Online Slots 101: Rule Ancient Egypt With Cleopatra
NJ online casinos have hundreds of NJ online slots. There’s everything from updated online versions of classic reel slots to ultra-modern video slots featuring themes based on movies, TV, shows and popular bands.
Online slots often give you the chance to win big, with multiple paylines, progressive jackpots and fun bonus games that take winning and excitement to the next level.
Suffice it to say there’s a lot going on. In fact, there’s so much happening with some slots it can be downright difficult to determine exactly what you’re after when you spin the reels.
Thankfully, this NJ Online Slots 101 series has been designed to help you do exactly that. We’ve broken down gameplay for some of the most popular slots in the NJ online casino market and came up with a simple guide on how to play the games.
There’s no guarantee the information you’ll uncover here will make you a winner. However, knowing how to win should at least put you on the path.
The series continues here with the immensely popular IGT online slot Cleopatra, available at the following NJ online casinos:
- Golden Nugget NJ Online Casino
- Virgin NJ Online Casino
- Tropicana NJ Online Casino
- Caesars NJ Online Casino
- Betfair Online NJ Casino
Winning the ancient Egyptian way
The Cleopatra online slot is a relatively standard 3-row, 5-reel, and up to 20-payline online slot. Cleopatra is unique in that it offers the choice of playing one, five, nine, 15, or 20 paylines on every spin.
As the use of the name of the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt suggests, Cleopatra is an Ancient Egyptian themed online slot.
That means the game is filled with Egyptian symbols including the Eye of Horus, various hieroglyphs, scarab beetles, and Cleopatra herself.
Having three rows and five reels and means there are five three-row columns filled with such symbols. The game’s up to 20 paylines means there are up to 20 ways to line up these symbols that pay. But again, the choice of the number of lines in play is up to you on each spin.
On the top right of the screen you’ll find three tabs. Two feature more information about the game.
Click on the “Paytable” tab to find more information about the top paying symbols, the pattern for all 20 paylines, and bonus features.
The “Rules” tab explains the basic rules, plus more on gameplay and the bonus features. Finally, the “Audio” tab toggles the game’s soundtrack and sound effects on and off.
Starting the game
You can fire up Cleopatra by simply clicking the gold and jeweled “Spin” button in the center fo the bottom of the screen.
Although, you should probably decide how much you want to bet first. You can do this by selecting the number of lines and the bet amount to the left of the “Spin” button.
Your total bet (number of lines x bet amount) will be displayed on the direct left of the “Spin” button.
Along the bottom of the screen on the right, you’ll also find and “autoplay” button, where you set the game to automatically spin up to 50 times.
The highest-paying symbols
Cleopatra gameplay involves trying to line up three or more of the same symbols along your chosen number of lines.
The game’s highest paying symbol is obviously the Cleopatra symbol. Line up five and you’ll instantly earn a 10,000-coin jackpot. The Cleopatra symbol is also wild and doubles all payouts when it is used to connect other symbols in a winning way.
Cleopatra’s single bonus feature gives you the chance to win up 180 free spins with a three-times multiplier on all payouts
Land three or more of Sphynx scatter symbols to open up the free spins round. The symbols also pay up to 100 times your total bet.
The free spins round starts with 15 free spins with a three-times multiplier. However, you can trigger more free spins. Just land more Sphynx scatter symbols all the way up to a maximum of 180 free spins.
The multiplier makes this aspect of Cleopatra the game’s highest paying.
Cleopatra IGT Megajackpots
There’s also an IGT Megajackpots version of the game available at some NJ online casinos. It’s virtually the same game with two major differences.
The first is that Cleopatra siphons off part of every bet to fund the Megajackpots network progressive jackpot. The second is that if you line up 5 Cleopatra wilds in the center row you’ll win that jackpot.