The design of this game is very similar to most of the slots developed by this company; simply they vary images and game system. As for the structure, this slot has five reels and 3 rows and the number of paylines is 243; it has a minimum bet of $0.02 and a maximum of $1 per line. One of the most typical characteristics of “Pompeii” is its high volatility, which comes from a paytable fairly strong counteracted by a hitting average terrible in my opinion, that’s why the normal routine in this game is to click repeatedly on the spin button while we see a lot of dead turns interrupted constantly by hits of combinations with small payouts, always hoping that at any time it occurs one of those hits involving any of 3 best-paid symbols of the game that hopefully will serve to recover a significant portion of our losses.
Our biggest chance to get a mega win and make real money is in the round of free spins since, during it, we could hit several simultaneous lines preferably involving the best symbols and get them further reinforced by the occurrence of two wilds with the image of Vesuvius, in which case our winning would be multiplied by a 15x resulting from combining 3x and 5x multipliers attached to them; wilds that, incidentally, can only appear on reels 2 and 4 respectively.
I think this is easier said than done, since only triggering a single round of free games is a great challenge itself; it is very likely to see hundreds of spins passing in front your eyes before you can achieve it; now let us try to imagine how difficult it may be to get a hit of the magnitude of the above-mentioned hypothetical case.
Personally “Pompeii” is not for my taste, its name evokes the tragedy and its game system has the power to unleash it; I think it's a frustrating game and honestly do not understand how it has become so popular.