The Lady Herself
Seeing as this game is about her, it makes sense that one of the features should revolve around her beauty and cunning; the scatter symbol is your way of obtaining free games. It won’t be as simple as seeing her though, for the Queen of the Nile will have to appear on the first, third or fifth reel for her combination to count.
When she does, you’ll experience an interactive pyramid level, which is basically your standard pick me bonus, but with an Egyptian twist. You’ll no doubt have spotted all those arrows carved into the stone, well you need to climb up those levels to reaffirm the parameters of your free games.
Locked or Unlocked
That would have been enough interaction for a free games feature, but then Mazooma decided to add in the Ankh and Bastet components to the rounds. When the former symbol appears, the counter for the game is locked into place, meaning that no additional spins can be gained. However, in doing so you’ll get a x5 multiplier added to the winnings. Should the Bastet turn up though, then you’ll have the counter unlocked and the multiplier taken away.
We like that you don’t get anything for free here, not really. Even when in this round you still have interesting bonuses that come at a price. Do you lose the ability to gain more spins but enhance your win, or do you get more spins but lose the multiplier? We like that kind of volatility when we play because it keeps the experience fresh.
Sand in Your Eyes
Cleopatra Last of the Pharaohs definitely doesn’t seem to enjoy disappointing its players, for there’s yet another element to the game if you should be on the receiving end of a losing spin. The Sandstorm Bonus is the slots way of giving you another try; how kind of them, maybe too kind…?
A whirling tower of sand will rush across the grid, changing symbols as it crosses their paths, possibly helping to rectify the wrong you’ve just experienced. Notice all the maybes? Well, this feature doesn’t trigger every time, and even if it does activate, there’s no promise that it’ll create a win for you.
Big BIG Wins
As much as we can dislike betting ranges that affect the paytable, we can’t help but be lured in by the might of those jackpot numbers – as much as 400,000 credits could be yours! That’s one hell of a win to take home with you, though you’ll need to bet the full amount to even get close to that money. Thankfully, even going with the lower stake of 40 credits (a considerable sum), you can get a payout of 20,000 credits instead.
Gone but Not Forgotten
Cleo might be long gone now, in terms of existence, but she lives on inside the reels of this slot machine, and what a slot machine it is. Mazooma has done an excellent job at turning a popular, and dare we say, overdone theme, and created a matrix that is exclusive to them. That’s a feat not easily done in a stagnating industry.