Empireis Blueprint Gaming’s latest release, and we’d go as far as saying that it’s their most impressive game to date. The pokie, developed in full HD, pays homage to one of the greatest empires of all time, the Roman Empire. Anyone who has ever been fortunate enough to visit the majestic Colosseum, will tell you that the spirit of the Roman Empire lives on without a doubt, and that standing in the arena, one can almost hear the mighty roar of all of the beasts that once fought within its walls.

Blueprint’s new pokie captures the spirit of the arena almost without flaw, and transports the player back to a time when fighting for valour and honour was what made legends of ordinary men; Rome’s gladiators.

A Perfect Balance

It’s one thing to have captured the true essence of one’s chosen theme, but another altogether to incorporate that theme into a functional game with special features and uninterrupted flow and all of the other elements that make up the perfect pokie. And yet, here too, the developers at Blueprint appear to have hit the nail on the head.

The pokies’ mechanics run on a 5x3 grid, and the paylines number 20 in total. Special symbols drive the features ever forward, and the player is left with the distinct sensation of absolute anticipation. In this way, the game attempts to mimic the excitement and expectation that the legendary gladiators must have experienced when they entered the arena.

Special Features And Bonus Rounds

The special Tiger symbol is the game’s Wild, and it roars onto the screen, transforming anywhere from 1 to 5 standard symbols at a time. The Sword Strike feature is another one of our favourites, and the Colosseum bonus symbols can activate anything from 1 to 5 special bonus rounds.

These are named as follows: Uprising, Volcanic Cash, Urn Riches, Big Money Bonus, and Empress’s Treasure. In addition to these, there are also 5 modifiers that come into view. These are Legions Glory, Spears of Destiny, Sword Strikes, Bonus Boosts, and Symbolus Maximus (come on, there just had to be a little Latin in there somewhere!).