In fact, when considering that seven years elapsed between the release of the Queen of the Nile I and II slots, one must seriously ponder the motivation of the usually dead-on casino game software-producing folks at Aristocrat. Were it not for the increase in the Roman numeral following the game title, one could easily imagine the game designers simply having forgotten that they ever remade such a slot machine for the online medium.
In short, this is one serious waste of time for all but the most easily amused of slots players. But you might like to know more for some unfathomable reasons, so we’ll go on and fill some space.
In Queen of the Nile II, the number of paylines has been increased from 20 to 25; incidentally, players may wager from 25¢ to $125 per spin when covering all paylines – and you’ll be wanting to cover all paylines.
Inexplicably, payouts in the Queen of the Nile II slot are a bit *lower* as well – and far below the level of its higher-paying and slicker peers in the year of its release, 2014 – to a maximum payout of 3,000x the payline bet, as opposed to the 4,500x offered in the original slots game in this line.
Mostly, it’s all the same stuff seen in the first slots game: On the reels are King Tuts, eyes of Osiris and desert roses are the higher-paying symbols; predictable ol’ A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 are the low-payers.
The pyramids remain the scatter symbol; in addition to launching the free spins bonus round, these carry payout of 5x, 20x and 100x the best when hitting three, four or five, respectively. And you know that coquettish empress Cleopatra is the wild: She loves to substitute for other symbols and make up winning combinations…
At least – at *very* least – there’s something to be said for the Queen of the Nile II slots game in this area. After landing three or more scatters in a single spin, the player is presented with a choice of 5 free spins with a 10x bonus multiplier tacked onto all wins, 10 with a 5x, 15 with a 3x, or 20 with a 2x bonus.
We’ve pointed this out elsewhere as a tip for such situations in which you are given a choice such as the following. First figure how much each bonus round will, on average, net. The formula is simple enough: number of free spins x amount won per spin x bonus multiplier. Since the amount won per spin is unknown by most players, we’ll call that “x”. So, the first option of 5 free spins at 10x bonus multiplier is equal to 5 times the unknown X times the bonus multiplier 10, so 50x.
By this method, we can determine that either of the first two options presented in the bonus round of the Queen of the Nile II slots game is the best way to go. Good luck!