Released way back in 2012 by IGT Cleopatra is a mainstay in the online casino world, odds are if you’re passionate about online slots and know your way around a casino lobby, then you’ve more than likely sunk some time into this absolutely iconic online slot.
What you see is what you get with this game, like many slots of the same time it doesn’t try too hard in terms of flashy mechanics and bonus features. What this 5-reel, 20 payline slot does offer is fun, lucrative fast-paced free spins round and incredibly strong Egyptian theming that has gone on to inspire a myriad of other popular online slots over the years.
If you’re a fan of classic online slots and can look past the dated-graphics and lack of modern mechanics then you’ll find Cleopatra is well worth a spin.
Cleopatra is without a shadow of a doubt the quintessential Egyptian-themed slot on the market, even after nearly a decade since it was released into casino lobbies it remains one of the best.
The reels are surrounded by solid gold and the symbols are all that you’d expect from a game named after a beautiful, regal Egyptian ruler. Even the low paying symbols (10, J, Q, K, A) are beautifully designed and adorned with jewels and classy decorative fans. High paying symbols are as you’d expect from an Egyptian themed slot with the Eye of Horus, crook and flail, tablet, fan and scarab beetle all featuring.
In terms of sounds, again, it’s exactly what you’d expect, tense Egyptian drumbeats. There are no sounds when the reels aren’t being spun, which is disappointing… Whenever the free spins bonus kicks the music does get faster and more intense, increasing on each and every spin.
As mentioned earlier in the review, what you see is what you get with Cleopatra, and we’re certainly not complaining about that! You can set your bets by choosing how many paylines you want to activate per spin, and then how much you want to bet on each payline. Of course, there’s also an autospin mode that lets players spin up to 50 spins without intervention.
This game features a fixed jackpot of 10,000x your initial stake whenever 5 scatter symbols land on all 5 reels at the same time. This, coupled with the maximum of 180 free spins on during the bonus round (with a 3x multiplier) makes this slot very attractive indeed. Our only minor complaint is that the RTP is slightly below average at 95.02%.
IGT created a masterpiece when this game was released. Despite being an old-lady amongst most of the shiny new online slots that fill casino lobbies in this day and age Cleopatra holds her own, it’s a true casino classic. It doesn’t look great, but it’s engaging and lucrative, we really can’t ask for much more than that can we?