Cleopatra is a 5-reel, 20 pay line online slot game from IGT. The game is based on the part-legend, part-historical story of Cleopatra – Egyptian queen, the lover of Julius Caesar and spouse to the Roman general Marc Anthony. Her life came to a tragic end when she killed herself by allowing a poisonous asp to bite her. This followed Marc Anthony's own suicide after he'd lost a battle against the rogue Roman emperor Octavian. Cleopatra's 17-year-old son, Caesarion, ruled Egypt for eleven days after the death of his mother but he was executed by Octavian when the Romans absorbed Egypt into its empire.
Okay, history lesson over. The symbols in this game are playing card values nine to ace, and Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics such as painted eyes and scarab beetles. To play the game, you set the number of lines you want in play (either 1, 5, 9, 15 or 20) and your line bet from 1 to 100. You then spin to (hopefully) win. To triumph, you need to land either two (for the scarab beetle, fan or 'Cleopatra' symbols) or three (all other symbols) identical symbols in sequence on one of your active pay lines from the left hand reel.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest payout is x2 your line bet for two scarabs or fans. The jackpot is a jaw-dropping x10,000 for five Cleopatra symbols.
The Cleopatra symbol also acts as the 'Wild' symbol and substitutes for all symbols aside from the 'Golden Cleopatra' symbol. This symbol is the 'Scatter' symbol, and if at least two symbols appear anywhere on the reels you win a prize, from x2 for two up to x100 for five. If you land at least three scatter symbols anywhere on the reels you win 15 free spins, during which all wins are tripled, aside from the jackpot.
All wins containing a wild symbol are doubled.
Cleopatra was for many years regarded as IGT's flagship online slots game, it's beginning to look a little dated. There have been many sequels to this classic, but many asp-iring (ahem) slots fans claim that the original is still the best.