There are 5 reels in the popular Cleopatra slot game, each with three rows of symbols that are strongly tied to the game’s theme. Think exotic treasures, scarabs, the eye of horus and other Egyptian symbols – they make up the bulk of the reels, alongside the distinctly Egyptian-themed high card symbols. Payouts are made for combinations of three or more matching symbols for most of the value symbols. Other favourites include Book of Dead and Legacy of Egypt, however, Cleopatra is the front runner when it comes to Egyptian themed slots.
For the higher value symbols and the scatter, only two of a kind are needed for a paying combination – a lower threshold than normal for a paying combination. You can find the full details of payouts and winning symbol combinations in the Cleopatra paytable.
The most valuable single symbol in Cleopatra slot is the eponymous Egyptian Queen herself, and five of these on a payline delivers the main game jackpot of 10,000x. Cleopatra also serves as the game’s wild symbol, which means it transforms into any missing symbol to a payline.
There’s also the sphinx scatter symbol, which awards a set payout according to the number of scatters appearing on your reels. Unlike the rest of the symbols, there’s no need to land scatters on a payline or on adjacent reel positions – anywhere on the reels will do, and three or more these will award a fixed payout.
As well as paying the scatter bonus, which stands at an impressive 100x for five of a kind, the scatter symbol is also your key to the main bonus feature. Along with the scatter win from two or more of a kind, you’ll also get to trigger the free spins bonus feature into the bargain when you land at least three of these symbols at one time.
The lowest paying value symbols are the high card symbols, which pays from 5-100x for cards 9-K. The exception to the rule is the Ace card symbol, which pays from 10-125x for three to five matching symbols respectively.
When it comes to playing casino slots, the bonus rounds are what ever players wants to trigger. The sphinx scatter is the main bonus symbol, and you get paid based on landing 2 or more of these on your reels at any one time. For three or more, you trigger the bonus feature on top of an enhanced scatter win, which in Cleopatra takes the shape of a free spins bonus round. Activating this feature leads to 15 free spins, cued up immediately for your enjoyment after any other winnings from the current spin are totalled up. Three more scatters from any of these free spins adds another 15 free spins to the total, up to a maximum of 180 free spins – plenty to give you an edge as you’re spinning through the game.
Any wins that occur during the free spins bonus round are subject to a win multiplier of 3x, too, so there are up to 180 free spins at 3x winnings to be won from the bonus round.
There are no other bonus games or features to mention, so the free spins is where most of the action is to be found in this slot. However, with plenty of scope for hitting a winning streak with the retriggerable spins, and the 3x multiplier in force throughout the round, triggering the bonus a couple of times as you spin can quickly feel like very good news indeed.
The jackpot comes in the form of five Cleopatra wilds, which pays 10,000x for five of a kind. Even four of a kind lands a very respectable 2,000x. Cleopatra clocks in at a 95% RTP percentage, which means a house edge of 5%. Players can bet anywhere from £0.01-£100.00 per spin, depending on your bankroll.
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