A slot called Cleopatra Gold was never going to be an understated one as far as design is concerned and it’s as lavish looking as you might expect. With Cleopatra looking down from above, the sandy reels are filled with gold. You’ll see A to 9 royals alongside a selection of more rewarding hieroglyph symbols. The best of these is the scarab beetle. Land 5 of these on a payline for an award of 5 times your stake.
2x multiplier wilds
Both Cleopatra and the Cleopatra Gold logo symbols are wild. They both replace everything apart from the burial mask scatter symbol and also pay 1.66, 10 or 29.16 x stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. If a winning combination made up of a standard symbol includes a wild, the payout is doubled.
A Cleopatra Gold logo wild can morph into a gold wild. This wild nudges up or down to turn the whole reel wild. You’ll also receive a respin on a new reel set. You can land multiple respins here as well as landing plenty of stacked wilds. This is called the Gold Spins feature.
Free spins with 3x wild multipliers
Land 3, 4 or 5 of the gold burial mask scatter symbol on the same spin and you’ll pocket a payout of 5, 10 or 20 times your total stake. 3 or more scatters also activates the Free Spins feature and with it, 10, 12 or 14 free spins. Wild wins during the bonus round are trebled rather than doubled.
Land 3 or more scatters on the same spin for a re-trigger and another round of free spins – in fact, you can retrigger many times with the possibility of playing up to 150 free spins in 1 sitting.
5,250 x stake wins
This ‘Gold’ version of the Cleopatra slot is nicely done. The visuals are opulent and the soundtrack is pure Arabia. The gameplay stacks up too. The wild multipliers, nudging wilds, respins and free spins deliver plenty of action. The variance is in the medium range.
The classic Cleopatra slot from IGT is a cult favourite both online and in land-based casinos. The ‘Gold’ version has an extra feature but also comes with lower value symbols and lower max wins of 5,250 x stake per free spin. In the original Cleopatra slot, you could win 10,000 x stake per spin.
If you’ve enjoyed the other releases in IGT’s popular Egyptian collection, expect more of the same from Cleopatra Gold – it’s not a slot that will appeal to players who know the original due to the reasons described above. Finally, IGT’s Pyramidion has a similar theme and more on the feature/max win front potentially.