The board itself is comprised of 6 reels, with 2 to 7 symbols fitting in each one. There is also an extra row that sits at the top and ties into the bonus mechanics. This results in more than 200,000 possible pay lines, which is a significant number even for a Megaways slot. The minimum bet in the game is 0.20, and this can go up to a maximum of 100. Meanwhile, the volatility of the game is rated as high, with a Return to Player (RTP) of 95.8%. This RTP is a bit lower than the standard of 96%, so you should keep that in mind.
As we mentioned, the symbols in the game are all appropriately themed with an Egyptian aesthetic. The low-value ones are the default card symbols from 10 to A. The high-value ones, on the other hand, are represented by various Egyptian gods, such as Bastet, Anubis, and Ra. The highest paying symbol is Cleopatra herself. There are also 2 premium symbols in the game- a Wild and a Scatter. The Wild is spelt out on the symbol itself and can be used to substitute pay symbols in completing sets. The Scatter, on the other hand, is a bonus symbol and is used to trigger features. The Bonus symbol can only appear in the extra row.
There are several features to keep an eye out for when playing. The first are the scarab multipliers. These can appear as scarabs, attached to random symbols during play. When a marked symbol is part of a set, the set will be destroyed, and new ones will cascade onto the board. This will also apply a 1x multiplier for each scarab that was attached to the combo. So, in a sense, the scarabs act as both multipliers and collapsing symbols simultaneously.
The other bonus feature in Legend of Cleopatra Megaways are the free spins. These are activated when a Bonus symbol lands in the extra row and is entirely in view. This means that it must be perfectly centred to apply. If it is cut out a bit at the top or bottom, it will not activate the feature.
Lastly, there is a bonus buy feature, allowing you to purchase Free Spins for a fee. Although the price for these is not currently available, if we were to judge based on other games with such an option, you should be prepared for a hefty sum.
The Bottom Line
Considering that the original Legend of Cleopatra was a massively successful game, it is more and safe to assume that the Megaways version will be very much alike. The familiar imagery and setting will draw in players, already acquainted with the old slot. Meanwhile, newcomers will surely be at least curious to check out the game due to its design and characters. If we were to ignore the appearance and IP, however, this seems like a pretty run of the mill Megaways slot with a somewhat lower RTP. Legend of Cleopatra Megaways is set for a December 3rd 2020 release, so we will be sure to update this review with any additional information.