Reviewed by Thando Nkosi, Pretoria, South Africa
The fact that Cleopatra is an African Queen, this slot really had me attracted to it from the get go and baited me hook line and sinker. I especially appreciated developers IGT’s take on an Egyptian themed slot. The visuals carry rustic earthy tones that you would expect from a slot that is drawing its inspiration from the Ancient history carried by Egypt. It features both light sandy colours and dark gloomy colours too. The animated graphics are symbolic to their theme although rather simplistic. I do like how the standard playing card symbols (which I must say are often left looking bland by developers) were given a spotlight and made to look like part of the aesthetics. Over and above the stunning design of the slot, Cleopatra features a 5 reels and 20 paylines setup.
How Popular is Cleopatra Slot in South Africa?
Egyptian themed slots tend to be rather popular in general and the same can be said for Cleopatra. I have noticed that out of IGT’s Egyptian-themed slots this one makes some noise. The draw in can be attributed to the developer themselves who have carved a reputation for themselves in the South African slots market.
My Experience with Cleopatra Slot
Once I was done appreciating the theme and the aesthetic elements of the slot, I was able to start delving into the rest of its features and functions. Cleopatra’s RTP is a rather generous one, and I am not a player who shuns away from 95.7%. Further to this, the incredible 10,000 coins jackpot which is wielded by Cleopatra herself had me continuously placing bets which wasn’t at all too hard considering the minimum and maximum bets per line is at 1 coin in this medium variance game. A feature that I quite liked was the ease of gameplay, with the controls all being structurally organised and placed at the bottom of the interface. All I had to do was adjust my bets by using the arrows and click the orange play button.
Bonuses, Gameplay, Variance
Cleopatra has up to 180 free spins ready for you to capitalize on! This was something that I managed to score twice through an hour long session. Over and above having free games, Cleopatra also has a scatter symbol like no other, this is because it acts as a multiplier and will multiply the total bet placed up to 100 times should a winning combination be made. The scatter also wields the power to grant access to the free games bonus round. There are 12 symbols in the game and I was on board with the fact that they all matched the game’s theme.
I quite enjoyed playing this game. It ignited competitive streak as I sought to land five Queen Cleopatra symbols in an attempt to score the jackpot. Did I come close? Not at all, but I appreciated the gameplay as well as the features that helped me to earn some decent wins. I also liked that I could play this game anywhere on my smartphone, that certainly didn’t hurt.
- Slot Type: Video Slot
- Variance: Medium
- Genre: Egyptian
- Software: IGT
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 20
- RTP: 95.02%
- Minimum and Maximum Coin per line: 1/1
- Coin Size Range: 0.01 – 100.00
- Wild Symbol: Yes
- Scatter Symbol: Yes
- Free Spins: Yes
- Autoplay: Yes
- Jackpot: 10,000
- Progressive: No