Cleopatra Jewels is a GameArt title which I have played for two hours in order to be able to give you a detailed review and my honest opinion about this slot. The game was released in 2015 and is a worthy addition to all those Cleopatra slots which do their job better or worse. This title offers a very rewarding free spins game, and that’s the main reason to play Cleopatra Jewels.
The game plays mostly like a classic slot, although the detailed theme, smooth animations and an innovative free spins game distance it a bit from this genre. But classic slot players will definitely feel at home with this slot, and will quickly learn to enjoy the free spins feature with progressively better multipliers with each re-spin.
Main game and paytable
Cleopatra Jewels has stunning graphics. GameArt has a unique visual style with a lot of bling, and it suits the Cleopatra theme perfectly as the gold is shining all across your reels. All the usual symbols for an Egyptian theme are here and all look great: Scarab, Horus, and plenty of jewels. There are six card symbols and five symbols with artwork, plus Cleopatra Wild and a Diamond Scatter. Background of the slot game is purple, which fits perfectly with all that gold.
The six card symbols all pay less than your total bet, even in case of a five-of-a-kind win, so you won’t like the sight of them on your reels, especially as that win and the subsequent animation are just a waste of time. Two medium-value symbols also don’t pay well, which leaves us with three symbols that matter, and that offer prizes of between 5x and 15x prize for five-of-a-kind.
The game feels like it’s paying well, and will rarely issue a win smaller than your total bet. The main game isn’t very rewarding, and the reason for playing this game is the free spins feature, which can really deliver some huge prizes. Theoretical return to player (RTP) is 96.00%, common for GameArt, and it’s good enough. Variance is medium, perhaps even a bit low as the game doesn’t shy away from giving you big wins. Cleopatra Jewels uses 25 compulsory paylines, and the minimum bet per spin is $0.50 while the maximum is $12.50, so the range isn’t that big and the $12.50 maximum could halt many betting strategies we normally use when playing slots.
Free spins feature in Cleopatra Jewels is very rewarding and is hiding great riches. During the10 free spins with all prizes doubled you’ll get big wins and mega wins because of the way the feature plays out. Whenever you land a Cleopatra Wild, you’ll get a re-spin with that Wild held, and you’ll also get a x3 win multiplier on that second win if you land one. The multiplier can go up if you win more subsequent re-spins, and for all five Wilds it will be x7. It’s perfectly possible to expect a return of around 100x your total bet with the Cleopatra Jewels free spins feature, and it rarely disappoints. The feature is triggered when you land three or more Diamond Scatters, and is very interesting to play as you keep chasing that x7 multiplier until you finally land it with a good winning payline on that last re-spin.
Cleopatra Jewels can be ranked as one of better Cleopatra titles out there, as it has the main ingredient, which is a chance of uncovering Cleopatra’s jewels and win big. The graphics are awesome and are a visual treat whenever you play the game, so it’s one well-rounded slot machine that should be played by all Cleopatra fans. Even if the slot is not by one of the best-known developers or isn’t among the most popular Cleopatra titles, that doesn’t mean it should be overlooked. It’s a quality title.