Few slot machines out there cause as much of a stir as the Monopoly slots. These games are without question some of the best casno games to have ever been created. However, there are a few titles out there that rival these board game bonus based machines both in terms of both playability and popularity.
You won’t be surprised to find out that these have been created by the same awesome development company behind the Monopoly games, IGT, with Cleopatra, the slot modeled on the once great ruler of Ancient Egypt coming out as one of their most famous creations. Like Mega Moolah slot game by Microgaming, Starburst and Gonzo’s Quest slot by NetEnt, Sweet Bonanza slot and Wolf Gold slot by Pragmatic Play, Cleopatra is on the top of the most popular slots nowadays.
IGT has a special in house standard that’s only awarded to their very best games. It’s known as the “Killer Slot’ status and so far only three games have ever achieved this impressive accolade. Cleopatra is one of these machines, alongside Rainbow Riches Pots of Gold, which has seriously endeared itself to British fruit fans and Wolf Run, the big multi-paying and playing title based on the lupine packs of North America. So just what is it that gives Cleopatra the edge on other games?
Reels of Gold
The production values on Cleopatra are extremely high. This is one good looking slot machine that comes draped in gold finery with all manner of Egyptian mystical hieroglyphs adorning the fast spinning reels here. You’ve got a great desert-like background too, which helps set the scene and adds to the ambiance, helping immerse the player into the action.
Whilst many slot machines seem to have soundtracks bolted on as a bit of an after-thought, this is certainly not the case with Cleopatra, which packs in some of the best sounds we’ve heard on any casin game. When you hit the spin button you’ll hear the most crazy Egyptian noises accompanying the reel movements. Now we’ve got no idea what music sounded like in Ancient Egypt, but we’re strangely sure it must have sounded a little something like this. That’s not all you get either, all the wins and reel action are backed up by the silky and seductive tones of Cleopatra herself
Cleopatra – Comin’ Atcha !
As with all modern slot machines, Cleopatra uses a five reel grid featuring twenty pay-lines of hot gambling action. This is combined with the legendary Cleopatra wild symbol, which not only helps you complete the prize-winning combinations by substituting for all other symbols on the reels, but also doubles the value of their prizes. Score in a combination with two wilds and you’re looking at four times your normal payout and so on. If you’re lucky enough to hit five wilds in combination then you’ll get the game’s top jackpot prize.
Don’t Needle Me!
As with most modern slot machines, Cleopatra packs in an awesome bonus round. Stop in three or more of the special Sphinx scatters to activate this bonus round, where you’ll be taken to a special set of reels with even more special symbols than the normal set. Here you’ll get fifteen free spins with all the standard pay-out prizes, barring the jackpot, trebled. This means you can pick up reel wins at six times the normal value (or even more) by completing combinations with the fabulous Cleopatra wild symbol.
Queen of Slots
In summation Cleopatra is a really great slot machine that gives you tons of chances to win big on the reels. It’s got everything you could want in terms of game-play together with a prize paying structure that simply spits out the action and wins. When people talk about slot machines, then without question Cleopatra is one of the classics of this genre and will probably be remembered in csino history with almost as much love as historians look back on that ancient queen of Egypt.