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Cleopatra by IGT is a throwback to the time when slots were pretty simple and could be easily explained in a couple of sentences rather than the time it takes to make and drink a cup of tea. Originally a land-based slot, this is one for nostalgia fans and at the same time, it’s a great game to serve as an introduction to players just starting to find their feet in the slots section of the Mr Green casino.
From the mask of Tutankhamun to the right of the reels to the smartly-dressed explorer to the left of them, there’s a real (or should that be reel?) feel of Ancient Egypt about this game, more so than our other slots, which can only be a good thing!
Here’s how it goes, Before you start spinning, you’ll first have to decide how much you want to stake per spin. That’s done by first deciding on how many lines you want to have active (1-20) and then how much you want to be playing per line (1-1000 coins). Combine the two and it means that the minimum you can play per spin is 20 cents, the maximum is a hopping 200 CAD.
After that, it’s just a case of hitting Spin. Amongst the more experienced slots players, they’ll quickly note that this game is super old-school, (or shall we say Ancient School), so much so that it doesn’t give you the option to play a pre-determined number of spins using the Autoplay function. But then again, who needs that anyway? Hitting that Spin button is part of the whole experience.
The slot uses the 5x 3-reel format.
For those of you interested and knowledgeable on Ancient Egypt, our symbols will be grasped easily, however for those who don’t, we’ve written up a symbols guide for you. There’s an ‘Eye of Ra’ which is meant to keep bad spirits away, a shepherd’s crook with a gold flail, a dung beetle, a beautiful Cartouche, and lastly a Lotus.
Then there are the usual card symbols that just about every slot seems to have and last but not least, the special symbols. We’ll come to those in a minute.
This is a low to medium volatility slot meaning that wins should come around pretty frequently rather than being one of those games where wins are rare but pretty big when you do secure one.
The Cleopatra Wild symbol here is none other than…Cleopatra. We bet you didn’t see that one coming.
As is the case with any other slot worth its salt, the Wild symbol will substitute for any other symbol, except for the Scatter. The game will automatically work out how best the Wild symbol can substitute other symbols to ensure you get the best possible winning combination. But here’s where Cleopatra is different.
If the Wild symbol is used to form a win, it’s instantly doubled just because it contained the Wild. Of course, if you happen to get 5 Wilds in a row you’ll walk away with the Jackpot but as you’d imagine, the chances of that are as slim as a catwalk model. What you do however have a decent chance of securing is 5 identical symbols with the help of one or more Wilds.
If you are going through a bit of a lean patch with a few spins in a row without winning, having your payout doubled like that out of the blue is just about the best thing that can happen. Well, second best. That honour falls to the free spins.
There’s one symbol we haven’t mentioned yet and it’s the Sphinx. Students of Ancient Egypt will know all about that one but all we have to worry about here is that it’s the Scatter.
Get two of those and you’ll instantly win twice your stake. But it’s three (or more) of them you really want to see. Three Scatters activates the free spins round where you can look forward to 15 of them and you won’t be surprised to hear that it’s in the free spins round that you really make your money.
That’s because each and every win secured during the free spins round is tripled so it doesn’t take any sort of maths genius to work out that if you get yourself three or four of those it really does all start to add up.
It is actually possible to re-trigger those free spins up to a maximum of 180 but it is, frankly speaking, quite rare. But those 15 should be more than enough to see you leave the Cleopatra bonus round with something very worthwhile.
One of the simpler games you’re likely to find at the Mr Green Casino due to its old-school nature but a firm favourite amongst anyone who has a soft spot for land-based slots who make the online transition and for those who think a simple game is a good game. But the proof of the fact that it’s not completely dated is that you can play it on just about any mobile device of your choice. Pop that tablet out, start spinning away on your mobile, or just go with the desktop version. If you’re not up for risking your own money first up, try the Play for Free version to see if it floats your boat.
Cleopatra is a reminder of what slots used to look like about 15 years ago. If you’re a person for whom only the latest version of something will do, you’re probably better off giving it a miss. But if it’s a quality slot with unfussy features that you’re after, you’re sure to enjoy this one whilst being immersed by references to Ancient Egypt and its mystical Queen. There’s a reason why it’s never gone out of fashion at Mr Green.