Wed, Feb 27, 4:36am by Charlotte Lee
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:26pm
Cleopatra is one of the most famous figures in history. Cleopatra VII Philopator (to give the ruler her full name) was the last ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt before it become a province of the Roman Empire. She took to the throne in 51BC and would reign until 30BC and during her 21 years on the throne would make an impression that would last to this day.
Films and TV shows have been made about the Egyptian Queen, with perhaps the most famous portrayal in the 1963 film, where she was played by the late Elizabeth Taylor. Cleopatra has now become the star of an online pokie too, with the famous character joined by many icons from ancient Egypt.
Cleopatra is a fun and fast paced pokie which set the standard for Ancient Egypt themed games for many years. Multipliers play a major role in many of the following features:
The bonus symbol in this IGT designed pokie features an image of a golden tomb, much like the tomb in which Tutankhamun was discovered. This symbol acts as a scatter and can appear on each of the five reels. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols and you’ll win an immediate prize of 2x, 5x, 20x or 100x your total bet. While just 2 scatters only pay the cash prize, 3 or more scatters will also see you enter the free spins feature.
During the free spins you’ll enjoy a huge bonus. Any time you win, the usual pay out (from the base game) will be multiplied by three. The only time this multiplier doesn’t apply is when you land those 5 wilds in a row, with the prize remaining at 10,000 coins.
These free spins can be retriggered at any time during the feature. Landing three or more scatters will see 15 more spins added to your existing total. The retriggers can continue on and on, with it being possible to keep playing until you’ve retriggered 11 times, giving you a maximum number of spins of 180!
Cleopatra is a five-reel pokie showing three symbols on each of the reels when they come to a stop. The game features twenty win-lines in all which all pay from left to right. The 10,000-coin win for five Cleopatra wilds in a row is by far the highest win in the game, while even four in a row pays 2,000 coins, more than double the size of any other win. Any time you land a win with the wild symbol, the prize is doubled, which is another nice ‘multiplier boost’.
Of the standard symbols, the black scarab beetle and the golden flowers each pay 750 coins. A golden tablet is next on the pay table (400 coins), while a symbol showing a colourful staff and the Eye of Horus each pay 250 coins.
At some online casinos you can enjoy a jackpot version of this game, where the IGT Megajackpots progressive can be won.
The backdrop to Cleopatra is made of stone, with tall pillars either side and ancient hieroglyphics etched into them. The focus of the game is on the reels, these looming larger than usual, taking up virtually the whole of the screen.
Each of the themed symbols has a colourful cloth background, in delightful reds, greens, purples and more. The standout symbols are Cleopatra herself, with her stunning golden headdress and beautiful green eyes, and the Eye of Horus, whose single eye seems fixed on you as you play. Throughout the game you’ll hear the sounds of Egypt, doing a fine job of transporting you back through the years.
One classic touch which this game introduced is the voice of Cleopatra commenting on your wins.
Cleopatra is a gambling machine which is perfect for those who enjoy a slice of history. With the Egyptian Queen on the reels, surrounded by ancient iconic symbols, the game is a lesson in the past. The game play set the standard for Egyptian games and is the reason that this game remains popular many years after its introduction. Free spins and a single wild are nothing new, however 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier is one of the best out there – while wild multipliers are always a nice boost.