Join the famous Egyptian queen for some extremely volatile video slots action in Cleopatra Last of the Pharaohs. Available to play on desktop and mobile devices, this 5 reel, 10 payline game from Novomatic comes with a free spins feature complete with up to 5 stacked wilds as well as cash prizes. Look out too for the Sandstorm Bonus feature which can sweep across the reels and transform them into a winning combination. Play from between 40p and £50 per spin.

There are plenty of video slots based on the land of the pyramids. Is there much that makes Cleopatra Last of the Pharaohs stand out? Visually, it’s 1 of Novomatic’s better efforts. The stony entrance to the pyramid forms the backdrop the reels which include the usual array of playing cards and impressively drawn hieroglyphs. The backing track is the developer’s usual generic offering which is something of a disappointment. Things do pick up a bit aurally in the Free Spins feature though.

The top symbol is Cleopatra herself who is both the game’s wild and scatter – as well as replacing all other symbols, she’ll also trigger the Free Spins feature when she lands on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin.

Once triggered, you’ll be taken to a new screen and presented with a pyramid – pick a block from the bottom level to hopefully reveal an advance. The other symbol on offer is a stacked wild. The higher up you the pyramid you make it, the more stacked wilds on offer. The 15 free spins play out as soon as you land 1 of the stacked wilds.

Look out for the ankh symbol – when this lands on reel 5, it will freeze your total of free spins (in effect giving you extra free spins) and gives you a 5 times stake cash prize. This continues until the Bastet cat symbol lands on reel 5.

The other feature on offer is the Sandstorm Bonus feature which can hit following any unsuccessful spin – the sands blow across the reels, transforming up to 5 reels to create a new winning combination.

The features aren’t especially innovative but they can pack a mighty punch – land multiple stacked wilds in the free spins feature and the treasure can build up quickly. Be warned though, Cleopatra Last of the Pharaohs is a volatile beast – expect spells as dry as the Sahara as your bankroll quickly disappears. Get lucky with the feature though and some extremely large wins are possible.

Ancient Egyptian themed video slots are two a penny in the online casino world. If you like big risk, big reward games then Cleopatra Last of the Pharaohs is one worth considering. I would also recommend Book of Ra Deluxe and Pharaoh’s Ring from Novomatic.