Sahara Nights - Slots review

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96.20%
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Medium
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GAME TEST / Sahara Nights
event_note Published on 22 Oct 2019
Sahara Nights is a 20 paylines slot from Yggdrasil offering up to 3,500x total bet.

Yggdrasil invites you to make a wish in the Aladdin-themed Sahara Nights. This slot, inspired by one of the stories of the Thousand and One Nights, is a 5x3 slot with 20 paylines and maximum payouts of 3,500x total bet.

Thousand and One Nights

By the pale moonlight, the Persian Kingdom is full of enchantment and mystery. The highest-paying symbols start with the Sultan, who is a super pay symbol. He pays up to 7x more than the next highest symbol, which is his wife. He is also the only symbol that can shape a winning payline with as little as two.

These characters hail from the story of One Thousand and One Nights about the tale of a Sultan who murders his wife after learning of her infidelity. In a fit of grief, he proceeds to marry a different virgin every night and kill her the next morning after deciding all women are unfaithful. He would marry the cunning Scheherazade who would tell him a different tale each night but never conclude it until the following night when she would start a new one. The curious Sultan would be forced to delay her execution each night, waiting to find out how the story would end.

The third-highest paying symbol is the character of Aladdin. There are two middle-paying symbols including a dagger + peacock feather and a goblet + pearl necklace. The lowest-paying symbols are four gems: red, blue, green and orange. The soundtrack beautifully combines stringed instruments, woodwind, percussion and brass with dazzling results. The sound effects arising from the features and winning rounds are no less impressive.

Expanding wild Genie

A magic lamp can appear on the second, third and fourth reels. It will expand if it can create a win, with a Genie who pops out to cover the entire reel. The wild substitutes for any symbol except the scatter.

The Wild of the Sahara Nights slot machine

The game offers expanding wilds, scatter wins and free spins.

Free Spins with scatter wins

This game also comes with scatter wins and free spins. Starting with the scatter wins, you can collect 20, 200 or 20,000 coins by landing 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols on any reel. Landing 3, 4 or 5 will also trigger the free spins mode with 8, 12 or 16 games. In free spins mode, it is possible to re-trigger more free spins as the original trigger. Additionally, you can also win 2 free spins by landing as little as two free spins symbols.

Strengths:

  • beautiful artwork and orchestral music
  • payouts of up to 3,500x total bet
  • expanding wild frequently triggers
  • popular theme originating from the story of One Thousand and One Nights

So what did I think?

Sahara Nights slot seemed a bit of a wasted opportunity. While the artwork and soundtrack are top-notch, the slot suffers from two shortfalls. The first is a shortage of features. I did like the expanding wild, scatter wins and free spins although I did find the latter difficult to trigger. However, I did feel that a bonus feature in support of the underlying story would have made the game more engaging. My second observation was that it was tough to collect a decent payout even after hundreds of rounds. I never did manage to reach 25x total bet on any spin.

My opinion would be to look elsewhere if you are interested in a medium volatility slot.

This is a medium variance slot with an RTP of 96.2%.

Game Summary

Sahara Nights slot has an RTP of around 96.2%, and you can play with bets starting from £0.10 to £100. The game is available on several platforms including desktop, mobile and tablet. Take the game with you using an Android or iOS device. The game is a medium volatility slot, so wins may be a little bit harder to come by but a little higher when they do. If you're ready to get started, then visit one of our recommended casinos today.