Important Message: May 2013
: the Play For Fun
Version of Aristocrat's Pompeii
slot has been
withdrawn by the developer. If this situation changes, I will get a new version up on OCV pronto but in the meantime, you should still
be able to play two other popular Aristocrat games here at OCV: Queen Of The Nile 2 game
along with the popular
Choy Sun Doa
The fun-play version of Pompeii has been withdrawn by the developer.
The real-money verson is available at the following casinos.
IMPORTANT: Aristocrat have now implemented a block on their games in Australia & the USA
for real money. Sorry - it's because of local laws regards online gaming.
Although I generally like Aristocrat slots, I hadn't played Pompeii until now so it's hard for me to give an objective view
on the game. What I do know is that it has proved popular in land-based casinos and that it's a "Reel Power" game which means
243 paylines, much like the 5 Dragons
and Silk Road slots which are also now online. Plus it has the obligatory free spin feature we all love so much, of course!
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.
Aristocrat Wonder 4 Games
I noticed too on a recent trip to Amsterdam (and subsequently in Las Vegas also) that Aristocrat have released a
new series of kiosks 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