Sparta Slots

SpartaSparta gets a theme that is quite popular in the last decade or so, ever since Hollywood brought forward once again the story of the 300 Spartans that stopped the advance of the Persian armies, allowing the Greek States to unite and form an army that would defeat the invaders eventually. The sacrifice of those 300 brave warriors was especially attractive in the movie, the battle scenes being worthy of a 21st century production. You get another look at the Spartan warriors in this game, though it’s not very clear if the action is related to the same event.

Sparta offers a total of 30 bet lines, the layout having 5 reels and three symbols on each one. The features get you free games accompanied by multipliers, scatter symbols and a wild. For its top prize, the game can award up to $200,000.

Features of Sparta

Sparta’s features are quite fun to experience, consisting of expanding wild symbols, of scatters, free games and multipliers, all great to have in a slot machine.

The Spartan Warrior is the one that gets the wild ability. While you don’t get combinations formed by it, as it is only on the three reels from the middle, you do get it to expand on the reel it appears on. Every single time this wild symbol shows up, you get three wilds at the same time, so it is going to be present on all the paylines. The only question remains only if you will have enough matching symbols to form a combo together with the wild.

The other special symbol shows you the Spartan Army. Its role is that of a scatter and that’s why you will get prizes from it as long as you have at least two or three symbols, the maximum being five. The cash prizes require 2+ symbols, with the 200x bet multiplying the value of the round’s bet.

Free Games Feature

When 3+ Spartan Army symbols are scattered on the reels, you will receive 15 free spins and a x2 multiplier that doubles the prizes.


Betting options and jackpots

Sparta is one of the most expensive slots that Playtech has in its arsenal, allowing for its total bets to get up to $1,500 per spin. The line bet goes up to $50, with 10 coins of $5 being the most you can use for one. The least you can use is one coin of $0.01, if you choose to activate that line at all that is.

The 4,000x top jackpot of Sparta turns into up to $200,000, provided that the line bet was at the maximum of $50.

Design and symbols

Sparta gets a Greek inspired theme, visible mostly in the style of the letters used for playing cards. You don’t see much of the background, with the exception of a mountain covered landscape. The reels are entirely black and not that attractive. On them, you get two types of symbols, playing cards and Spartan related images. The ones that are Spartan themed look great, highly detailed and well drawn pictures that could be stills from an animation series.

Symbols: Leonidas (wild), Spartan Army (scatter, 200x round bet), War Ship (4,000x), Ballista (2,000x), Greek Amphora (750x), Spartan Sword (500x), Spartan Shield (500x), Ace (300x), King (300x), Queen (200x), Jack (200x), 10 (100x) and 9 (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

The game’s wagers seem to be a bit too high for the prizes that are offered, Playtech often giving way more than 4,000x the line bet as the top jackpot. It’s a popular theme, with a design that feels right in this case, though it’s not extraordinary.

Sparta can be found at any Playtech casino, where you get a chance to play it for real money or in free mode.