Third time’s the charm as Play’n Go wins SlotBeats’ Slot of the Week award with the third instalment to its Charlie Chance series.

Third time’s the charm as Play’n Go wins SlotBeats’ Slot of the Week award with the third instalment to its Charlie Chance series, Charlie Chance and the Curse of Cleopatra.

The 6×6 cascading slot – featuring a Serpent’s Trail feature, Cleopatra’s Columns and free spins with win multipliers – sees the explorer face-off against the merciless Cleopatra 

Commenting on the title’s launch, Play’n Go’s head of games, Charlotte Miliziano, said: “Players love our Wilde and Dead series, and we know that that’s in large part because of the lavish narratives that they provide. Not to mention the wealth and riches associated with the treasures of great pharaohs, they provide such cool gameplay both visually and audibly,” 

“The style of the Charlie Chance games means that we’ve been able to explore Ancient Egypt in a different way. The black and white cartoon style is very different to the Dead series for example, and I’m certain players will love this title too.”

During the base game, symbols drop onto the grid in a cluster as five or more adjacently connected symbols, awarding a win. Here, winning symbols are removed with new symbols cascading down to fill the empty spaces. 

Three consecutive cascades increase the win multiplier by one. This can be increased to a maximum of x3 in the base game and x10 in the free spins mode. 

Moving onto random spins, five to eight flying scarab wilds will fly and land onto the grid. The wild symbol substitutes for all symbols except the scatter.

Furthermore, the Serpent’s Trail feature may trigger on random non-winning spins. Here, a snake appears on the grid and creates a chain of symbols, which are then either destroyed or transformed into matching symbols. 

On a random spin, Cleopatra’s Columns may also be activated, resulting in a pair of reels landing with an identical order of symbols on both. New symbols arriving via winning cascades will not be synchronised. 

Additionally, the Charlie mega can also land here. Once this happens, wins are paid out and the symbol sticks into position for the cascade. Then, any low-paying symbols that are touching the aforementioned symbol are destroyed, allowing for new symbols to fill the empty spots.

Lastly, if the player lands three scatter symbols, they’ll trigger eight free spins. Within this mode, the win multiplier is increased with every three cascades in a row. All of the above mentioned features are active within the free spins round. 

The title comes with an RTP of 96.25 per cent with a medium volatility level implemented within the gameplay. Readers who would like to read more about Play’n Go’s Charlie Chance and the Curse of Cleopatra can click here to be redirected to the supplier’s official website.