Join Cleopatra, Empress of the Nile, in Queen of Gold, a 6 reel, 25 payline slot from Pragmatic Play. This trip to ancient Egypt comes with high end design, a free spins round and a special multiplier reel that can boosts payouts by up to 100x. Head to the desert, on all devices, from between 25p and £125 per spin.

With so many Egyptian-themed slots already on the online casino shelves, it takes something a little different to stand out – Queen of Gold does just that, both in the way it looks and in the bonus features it offers.

The design here is superb – backed by the pyramids and boats sailing down the Nile, the reels include A, K and Q playing cards, the Egyptian animal gods Bastet, Horus and Anubis and Queen Cleopatra herself. She is the most rewarding standard symbol, paying 200 coins if you land 5 on a payline. They’re joined by the Tutankhamun-style burial mask which is the game’s wild -this doesn’t offer any pays but it does replace all other symbols apart from the scatter.

On each spin, you’ll notice a 6th reel is in play. This contains a number of multiplier values – any win achieved by that spin will be boosted by the multiplier from reel 6. These multipliers range from 2x to 10x on level 1 but increases the higher up the levels you go.

To step up a level, you need to land Cleopatra symbols in the circled middle position of reel 3 – collect 5 of them within a 25 spin period and you’ll move up a level. You’ll also move up a level by landing a joker symbol on the multiplier reel.

Keep track of how many Cleopatra symbols you’ve collected via the multiplier in the top right corner of the reels. The game in the new level is played against a new backdrop – the lowest value figures are removed from the multiplier reel are removed and replaced by a new maximum multiplier.

There are 6 levels to work through in all. Make your way all the way to the final Super Level and every winning spin will be boosted by 10x, 15x, 25x, 30x, 50x or even 100x multiplier! If you fail to get 5 Cleopatras in the meter or a joker within 25 spins, you’ll return to level 1.

Queen of Gold also comes with a Free Spins feature – to access it, you’ll need to land 3 bonus symbols on the same spin. You’ll then receive 10 free spins. The multipliers from the triggering base game spin are in play but you won’t be able to add any Cleopatra symbols to your level up tally. You can re-trigger more free spins here though with no limits!

There’s plenty to like about Queen of Gold – the design is as good as you’ll see anywhere. The visuals are super sharp and there’s plenty of variety on offer as you progress through the levels. Likewise, the haunting soundtrack that accompanies the action throughout.

The gameplay impresses too with the 6th wheel multipliers offer something fresh. The best results come if you manage to work your way through to the higher levels. Land a good combination of symbols plus a big multiplier from the 6th reel and some mighty rewards are possible.

Combining classy design with some innovative extras Queen of Gold offers a new take on a very old theme. If you like the ancient Egyptian genre, this is certainly worth adding to your rotation. Alternatively, Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe 6 also has 6 reels.