Cleopatra is the very first in a series of slots based on the last Pharaoh of Egypt. The slot is still hugely popular today, even without its progressive jackpot spin-offs, or more complex sequels. Cleopatra features some pretty standard and stereotypical imagery. All 20 paylines are adjustable in this 5-reel slot, and players can choose line bets of 1p up to £200 in all. This will see a wagering range that stems upwards from a floor of 20p per spin, to a ceiling of a massive £4,000 a go. Unlike its progressive successor, this non-progressive video slot has a top prize worth 10,000 coins in all.
In both the base game and the free spins bonus, Cleopatra herself acts as a wild symbol. When wild symbols appear on the reels, they can substitute for all other icons in the game, barring bonus icons. If one or more wilds appear in a winning combination, then those wins will be doubled. Wild symbols also double as the best paying symbols in this slot, being worth up to 10,000 coins in total.
Bonus symbols appear as the Sphinx, and they can appear on all of the reels of the slot. Land three or more of them to trigger the Cleopatra Bonus round. Scattered wins worth as much as 2x, 5x, 20x or 100x your total bet are possible for landing 2, 3, 4 or 5 such symbols on the screen.
In the Cleopatra Bonus round, players can effectively land 15 free spins in total. Those free spins will see all wins tripled. The exception to this rule is wild symbols. Any winning combination of 4 or less wilds will see wins tripled. If you land all 5 wilds in a winning combination, there will be no tripling of the wins.
Cleopatra has nothing left to prove. It has proven itself a capable and entertaining slot time and time again since its launch. Some of its sequels are good, and some are not, but none hold a candle to this original slot machine game, which has now achieved the status of being a legendary slot.