I came across this Glorious Empire game from NextGen whilst browsing for new games to try out. The intro screen looked nice and interesting, so that caught my interest straight away, and before I knew it, I was already playing the game in the fun mode, as I always do first. After a few hours of playing it, I was getting a little bored with its small mediocre payouts, but those Sticky Wilds kept my interest going. Just as I was about to give up, a huge win came, with 11 Wilds on the reels, and that made all my sleepiness and boredom vanished into thin air! Pity it was only in the fun mode. Hahaha.
Glorious Empire plays with 40 paylines, but the minimum starting bet is $0.50. The game has very nice contemporary graphics, accompanied by a nice catchy background tune, and that should keep the game going. All wins are also paid both ways! I have never come across any 40-paylines game that pays both ways, so this is the first of its kind that I know of, for me at least. The Lion Insignia is the Wild symbol, paying an extremely low 250x the line bet for getting 5 of them, or 6.25x the total bet amount. It substitutes for other symbols except for the Scatter symbol, but doesn't do anything else, not even doubling any wins with it. However, during the free spins, the Wild symbols become sticky and remain on the reels for the duration of the free spins. This is when everything starts burning with excitement!
The Roman Building is the Scatter symbol, paying 80x the total bet for getting 5 of them, slightly less than the usual 100x. Getting 3, 4 or 5 of these Scatters trigger 7, 10, or 15 free spins without any multiplier, but the Free Spins game can be retriggered. Hmm, how I wish all the wins could be doubled, but the game does pay both ways, so that balances everything back. As for the other symbols, The Lady pays 200x, the Roman Warrior pays 150x, the Pegasus pays 125x, the Chariot pays 100x, the Helm pays 100x too, and all the rest pay 50x, all per line bet for getting 5 of each kind. An extremely low paytable, sad to say, but those sticky Wilds during the free spins could certainly make a big difference in the payouts.