When it comes to themed slot games, one theme stands head and shoulders above the crowd. It has been around for over a decade now and is still one of the most popular slot games around in both online and brick and mortar casinos. That game and game category is Cleopatra slots. As an individual game, Cleopatra was introduced as a video slot into physical casinos and gambling dens by the game studio IGT back in the year 2005. It slowly caught fire as its popularity exploded on the gambling scene and more and more gamers flocked to the game first in online casinos followed quickly by a physical machine played in casinos around the world. IGT was already partially established as a household name in the gaming industry, but with the release of the original Cleopatra slot game, they became infamous almost overnight.
The game was a hit and has carved out an entire row or section of machines in many of the most famous casinos around the world. Still today, now 15 years later, the game can be found en masse in many of those same casinos and no high roller slot section is considered complete unless it has at least a handful of Cleopatra dedicated machines. Nowadays, it is often found as part of a multiple video slot combo machines and will be sitting right alongside brand new releases on the same machine.
This 5-reel 20-payline slot changed the way slot games were created and many studios have attempted to capitalize on its reputation and design by creating spinoff titles like Cleopatra Plus, Cleopatra Gold, Riches of Cleopatra, and many others. They all stick with the same basic layout and Egyptian symbols theme. Although, some of the versions have completely different sets of symbols and even if they have the same symbols, they often have unique paytables. The only subsequent version that came close to the same level of popularity as the original Cleopatra pokie was Cleopatra 2 from the same studio IGT (International Gaming Technologies).
Review of Cleopatra Slots
These slots are wonderfully entertaining, and as far as the higher costing slot games go, it is one of the greatest of all time. Since it is typically a minimum wager of $1NZ, or a maximum of $5NZ, per payline and you can choose up to 20 paylines, it is often housed in the high roller section of many casinos. The $1NZ – $100NZ per spin factor means that people tend to lose their set bankroll rather quickly or strike it rich in an incredibly enormous winning payout, which is the major appeal that keeps drawing players back time and time again in hopes of hitting one of the highest paying wins available in any slot machine on the casino floor.
With the online version, there is sometimes a wider range of betting options going as low as to be $0.01NZ per payline up to that same maximum as the first-released physical Cleopatra machines that everyone fell in love with, to begin with. That is the only way that the online version of this video slot differs from the original. The internet version of the original title was released in 2011 and it instantly adopted by as many casinos as there was that could afford to license it. Since then, the whole line of Cleopatra style slots has remained in the top rankings as some of the most played slot games in both types of casinos and they are not going anywhere.
Part of the reason for this is that the original Cleopatra slot title was one of the first to ever offer the free spins bonus round as a uniquely innovative feature at the time of its release. It revolutionized the pokie designing industry and paved the way for many of the game features we all love so much in today’s new releases. Also, the Egyptian-themed slots offer a simple to understand and follow along with a set of playing guidelines and a setup that has become the standard for all slots.