300 Shields is a 5 reels and 25 pay lines video slot brought to you by NextGen Gaming. You can play for as little as 25p a spin to a massive 200 a spin. The slot has a 1,000 coins jackpot that can be triggered if you manage to land 5 wild symbols.
300 Shields is a Spartan themed video slot that is loosely based on the blockbuster film ‘300’. The slot has gained its popularity from the fantastic 300x multiplier on offer.
The slot has fun features such as the Battle Feature Free Games bonus round where you’ll be actively involved in claiming your riches so gear up soldier! During these free spins you will see Shields; they will increase your shield count and could take your Warrior win multiplier up to a fantastic 300x.
300 Shields is a high variance slot game which means that you will not win as often as you like but when you eventually win it will feel like your birthday. When playing this slot it would be recommended to play at low stakes so you don’t lose your bankroll before you win.
Look and Feel
The name of the video slot and the overall theme resembles the original comic book and 2007 film “300”. In it King Leonidas leads 300 Spartans into battle as they head up against the ruthless Persian God – King Xerxes to defend their territory.
The slot includes rich artwork such as the Spartan temples, weaponry and warriors. The background of the slot shows a wheat field with blue skies and Spartan temples off in the distance. The welcome screen is punctured in many places with arrows which is a weapon that appears quite often in the slot.
The lower value symbols are the classic card deck symbols that include the 9, 10, J, K and A. They are colourful, ancient styled letters and each of them has been hit by an arrow. The higher value symbols include a cluster of arrows flying at you, a bloody double-edged sword on a leather scabbard, a long wooden ship with sails and oars and a Spartan warrior ready to attack with his bow and arrow. If you manage to score two or more of the Spartan warrior symbols he becomes animated and shoots his arrow right out of the frame.
NextGen has done some excellent work with these action-packed graphics.
Sound and Score
The slot welcomes you with an impressively gloomy burst of music that takes you right into warrior mode. The backing sounds are unfortunately limited to the movie-like soundtrack that only plays when the reels are spinning. However the sound that is present is brilliant and fits perfectly with the warrior theme.
Bonus features and Gameplay
The Warrior is the wild symbol of this slot. It substitutes all other symbols except the scatter symbol. It features no multipliers and your only hope of survival is waiting for the free spins to arrive. When the wild activates a winning pay line you will see an animation where the gold-armoured soldier slashes his sword out of the reel and gives a true warrior scream.
Scatters & Free Spins:
The scatter symbol is the Shield and if you manage to land three or more anywhere on the reels the battle will begin. This is highly exiting and you will start off with 5 free spins and a 2x multiplier. If you get more shields you’ll get more free spins and bigger multipliers.
Stage 1: During stage 1 you will enter the battle with your 5 free spins and any wild symbol wins are multiplied by 2. If you manage to collect 2 shields during this stage you will move on to stage 2.
Stage 2: In stage 2 you will receive 5 more free spins but this time you’ll score a 5x multiplier on the wilds. You’ll need to collect 6 more shields to move on to stage 3.
Stage 3: During stage three you will score 5 more free spins but any wins with wilds will add a 25x multiplier. To move on to stage 4 you’ll need to collect 12 shields.
Stage 4: This stage is the main goal of the entire game as you’ll gain 5 more free spins but this time any wins using a wild symbol will pay out 300 times you bet.
Is it worth playing?
Yes! If you have the heart of a warrior and the will of a lion then this slot is will get you all hyped up. With fantastic graphics and excellent sound you’ll be sent off to battle for your 300x times your bet prize. Polish your armour it is time to go to war!