Just like when Cleopatra spent a few months wooing Julius Caesar on a pleasure barge along the Nile, you get to enjoy your own leisurely time with her majesty! As the Queen of a great empire, your wish is effectively her command – well, as long as your wish is for mountains of gold to sit upon!
Stylistically, the game really reminded us of the Nintendo Wii. Cleo is like one of their little Avatars, standing patiently by the reels, waiting to be called into action during a bonus round. Everything on the reels is well-animated, with sparkling streaks of light showcasing wins, and smooth reel movements during spins.
With multiple special features like Cleo’s Parade giving players the chance to earn big bucks in great fashion, Cleo’s Wish is an all-round performer which any regular slots player should enjoy.
The whole game is set back in ancient Egypt, upon a gently moving boat on the Nile. Everything is bright gold, with hints of blue, green and violet popping up here and there.
Gameplay and Layout
Cleo’s Wish is a 5-reel, 25-payline game with a whole lot going on. The reels are placed in the middle of the screen, but there is space for buttons, background scenery, boat decking and even Cleopatra herself, milling around in the corner.
The symbols are all brightly coloured, and include scarab beetles, bracelets, pyramids (bonus symbol), wilds and a jewelled ankh (a special cross with a looped top). The Cleopatra wild symbol returns 500 coins for 5 on a payline, making it the highest-paying normal symbol in the game. As with most slots, the low-paying symbols are A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 playing cards.
Sands of Fortune
Activated randomly during the base game, all logo, scarab, bracelet and ankh symbols are transformed into one single high-value symbol, almost certainly creating a huge payday.
Guaranteed Wild Reels
This also occurs during the base game, randomly turning up to all 5 reels wild for a single spin. Pretty exciting (and lucrative) stuff.
A stack of wild symbols occupies reel 5, and you get as many free spins as it takes for these wilds to travel all the way across past reel 1. This can be prolonged by landing another 3 scatters, creating a new set of wilds on reel 5.
You get between 5-10 free spins, and any wilds you collect will fill your Super Spins Spin Meter. At the end of the round, you perform your Super Spins in order to take home a mega prize.
Cleo’s Wish isn’t as emphatic or assuming as other slots in this genre, but make no mistake: she packs a serious punch when it comes to design, payouts and bonus rounds. We recommend anyone to give this slot a try!