Cleopatra Fortune

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Cleopatra Fortune
Cleopatra Fortune Cover.jpg
Japanese Saturn cover art
Developer(s) Taito, Natsume
Publisher(s) Taito
Altron (PlayStation and Dreamcast ports)
Platform(s) Arcade, PlayStation, Saturn, Dreamcast, mobile phones
Release date(s) Arcade
Saturn
  • JP February 17, 1997
PlayStation
  • JP May 17, 2001
  • NA 2003
  • EU February 7, 2003
Dreamcast
  • JP June 21, 2001
Mobile
  • NA September 5, 2003
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player

Cleopatra Fortune (クレオパトラフォーチュン?), released in North America as Cleopatra's Fortune, is a 1996 arcade puzzle game created by Taito Corporation in association with Natsume.

Summary[edit]

The gameplay is similar to Tetris in which the player has to direct blocks of stone, mummy and/or treasure to create closures which eliminates the treasure and adds to the player's score. Also if a full line of stone blocks, treasure blocks or mummy blocks is formed they will disappear in a similar fashion to Tetris and also add to the player's score.

The game's name comes from its mascot which is a super deformed version of queen Cleopatra. Additionally, the game utilizes an Egyptian theme.

Initially having an arcade release, a Sony PlayStation version and a Sega Saturn version were released in Japan, followed later on by a Dreamcast version in 2001. A PlayStation version was released in the US in 2003, with the original arcade game being released in Taito Legends 2. An arcade only sequel called Cleopatra Fortune Plus was released later in 2001 on the Sega NAOMI system. It was created in association with Altron instead of Natsume.