The story of Mark Antony and Cleopatra dates back to the BC years but is brought back to life via this attractive slot made by Multimedia Games. The game’s theme is rather simplistic and is as user-friendly as you will find on the floor of a casino. Multimedia Games is branded on this slot machine that first debuted in 2014, but the company has since been acquired by Everi Games, based out of Spring Valley, Nevada. Since the late 1990s, Everi has been providing slot games and payment processing services to some of the biggest names in the casino industry.
The Antony & Cleopatra slot is a penny slot and, as such, the odds are not really in your favor throughout most of the base game. With that being said, there are bonuses and progressive jackpots that can make the otherwise large house edge something of little concern. The game itself consists of 5 reels with 4 symbols on each reel.
The types of symbols you will on Antony & Cleopatra are poker symbols from 9-A, prized jewel, Roman coins, Roman weaponry, as well as images of the regal Mark Antony and the seductive Cleopatra. The graphics are basic, but the noises put you right back into the times of chariots and gladiators. Add to this a few progressive jackpots and bonuses, and this game is not so bad for a penny slot.
Penny slots never make a player’s life easy, but there are ways to circumvent otherwise poor odds and walk away with some cash. Keeping with the user-friendliness of the game, the bonuses are both easy to understand and do not take up much time at all.
Free Spin Bonus – Free Spin symbols are scattered amongst the 5 reels, and in order to trigger a Free Spin Bonus round you must uncover at least 3 of them on a single spin. Upon triggering a Free Spin Bonus, you will be awarded winnings as well as 8 free spins. During the bonus round, both Antony and Cleopatra symbols are wild for all symbols except the Free Spins symbol. A player can earn 8 more free spins by uncovering 3 scattered Free Spins symbols on the reels. In total, a Free Spin Bonus can reach no more than a maximum of 80.
Wild Pair Bonus – In order to trigger the Wild Pair Bonus, a player must land a 4-high stack of both Antony and Cleopatra symbols on any reel. Upon doing this,4-7 Wilds will drop from the top of the reels to turn random positions wild. These Wilds are wild for all symbols except the Free Spins symbol.
Must-Hit Jackpots – The 2 progressive jackpots for the Antony & Cleopatra slot are referred to as mini and mega jackpots, with mega being the larger of the two. They are referred to as “Must-Hit” jackpots because the jackpot must be awarded before the progressive jackpot reaches a certain dollar amount. For example, if the Mega Must-Hit Jackpot’s limit is $300, the jackpot must be awarded to a player prior to the jackpot amount exceed $299.99.
The only bonus round that really takes an extra amount of time is the Free Spin Bonus. Because you are awarded a minimum of 8 free spins, the bonus round will last at least 30 seconds to 1 minute. There is a maximum of 80 free spins that can possibly be awarded, however, this happens infrequently and will still only account for a few minutes’ worth of time.
Despite Antony & Cleopatra having been on the floors of casinos since 2014, it does not yet exist at any online casino. This inconsistency with Everi is a theme, as some slot titles exist both at brick and mortar and online casinos, while others do not exist online at all.