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Cleopatra slot in a class of its own

2 Aug 2011

By David Newstead

Cleopatra is one of the greatest gambling games ever without question. Not only does it adopt a regal position amongst the multitude of slots that are now available in both land based and online casinos, but it even grosses more revenue in certain houses than the big money games of roulette and blackjack. Everything that’s great about slot games is contained within this one game, from the golden graphics so the sensual, sexy sounds, each aspect of this gaming classic has been finely crafted so all the pieces of this game sing as one delightful whole.

The Cleopatra slot is one of the most beautiful games to play. It has a smooth realistic slot machine action that gives you that old time mechanical one arm bandit feeling, together with the animations and audio that tells you this is true 21st century technology. The game is loaded with Egyptian symbols of power and prestige, which would have made any early Egyptologist, even the great Howard Carter, salivate at the thought of the riches these could catch on the money market. The game comes with two special symbols, the sphinx (which was actually built a long time before Cleopatra) and the Cleopatra wild multiplier that has the wonderful ability to not only substitute for any symbol, but can also double the value of any winning combinations it helps complete.

The big money draw on Cleopatra has to be the free spin round and believe us when we say this is THE free spin round. Every spin takes place on special win encrusted reels that pack in even more wild symbols and even more sphinx scatters giving you a chance to reactivate the free spin feature for even more free spins on these beautiful reels. On top of all of this the value of every combination win (barring the five wilds jackpot payout) is trebled for the duration of the free spins. When you couple this up with the Cleopatra wild double multiplier you could be looking at prizes that could be paid at six, nine, twelve or even more times their face value. You’d be forgiven for thinking that a slot that pays so richly on the bonus round must be incredibly tight on the reel game action, but this simply isn’t the case here somehow the clever bods that created this casino classic have managed to somehow balance the reel game and the bonus game so both pay out some really big wins with rarely a dull moment.

Many slot games out there have tried to emulate and copy the Cleopatra formula and even more have gone as far as to try to better this brilliant slot by introducing four times paying free spin games and even more features, but they always seem to fall short of being able to provide the all around action of the original. Well, if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery as they say, then the Cleopatra slot must be getting tired of all the attention, as its winning formula has now been copied ad infinitum, proving that this brilliant game is thought by many, many people in the know to be one of the best in the industry.
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