The reels are set in the grounds of Cleopatra’s Palace. Fantastic decorations adorns the ceiling, walls and floors as the sound of water cascades can be heard, as the scene looks out on to the clear unbroken blue skies. The graphics are colourful, good quality and the symbols are easy to distinguish. The background music and sound effects help to create suspense as the reels spin.
The game’s theme extends to the symbols on the reels. There is one higher value theme related symbol and that is Cleopatra herself. Cleopatra also doubles up as a wild symbol. The remaining symbols are medium to lower value and they include an asp snake, a stone ankh, a scarab, a cat, a sphinx, an eye, a document and a cup. There is also a bonus symbol represented by the gods, Horus and Anubis.
The slot has a cascading reels feature. Whenever a winning combination lands, after the payout the symbol involved are removed from the reels. This allows more to fall from above and it can form another winning combination. The process can repeat itself and numerous wins can be formed from a single spin.
Along the side of the reels is the golden asp and within the asp, a ladder style effect indicates how many free spins you can win. Each successive cascading win will see you climb one rung in the ladder. To qualify for free spins, you will need to make an initial 4 winning matches, otherwise, the ladder will return to the bottom and the base game will continue. During the free spins, it is possible to trigger up to 1000 of them by landing multiple successive wins. Better yet, the asp becomes wild for the duration of the spins to help you land more wins.
When three or more bonus symbols land on a minimum of three separate reels, the Wheel of God mini game feature will commence. It is similar to a game of choosing red or black in a game of roulette. The wheel has two colours with each colour separated in triangular wedges. Red is represented by the God Horus blue by the God Anubis. Within the wedge shapes are the payout multipliers that you will win against the initial stake. Choose red or blue for the respective god to spin the wheel. For example, if you choose red and your spin lands on red, then you will continue to spin and accumulate the multipliers that the Wheel of God lands on. If you choose the wrong colour your win will be calculated and you will return to the base game. In this mini game you can obtain a maximum 100x payout.
The Asp of Cleopatra is a medium volatility slot and it has an RTP of 95.30%, which is a highly respectable figure. Low volatility slots pay out small amounts regularly, whereas high volatility slots pay out large amounts less frequently. This slot falls somewhere in the middle.
The slot has a top standard payout of 24x that is won by landing five Cleopatra symbols along a payline. The asp can payout out up to 8x, the ankh up to 7.2x, the scarab up to 6.4x, the cat up to 5.6x, the sphinx up to 5x, the eye up to 4x, the document up to 3.2x and the cup up to 2.4x. Much higher wins can be obtained in the bonus features.
How to Play
The Asp of Cleopatra is an easy to play slot. Before spinning the reels, all the player needs to do is set their total bet using the controls underneath the reels. All the player then needs to do is click on the spin button. There is also an auto spin function that will allow you to automatically spin up to 100 times.