Cleopatra’s Coins slot review
Every slots developer firm worth its salt has in its locker a game or three based on ancient Egypt, and most of the really good firms will go one step further with 'Cleopatra' stuck in its title. You only need to visit your regular casino to see just how many of those slots there are on the market.
Spin Like an Egyptian
For now, however, make do with Rival Gaming's slot which comes packed with hieroglyphics, images of pyramids and the Sphinx, plus Cleopatra herself. Julius Caesar and Cleopatra's love interest, Antony, make an appearance on 5 reels, while 15 paylines are the order of the day.
Trigger a 5,000 Coin Wild Jackpot
The Scarab Beetle is Wild and substitutes for all those hieroglyphs and historical characters. Only the free spins and gold coin bonus Scatters are exempt from some full-on Wild-subbing madness. Five Wild Beetles on the reels pays out a nice 5,000-coin jackpot.
Earn up to 100 Free Spins
Cleopatra was bitten by the deadly asp, so legend has it, and three or more of those anywhere triggers free spins. It's really beneficial to land as many Scatters as possible anywhere as you will win 100 spins for landing five Scatters. A "mere" 10 or 20 spins are up for grabs for landing three or four Scatters.
Pick Your Golden Prize
Three or more gold coin symbols anywhere, meanwhile, triggers the second bonus round. Essentially, it's a fairly basic Pick 'em bonus round where you need to pick from the gold vessels on-screen. Choose wisely and you will pick up some juicy cash bonuses.
In terms of Egyptian-themed slots, Cleopatra's Coins is a fairly basic addition to the vast pile. The bonus rounds were pretty tricky to trigger when I played, but get those 100 spins with a 3x multiplier and you will really see the dividends paid. Even at low coin bets, though, there seems to be some good jackpots to be won. For a bigger bang for your buck, however, then you may be better off playing IGT's Cleopatra slot or even the follow up slot Cleopatra 2..