Cleopatra Video Slot
There are many, many Ancient Egyptian themed slot games out there. One however is the most common Egyptian themed slot in the world, and is so popular that it can be found in pretty much every brick and mortar casino as well as almost every online casino too. The slot we are talking about is IGT’s flagship video slot, Cleopatra. Cleopatra is a five reel, twenty payline slot, and although its graphics are pretty stock standard and stereotypical of Egyptian slots, combined with the fact that it is not progressive, it is still one of the most popular slot games on the market, even today. The slot first launched in 2006, and has one of the largest standing jackpots in the world, as well as plenty of bonus features.
Graphics and Theme
Well the theme for Cleopatra is pretty obvious. It’s an Ancient Egyptian slot which means that it is set in the time of the Pharaohs and of course Cleopatra herself. Graphically wise the slot is nowhere near the new modern high definition 3D video slots, its graphics are blocky and the backdrop to the reels is pretty standard with pyramids and palm trees. There is lots of gold in the slot, both in the symbols and in the edging to the reels. It kind of makes you feel like you are inside King Tut’s tomb. The base symbols are from a deck of cards, but made to look like they are made of gold and jewels, which is a nice touch. All player info is at the bottom of the screen in a surprisingly standard looking line with modern style metallic buttons that don’t really fit the rest of the theme.
Game Play and Symbols
Cleopatra has a maximum number of 20 paylines, but players can choose anything up to and including that number. The cheapest you can go 2 cents for one line, but that won’t stand you in much stead of winning anything. The maximum amount is 1 coin per line, whose value varies depending and where you are situated. The more lines you use, and the more you wager, the more likely you are to win the jackpot and hit all the bonus features. All the icons in the slot are exactly what you would expect. The lowest paying ones are the afore mentioned playing card icons, while the theme icons grow in value from The Eye of Ra and the Crook, up to the scarab, the lotus and Cleopatra herself being worth the most.
Cleopatra Bonus Features
Cleopatra comes with both a wild and a scatter symbol. The scatter is represented by the Sphinx, and can be found anywhere on your reels. Find two of them and they will double your stakes. Three of them will multiply your stake by 5, and you can get multipliers of up to 100 times by finding five sphinxes. Our Sphinx has another role too. He can also trigger the Cleopatra Bonus, which is not entirely a bonus round, but it does offer the player free spins. During your free spins, all payouts will be tripled, and the spins can be retriggered up to 180 times. The wild symbol is our girl Cleopatra, who plays two roles in the game. First, she is the highest paying symbol, and second she is also wild. This means that she will substitute for any other icon in the game except the scatter. Cleopatra will also grant you the games jackpot if you find five of her.