Cleopatra Plus is a 5 reel, 40 payline slot powered by IGT. Following the success of the original Cleopatra game, you get to live in the golden age of Egypt again and experience a life of godly luxury and privilege. Playable on all devices from 40p per spin, it takes the original classic to a whole different level where you hope to fulfil your destiny as Pharaoh.
Graphically quite similar to the original, the game is set against the backdrop of pyramids at night time. Symbols on the reels include Aset, Bastet, Hathor, Amun, Ra and Anubis as well as other ancient Egyptian artefacts and standard playing cards. You can pick your lucky Egyptian deity symbol to help you along the way. The highest value symbol is the Cleopatra Plus logo which is the wild and rewards you with 1,500 times your line bet for 5 on a payline.
Cleopatra Plus uses the Level Up Plus feature which can be found in other IGT slots such as Nordic Heroes and Wheel of Fortune On Tour. The more you play, the more you increase the payback of your gameplay and will be able to unlock new features.
To level up, accumulate a certain number of followers – you will get 1 follower per bonus symbol that appears on the reels. When you reach higher levels, you will unlock new bonus symbol that give you 2 or 3 followers. Reaching certain levels with give you access to bonus maps, stacked deities on every reel, last free spin multipliers and the Super Spin feature.
Anyway, look out for 2 or more wild symbols in the base game – they will then double your win outcome. There are stacks of 2x wild symbols with stacks of 10 2x wilds available! However, it’s all about the Cleopatra Free Spins Bonus feature which is played when you get 3 or more bonus scatter symbols anywhere in view.
Here you get to choose your bonus map – either Alexandria, Nile River Valley or the Pyramids of Giza. Some maps are only available once you’ve reached certain levels within the game (as described above). All maps pay back the same except for the Pyramids of Giza when you reach levels 7-8.
Anyway, you will begin the feature with 5 free spins and a 1x multiplier – the number of followers you have is determined by the number of bonus symbol used to trigger the feature. You will begin with between 3 and 7 followers. In your chosen map, place your followers in any location – you can spread them out or put them together.
The location will then reveal its award with a number of free spins (up to 30), a multiplier (up to 5x), a cash prize (up to 30 times your stake), a last free spin multiplier (up to 50x) and a number of Super Spins (up to 10). What you receive will depend on the level you’ve reached – the higher your level, the bigger the rewards on offer naturally.
If playing at levels 1 to 5, you can get an additional 20 free spins, a multiplier up to 4x and a cash prize up to 18 times your stake. The last free spins multiplier and Super Spins feature is only available from level 8. The last free spin multiplier is available from level 6 and up.
One thing to note is that Cleopatra Plus does have a memory – this means you can come back to it and not lose your level progress. I have managed to get to level 8 and benefitted from a 50x last free spin multiplier and 10 Super Spins! I was lucky I suppose but it resulted in a feature win of just over 2,000 times my stake.
Cleopatra Plus may sound a tad complicated but it soon becomes very apparent once spinning those reels – the key is to play it regularly to unlock new levels and get higher rewards. The big wins will almost certainly come in the Free Spins Bonus feature if you get a decent multiplier and more free spins – if you get a big last free spin multiplier and some Super Spins, prepare yourself for huge riches only fit for a pharaoh. Variance wise, I consider it to be medium to high with the feature hard to trigger – but worth it when you do!