Victorious is a five-reel online slot machine game produced by Net Entertainment. Rather than using payline combinations to determine winnings, this is a 243 Ways title, with three vertical lines where symbols can appear.
The 243 Ways system is becoming increasingly popular at Web-based and mobile casinos, since the idea of abandoning the complication of paylines is appealing to slots fans. In essence, each symbol on any of the game’s five reels can be lined up to create a winning combo, provided they appear from the left to the right side of the screen. Take note that winnings start with a combo of least three matching symbols.
The game includes a wild symbol (a golden eagle) and a free spins feature triggered by a special symbol in the shape of a golden wreath of ivy, of the type worn by Roman royalty. The game’s other symbols are the standard nine-through Ace card symbols, along with a few pictograms of Roman soldiers, battalions, and generals.
Coins Range:$0.25 to $125
Bonus Round:Free Spins
Free Spins/Multiplier Better:25/5x
Wagers are available in the following units: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, and $0.50.
Like other 243 Ways games, bets must be placed in units of 25 per spin. Since this title’s rules allow the bettor to wager as much as 10 times that number, between 25 and 250 coins can be wagered per spin. Total available wagers range from $0.25 up to $125 per spin. Those familiar with land-based casinos will recognize this as a form of quarter slot, since the minimum wager is $0.25.
The theoretical payout percentage for Victorious is 96.9%, according to NetEnt’s website. That’s a pretty high payout rate for a Web-based or mobile slot game. It means that the average player (seeing 600 outcomes an hour) at $0.25 per spin should only expect losses totaling $4.65.
According to the game’s standard pay table, the top prize is $6,250 and 25 free spins, triggered by a max wager plus the appearance of five Golden Wreath free spin symbols. The next highest jackpot available is 1,500 coins (as much as $750) for lining up five Caesar symbols in a row, left-to-right.
The free spin rounds built into Victorious are meant to act as bonus rounds, though they’re pretty bland and don’t add much to the game’s overall replay value. These rounds are triggered by the appearance of at least three Golden Wreath symbols left to right on the same vertical line. Players can earn between one and twenty-five free plays, based on the number of wreath symbols that appear.
The coin amounts of all winnings during the free spin rounds is tripled, which is a nice addition to the value of what appears to be a pretty rare occurrence. As an added bonus, the triggering symbol combination for the free spin round also gives the play a multiplier between 2x and 50x.
NetEnt is one of the top designers in the online casino industry, so it makes sense that a number of mobile-oriented slot websites and apps feature Victorious. The game looks just as good on my iPhone6+ as it does on my laptop. The game performs equally well on a tablet. Slots are a natural fit for porting to mobile casinos because of the simplicity of gameplay, and Victorious does not disappoint in an on-the-go format.
I only played Victorious for about half an hour, in a free version hosted at Net Entertainment’s website. This game didn’t have the same appeal for me as other 243 Ways titles produced by NetEnt, in part because I didn’t win as much or even as often. In spite of the fact that this game’s theoretical payout percentage is slightly higher than other of the designer’s 243 Ways titles, I saw fewer total wins and very few bonus wins and free spins.
But the theme is cool, especially for fans of Ancient Rome or the movie Gladiator. The graphics are on par with other NetEnt titles, gameplay is smooth (even on a tablet or smartphone), and since it’s a NetEnt game, you know it’s among the best-quality online and mobile slot libraries currently available.