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Game of the Week: Cleopatra

One of the most popular and long-running online slots brings you the glory of Egypt under the Queen of the Nile. Cleopatra by IGT has delighted slot players for years, and even inspired a few spinoffs.

The success of the Cleopatra online slot game shows that sometimes the simplest games are also the most popular.

This five-reel, 20 payline game offers some pretty basic, yet constant, bonuses. Its return to players is a generous 95 percent.

No wonder you can find the Queen at so many of your favorite online casinos, including GoldenNuggetCasino.com.

Game play involves lower symbols such as 9, 10, jack, queen and ace with higher Egyptian symbols such as scarab beetles and the Eye of Horus. The graphics make you feel you’re in an Egyptian temple.

Twice as Nice
The wild symbol in the game is Cleo herself, and if she shows up on a winning payline, it doubles your payout. She’ll even tell you that it’s “twice as nice” to win when she’s present. The game’s major jackpot—10,000 credits—comes when you line up five Cleopatra symbols.

Bonus Feature
The game’s bonus feature is 15 free spins at three times the payout. In this bonus, the Cleopatra symbol still doubles the payout to six times. That sets Cleopatra apart from other games with 15 spins, three times the payout bonuses. Note: the big jackpot is capped at 10,000 credits.

Play Cleopatra today at TropicanaCasino.com.

Scatter Symbols
Another important feature is the scatter symbols—in this case, a sphinx. Three scatter symbols trigger the free-games bonus. Hit two scatter symbols on the board and you win double your bet. Also, if you hit three scatters during the bonus round, you win 15 more spins.

As we said, Cleopatra has spawned spinoffs such as Cleopatra Plus. This game offers 40 paylines and allows you to set your own wild symbol from a list of Egyptian gods.

Cleopatra is a classic slot that’s still going strong. Get started today at VirginCasino.com.

Five reels
20 paylines
Volatility: low/medium


Quick Hit: Fu Dao Le

Fu Dao Le is a Chinese-themed slot that offers some pretty basic play, but includes eye-catching graphics and animation along with themed music. It’s a five-reel slot with 243 different ways to win.

Try your luck at Fu Dao Le at CaesarsCasino.com.

A major bonus feature is the mystery stacked reels. These stacked golden symbols will turn into matched symbols when the spin ends, hopefully combining with wilds or other symbols for a better shot at jackpots. Hit a big win and watch the firecrackers go off.

There are two ways to hit the progressive jackpot. Either hit two red dragon symbols on reels 1 and 5, or hit all wilds on reel 3. You can also win 8 free spins by hitting scatter symbols.

Fu Dao Le—the phrase means “fortune” or “luck” in Chinese—is colorful, fun and worth a look.

5 reels
243 paylines
Volatility: medium/high


Quick Hit: Grand Monarch

Grand Monarch is a 5-reel, 50-payline slot that offers a colorful theme of butterflies and flowers. The grand monarch is the wild symbol, and the game features stacked wilds which can fill a whole reel—and hopefully fill out some paylines.

Have a flutter at Grand Monarch at PalaCasino.com.

Fill out one reel with wilds and win 1,000 credits. Fill all the reels with wilds—which is doable, thanks to the stacks—and the jackpot is 50,000 credits.

The caterpillar is the scatter symbol and appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. It can hit for double your wager, or set off a free spins bonus round.

With pleasant music and a nature-loving theme, Grand Monarch is a winner.

5 reels
50 paylines
Volatility: medium

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