IGT’s Cleopatra

Dec 14, 2010 7:05 AM

This week I tried my luck at the Fortune Club and their four banks of slots set up featuring a special promotion called Lightning Strikes.

Randomly, whistles and bells go off and someone playing at one of these selected machine with their players card gets free bonus play from $5 to $100 (the more you are playing, the higher your extra bonus).

This is free play that you can use on any slot anywhere in the casino. Lightning usually “Strikes” at least once while I’m playing, and I’m for anything that makes my money go farther.

If I get “Lightning,” I usually cash out and go to another machine unless it hits in a pay streak. I’ve never gotten a strike twice while playing at the same machine.

I was down to my last $5 so I begin playing IGT’s Cleopatra. I got down to $2.37 when “Lightning” struck. Then the machine really took off.

With the added $5, IGT’s Cleopatra is a 5-reel, 20-line game with a 10x max bet. Take a trip down the Nile and experience the mysteries of ancient Egypt! Pseudo-Egyptian music plays when you win spins on Cleopatra, which pay homage to the Queen of the Nile and last scion of the House of Ptolemy.

The Cleopatra slot machine is steeped in ancient Egyptian imagery, with symbols like the Scarab, Lotus Carving, Gold Pendant, Crook and Flail, Eye of Horus. Of course the Sphinx, the Scarab and Cleopatra symbols are the ones you hope to see in this game. These symbols represent the bonus, scatter and jackpot symbols.

Line wins completed with the Cleopatra wild symbol double the award value. Two or more Sphinx scatter symbols pays double your total bet, while three take you into the Cleopatra Free Spins Bonus Round game.

You get 15 free spins with all wins tripled except for the five Cleopatra wild symbols. You can retrigger the bonus free spins, for up to 180 spins.

I got several great hits with the Cleopatra symbol that doubled my pays and into the bonus round three times. By the time the machine started to slow down, I had $28.37.