Graphics - 72%
Gameplay - 68%
Bonuses - 70%
Value - 70%
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Eye of Cleopatra
Eye of Cleopatra is a Pragmatic Play video slot with 5 reels, 4 rows, and 20 paylines.
The theme of Eye of Cleopatra is about ancient Egypt with the beautiful Queen Cleopatra as its main protagonist.
Now, there’s a reason why online slot studios keep on releasing slots with ancient Egyptian themes.
They evoke a spirit of adventure and they are popular in mainstream culture. As we circle back to Eye of Cleopatra, the slot has decent enough graphics.
Moreover, the slot offers a jackpot of 4,000x your stake. It’s a high variance slot that clocks a 10’er on the Whizz slots scale.
Once you’re ready to bet some real money on the slot.
You can spin your ways to riches with Free Spins, and Random Wild Patterns. Bets per spin come in at $0.20 up to a maximum of $100.
You can also flick on the Ante Bet option. However, it will cost you an extra 25%.
The upside to it though is that it improves your chances of triggering the free spins.
Eye of Cleopatra has an RTP of 96.50%. We’d also like to point out that there are RTP ranges of 95.50% and 94.50%.
They’re significantly lower than the default payback percentage.
Since the theme of Eye of Cleopatra is all about ancient Egypt. The symbols and the scenes depict the region and timeframe.
We can best describe the graphics as adequate. The premium symbol on the reels is none other than Cleopatra. After all, the slot is all about her.
The remainder of the high-value symbols is Bastet, Pharaoh, Horus, Cobra, and wilds. Part of the design is the Eye of Ra.
The wilds occupy a special place in Eye of Cleopatra. When a bunch of them appear on the reels they sub symbols adjacent to them to form winning combos.
But, that’s not what makes the wild special. In fact, it’s the manner in which they appear, or to dumb it down the wild patterns.
What exactly is the Wild Pattern? It’s part and parcel of Pragmatic Play’s new game engine. In other words, the studio now builts it in into its slot games.
When the Wild Pattern kicks in, you’ll see patterns of light in the eye to the right of the reels.
In short, the wilds in the pattern must correspond to that on the grid. The good news is that the wilds can align themselves in several ways.
They can be diamond in shape, X shape, left, bottom, and right rows with up to 8 positions.
Yeap, there’s a Free Spins feature as well. Before you can jive with one of history’s most notorious queens; 3 to 5 scatters must pitch first.
Where they land on the reels and which sequence is not important. As long as they pitch.
Furthermore, Eye of Cleopatra gives you a choice between several free spins options of varying volatility:
We didn’t go gung ho with Eye of Cleopatra but played it for a few spins nonetheless.
We simply had to try out the Wild Pattern and we believe it has oodles of potential.
With our 50 spins, our biggest payout was 15x, not much. To get the most out of the slot we believe 30 to 100 spins is ample enough.
Keep tabs on your bankroll because the volatility is extreme.
Eye of Cleopatra has its good and strong points. Pragmatic Play never intended to wow players with her pretty face.
Besides, according to some history buffs Cleopatra wasn’t much of a looker.
Pragmatic Play sprinkles the slot with a reasonable jackpot of 4,000x, a bunch of wilds, and free spins.
But, what really makes the slot special is its Wild Pattern. A variety of wilds that appear in the wild pattern must correspond to those on the grid.
Then there’s the Ante Bet option that improves your odds at triggering the free spins. The caveat is it will cost you an extra 25%.
Personally, the jackpot is not in line with the slot’s volatility. It’s way too small.
Take for example a slot like Nolimit City’s Misery Mining. The volatility hits a 10’er on the Whizz slots scale yet it offers a massive 70,000x jackpot.
See the difference?