Cleopatra II Review
Almost 10 years after the original, Cleopatra, IGT decided it was time for the iconic Egyptian Queen to return. The classic slot is back but with an upgrade in this sequel to the cult classic Egyptian slot that arguably kick-started the Egyptian hype in online slots.
Cleopatra II plays on 5-reels with 20 paylines and a medium volatility level. The slot features free spins and multipliers to help players gain unbelievable wins of 50,000x their stake. Enter the beauty of Ancient Egypt and experience the experience that is Cleopatra II.
The decadent gold tone of the original slot is back with even stronger colours. All the vibrant and royal blues, reds and greens are back to show how decadent this slot actually is. Naturally, the slot is set in Ancient Egypt with the reels on top of a building looking out into the distance to see a multitude of pyramids. There are fire pits close by and a red carpet to highlight that Cleopatra II is an event.
Of course, the reels contain various symbols relating back to ancient Egypt with various gods and related symbols such as Sphinx. Even the traditional playing suits of A, J, K, Q and 10 are adorned in gold and hieroglyphics on them to give them the full Cleopatra II makeover.
Throughout spins, there is a mixture of chanting with various ethereal music to create something magical. It strangely fits with the slot but does get annoying after a little while - you may want to mute the music after a while.
If you enjoyed the first slot, then you'll enjoy this one and be able to pick it up and play it. Aside from the free spins and multipliers, Cleopatra II is straightforward and easy to follow. The slot plays on 5-reels with 20 paylines - so it's simple to follow.
All the relevant buttons can be found at the bottom of the reels with the spin button to the far right and then the autospin and bet level just to the left of it. The paytable and other menus can be found at the top of the screen in case you need them.
The win potential is a huge improvement from the original with a higher RTP of 95.88% which is just about the average for an online slot. Cleopatra II is a medium volatility slot but delivers wins of up to 50,000x your stake. This can be won through the free spins round with the increasing multiplier that can reach up to x50.
In almost every way, Cleopatra II is better than the original with a bigger payout, better design and overall more entertaining gameplay. The only real thing that the original Cleopatra did better was the volume of free spins with the potential to reach up to 180 - however, this one compensates with an increasing multiplier.
Overall, Cleopatra II is a must-play for fans of the original and fans of Egyptian slots in general. Sure, this slot doesn't add anything too innovative - but is thoroughly entertaining to play.