Charlie Chance is back and better than ever! Well, at least we hope he’s better than ever given the last time we saw him. This time we find our titular hero exploring ancient Egypt, more specifically we find our hero getting chased by Cleopatra’s Curse.
The old school style of cartoon animation makes a return and somehow it looks even better than it did before. Developer Play’n GO had an absolute winner with the previous title so it’s great to see that the sequel lives up to that standard.
Join us as we try to help out Charlie. While we do so we’ll let you know about all the tricks that Cleopatra has up her sleeves. Metaphorically, of course, she isn’t wearing any sleeves.
Theme & Symbols
Whenever a developer decides to do an ancient Egyptian video slot by Play’n Go they need to make sure that it stands out amongst the rest, otherwise, it just gets lost in the noise of all the other titles. Play’n GO has not only managed to make an ancient Egyptian title that stands out but it also stays true to what made the first Charlie Chance game so charming, its art and animation style.
Most of the background is in black and white which adds to the classic cartoon feel of the title. You’ll be able to see more colour in the title when bonus spins activate. There are persistent animations that give the title life, eyes peek out from a treasure chest, insects crawl along the grid and of course, Cleopatra dances to the right of the grid.
The grid itself is made from rock and stone, the paint has faded away and now looks like it should be in a museum somewhere. Everything about this title is made to look and feel old but fun and it’s a combination that works very well.
The music is incredible, all of Cleo’s dances go along perfectly with the tune that constantly plays. It doesn’t get repetitive because it fits in so well. Even when the mummies arise during bonus spins and the tune changes it’s all in sync.
Overall, Play’n GO casino software has done yet another amazing job within the Charlie Chance franchise. If they create future titles as good as this one then they will have winner after winner.
Let’s start with the low-paying symbols first, these icons don’t have much detail to them and are the one’s that you’ll see most frequently while playing. Prepare to see four pretty basic symbols quite often.
Next up are the high-paying icons, these ones have more colour and detail to them allowing you to easily identify them when they land. You’ll want to watch out for these ones as they are worth more when they form a winning combo. These symbols are represented by An Ank, a Wadjet, a Crest and a Cat.
Amber coloured scarab beetles represents the Wild in this game. They will substitute for any other common icon in the game, allowing you to build winning combos with ease. There is also a Charlie Chance Mega Wild that has a chance to appear during Cleo’s Columns.
Symbols of Cleopatra represent the Scatters of this title. By landing enough of them during a single drop you will trigger a special bonus feature.
Online Betting Options & Features
Charlie Chance And The Curse Of Cleopatra is a 6×6 cascading video slot game developed by Play’n GO. Wins are determined by at least 5 matching symbols so long as they are touching either vertically or horizontally. The theoretical RTP for this title sits at around 96.25% with medium volatility.
Like with most cascading video slot games, whenever a winning combo lands the matching symbols disappear and new ones fall in to take their place.
There is a multiplier present in this game. After 3 cascades in a row, the multiplier increases by one up to a maximum of x3. The multiplier is reset after each round.
Randomly, Cleo’s dance will change to activate either Cleo’s Columns or Serpent’s Trail respectively.
During Cleo’s Columns, two adjacent reels will synchronise together at random, they will both have the same symbols in the same position when they land. The Charlie Mega Symbol can only land during Cleo’s Columns, he will be sticky during a cascade. After wins are paid out, all low-paying symbols touching the Charlie Mega Symbol will be destroyed and he will transform into a Mega Wild.
During Serpent’s Trail, a snake will appear on the grid and leave a trail of highlighted symbols, some of those symbols are destroyed and others are transformed into matching symbols.
On random spins, between 5 – 8 Scarab Wilds will fly out across the grid and land, allowing combos to be extended or created.
By landing 3 or more Cleopatra Scatters during a symbol drop, you’ll activate bonus spins. Landing more Scatters ofter the 3 on the trigger will an additional 4 bonus spins each. During bonus spins, the current multiplier is carried over and won’t reset during bonus spins. The multiplier can climb up to x10. Cleo’s Columns will activate on every bonus spin and landing more Scatters will increase the bonus spins by 1. In addition to all of that, the Serpent’s Trail and the Flying Scarab features can still activate.
Come and help Charlie on his ancient Egyptian adventure with Play’n GO. If you’d like to check out his previous adventure, look out for Charlie Chance XREELZ.