Ancient Egypt is home to many mysteries, secrets and marvels of construction such as the pyramids or the sphinx, yet one figure we’ve all heard about is the ruler of Egypt, Cleopatra.
Cleopatra’s Coins is a video slot game that turns back the clock to a time where ancient Egypt is just called Egypt.
The game uses a rather basic art style on the majority of its icons which lends itself quite nicely to the theme, imitating the hieroglyphics of old. There are some detailed characters in the game that take inspiration from history, the detail in these images really highlight their importance.
The soundtrack, while very fitting to the theme, can get a bit repetitive and the sound effects on winning spins is loud and might catch you off guard if you aren’t expecting it. Luckily that can all be adjusted in the settings menu and as such is not a major drawback from the game.
This title is made by Rival Gaming and is well optimised for in-browser play meaning there isn’t a thing that needs to be downloaded in order to play.
Cleopatra’s Coins is a pretty standard 5 reel, 3 row video slot game with a respectable 15 paylines.
There are both a Wild and a Scatter symbol lurking in the depths of this ancient video slot. The Wild symbol is thematically represented by a scarab beetle and the Scatter symbol is represented by Cleopatra’s favourite, the asp snake. While these are both rather nasty in real life, in this game however, they bring with them great fortune.
The Wild scarab can substitute for any other icon in the game except for the Scatter symbol.
The Scatter snake brings with it bonus spins and should enough of them appear, they will draw the attention of Cleopatra herself.
Bonus Gameplay Features
As mentioned above, should enough Scatter snakes slither in and appear in one spin Cleopatra will lead you to the bonus mini-game. Once there, you will be given the choice between rows of urns. The number of urns depends on the amount of special coins you’ve acquired from Cleopatra’s asps, the Scatter portrait. Clicking on an urn will reveal a number of coins that is then added to your overall balance.
In conclusion, Cleopatra’s Coins is a mixed bag of good and not so good qualities. The theme of ancient Egypt is always a great choice for video slot games and the simplicity of the majority of the images adds to that theme, almost in a way you’re trying to decipher ancient hieroglyphics. The detailed character portraits stand out and in doing so helps highlight the ones to look out for.
The music and sound effects are nice but can get a bit repetitive and unfortunately sound a bit dated. Luckily, the option to mute is available and therefore doesn’t take much away from the overall experience.
What the game lacks in overall payout potential, it more than makes up for in the sheer amount of bonus spins.