NetEnt: Arabian Nights Slot Game Review

netent arabian nights review

For years, TV content creators have feasted on the numerous fiction tales found inside the 1001 Arabian Nights classics – a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. Tales from the 1001 Arabian Nights such as Aladdin’s Wonderful Lamp and Alibaba and the 40 Thieves have found their way to the TV screens of millions of people across the globe and have been well received. The massive popularity of the 1001 Arabian Nights classics have necessitated software developers to follow in the footsteps of TV content creators in designing games inspired by the classics. 

One of the first software developers to design a game inspired by the 1001 Arabian Nights classics is the well renowned Net Entertainment. Net Entertainment’s Arabian Nights slot does allow players to learn a thing or two about the most popular tales in the 1001 collection while at the same time offering an enthralling gameplay experience. In this review of the 5-reel and 10 payline Arabian Nights slot game, we are going to expose and explore all that players can expect when they start their gaming session. 

Game Modes 

Before we delve into the finer details about this online slot machine, it’s great that we take time in explaining the game modes that players can access this slot in. on the game modes front, Arabian Nights slot can be played in anyone of two modes. The first one is the demo mode also known as the practice mode. 

The demo mode as its name suggests allows players to play the game for free or we can say for practice purposes. Playing this slot for free in the demo mode is made possible thanks to the free virtual credits awarded to all players by the game developer. The beauty of playing in this mode is that players can learn more about gameplay rules, instructions, playing tricks as well as winning strategy without risking their cash. Only when they have mastered the game rules can they proceed to access the game in the second mode that is, the real money mode. 

The real money mode is the mode where players get to spin the reels for real. Here, players must wager real money in order to start a gaming session. The minimum that players can wager with is 0.10 coins per spin while the max bet is set at 200.00 coins per spin. In between the minimum and max bets are some flexible betting options catering to the needs and preferences of the mid-range players. The beauty of the real money mode is that all wins are real money wins hence can be withdrawn.

Game Symbols 

As with any other slot machine, the core action when playing Arabian Nights slot game centers on the game symbols. It is these symbols which will determine what a player wins as well as help in triggering the bonus features which spice up the overall gameplay experience. On this front, the symbols that players get to encounter when playing the game are as follows: 

  • Wild: Acting as the wild when playing this slot is the gem dealer. The wild possess the power to substitute for any other standard symbol but this only happens when it wants to help in completing a winning combination. Each time the wild substitutes and help complete a winning combination, the payout for that particular winning combination is doubled! 
  • Scatter: Acting as the scatter symbol is the lamp icon
  • Standard game symbols: Standard game symbols encountered on the reels playing this slot include the scimitar, slippers, a tent, fez, a camel and intricately designed royal symbols in a mosaic fashion. 

Bonus Features 

  • Free Spins Feature: The Free Spins Feature activates when the player lands at least three scatter symbols on the reels at the same time. When this feature activates, the player receives 15 free spins. The beauty of triggering and playing in this round is that all payouts for win lines landed will be tripled! Landing three or more scatters during the free spins round will help the player activate another set of 15 free spins, however, with the retriggered free spins; players ought to know that the payouts won’t be tripled. 
  • Jackpot: Arabian Nights slot game does come with a progressive jackpot. As this jackpot is progressive, it means that the higher the number of players playing the game coupled with the higher bets wagered, the higher the potential jackpot prize the player stands to win. This necessitated by the fact that a portion of each bet placed is added to the jackpot pool. To hit this progressive jackpot, players simply need to land five wild icons on the reels at once. 

Mobile Play 

Recognizing the fact that a high number of players nowadays prefer playing slots on mobile, Net Entertainment in designing this slot machine made sure that players can access it on mobile. On mobile, players can use their tablets or smartphones to start a gaming session but only as long as their devices run on either Android or iOS operating systems. 

Round Up 

Arabian Nights is a great slot machine to play which comes with one of the rarely used themes in the online gaming industry. The rare theme incorporated in this slot makes the game a refreshing proposition for players looking to try out slots which are outside the realm of the largely used themes. Not only is this game highly exciting and entertaining but it’s also highly lucrative. This is something that can be seen when it comes to the jackpot front. Ever since the game was released, the least amount that has been won after hitting the Arabian Nights jackpot is 68,000 pounds! At times, most jackpot prizes exceed the million mark hence making this slot one of the biggest paying slots!

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Vijay Mohandas
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