And let’s face it: in a world where Ancient Egypt-themed slots are pretty common, you don’t get one ‘more Egyptian’ than being about Cleopatra, the famous Egyptian Queen who has been the inspiration for so many history books, plays and of course, movies.

Less history and more slots-talk now and let’s start with the basics. It’s made by IGT and there were sequels with the not-so-imaginative names of ‘Cleopatra 2’ and ‘Cleopatra 3’later on.

Interestingly, the one you’re playing here is the same as the one released years ago in terms of playability but isn’t in terms of look and design. It got a bit of a facelift this year and the symbols look sharper, cleaner, and are just easier on the eye than they were the first-time round.

As with any IGT slot, you start by picking the number of active lines and the stake per line. Multiply one by the other and there’s your stake per spin; hardly rocket science.

There are low-paying symbols in the form of playing cards and the higher-value symbols based on things you’d associate with Ancient Egypt: dung beetles, evil eyes, that sort of stuff.

Ever the Diva, Cleopatra herself is the Wild, can appear anywhere on the reels and as per usual, substitutes for other symbols to help you win. If she’s part of a winning combination, you get paid out double.

But the honor of being the Scatter belongs to the Sphinx. 3, 4 or 5 of those anywhere on the reels get you 15 free spins where…wait for it…all wins are trebled. So, the potential for some massive wins is certainly there, even more so if you manage to re-trigger the free spins. The game says you can get up to 180 free spins but even the all-powerful Cleopatra rarely grants you quite as many as that.