Tales of flying carpets and magic lamps are centuries old, but still captivate the hearts and imaginations of new generations. Almost everyone knows the Arabian Nights story of Aladdin, his monkey friend, and the genie. Sahara Nights picks up this timeless saga. The game is set in the enchanting and exotic deserts of Arabia, like many other titles, but we all know the real magic happens after sunset.
Yggdrasil Gaming’s take on Arabian Nights evokes a sense of mysticism and romance. No wonder it’s the slot game of choice for countless players worldwide. You can almost smell the spice markets and feel the cool touch of moonlight over the sand dunes.
After a clean setup menu against the backdrop of the Sahara Desert, Sahara Nights opens with an enchanting journey to a beautiful palace. The reels feature alluring gemstones of red, blue, green, and orange colours.
In the first stages, you will also find some familiar characters on the reels, artfully imagined:
- The Sultan
- His daughter, the Princess
- A young would-be prince
- The mysterious djinn
Tomes of One Thousand and One Nights show up as well. Majestic swords and jewel-adorned goblets complete the atmosphere.
Depending on how lucky you are, with the Sultan’s help, you can win from 1 to 175 times your stake. The wildcard symbols are magic genie lamps on reels 2 through 4. The Genie Wild is a Sahara Nights special triggered by a winning combination. You get a full reel expansion to boost your odds as the genie emerges from the confines of his lamp.
You can score Free Spins in Sahara Nights if you manage 3, 4, or 5 storybook symbols. With the three Free Spin symbols, you can go for 1 to 1,000 times your open stakes. You can win all the treasure you need this way – forget three wishes! The Sticky wild found on the three central reels will grant you two extra spins. Landing 2 to 5 spin symbols on the reels gives you 2 - 16 more spins, with a chance to multiply your riches by 1,000!
It’s easy to see the allure of this title from Yggdrasil. If you are a daring and luck is on your side, you can rack up big cash prizes on Sahara Nights. The five-on-a-pay-line game offers up to 175 times your stake amount. The expanding free wilds have made many a player richer than the Sultan himself. The trick to success is simple; unlock the Free Spins with five spin symbols. Keep in mind that your main symbol remains the Sultan.
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In the medium- to high-variance games, the trick is to hold on right to your flying carpet so you don’t fall off. The longer you fly, the better your chances of grabbing the big cash payouts.
- Sticky expanding wilds
- Free reel spins
- More game symbols
- Higher payout stakes up to 3,500 times
- Captivating color schemes and soundtrack
- The story lacks some progression, despite the colourful thematic art