Treasures galore await in Cleopatra Plus, the latest video slot to feature the famous Egyptian queen. This one is a 5 reel, 40 payline game from IGT that comes with stacked wilds that double payouts, free spins with multipliers that can top 50x and super spins with added wilds. This is a multi-stage slot with bigger prizes on offer the more levels you manage to unlock. Head to the pyramids from between 40p and £800 per spin.
The first decision you’ll have to make is to select a lucky deity – Aset, Bastet or Hathor. The further you progress, the more deities you’ll be able to unlock.
The imagery includes many of the staples you’ll find in most Egyptian-themed games. Set against a pyramid clad backdrop, the reels include gem encrusted playing cards as well as the ankh cross, flowers, scarab beetle and eye of Horus hieroglyphs.
The standard symbols are joined by a wild – the Cleopatra Plus logo. This can land in stacks that are 2, 3, 6 or 10 symbols high. All winning combinations that include a wild are boosted by a 2x multiplier and doubled.
Unusually, there is also a trio of scatters – Pharaoh, Pharaoh and Cleopatra and a pair of Cleopatras. Whenever a scatter lands, it will give you a follower. A meter shows how many followers you’ve managed to collect. After you’ve acquired 50 followers, you’ll unlock a level which opens up a new feature. There are 8 levels to discover in total.
Cleopatra Plus comes with a Free Spins Bonus feature which is triggered by landing 3 or more of any combination of the Cleopatra and Pharaoh scatter symbols listed above. To begin with, you’ll be awarded 5 free spins with a 1x multiplier.
You’ll then be shown a map, starting in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria. Move your collected followers to a selection of building which are dotted throughout the city. These locations will reveal between 3 and 20 extra free spins, 2x to 4x multipliers or coin prizes. The more levels you unlock, the better the potential goodies on offer with 30 free spins, 5x multipliers, a 50x last spin multiplier and 10 Super Spins with added wilds all potentially available.
The more followers you amass, the bigger the potential base game goodies on offer too. For example, 200 followers add a trio of stacked Egyptian god symbols which can give your winning chances a nice nudge in the right direction. The goal here is to keep on landing the scatters to collect more followers and subsequently amass greater winning opportunities.
With the biggest rewards on offer after you’ve unlocked the higher levels, you’ll need a healthy bankroll to take Cleopatra Plus to its fullest potential. It’s certainly possible to win decent amounts at the lower levels too though.
Ancient Egypt is up there with China when it comes to an exotic location for a video slot – Cleopatra Plus shows that there’s still room for innovation even if the setting it extremely familiar. The levelling up won’t be to everyone’s taste but the combination of quality design and a decent range of features makes this virtual trip to the desert one worth making. It may sound complicated but it’s rather simple – I also recommend you try the original Cleopatra game which is 1 of the most played slots of all time!