The wombat says: ‘Will the sands of fortune bring you great wealth?’ Who knows, but this is just one of the motivational messages you’ll be privvy to underneath your reels in this new Egyptian-themed release by NextGen Gaming. Yes, we’re back at the Pyramids in Giza with Queen Cleoptra (Cleo to her friends), or perhaps it’s the Great Nile? We’re not too sure.
Still, there’s a whole host of extras to get your reel juices flowing, including Stacked Wilds, Free Spins and a Spin to Win Mulitplier. So come on, let’s hit Cairo quick sharp!
Look and Feel
With cartoon-like 3D animations, a plinky plonk piano soundtrack and a scantily clad Cleopatra, the design here is standard NextGen fare – but does the job quite nicely. This is pretty traditional (think of the Twin Spin Deluxe slot and add some Egyptian flavour), but then who doesn’t love an Egyptian theme?
Cleo’s Wish slot is a 5-reel slot with 3 rows and 25 paylines. As we’re on the River Nile, all the symbols on your reels are Egyptian themed and are made up of elaborate scarab beetles, gemstone golden ankhs, bejewelled bracelets and the Cleo’s Wish logo as the high value symbols, and these are joined by the usual 9, 10, J, Q, K & A playing cards that represent the lower paying icons.
Saucy Cleopatra herself is the wild symbol, and she will reward you handsomely by payingvout 500 coins if you land 5x of them on a payline, but it will it also substitutes for all other symbols on the reels to give you more wining combos – except of course for the Scatter! And speaking if which, the Scatter in this game is the Pyramid Bonus icon. Keep your eyes peeled for this beauty Wombat Fans, as landing 3x of these or more will bestow great treasure on you, in the shape of the Free Spins Bonus!
Cleo’s Wish slot has 3 randomly triggered base game features, which makes this wombat very happy indeed:
Sands of Fortune feature:
All the high paying icons (the scarab, bracelet and ankh and game logo symbols) will transform into the same randomly chosen symbol to provide you with much bigger wins.
Add Wilds Reels feature:
Here, Wilds can be randomly added to any position on any reel. Does what it says in the tin really…
Guaranteed Wild Reels feature:
This little treat sees up to 5 reels randomly becoming Guaranteed Wild Reels meaning a wild symbol will appear on that reel for that spin.
There are 2 different Free Spins options in Cleo’s Wish slot, both of which are triggered off by landing 3x the Scatters:
Cleo’s Parade is our fave bonus feature in this slot. It’s all about about Stacked Wilds which advance from the rightmost reel to the leftmost. With every 3 Scatters there will be one more stack of Wilds moving from reel 5 to reel 1. It’s win win win!
Eternal Riches and Super Spins
Here you’ll be given 5 to 10 free spins. During this round, keep your eyes peeled for the wild symbols, as these will all add up on to the Super Spins Spin Meter as will Scatters.
The Super Spins Spin Meter pops up after you Free Spins have been played out. The number of Super Spins you’ll get is determined by the Spin Meter and your multiplier by the number in the Win Multiplier.
As far as we’re concerned, Cleo’s Wish is a nice slot with some very decent bonuses in both the base game and Free Spin rounds. It might not blow your mind, but you could do a lot worse than this cheeky little trip to Pyramids.