Cleopatra II has a similar look and feel to its predecessor - the reels include a trio of hieroglyphic symbols as well as playing card symbols, styled with an Egyptian twist. The hieroglyphs all pay out 500 coins if you manage to find five in a payline.
The Cleo II symbols acts as the wild, substituting for all symbols apart from the scatter. Any winning payline in which the Cleo II symbols appears will see the payout doubled. Find four wilds in a combination and you'll receive a 1,000 coin payout. Find 5 and a massive 10,000 coin payout awaits.
The chief attraction in Cleopatra II is the Free Spins feature which is an upgrade on an already impressive original offering. To trigger it you'll need to find 3 or more of the Sphinx scatter symbols.
3 scatters will give you a payout of three times your total bet and between 5 and 15 free spins. Find four Sphinx symbols and you'll win 10 times your total bet plus between eight and 18 free games. If you're lucky enough to hit five scatters, then look forward to a bumper payout of 200 times your total bet as well as between 10 and 20 free spins.
In the original Cleopatra, all free spin wins were boosted by a 3x multiplier - things are a little different in the sequel though. Instead of being fixed for the duration of the feature, the multiplier in Cleopatra II increases by one on each free spin.
If you're lucky enough to find 20 free spins, you're final spin will be boosted by 20x if you find a winner. The precise number of free spins awarded is decided by choosing 1 of 3 treasure boxes. You can re-trigger the free spins if the scatters re-appear, up to a maximum of 50. Fifty free spins means a multiplier of 50x so it's easy to see how things can get big.
The graphics look a little dated to modern eyes but they're perfectly functional. Cleopatra is all about the features rather than the visuals. Old they may be but they can still impress, giving you a real slice of Vegas in your own home.
The variance is higher in Cleopatra II than in the original so some careful bankroll management is required. Don't expect to trigger large numbers of free spins that often - when you do though, the results can be fit for queen. If you like classic Ancient Egypt slots, Book of Ra Deluxe by Novomatic is also a must.