4 Corners of Rome Slot Free Play
4 Corners of Rome
- There are 3 spin options
- You can gamble your free spins
- Buy bonus option
- Low symbol values
- Volatility might be to high for some
Theme of The Game
Our world’s history has often served as a starting point for slot machine themes, and one of the more common periods covered is that of Ancient Rome. This new release goes back to the same time period, and it’s using a backdrop with images of the Coliseum and temples, though they’re not fully visible to the player.
Getting back to the game area, a large one with 5×5 reels, you will find that the four corners are marked, so they play a special role. The reels are getting the four card suits initially, as low paying symbols. It then moves on to images of scrolls, wine jugs, soldier’s helmet, and the W as the wild.
Northern Lights Gaming might be the creator of this slot machine, but you will often see it credited as a Games Global/Microgaming release. It’s the type of collaboration that we’ve seen in hundreds of other cases in recent years, so it’s a common thing by now, and it allows small studios to get access to a large audience.
How To Play 4 Corners of Rome
Starting off, you can select a bet that’s somewhere between $0.10 and $30. There are a couple of values within that range, that you can play with.
It’s going to be a large game area, with 5×5 reels, but there are only 40 lines present there (and there is room for so much more with that sort of setup). 3 to 5 matching symbols will form combinations, if they’re arranged left to right on a line.
With a dark blue W logo which is set in gold, the substitute symbol looks very good and it can contribute to a variety of winning combinations. It’s going to be great on its own as well, if it lands up to 5 times on a line. It pays 2.50x the stake then, same as the top symbol (Soldier’s Helmet).
The slot’s title refers to an interesting mechanic that’s implemented inside. The four corners of the game area can be connected with their opposites, to form locking lines. This is the Lock and Load bonus. You can form 1 or 2 locking lines, but it’s not guaranteed during paid spins. The symbols found along the way, between the two extremes, will all be transformed into the same corner symbols. If 2 lines intersect, that middle spot is turned into a wild.
There is a respin that occurs then, with the locking lines being the only ones that remain the same. New combinations are locked as well, until no more new wins form.
You can collect Multiplier symbols along the way, and you then get to use them during free spins. The same happens when you get 2 scatters to appear. This multiplier is applied to the next Lock and Load respin feature.
With all 3 scatters appearing on the middle reels, you can get a bonus selector. You can get 3 free spins that have up to 4 corners as wilds, 6 spins with up to 3 corners as wilds, or 9 spins with up to 2 corners as wilds. The free spins all have guaranteed Lock and Load respins, since wilds are present in at least 1 corner, regardless of the option you chose.
While we’ve definitely seen better in other slots, a 6,300x jackpot from a highly volatile slot machine is not unheard of. The RTP can be OK, at 96.12%, but as usual I’d recommend you shop around until you find a casino that has this setting active, and not a lower one.
Overall, 4 Corners of Rome manages to give the player a nice selection of unique features and graphics. I would’ve appreciated a bigger top jackpot as well though.