Cleopatra Last of the Pharaohs is powered by Novomatic and has 5 reels and 10 paylines. Playable from 40p to £50 per spin on HTML5 compatible devices such as laptops, PCs, Androids, iPads and iPhones, this game is based on the legendary ancient Egyptian ruler (Cleopatra).

She was mainly known for her beauty but she was also cunning and kept her untold riches protected in her pyramids and burial chambers. Graphically, it is better than most Novomatic offerings with symbols on the reels including green ruby rings, burial masks and hieroglyphs amongst lower value playing cards (A through to 10).

Cleopatra is both the scatter and wild symbol as she replaces any basic symbols to create bigger winning combos. The soundtrack is the typical Novomatic one which I quite like.

As for bonus features, there are 2 – firstly, you have the Sandstorm Bonus feature which is randomly triggered in the base game after a losing spin. A sandstorm then sweeps onto the reels with up to 5 symbols changed to form a winning combination.

The main attraction is the Free Spins feature which is played when you get the Cleopatra scatter symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously. Before the free spins start, you are taken to a pyramid which has 5 rows – pick 1 block from each row where you hope to reveal an arrow.

If you do, you will move up to the next row where you make another pick. The closer you get to the top of pyramid, the more wild symbols you will play with during the free spins. If you reveal a Cleopatra symbol, you will begin the free spins right away.

If you’re lucky, you will receive 5 stacked wild symbols to use for your 15 free spins! During the feature, keep an eye out for the ankh symbol on the 5th reel as this freezes the free spins counter effectively giving you more free spins. Now, you will also get a 5 times stake cash prize whenever the ankh symbol freezes the free spins. If you land the Bastet cat symbol on reel 5, the counter is restarted. Now, all

I’ve managed to get the ankh 3 times before which led to an extra 19 free spins and my biggest win to date – just shy of 900 times my stake overall. Cleopatra Last of the Pharaohs is a medium to high variance game much like the other ancient Egyptian themed offerings from Novomatic (such as Book of Ra Deluxe and Pharaoh’s Ring) which is a good thing.