The Gold Gladiator Coin is the Wild symbol, but doesn't do or pay anything, except to substitute for other symbols other than the Scatter symbol. Yeah, a true blue dumb Wild symbol. The Scatter symbol pays 250x the total bet, which is slightly higher than most other Microgaming's games. Getting 3, 4 or 5 of these Scatter symbols award 100 free spins, but without any win multiplier and cannot be retriggered. Argh! This would have been super if it comes with a 2x multiplier, to cover for the no-retriggering absence, but there isn't any, so just too bad.
It is nice, for a change, to look at a decent paytable from a Microgaming game, which is quite hard to find. The symbols here do have good win values. The Gladiator pays 5000x the line bet for 5 of them, the same with the Maiden, with 5000x too, the Gladiator+Maiden icon pays 2000x, whilst all the other lower symbols pay from 1000x down to 50x the line bet, all for 5 of each kind. Such a pity that the Wild symbol doesn't have any win value attached to it, or doubles any wins with it, otherwise this would have made a good paytable.
I have played Gladiator only twice so far, wasn't impressed with the gameplay at all, so I never came back to give it more tries. Why? The Free Spins game, with its 100 free spins, which is a lot more than any other, failed miserably to provide any decent wins. A 40x bet win, or thereabouts, for 100 free spins can only be average, and that was the highest I ever got from the free spins.