It’s back to Egypt for yet another slot game that features that country. There are so many reasons why the slots market is so full of Egyptian themed games. Spectacular sights, all the imagery from the many gods that they have and of course a certain rather attractive former Pharaoh in the shape of Cleopatra. Here she is again and whatever her decision may be, your choice should be to play this slot and try to win some big prizes.
The backdrop to the game certainly gets us in the mood for its theme. We can see the Egyptian desert and of course some pyramids. The soundtrack also fits in well with the game’s theme but if you don’t like it, it can easily be muted. ‘Cleopatra’s Choice’ is a five-reel game that has three rows of symbols and in all five pay-lines. Lots of games have more pay-lines than that but there are still plenty of winning opportunities in this slot. Those five pay-lines are a fixed amount but you are required to use the control buttons underneath the reels to set your stake. The minimum cost of playing is 0.25 and the maximum 50, simply play at a level that you can afford to lose.
The symbols in this game are a mixture of those with an Egyptian theme and others that are simply the nine to King playing cards symbols in a variety of different colours. The main symbols include the scarab beetle (who always makes an appearance in Egyptian themed games), the Phoenix and the Egyptian feline god, Bastet. We also get the nine to Ace playing card symbols which is at least one too many. If you’ve got an Egyptian theme, then play up to it as much as you can.
The top paying symbol is of course Cleopatra who looks absolutely stunning (a touch of Beyonce actually) and pays out a maximum win of 50,000 coins as it multiplies wins by 1000x your line bet. Cleopatra is a busy woman because she’s also the wild symbol in this game. That means she can substitute for other symbols to get you some good wins. It can’t replace the scatter or bonus symbols. The scatter symbol is the Eye of Horus (another ever-present Egyptian symbol) and will pay you a win whenever it appears on the reels.
The bonus symbol is the one that has the sun setting behind the pyramids. It plays an important role in this game, hence the fact the wild symbol can’t replace it. If you are lucky enough to get three of these anywhere on the reels at the end of a spin, that gets you into a Pick ‘em game. The bonus symbol doesn’t appear on all the reels though so it’s not the easiest of tasks. It only appears on the third, fourth and fifth ones. Once triggered, you now go to a second screen which has five different chambers. Don’t worry about going in there, there’s no curses in this game unless you make the wrong choice of course. Your simple task is to make a choice and win a cash prize but one of them leads to a Mystery Bonus room. Inside there are plenty of books and you need to choose form one of them to reveal how much you have won.
It’s best to do a bit of research before you start playing any slot game for real. This game has an informative paytable which can be accessed by clicking on the control button whch is situated underneath the reels. This has details such as how much the winning combinations pay out, information about the bonus game and where the pay-tables are. Also have some free games to see how all the features in this slot work out.
When you get a win during the base game, there’s the chance to double it if you can correctly guess the colour of the next card. It’d be good if this gamble feature could be theme related but that’s barely ever the case. Be careful with your guessing because if you make one wrong choice then you lose the win that you’ve just had.
If you enjoy the gameplay in this slot, then also try out these other games. There’s ‘Wheel of Fortune’ from IGT which also has five pay-lines and a free spins round Also give a go to another Novomatic slot ‘Cirque du Cheval’ which has a free spins round and the chance to gamble any winnings that you get in the base game.
Another entertaining slot game with an Egyptian theme. I wonder just why there are so many using this theme? It’s not easy to create a game that has something different from all the others but Novomatic have tried their best with this slot game. Some players might be disappointed that there’s no free spins available in ‘Cleopatra’s Choice’ but I guess the clue is in the title for the pick ‘em game being the choice for the bonus. It’s still an entertaining game though so give it a go.