The Cleopatra slot machine is famous the world over, and it’s been given a complete make over with a brand new jackpot added to it’s five reels.
Now be careful here. When we talk about this MegaJackpots Cleopatra video slot, we mean just that – the game with the jackpot. You will also be able to find the Cleopatra slot game without it, so be sure to choose the right one.
Not that there is a wrong choice here. This Queen may be as ancient as the Egyptians but she wears her age well. You wouldn’t know it from looking at her that it’s one of the first IGT slot games that came out in Vegas casino floors.
As soon as you open the Cleopatra online slot, you’ll hear the ladies seductive voice wishing you good fortune. Beautiful, and looking like she could have been created yesterday, it doesn’t feel dated.
To be fair, probably one of the reasons she remains timeless is because this is a timeless theme.
The scarab beetles, ancient hieroglyphics and torn papyrus are meant to look old. And with few animations, there’s nothing much to distract you from 5 reels and 20 paylines of Egyptian gold and mysteries.
Which is nice, as this machine will keep you fairly steady as you aim to hit one of the many ways to win big.
Let’s not forget that the original Cleopatra slot was already old. Adding a Mega jackpot prize doesn’t change the fact that 99% of the time you’re going to have to enjoy the simplicity of this game.
You have a wild symbol, which when it comes in pairs on the screen it doubles your win, and gives you 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier.
And that’s it. No fancy animation jumping out at you, no click me bonus, no big singing and dancing number. These are old fashioned reels.
On the bright side, there’s a reason why this jackpot slot online was popular before that added the multi-million top prize. During the free spins, you can win a massive 12,480 times your line bet.
Or at least, you shouldn’t until this game hits about 750,000 to 1 million in top jackpot prize.
Not because the game in itself isn’t good enough, but because your odds on the MegaJackpots Cleopatra version are worse than in the original Cleopatra slot (sans jackpot).
Generally, the original Cleopatra return to player rate is 95.02%. The Cleopatra MegaJackpots, on the other hand, without the jackpot, stands at an incredibly low 88.98%.
It means that if this is your game, play the original, until the jackpot is good enough.
Once the jackpot gets to about 750,000, the return to player rate increases dramatically to 92.02%, because that’s when the MegaJackpot prize is thinking about paying out.
When it gets to one million, the returns get even higher to a beautiful 93.03%. Though getting 5 wilds on that centre line to trigger the jackpot is anything but guaranteed.
The games are essentially the same, and the RTP is only changing because the MegaJackpot is so big, it can’t give you 5 wilds in a row as regularly as with the original.
Still, if you’re after the big wins in the base game alone, and not interested in slot machine jackpot hunting, then stick with the original which generally pays out more often – just not half as much.
Coming out on the 26th of February 2015, we can already tell you that the MegaJackpots Cleopatra Android and iOS slot will work beautifully.
Why? Because the original does as well.
Taking up the whole screen regardless of size, the impact is no less when playing on the go.
In fact, we’d say the ol’ gal holds up even better when played as a mobile phone slot. Reason being, you expect your mobile casino games to be a little simpler in look and feel in order to spin better when you’re out and about.
And due to her simplicity IGT didn’t have to do anything to change her play when transferring to the smaller screen.
Meaning you get your favourite game on your tablet as you would see her at your local casino floor or online casinos.
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