Enter the luxurious palace of an ancient Egyptian ruler in Cleopatra Queen of Slots, a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Novomatic. Available on desktop, tablet and mobile devices, this ancient adventure comes with wild multipliers that can boost payouts by up to 10x as well as a feature round that offers up to 100 free spins with a second bonus wild symbol added to the reels. Pay homage to her majesty from between 20p and £50 per spin.

Novomatic have upped their game as far as design goes in recent times but Cleopatra Queen of Slots is very much an old-school slot as far as look and sound is concerned. The plain black reels contain A to 9 playing cards as well as 5 Egyptian hieroglyph symbols. The most lucrative of these is the bird god symbol which awards 2, 20, 125 or 500 coins if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.

Those numbers are dwarfed by what’s on offer from Cleopatra though – the Egyptian queen is the game’s wild, substituting for all other symbols bar the scatter. 5 wilds on a payline offer a massive jackpot of 10,000 coins. Whenever Cleopatra forms part of a winning combination, she will boost the payout with a multiplier. This can send payouts rocketing by up to 10x!

The scatter is the magic book – land 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the reels and you’ll trigger the Free Spins Bonus feature. Select a book to reveal the number of free spins you’ve been awarded – up to 50. Then pick a second book which will reveal which symbol is the second wild during the feature.

This second wild acts the same way as the Cleopatra wild and can boost payouts by multipliers of up to 10x whenever it forms part of a winning combination. Land the scatter again and you can re-trigger another round of free spins. In total, there’s up to 100 free spins to be won.

Cleopatra Queen of Slots is classic Novomatic fare – the visuals won’t be winning any awards and the soundtrack is the developer’s usual effort. The gameplay is simple but as solid as ever. The wild multipliers keep the base game ticking over and there’s plenty of action on offer in the bonus round.

This isn’t 1 of Novomatic’s more volatile slots with the variance here is in the medium range so you should get plenty of play for your money. If that variance isn’t high enough to scratch your jackpot itch but you’re a fan of both ancient Egypt and Novomatic, then you might want to look at Cleopatra: Last of the Pharaohs instead.