Pay homage to the majesty of the desert in Cleopatra Queen of Slots, a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot powered by Novomatic. This trip to the ancient world comes with wild wins that can be boosted by multipliers of up to 10x as well as a bonus feature where up to 50 free spins with extra wilds are on offer. Head to the pyramids from between 40p and £50 per spin.

As usual with Novomatic game, Cleopatra Queen of Slots isn’t the most visually arresting you’ll ever see – symbols on the black reels include playing cards from A to 9 as well as 5 cartoon-style Egyptian hieroglyphs. The bird god Horus is the most rewarding of the standard symbols. Land 5 on a payline for a payout of 20 times your total stake.

Cleopatra herself is the game’s wild, substituting for all other symbols with the exception of the scatter – every time Cleo forms part of a winning combination, that payout is boosted by a multiplier that can top 10x. The only exception is if the win is formed entirely of wilds. You won’t be complaining if you land 5 wilds on a payline though as this awards 500 times your total stake.

The magic book is the scatter – landing 3, 4 or 5 of them anywhere on the reels triggers the Free Spins Bonus feature. First choose from 1 of the books on show to reveal the number of free spins you’ve been awarded. This can be anything up to 50 free spins!

A second book will reveal which of the quintet of hieroglyph symbols will become a bonus wild for the duration of the feature. This extra wild comes in addition to the standard wild and acts in exactly the same way, replacing everything bar the scatter and awarding multipliers of up to 10x. You can re-trigger more free spins here too.

Cleopatra Queen of Slots is pretty simple fare – the wild multipliers keep things ticking over in the base game but the best opportunities come via the free spins. Land a big haul of free spins with the added wild and it can be a lucrative option.

The variance here is in the low to medium range. If you don’t mind that, there’s much to like in Cleopatra Queen of Slots. For something a bit fierier with a similar theme, you may prefer Novomatic’s Cleopatra Last of the Pharaohs instead.