Ah, Caesar. A man so influential, lots of European languages still use his name as a basis for the title of emperor. A man who took firm control over the Roman republic, led it to greatness, and paved the way for his successor to transform it into an empire that would continue to expand and span most of the known world at that point. As such, it is only fitting that such a great man is honoured in his own slot, made by Leander Games.
You have four mini-features awaiting you in the base game, and four more activated either by collecting Scatters, or through one of the mini-features we mentioned before. Among the symbols, you will find Roman numerals – I, II, III, IV, and V, as well as a Roman woman, a Roman soldier, a Roman centurion, as well as the slot’s logo. Caesar himself acts as the Wild, while the Roman eagle is the Scatter.
Leander Games has built itself from the ground up from its founding in 2008 with a desire to build innovative slots without being beholden to a larger figure they have to answer to.
The company’s innovation and good location in Argentina allowed it to create a strong grip on the Latin American market, with good reach in both the United States and Europe. Admittedly, they’re not as popular as some big names, but they managed to secure some nice branded titles, not to mention they have some awesome original releases of their own. If you see their red lion flash on the screen as your slot is booting up, its more likely than not you’re in for a good time.
How to Play it
The game is played on a 5×3 playing field with 20 fixed paylines. You can bet between $0.20 up to $20 per spin, which should cover for a lot of players except the more hard-core high rollers, who scoff at the idea of spending merely $20 per spin. The title has a rather simple Autoplay, which only allows you to set how many spins you’d like to go through.
The visual of a large Roman city in the backdrop is quite nice, especially when daytime turns to dusk and then night when one of the features is activated. The symbols themselves are cartoony, especially Caesar himself who looks rather stick-like. There’s quite a few cool visuals in Ave Caesar, and we won’t spoil them for you – just make sure to keep an eye out.
So, there are four mini features, which are as follows. Hannibal’s Heroes – Hannibal leads his army of elephants past the reels, forcing Wilds to fall down and fill the columns up, potentially filling them up entirely.
Gaul – A mysterious Gaul will appear, while other Gauls will throw rocks at him. The rocks will land on the reels, creating mystery symbols which then all turn into one single icon. It’s also possible that multipliers will spawn.
Centurion Maximus – The Centurion orders his troops to raise a banner over the reels. These banners can be 2×2 or 3×3, and can become any symbol upon being raised.
Ave Caesar – Caesar will appear, and offer you six scrolls. It can lead to a guaranteed five-of-a-kind win, a big win, or activating one of the four bigger special features.
Whether you activate them by collecting Scatters on the first, third or fifth reel, or through Ave Caesar, you’re then led onto four more bonuses.
Caesar’s Conquests – Caesar goes from one tent to the next, and you help him pick up pretty girls, for which you are rewarded with cash prizes. The feature ends when you hit a Collect symbol.
Roman Empire – Command your troops to march into battle, where they will win you prizes as they conquer territory. The bonus continues until all troops are exhausted.
Glory of Rome – You’re rewarded with ten free spins, and each time a Wild lands, it remains sticky for three free spins. If a +1 symbol lands, you get an additional free spin.
Druid – You’re rewarded with ten free spins, all Wilds come with a 2x multiplier that can be combined, symbols I and II become Wild, any Wilds that hit become sticky Wilds, and moving Wild reels can appear that shift with each free spin. The potion also always rewards something when it appears, whether that is extra free spins, Wilds, multipliers or instant cash prizes.
When the bonus is first activated through Scatters, which one you get is randomly chosen. Caesar then brings an archer to shoot one of four targets, allowing you to potentially upgrade your feature.
The obvious biggest jackpot you can win is the progressive jackpot – your chances to win it increase as your bet increases, and can be won randomly on any spin. We weren’t able to find any information of the game’s volatility. The title’s RTP is 93% +3% accounting for the progressive jackpot.
It seems like we have to write a rather lengthy review every time we review a Leander title – they always put in a whole host of bonuses into their games to entice players. While we’re always in support for more options, you have eight bonuses and a progressive jackpot – it can get a bit overwhelming. That said, if you like chasing features, this will be your dream game.