International Gaming Technology, or IGT, is one of the biggest names globally in online casino games development, and IGT’s digital slots game Cleopatra pays tribute to an historical figure with an equally stellar reputation.
The Egyptian queen was famed as one of the most beautiful women of her time, and she employed a combination of seductive wiles and ruthless politics as she tried to save the fabulous wealth of Egypt from warring Roman generals. Slots players don’t have to go to such extreme lengths to get access to her treasure, luckily; the right combinations of two, three, four of five matching icons on any of the game’s 20 paylines are all they need to unlock Cleopatra’s riches.
Rich, Detailed Design and Sound Effects
Cleopatra plays in a jewel-inlaid gold frame against a deep purple background. The icons, in five reels over three rows, are also rendered in rich, jewel colours, so visually, the game is enticing. A pacey drumbeat soundtrack accompanies the spins, replaced by an Egyptian woodwind tune to celebrate wins. If the wild or scatter features on a winning payline, a brief animation ensues. In the case of the wild, players also get a quick, sultry word of encouragement or congratulations from Cleopatra herself.
Wilds and Scatters Add to Wins
A close-up of Cleopatra’s face is the wild icon, and it can stand in for any other symbol on a payline, apart from the scatter. Wilds also double the win whenever they are included in a winning payline, and score pays in their own right for combinations of two or more, including that top prize of 10,000X the line bet for five of a kind.
The scatter symbol is a Sphinx in this slot. Two or more scatters anywhere add a multiplier to the total win on the spin, ranging from 2X, to 100X for five scatters. Three or more scatters are really good news: they also trigger the Cleopatra Bonus, which is a round of 15 free spins. These free spins can also be retriggered during the bonus round, up to a total of 180. During the entire free spins round, all winning paylines, with the exception of five wilds, are tripled, so a combination of wilds and scatters can trigger big pays.
Win up to 10,000X the Bet
The pays listed for different symbol combinations on Cleopatra’s pay table are multiplied by the line bet to give the payout on any winning spin. The biggest pay in regular play is 10,000 for five wild icons on one payline. The highest pay in the low value icons is 150 for five A’s. The medium value symbols, three Egyptian hieroglyphics, pay between 10 and 400. The two high value icons, brooches depicting lotus flowers and a scarab beetle, along with the wild, begin pays on two of a kind, and five scarabs or lotuses wins 750X the line bet.
Progressive Jackpots Now a Feature
Many versions of Cleopatra have now had a progressive jackpot added; these versions will also have a Mega Jackpots logo among the reel icons. Five of these icons on the centre payline at any point in play will trigger the progressive jackpot, which can be over seven figures.