When Joaquin Phoenix announced his retirement from film last year and made his musical début as a hip hop artist, Hollywood was taken by surprise. More recently, Phoenix can be seen at the online Casino Tropez, where his image is being used on the new 25-line slots game, Gladiator.
Phoenix’s career shift into music has not fared successfully, and the aspiring rapper has received a mostly mixed reception from both the hip hop community and his fellow Thespians. What has successfully garnered attention is his downright bizarre behaviour on a recent episode of the David Letterman Show, which spawned a backlash of speculations with regard to Phoenix’s mental health. Most notable was a hilarious impersonation delivered by Ben Stiller at the 81st Annual Oscar Awards.
The slots machine game to which Joaquin has been linked features symbols from the 5 time Oscar-winning film Gladiator, in which he starred. The unique mini-film excerpts seen when hitting a big pay-line show the actor at his best, portraying the fearsome Emperor Commodus. Other slot symbols include the images of the late Oliver Reed as Proximo.
Journeying to the bonus round is bound to get the adrenalin pumping, as members travel through winding corridors to the main arena along with the gladiators. The Gladiator game features two different bonus levels as well as a Gamble option – giving players the chance to double their winnings.