Cleo’s Wish is powered by NextGen Gaming and has 5 reels and 25 paylines. Playable from 30p to £60 per spin on all devices, this ancient Egyptian themed game benefits from 5 bonus features including 2 free spins features and a Super Spins feature.
Visually, Cleo’s Wish has cartoon style graphics and a rather odd piano soundtrack playing as you spin the reels. Set on the River Nile, symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 playing cards, scarab beetles, ankhs and bracelets and the Cleo’s Wish logo. Cleopatra is the wild symbol and rewards you with 500 coins for 5 on a payline – it also substitutes for all symbols bar the scatter.
When it comes to bonus features, there’s plenty to get stuck into. In the base game, you have 3 randomly triggered features. First up is the Sands of Fortune feature where all logo, scarab, bracelet and ankh symbols will transform into the same randomly chosen symbol for bigger wins.
Then you have the Add Wilds Reels feature where in the base game, wilds can be randomly added to any position on any reel. I really like the Guaranteed Wild Reels feature where up to 5 reels (starting from reel 1) can randomly change into Guaranteed Wild Reels where a wild symbol will appear on that reel for that spin.
Then there’s 2 free spins features which are triggered when you get 3 or more pyramid scatters anywhere on the reels – you’ll also get 125 coins as a cash bonus. You will then play either the Cleo’s Parade Free Games feature or Eternal Riches Free Games feature as you pick a card:
In the Cleo’s Parade Free Games feature, a stacked of wild symbols will appear on reel 5 – the stack of wilds moves 1 reel to the left with each free spin. Stacked wilds can also appear on all reels with additional stack of wilds also being held and moving 1 reel to the left with each free spin. If you get 3 scatters again, a stack of wilds will appear on reel 5. The feature only ends when the last stack of wilds reaches reel 1.
Then you have the Eternal Riches Free Games feature where you get 5 to 10 free spins – look out for wild symbols are these will add up to 3 wilds to the Super Spins Win Multiplier. Scatters will also added up to 3 spins to the Super Spins Spin Meter. 3 scatters though will retrigger the feature.
Once the free spins end, you will play the Super Spins feature – the number of super spins is determined by the Spin Meter and the multiplier will be determined by the number in the Win Multiplier. You can also retrigger more Super Spins by getting 3 scatters.
Cleo’s Wish may not look as ‘serious’ as other ancient Egyptian themed offerings but it packs quite a punch when it comes to bonus features. The Guaranteed Wild Reels feature can basically add wilds on every reel at random in the base game but the bigger wins will come in the Free Games features – especially the Cleo’s Parade Free Games feature where you can benefit from lots of stacked wilds.
My favourite is the Super Spins feature where I’ve achieved 15 free spins with a 9x multiplier – this resulted in a total win of just over 1,200 times my stake! I found it to be a high variance offering – it’s a great addition to this popular theme. I also recommend you try WMS’ Lady of Egypt which is different from the norm gameplay wise.