Cleopatra Slot Review
Cleopatra is a 5 reel. 20 payline slot which was created by IGT. The game is based on the last pharaoh of Egypt (Cleopatra) and therefore has an ancient Egyptian theme. It can be played from 20p to £600 per spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Released quite a few years ago now, the graphics and animations may look a little dated but, in my opinion, adds to the appeal of this land-based and online favourite. With an ancient Egyptian temple in the backdrop, symbols on the reels include Egyptian style A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 royals as well as the Eye of Horus, scarab beetles, cartouches (carved tablets) and lotus flowers.
The most rewarding symbol is the scarab beetle as 5 across a payline will give you 37.5 times your stake. Cleopatra is the wild symbol and substitutes for all symbols bar the Sphinx scatter. When you get a winning combination involving 1 or more wilds, your payout will be doubled. Now, if you manage to get 5 wilds across a payline, you’ll pocket 500 times your stake.
Cleopatra comes with a Cleopatra Bonus feature which is played when you get 3, 4 or 5 Sphinx scatter symbols in any position on the reels – your reward will be 5, 20 or 100 times your stake as well as 15 free spins. During the feature, you will benefit from a 3x multiplier.
The only instance where this doesn’t apply is if you get 5 Cleopatra wilds on a payline. If you were to get 4 scarab beetles and a wild combination, you will benefit from a doubling Cleopatra win and the 3x multiplier effectively giving you a 6x multiplier.
Furthermore, you can trigger more free spins if you get 3 or more Sphinx symbols on the reels – free spins are triggered in groups of 15 free spins and in total, you can get up to 180 free spins. All of these come with a 3x multiplier or 6x multiplier if the Cleopatra wild is involved.
Medium variance, the biggest possible win is 10,000 times your total stake – this will be achieved if you manage to fill the reels with Cleopatra wilds. Cleopatra is one of the most played slots of all time as it’s a classic amongst classics. Despite more modern slots being developed all the time with better graphics and animations, Cleopatra holds its own and is still played religiously by slots lovers.
Cleopatra has spawned various sequels, like Cleopatra Plus, but still remains a firm favourite amongst many. Another ancient Egyptian themed slot I recommend is Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe which has also achieved iconic status.