Queen of the Nile 2 Slots Machine
Cleopatra was known as the ‘Queen of the Nile’ and this slot by Aristocrat is dedicated to both her and to ancient Egypt. The reels feature a combination of Egyptian hieroglyphics, symbols and artefacts alongside a Tutankhamun style mask and of course, Cleopatra herself. The game is a nice update of the original ‘Queen of the Nile’ slot – there are no major sweeping changes, however you will find extra win lines and the feature is much improved due to the more options you’ll have as a player.
Upon entering the game, you’ll be struck by the eye catching backdrop to the reels featuring Egyptian hieroglyphics set upon blue stone. The colour is added to by the win line numbers to either side of the reels and the bright playing card symbols. Graphically the slot is a little dated, although there are many worse looking slots out there. The accompanying sound to the slot is a little disappointing, with a series of generic sounds with little relationship to the theme playing throughout – only the feature having an appropriate sound.
Playing Queen of the Nile II
With five reels, this slot is much like the majority of online games, this particular game having 25 win lines. You’ll be able to customize the number of win lines one at a time, all the way down to just a single win line. You’ll also choose the coin size from 1c upwards and then you’ll be ready to hit spin.
To win at this slot you’ll need to land consecutive symbols on a win line from left to right, the majority of symbols requiring at least three in a row, while the top 3 symbols require just two in a row. These symbols are the Tutankhamun style mask and the gold ring which both pay out 1,500 coins should you land 5 in a row, but these are topped by Cleopatra. This is the top paying symbol and gives a win of 3,000 coins for a full house, but it will be just as valuable as the wild in the game, meaning it will substitute for other symbols to give additional wins. As an added bonus; this wild symbol will also double the size of any wins in which it is used. The symbols are completed by the scarab beetle, a thistle, an eye set in ancient writing and the playing cards numbers and letters.
Every time you achieve a win you’ll have the option of gambling your winnings. You’ll see a face down playing card and have the choice of doubling up by trying to correctly predict the colour of the card, or multiplying your win by four by picking the right suit of the card.
Bonus Game for Queen of the Nile
With just a single feature outside of the standard game, Aristocrat has done well in offering a better than average free spins round. This round is activated by the pyramid scatter symbol appearing three or more times across any of the reels. You’ll gain an instant prize of between 5 and 100 coins based upon the number of scatters landed and then you’ll be taken a separate page where you ‘ll have the following choice of rounds:
- 5 free spins with a x10 multiplier
- 10 free spins with a x5 multiplier
- 15 free spins with a x3 multiplier
- 20 free spins with a x2 multiplier
This is a nice free spins round and from a mathematical standpoint we would encourage you to pick either the 5 spin or the 10 spin options – the rounds will be shorter, but your potential winning amount is slightly higher.
When playing a slot with a historical theme, there is always a danger that the game might be too similar to the many others in the genre and ‘Queen of the Nile II’ does not offer anything particularly new or innovative. What you will get is the solid Aristocrat game-play, which highlights their years of experience with both live and online slots. A definite step up from the original Queen of the Nile, this slot also has a generous bonus round.