Working as a tribute piece to an original mid-1990’s SEGA Saturn release, Cleopatra Fortune S-Tribute allows Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch players to go finding their fortunes.
We’re pretty long in the tooth in gaming terms, having had a controller of some kind in our hands for more than forty years, but even we don’t remember Cleopatra Fortune arriving on Taito X-55, in the arcades or on SEGA Saturn in the mid-1990s. We don’t even remember it breaking out of the Japanese scene and onto European and American shores via PlayStation or Dreamcast as the years passed by.
But hey, we don’t need to wonder about the past anymore for City Connection have picked up Cleopatra Fortune, tagged it with S-Tribute and pushed it out to Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch – all for a £12.49 price point.
Pay up from the usual digital stores and you’ll find a game that has been reproduced, taking what was first seen back in the day, as players get the chance to go treasure hunting. And of course, it comes with an improved control system and new features, ensuring it finds a place with a more modern day audience.
An Arcade Mode awaits, as players chase treasures, clear out falling stones and dodge mummies as they clear lines and earn high scores. With the chance to play against friends or family in the local multiplayer modes, the opportunities rise.
There’s a Mystery Mode too and that is, well, a bit of a mystery as a narrative takes place and you’re left to deal with the fifty problems that are posed by the Sphinx.
However you play, expect to find Cleopatra Fortune S-Tribute running the following game rules…
- ・Closures: Use stones and walls to surround treasures, coffins, and mummies, and all items inside the closure will disappear. Mummies will not disappear unless they are surrounded with treasures or coffins. The more items that disappear at once, the higher the score will be.
- ・Line Clears: Arrange a line made up of all treasures, all coffins, all mummies, or all stones and the entire line will disappear.
- ・Chains: When several closures and line clears disappear in a row, they form a chain. From two chains to large chains, the more chains there are, the more points are scored. Five or more chains will score special bonus points.
- ・Pyramid Stones: Place falling pyramid stones on treasures, coffins, mummies, or stones on the field and all items of the same type will disappear.
- ・All Clears (Perfect): Wipe out everything on the field to score bonus points appropriate to the level at the time. Patora-co will show off her favorite cosplay.
If you remember the game from first time around, then you may well be interested in picking things up again in 2022. You’ll find Cleopatra Fortune S-Tribute kicking around on the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. It’s on PlayStation and Nintendo Switch too.
Let us know if you decide to give it a look.
Cleopatra Fortune was originally released as an arcade puzzle game by Taito in 1996. This game is a reproduction of the home console version released in 1997. In Arcade Mode, players wipe out falling stones, treasures, coffins, and mummies by arranging closures or line clears to score high points. Two players can also play against each other. In Mystery Mode, players can enjoy the story as they clear 50 problems posed by the Sphinx.