Note: January 2014: I've managed to find a free-play version of the Pompeii slot (above) that works
in some countries but I think in some others, the Aristocrat block might prevent this from loading. If you find Pompeii
doesn't load for you, then you can either try to see if you can
play it for real at one of the online casinos listed below or you can try the two other popular Aristocrat games here at OCV:
Queen Of The Nile 2 game along with the popular Choy Sun Doa slot.
Although I generally like Aristocrat's games, I hadn't played the Pompeii slot until I found it in a land-based casino
in Amsterdam. Pompeii is a "Reel Power" game which means 243 paylines, much like the
and Silk Road slots, also by Aristocrat and which are also now online. Pompeii has the obligatory free spin feature we all
love so much but in this case, you need scatters on each of the first 3 reels to trigger it. If you get 4 or 5, you
get more free spins (10, 15 or 20 for 3, 4 or 5 triggering symbols).
The USP on the Pompeii slot is in the free spin feature where the "Volcano" wild symbols have multipliers that multiply against
each other so a win with more than one wild can have big multipliers. In fact, even wins with one wild can get up
to x5 the win in the feature game but the wild symbol only appears on reels 2 and 4. Get both in the free spins on a
single win and it's worth 15x. That's really the holy grail in Pompeii although 5 of those weird Salamander/Snail symbols
(which probably have a proper name!) are also worth a big payout.
Pompeii Slot Rating
4.26 / 5
based on 593 player ratings
Aristocrat Wonder 4 Games
I noticed too on that trip to Holland Casino (and subsequently in Las Vegas also) that Aristocrat have released a
new series of games called "Wonder 4
". These are clever - they feature multiple games, of which the Pompeii slot is
one, which you can configure to play in any combination of 4 simultaneously. You can play 4 Pompeii slots or throw in
combos of other games like Buffalo
and/or 50 Lions
There is also a nice twist: the games have a special Bonus
symbol on the 3rd reel which, if featured in a bonus
trigger combo, means all 4 of the games enter the bonus feature at the same time! The Wonder 4 slots aren't yet
available online - just in land-based for now and slightly annoyingly, only at 1c denominations that I can see.
Playing Aristocrat Slots Online
Please bear in mind that the real money versions of both those and the Pompeii slots aren't available to everyone because
Aristocrat have to adhere to localised gambling laws around the world so you may just have to make
do with free play only if your country doesn't regulate online gambling. For now, anyway.
But I have plenty more Vegas games
you can try out if you are one of the unlucky few, including a few IGT games
like the Wolf Run slot
, the golden oldie that is
(2...walk like an Egyp-tian
") and the
ever-popular Davinci Diamonds
which features the Tumbling Reels