Take a trip back to the land of the pyramids in Cleopatra’s Riches, a beautifully designed 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Blueprint Gaming. This Egyptian adventure comes wild win multipliers that can boost your base game payouts by up to 10x as well as a free spins feature with added multipliers. Play from between 20p and £100 per spin.

There are myriad Egyptian themed slots already on the market so for a new game to stand out, it has to offer something pretty special. First impressions of Cleopatra’s Riches are good – a lot of effort has obviously been put into making a fantastic looking slot.

The setting is the interior of a palace – flanked by ornately designed pillars, the reels include a selection of nicely drawn hieroglyphs alongside the usual lower value playing cards. Look out for a gold burial mask, Scarab beetle, pyramid, ankh and the Egyptian god Horus. This is the most rewarding standard symbol, awarding 500 coins for a 5-of-a-kind combination.

It’s possible to improve your payouts if the winning line includes Cleopatra who is the game’s wild – a random multiplier is applied to wins containing a winner which can boost the payout from anything from 2x right up to a mammoth 10x! Cleopatra can be extremely rewarding in her own right – 5 on a payline will award a mighty 10,000-coin haul.

The Eye of Horus symbol is the game’s scatter – land 3 of these on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Free Spins Bonus feature. You’ll then be transported to an inner chamber filled with objects – pick 1 to reveal the number of free spins you’ll receive.

You can add to your total and retrigger even more free spins if you’re lucky enough to see three scatters drop into view – there’s up to 40 in total to be won. Once the free spins are completed, you’ll be taken back to the chamber – again pick from the objects shown which will determine the size of multiplier (between 1 and 10x) that will be applied to all wins from the feature.

Cleopatra’s Riches is an impressive looking slot – the game plays out to a catchy Egyptian-style backing track which certainly enhances the atmosphere. There’s plenty of action available here too. The wild multipliers keep you on your toes in the base game and the free spins offer some decent winning potential.

Alongside China, ancient Egypt is probably the favourite destination for slots developers and players. Cleopatra’s Riches isn’t an earth-shaking slot but it is a solid all round performer combining good design with a nice range of extras. If the ancient gods are in a benevolent mood, Cleopatra’s Riches can live up to its name. I do prefer the classic Cleopatra from IGT though which still can’t be beaten. If you’re looking for a newer game, Quickspin’s Phoenix Sun is superb.