This Ali Baba slot machine, with its sandy Arabian theme, gives you some instant cash thrills and free spins wonders. But, you’ll have to be patient to find the truly big rewards.
We like Leander Games slots; they are one of the only slots providers that continually stay away from using the familiar A – 9 symbols, and create some truly unique and interesting symbols on the reels, time and time again.
And that’s exactly what they have here in this Ali Baba And The 40 Thieves slot game. The reels have a backdrop of golden wind-swept sands, with Ali himself, the bandit, princess Jazmin, a monkey, camel, snake, scarab broach, golden ring, dagger, snake charmer, and drum.
The cartoony style adds a little fun and character, creating an Arabian night atmosphere all across these 20 paylines, and the background music and sound effects have a certain charm.
Overall, it’s very well done, with the animations of the symbols on a win brightening up the experience each time.
Though winning also helps with that.
The wild symbol is the belly dancing princess Jazmin. She will expand to cover the entire reel she’s on each time, and dance her happy dance as she creates some potentially decent wins.
And she’s not shy about shaking those hips. She shows up fairly frequently, What’s good about this expanding wild is if more than one wild shows up, you can get some really good wins.
We often got at least 20x our bet, interspersed with a few 40 to 50 times our bet during the base game alone.
And what’s even more special about her wilds womanly ways is that she stays expanded on reel 1 of the free spins for the whole duration of the bonus games.
Ahh, the bit we like the most. The base game is fun, and rewards you fairly often for a medium to high variance slot, but you will undoubtedly notice your balance going down rather than up.
This is where the two bonus games of this Ali Baba video slot comes into play.
The first is a simple pick me bonus where you can win instant cash prizes by picking the right vases. But there’s a twist to this simple game.
You trigger the bonus by finding 3 of the red vases on reels 2, 3 and 4. Then you will be randomly rewarded with 1 to 3 Ali ‘protections’.
Your goal is to pick 6 vases out of the 12 on screen and hopefully find the ones with gold. If you pick wrong, a cheeky monkey will whistle to the bandit who will try and explode one with his mind.
Yeap, his mind.
This is where those Ali Protections come in. For every wrong pick you make, Ali will come and save the vase from exploding, and reward you with gold instead. If you don’t have any protections left, the vase will explode and you win nothing.
A simple game where you can win up to 20x – 50x your bet, and keeps your balance topped up, as you hunt down those slippery free spins.
Much like you’d find in the Dragon Slot, another Leander game, when you get three of the free spins symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5, you’ll choose from 3 possible options.
Each have a varying amounts of risk, and amounts of free spins and wilds. The risk is due to the second step of these bonus games, where you have to pick from 12 treasure chests.
Once in, you have to pick the treasure chests correctly in order not to go over the maximum free spins or multiplier meters on either side of the screen. If you do, you only get 10 free spins with 1x multiplier.
It’s easier than it sounds, but you might just walk away with the basics rather than the maximum amount.
Then come the free spins. The first reel is completely wild making it easier to get some decent four and five of a kind wins. Here you’ll be happy to walk away with 30x your bet as an average, and over 150x your bet plus with more spins and higher multipliers.
A fun, if sometimes, frustrating experience.
The great news is you don’t just have to play it online via your desktop. You can, just like the Megadeth slot, play the Ali Baba mobile slot on your phone or tablet.
With the help of some great graphics and sound effects, this game gives you a decent platform to play from. The trick is to find the lucky spin that will open the cave of wonders and get you to that gold.
A minimum bet of 0.20 up to 20 a spin is a fairly small betting range, but with this slow builder of a game, you probably don’t want to bet too hard, too quickly, or your wallet might get stuck in that cave.
Because what you will need to play this Ali Baba slot machine is patience, and a decent budget.
The free spins hit every 150 to 200 spins or so, though the pick me bonus come more frequently thanks to that 95.07% return to player rate.
Otherwise you’ll no doubt be sand deep in this Leander Games machine, searching for treasures hidden deep within.Play Now at Vera&John »
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