4 Corners of Rome sports a set of interesting bonus features. The corners of the grid play an important role in boosting your bonus, and base game wins.
Lock and Load
If you look to the left of the grid, you will see the Lock and Load multiplier indicator that stats at 1x. It increases by +1 each time you land 2 scatters anywhere on the reels, up to a maximum of 5x.
When you land 2 matching symbols in diagonally opposite corner positions, all symbols on the diagonal line between these two points will transform into the same symbol as the triggering symbols. This diagonal line will lock in place while a respin is generated, and the process will repeat if you keep landing wins. If all 4 corners of the grid are activated during Lock and Load, the central position where the diagonal lines meet will transform into a wild. All locked symbols that form part of this winning combo will also turn wild, and the Lock and Load multiplier will apply to your final win amount.
Land 3 scatters on the middle 3 reels to get to the Bonus Selector screen, where you have to choose from three options. You can have 3 free spins where all 4 corners can turn wild, 6 free spins where 3 corners can turn wild, or 9 free spins where 2 corners can turn wild.The Lock and Load feature activates on every free spin, and you can claim up to 3 extra free spins when you fill the entire screen. Special multiplier symbols that only appear during the bonus round will upgrade your existing multiplier that is carried over from the base game. If you want to get right into the action, The Bonus Buy feature lets you gamble for instant access to free spins. You can choose from a 10% to 90% chance to trigger the bonus round. The better your odds, the more you pay in. You could also exchange an amount worth 100x your stake for immediate access.
Playing the Game
4 Corners of Rome is a reasonably simple game to play. The Lock and Load feature can feel strange and unfamiliar at first, but once you get used to the diagonal-line pays, the game becomes even more enjoyable. This slot offers all the standard options, including autoplay, sped-up reels, and a handy paytable that gives you all the information you need for an informed and enjoyable experience.
4 Corners of Rome slot does many things well, although its visuals could be better. Ancient Rome-themed slots are prevalent in the iGaming world, so an inventively striking theme is something that all developers should aim for to help their titles stand out. 4 Corners of Rome gets it somewhat right, with the Lock and Load feature delivering unique animations, to an otherwise pedestrian visual presentation.
The slot’s gameplay is its strongest point, with a base game enhanced by the Lock and Load feature’s innovative mechanics, which become even more potent during the bonus round. The game’s top possible prize of $252 000 is impressive enough and is an adequate prize for a largely rewarding experience. The game’s Roman theme and unusual feature set reminded me of Augustus with its frantic Wild Reel action and Roman Power that has expanding wilds with accompanying random multipliers.