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Coral present Game of the Day: Cleopatra

| 15.01.2015

Welcome back to another instalment of Game of the Day; where we discuss the best and most exciting casino games around! Today’s feature is proof that the old ones are still the best – Cleopatra. Despite its relative age, IGT’s classic 5 reel, 20 payline slot still regularly makes our “most popular” list and is probably one of the most played slot games of all time.

Cleopatra is naturally an Ancient Egyptian themed slot; inspired by the legendary empress and her doomed love affair with Roman general Mark Antony. Aside from its stirring mythology fans keep coming back for Cleopatra’s exciting range of bonuses and great gameplay; proving perhaps that a well designed slot game beats any amount of clever graphics.

Cleopatra was Ancient Egypt’s most iconic ruler and her legendary beauty and determination have inspired numerous stage and screen adaptations. Whether or not the historical Cleopatra was anything like we remember her is almost a moot point! Cleopatra the game is a fitting slot tribute to the empress, creating a gripping view of Ancient Egypt – featuring a backdrop of a darkened pyramid tunnel with a mysterious, evocative soundtrack.

The game’s symbols include an Eye of Horus, Hieroglyphics, Scarab Beetle and, of course, Cleopatra herself who acts as a “Wild” symbol and doubles wins on any payline she appears. Cleopatra is also the game’s highest paying symbol, and a row of 5 will award you an enormous 10,000x your line bet. The Sphinx acts as a scatter and should 3 appear at any time you’ll instantly be awarded 15 free spins with tripled wins!

The Cleopatra game was a stunning success for IGT which inspired the release of several sequels. However, none have been able to recreate the idiosyncratic charm of the original, and fans still seek out Cleopatra both for its entertainment and nostalgic fun. A top jackpot of 10,000x bet is still among the highest you’ll find in a non progressive jackpot slot and free spins come around often enough to keep the game flowing. So take a trip down the ancient Nile and explore the beauties of a lost civilisation – Cleopatra awaits!

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Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.