300 Shields slot from NextGen is a Spartan themed online video slot game with a high variance. The online video slot is played on a five reel and three row setup and has a total of twenty five pay lines. Apart from wild symbols, scatter symbols and a free spins bonus round the slot game features a max bet function and an auto play feature to help speed things up with a maximum of 500 spins allowed to spin automatically.

The 300 Shields slot betting range allows only one coin to be placed on each of the twenty five pay lines. The value of the coins range from denominations of as little as 0.02 up to the maximum denomination of 5.00. This makes minimum bet per spin a small 0.02 while the maximum bet per spin is 125.000.

The Theme of 300 Shields Slot

The theme of the 300 Shields slot is based on the old legend of the three hundred Spartans that were sent to battle the Persians. The story is also a comic book which was adapted to a popular feature film called 300. Behind the reels is a view of blue skies above wheat fields and Spartan temples in the distance and at various intervals throughout the game the look of punctures from spears is seen on the screen. The background sound effects are reminiscent of the Spartan theme and add an ominous war like tone when the reels are spinning.

The 300 Shields Slot Symbols

The 300 Shields slot symbols include high valued playing card icons that represent the lower valued symbols, these are numbered nine through to ace. They are visually designed to fit in the theme and each playing card icon has a puncture from a spear. Some of the themed symbols that appear on the reels include a cluster of spears; a bloody double edged sword; a long wooden ship and a Spartan warrior. Two or more of the Spartan warrior symbols will animatedly shoot an arrow.

Another sword wielding Spartan symbol is the slot game’s wild symbol which will substitute for any of the other symbols apart from the scatter symbol to assist in forming a winning combination. The scatter symbol is represented by a gold shield which needs to appear three or more times on the reels to award free spins and various multipliers. Both symbols come alive with animation when appearing two or more times on the reels.

300 Shields Slot Free Spins

The 300 Shields slot free spins bonus round is activated when multiple scatter symbols appear on the reels. At first five free spins are awarded with a 2x multiplier. While the free spins are in play two or more of the scatters will award further free spins and higher multipliers depending on the number of symbols that appear simultaneously.

Two or more scatters award five free spins and a 5x multiplier, six or more scatters award five free spins and a 25x multiplier and more than twelve scatters award five free spins and multipliers of 300x.