Caesar’s Empire Slot Machine Review and Play for Free
Caesar’s Empire by Realtime Gaming is one of the slots I often play when I want a classic slot experience and a shot at winning the progressive jackpot, and many other players agree with me as this 2005 slot game is still played a lot today. Realtime Gaming were ahead of the curve and released one of the earliest slots featuring a Cleopatra symbol, so this slot will appeal to all fans of Egyptian themed slots. In addition to Caesar and Cleopatra you’ll also see some Swords, Shields, Helmets and Fruit Bowls, plus a Coliseum Scatter.
It seems that this game has two theoretical return (RTP) settings, 95.00% and 97.50%, and the online casino can choose which setting they’ll use for the game they host. This is just an assumption as Realtime Gaming didn’t officially reveal RTP for this slot. In any case, it doesn’t pay worse than most other classic slots. Minimum bet per payline is $0.01 so this is a penny slot as you can play 1 payline only, and the minimum to cover all 20 paylines is $0.20. Maximum bet per spin is $100. I was able to land wins on about a third of my spins, and variance feels medium to me.
Main game and paytable
The two main symbols in this game, both quite powerful, are Caesar Coin and Cleopatra. Caesar is the Wild symbol that triples all wins, and is also a paying symbol as you can get 2500 coins for four-of-a-kind. Can’t land five as Caesar only appears on reels 1 through 4. Cleopatra pays 2500 coins for five-of-a-kind, but this can be tripled by Caesar to 7500. There are three more medium-win symbols and six card symbols which don’t pay much. There is also a Coliseum Scatter that triggers the free spins, for a total of 12 symbols in the game.
Coliseum Scatters is a symbol that can land anywhere on your reels, but to trigger the free spins game you need the one that lands on reel 5. At the same time you need to land Caesar Wild anywhere else on the reels. This is a very interesting way to trigger the free spins game, and you feel as if you’re never that far away from actually triggering it.
When you combine Coliseum Scatter on reel 5 and Caesar anywhere else, you’ll get 10 free spins with all wins doubled. Caesar Wild may now appear on all reels, as all Coliseum Scatter symbols are changed into either Cleopatra or Caesar since this feature can’t be re-triggered anyway so Scatters are not needed. Although the spins can’t be re-triggered, extra ones can be won quite easily. Every Caesar Wild that apears on the reels will give you up to +5 extra free spins, so you can really get a large number of spins.
The game has a progressive jackpot, with contribution of no more than 1.5% of RTP, and the value of the jackpot is displayed above your reels at all times. Jackpot can be won on any bet size and any spin, so the longer you keep playing the better your chances. Those players who are playing Caesar’s Empire to try to win the jackpot should therefore play with a minimum bet of $0.01 per payline.
Caesar’s Empire will appeal to all classic slot fans, especially those who play Cleopatra slots, and this game doesn’t disappoint with the chance of winning big since the best prize in the main game is 7500 coins for one payline. The free spins feature can go on and on, with prizes doubled, and then there’s the progressive jackpot that can be won on any spin. This is a great classic title by Realtime Gaming and if you haven’t played it yet I suggest you do it at tso earliest opportunity.