Cleopatra is probably the most successful game ever to make its way from land to online casinos and is easily the definitive Egyptian-style slot. Of all the themes that have been used for slot games, ancient Egypt has almost certainly been used more than any other, and with good reason:
Its mix of fascinating artefacts, hieroglyphics, and legendary characters makes for some great symbols, and the exotic allure of the game’s eponymous heroine has been depicted in innumerable films, making her appeal instantly accessible to all. The Cleopatra game is stunning to look at, with the symbols decked out in tasteful sandy shades topped off with pastel greens, purples and blues. Instead of going for the obvious, clichés like sarcophagi and bellydancers the developers have gone to a lot of trouble with an Eye of Horus, a convincing scarab beetle, feathered fans and more to supplement the poker symbols; that still seem to be compulsory on all online slot games no matter what the theme is. In keeping with the rest of the game, the reelface is housed in an Egyptian longship and there’s a superb, mystical soundtrack to set the scene as well.
Bet per line ranges from 2p to £25, so with up to 20 lines to choose from you can bet from 2p to £500 per spin. Match up symbols to win from 2 to 10,000 times your line bet, and there’s a wild symbol that substitutes for everything except the scatter symbol and doubles the value of any winning lines. Three or more scatters, though, and you’ll win up to 100 times your line bet, and – more importantly – you’ll win 15 free spins with triple pay on any wins made with them.
Theoretically, then, you could be looking at three times the maximum standard win of 10,000 times line bet, which at the highest level equates to £750,000 – enough to let you live like a pharaoh for quite some time, though once you start to unravel the secrets behind this stellar piece of casino game design it won’t matter how much loot you make from it: You’ll want to spend every spare moment playing it because it’s so much fun.