Cleopatra II comes to us from International Gaming Technologies and as the name implies, is the popular sequel one of IGT’s most loved slots of all time, the slot machine Cleopatra. The sequel is a lot like the original in several ways, but a major departure is that this game has a much higher variance, which means that you should expect to have longer losing streaks but also bigger wins if you indeed get lucky.
The setting is ancient Egypt during the time that Cleopatra II was ruler. The symbols in the game include the logo for Cleopatra II of course, the Sphinx, Anubis, Horus and Bastet. You will also see the familiar high-value playing card symbols of 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace, the same ones used in video poker games and so many other slot machines.
Cleopatra II features
The Cleopatra II Logo acts as a Wild and replaces all the other symbols except for the Sphinx. In addition, Cleopatra II doubles your wins when it acts as a substitute in a winning combo. You must have 5 Cleopatra II Logos pop up in a line to win the 10,000-coin jackpot.
Because this is a high variance game, you can’t expect to trigger the Free Spins very often. Nevertheless, there are some fairly generous payouts once you do hit the Free Spins feature.
To get the Free Spins feature to be triggered you must have 3 or more of Sphinxes pop up on the reels. If this does happen you will get some very lucrative scatter pays. Getting 3 Sphinxes to pop up and you will win 3X your total bet plus 5 up to 15 free spins. With 4 Sphinxes you win 10X your bet plus 8 up to 18 free spins. If you get 5 Sphinxes you get 200X your bet plus 10 up to 20 free spins. You are paid your wins instantly and they are added to your payline wins.
Depending on the amount of scatters that originally triggered the free spins you will be awarded a certain number of free spins. You must choose a box before the free spins will start, which will tell you the number of spins you won. Plus you will win a bonus multiplier starting with 1X and going up 1 by 1 on each spin. And even better, with 3 or more Sphinxes you win more free spins equal to the amount first triggered. These extra free spins, plus the original free spins will not exceed the feature’s maximum of 50 free spins.
Our thoughts about Cleopatra 2
Although Cleopatra II is the modern sequel of the first Cleopatra slot, the graphics in this game seem a little out of date when compared to some of the newer slot games. However, the gameplay is really good and in fact the bonus round is one of the best we’ve seen so far online. This game is very high variance, unlike its predecessor Cleopatra. Bonus payouts can be huge with those big multipliers but they can take a long time to hit. If you really like slots with an Egyptian theme but prefer slots with a variance that is a bit lower variance you should try Netent’s Pyramid Quest for Immortaly.