This slot game is an ancient Egypt inspired game from MGA featuring a basic 3x3 grid and a fruit machine design. This slot machine introduces players to a Cleopatra character and other Egyptian symbols, such as pyramids and the sphinx, along with classic fruit icons and precious gems. Special features in this slot game include multiple bonus games, nudges, holds, free spins and an upper and lower game with different jackpots available.
The Egyptian theme is clear right away as soon as the game loads with the cartoonish Cleopatra character appearing on the screen, strangely in her underwear. You can see the paytable on the left and right of the reels giving all the various potential winning amounts for the precious gems and the colourful fruit symbols. The background is taken up with a manicured garden complete with pillars, green grass and plants. There is only 1 payline making this game very simple and reminiscent of traditional fruit machines.
You can raise and lower your total stake per spin by clicking the ‘bet’ button to change your number of coins from 1 to 5. This gives a minimum bet per spin of 0.20 and a maximum bet of 1.00. This makes the game ideal for lower rollers. It is possible to play automatically by selecting the ‘auto’ button to begin your spins. You can alter the number of spins by clicking the menu button to change them from 10 to 500 or even infinity. To stop the autospins again, simply click on the same button.
Similar to a classic fruit machine players get to use nudges and holds in this game to boost their winning chances. After a winning spin you get the chance to nudge the reels a number of times to move the symbols. You can also hold reels and spin the remaining reel again in the hope it reveals a better combination.
The pyramid symbol is the free games symbol, while the Cleopatra is the wild symbol and can substitute for all the other icons in the game to create more possible wins. The bonus is the gold circle with the Eye of Horus pictured inside. This can award up to 6x bonus if you hit 3 together on a payline.
Whenever you hit a winning spin you also get the chance to gamble your cash. This works like the gamble ladder in other slot games with two cash prizes highlighted. You have to click ‘play’ to gamble or ‘collect’ to take your winnings. You can keep gambling to climb the ladder fall to the bottom and pick up a lower prize.
Sometimes you get the chance to ‘change game’ if the button flashes. Press this to move up to the upper level where a new set of reels greets you with a pyramid scene in the background and Cleopatra holding a snake. This new game has 8 paylines and you get the chance to gamble after your payouts again for the chance to hit another bonus. Look out for the flashing ‘change game’ button to move back to the lower game screen.
There are 4 bonus mini games in this slot machine which are accessed by spinning certain combinations of symbols in the main game. Hitting 3 pharaohs in the lower game triggers the 1st bonus game where you can pick form the mummies to reveal a cash prize. Hitting 3 necklaces in the upper game triggers the 2nd bonus game where you can spin a big wheel to reveal a multiplier prize of up to 50x your bet. Spinning 3 pyramids in the upper game riggers the screen with Egyptians pulling trucks filled with bonuses, while spinning 3 gods triggers the mini roulette game.
The Egyptian theme is a tried and tested theme for slot games and is always popular. This offering is a simple game with cartoon-like images that feel a bit old fashioned. The vibe is not a modern one, but there are a range of features here to keep gameplay entertaining.
With all the bonus features available players have the chance to trigger plenty of extra bonus mini games, though none appeared during our gaming session, so it is certainly not easy to trigger them. It is a great idea to have two main screens and lots of extra bits and pieces to look out for such as the nudges. Overall, this game is ideal for fans of Egyptian themes and classic fruit machines, though the game might not be to the taste of players who prefer a more modern, sophisticated feel.