Cleopatra from IGT: Slot Review - like its namesake, this game has stood the test of time

GamingRevolution tests why Cleopatra by software provider IGT has remained one of the most popular games on the market. While its graphics are rather outdated, its features make up for much - especially, free spins!

The game starts on a high note. "My fortunes are yours," Cleopatra's smoky voice calls out to players. Cleopatra by IGT is one of the most popular slot games of all time. The format of this video slot, based on Egyptian mythology, is pretty standard. 5 reels and 20 paylines greet players. Yet, its 10,000 coin jackpot, justifies Cleopatra's initial statement - if you are lucky!

Special Features

The most profitable bonus feature sure is the jackpot. This jackpot is activated upon receiving 5 Cleopatra logos. Not to be confused with Cleopatra herself - she is the wild symbol in this IGT slot.

Furthermore, at least three Sphinx symbols trigger the free spins bonus. Players are guaranteed awarded 15 free spins. But with a total of 180 free spins, this really is the stand-out feature in Cleopatra. Arguably, it is the reason why so many players remain loyal to playing this IGT game.

The many colours, symbols, the reels and the background, may not be every player's cup. Certainly, it evokes a retro feel.

Theme and Graphics

From the look of the slot game, one can tell that this game has been around a while. The graphics are less sleek than in newer online slot games (including Cleopatra II by IGT). Yet, with some great bonus features, this slot game has managed to remain a favourite among many players.

Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots

With Cleopatra changing to 'Double' and doubling a player's winnings, it is a great game for players who are not prepared to spend a fortune but do want to win big. Of course, winnings are even greater if your coin value is increased, yet, the risk also rises. With this in mind, a reasonable bet level and coin amount is recommended. However, if you are feeling risky, Cleopatra, with a maximum of £100 per spin, caters for high rollers too.

Our Verdict on Cleopatra

Throughout the game, Cleopatra encourages your game. This is a fun little gimmick but can irritate if you have just lost. Take it with humour. This slot game has the reputation for paying well. With its generous free spins feature, it has become one of the most popular classics on the market.