Cleopatra's Coins Slots
Cleopatra is one of the most-overused themes in the slots world. But Rival Gaming seeks to put a unique spin on this tired genre with Cleopatra's Coins.
Featuring a cool introduction video and quirky graphics, this 5-reel, 15-payline game seems capable of standing out in the Cleopatra niche. But does it?
Find out as we discuss Cleopatra's Coins symbols, betting options, special features, and bonuses.
Symbols and Betting
This game opens with a fun introduction video that shows ancient Egypt and several ships pulling up to the shore. The beautiful Cleopatra sits in her chamber as suitors appear, including Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.
All three characters are included as symbols, along with a scarab (wild), snake (free spins), gold coin (bonus), Sphinx, and several Egyptian drawings. We've seen scarabs, Cleopatra, and the Sphinx countless times in Egyptian slots, but Caesar, Mark Antony, the snake, and drawings give this game some originality.
The scarab is wild and substitutes for all other symbols except the snake and gold coin scatter symbols to form wins. The scarab also pays the most, offering 5,000 coins when it lands 5 times in a payline. The Sphinx is the highest-paying normal symbol, offering 500 coins when it appears 5 times in a line.
One enjoyable aspect of this game is that the symbol graphics have an interesting muted look. This contrasts other Cleopatra games that we've seen, where the colors are always bright and bold.
As for betting options, you can change the coin size from $0.01 to $1.00, paylines from 1-15, and coins per line from 1-5. Given that you can play all 15 paylines for $0.15, this game isn't too expensive.
Cleopatra's Coins Features and Bonuses
Cleopatra's Coins offers two bonuses in the form of free spins and a second-screen round. Free spins are triggered when you land 3 or more snakes anywhere on the reels. You get 10 free spins for 3 symbols, 20 free spins for 4 symbols, and 100 spins for 5 symbols.
When 3 or more gold coin scatters appear on the reels, you'll be taken to a second screen where you need to break urns to reveal bonus prizes. The fact that this game has a second-screen bonus adds a lot to the experience.
Final Thoughts on Cleopatra's Coins
In most cases, when you've played one Cleopatra-themed slot, you've played them all. But we find Cleopatra's Coins to be different than the average game in this genre. The introduction sets the stage for what's to be a different experience, while the muted graphics give this slot some character.
Another thing that we like about this game is both the free spins and second-screen bonus round. We're not saying that Cleopatra's Coins is original in this aspect, but the two bonuses are a nice touch to what's already a fun game. That said, if you like Egyptian-themed slots, give this one a try.