THE DROP – PRODUCT TEST DRIVE: IGT CLEOPATRA RISING

Feature after feature gives the players on this game a chance at some solid credit and bonus prizes. A coin symbol collection mechanism that awards an expanding wild that is held for two games, as well as a free games feature, and a free spin feature that expands the whole playing screen up through the top screens (up to 3 game screens), means the players always have a feeling that a good win is achievable. All offered with a popular Egyptian art theme.

Cleopatra Rising is available in both of IGT’s current machines: the Crystal Dual 27”, as well as the Crystal Curve, giving clubs some purchase flexibility.

Denomination:

This is a multidenomination game that is player selectable in 1c, 2c, 5c, and 10c game versions. Overall game return to player percentages depend on the Grand Jackpot chosen by the venue and range from 90.84% up to 92.58%.

Game Features:

There are several features in Cleopatra Rising that are interesting and a little different to other game options currently in the market. During standard games any coin symbol that appears on a reel collects below the reel and when the player has two the whole reel turns into an expanded wild symbol for the next two spins, giving them a better chance at a bigger 3, 4 or 5 of a kind pay.

There is also a 3, 4 or 5 pyramid scatter symbol which awards a 10 free game series. Each time an additional 3, 4, 5 pyramids is won during the free games 3 extra games are awarded and the whole free games screen is duplicated in the top box. Another group of pyramids can expand the free games onto a third screen or position, filling the screen for the player with extra winning chances

A Cleopatra free spins feature can be triggered at random for any reel that has two coins collected. Three free spins are awarded through a special gate symbol on the 5th reel. Each time the special symbols land on a position the 3 respins counter is reset.  These expanded symbols collected during the free spins award a wheel feature where the player can win the maxi, major and grand prizes or a bonus wheel.

SAP Profile:

This game offers a Grand Jackpot standalone progressive with a choice of a $3000, $5000, or $7500 start up as well as lower jackpots, that are more achievable for a player within a session.

Volatility:

Cleopatra Rising is a medium volatility game with the coin collection feature and expanded Wilds occurring regularly, giving players some entertainment and lots of wins. The free game, and extra game screens are a little less regular and are bonus target for players prepared to increase their bets.

Floor Position:

This could fit easily into a smoking and non-smoking area. The Egyptian theme is popular among both male and female players and in this game the maths structure has elements that will appeal to both small time-on-device players, as well as bigger punters looking for some solid game wins.

Performance:

Already this game has been installed into over 30 clubs across NSW and the performance results are strong. With few opportunities to add game variety to the floor for players these days Cleopatra Rising is a good game choice to lift player interest.