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Title:  Marching Legions
Developer: Relax Gaming
Reels: 5
Rows: 3
Paylines: 243
RTP: 98.12%
Free Spins Freq: N/A
Max Win: 10,000x
Max Win Probability: N/A
Volatility: High
Min/Max Bet: 0.20/200
Release Date: July 2, 2020


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Marching Legions: Slot Overview

The view during the base game is of an outdoor space, where the 5-reel, 243 win ways grid sits in a courtyard between two Roman structures. On both sides of the game area is a pathway where legionaries line up to march – this will make sense shortly.


Playable from 20 p/c up to £/€200 per spin, Marching Legions boasts some truly impressive numbers. The first is the RTP which you might think is a typo at 98.12%. The figure takes a minor dive when the feature buy is activated, but at 97.13% it's not bad at all. Potential is high, as is the volatility, providing some all or nothing gaming.


Symbol values play a larger than usual influence on how the game plays out. The paytable includes 7 pay symbols of varying values. Though in reality, the game boils down to the legionnaire symbol while the rest are just annoying filler.


In ascending order, we get a gold, blue, and bronze token, followed by a gladius, a wreath, the legionnaire, and a flag. Interestingly, the flag is the most valuable at 3 times the stake for five of a kind, but the legionnaire (2.5x) is a far more desirable symbol. This is because it can land stacked, pays out on two of a kind, and is intimately tied to the features.


Marching Legions: Slot Features

It’s not just the design that’s unusual in Marching Legions, the gameplay is too. With 3 bonus features, central to the action are stacks of marching legionary symbols which can deliver re-spins and eventually free spins.


Marching Re-Spins feature

The Marching Re-Spins feature is triggered whenever you land a full stack of legionnaire symbols. The stack of soldiers march 1 reel to the left and a re-spin is awarded. If any new stacks of legionaries land, they also turn into Marching Stacks. The re-spins continue until all the stacks of legionaries have marched off the leftmost reel.




Nudge feature

Land partial stacks of legionaries on 2 or more reels and you’ll activate the Nudge feature. The partial stacks will nudge so that they fill the whole of their reels and become Marching Stacks. The Marching Re-Spins feature then follow. It’s not possible to get a nudge if there’s a full Marching Stack already on the reels.




Free Spins feature

Whenever a Marching Stack of legionaries march off reel 1 they add to a bonus meter. Complete all 5 levels of the meter and you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature. Things get a little different here.


The free spins begin in ‘Wave 1’ with a single Marching Stack added to reel 5. Look out here for horns which can appear on reel 5. When these symbols land, they’re collected in a meter. Collect 3 horns and you’ll advance to the next ‘wave’. Instead of a single Marching Stack, you’ll see Marching Stacks filling 2 reels. They then shift together with each free spin.


There are 5 levels of waves to work through here. If you collect enough horns to activate ‘Wave 5’, you’ll have all the reels filled with Marching Stacks. The free spins continue until all the Marching Stacks have walked off the reels.


Finally, there’s an option to buy your way into the Free Spins feature for 120 x stake. This isn’t available in the UK though but available in most other countries.




Marching Legions: Verdict

Talk about a roller coaster of a test run. One minute you discover, or experience, something about Marching Legions that is great, the next, you're shouting at the screen in exasperation. Let's start with a few of the not so great aspects and get them out of the way


Number one, this is a game that revolves exclusively around one symbol – the legionnaire (and the horn during free spins of course). The rest of the symbols are place holders that just get in the way of the legionnaire doing his thing. Lame symbols turn the base game into a drawn-out battle, and without a wild, the siege weapons were left back at camp.


Then there are the positive aspects, of which there are a few. You have to tip your hat to Relax for bolting on one of the highest RTPs we've seen for a while - much higher than the norm. Even a lower rating from the buy feature is above what you normally see on a slot.


The next statistical plus point is the game's potential, which is also surprisingly high at 10,000 times your stake. Though thanks to low symbol values, a full screen of legionaries is worth 607.5x, so you'll need a lot of marching to crank up wins.


As to the gaming highlights, free spins can be a real nail biter. For example, when the last legionnaire stack is about to drop off the reels, and you need one or two more horns for the next wave. Then, another fresh stack lands or nudges to keep that marching going and the bonus game alive.


It's a real seesaw of emotions as fortunes dip and dive to the whims of those tantalising little soldiers. Once free spins end, the base game can feel like a drag. It has to be said that without the feature buy, a lot more will power is required to stick Marching Legions out.


To sum up, Marching Legions is a slot that frustrates, tantalises, annoys, and delights in almost equal measures. It has its flaws to be sure, but there are plenty of good things to make Marching Legion an attractive proposal as well.



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