Produced by the leading development company – IGT. Cleopatra has becoming synonymous with slot games over the years, becoming the trademark slot that everyone imagines when thinking of these casino reel games. It is still massively popular in both land-based and online casinos alike-with no sign of player support waning. Despite the long tenure this game has had as possibly the world’s number one slot game.
Ultimately, like all things that are brilliant, there is a side to Cleopatra that is jaw-droppingly simple. One of the biggest pulls of this machine is that it feeds into the idea that Ancient Egypt was one of the richest and most mysterious civilisations on earth. It was Albert Einstein who said that the most powerful thing we have as humanity is mystery, because it allows us to imagine what could, and Cleopatra manages to create that sense of wonder in the cash that can be won from its reels.
The creators of the Cleopatra slot have used this fact to their advantage, as no other ancient people create intrigue quite like the dynastic Egyptians, and no slot game seduces with imagined wins and offers of riches quite like the mighty Cleopatra. This is partly due to the fact that the Egyptian theme is woven so well into this slot game with brilliant golden reel art featuring heavily stylised Egyptian symbols on the reels. These feature alongside the motifs of religion, such as the Scarab beetle, and the trappings of power including the classic crook and flail. All the action is encased in an ornate golden backdrop, which gives you the feeling you could actually be playing Cleopatra in some long forgotten Egyptian court, way back when.
As you’d expect, Cleopatra also features awesome acoustics. Our favourite sound is the seductive voice of the ancient queen herself, which narrates the reel action and wins, in incredibly silky and hypnotic tones, backed by some of the strangest sounding reel noises we’ve ever heard. We can’t say anyone knows exactly which musical instruments were popular in olde Egypt, but the FX in this game strangely sounds somehow like what you’d expect to hear on the ancient banks of the river Nile.
So on with the Cleopatra game mechanics, which are without a doubt good enough to help you build a pyramid of cash. The first thing to note in the Cleopatra game is the Cleopatra symbol itself , which both acts as a wild and doubles the value of any combination in which it substitutes. If you’re lucky enough to catch five of these symbols on any pay-line, then you’ll score in the game’s jackpot of 10,000 credits.
The other special symbol available is the red Sphinx scatter that controls access to the game’s free spin round. Scatter in three or more of these symbols anywhere in view and you’ll be moved to a set of specially enhanced reels where every win you stop in, with the exception of the five Cleopatra wilds jackpot, will be tripled. This is a great paying free spin game that gives you a chance to reactivate the round by stopping in another three Sphinx scatters in order to be awarded another fifteen free spins, up to a total of 180. The free spin round will stop if you reach the game’s maximum prize of 250,000 credits.