The Sultan lays down to rest when the sun descends on the orange sand of the Sahara Desert. His devoted queen sits nearby selecting a story from their book of enchanting stories.
Sahara Nights is a slot game that takes inspiration from the Arabian story ‘The Thousand and One Night’ or simply ‘The Arabian Nights’. This is the story of Scheherazade that spins a story for her husband—a murderous king that is notorious for killing his wives a day after marrying them—to delay her death for one more night. She does this by leaving a cliff-hanger at the end of her every story that compels the curious king to postpone her death.
The Arabic influences are felt from the palace’s archway that leads to a balcony and the domed-roofs of the towers that are visible. Yggdrasil has managed to deliver another quality game that excels in all aspects—design, animation, graphics, gameplay, story, etc. There are a lot of games in Yggdrasil’s library that is as rich as this game storywise, like Champions of Rome, Beauty and the Beast and One Armed Bandit.
The game has 5 reels that use gems, books, knives, goblets and the characters as symbols. The gems are your regular paying symbols and they come in different colours. You will be seeing the Sultan, the queen and Aladdin as the symbols that can give you higher payouts. The Sultan pays the most out of the three characters with a payout of up to €17,500 if you land five of it in one spin.
You will notice that the Wild symbol uses a lamp as a symbol. It expands to reveal the Genie whenever you land it on the reels. The Genie can substitute any of the other symbols except for the Free Spin symbol. This symbol only land on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels. If you land a Wild symbol while on the free spins feature, it will stick to its place until the very end of the feature. If you land three Wilds, you will be awarded two more spins.
The Free Spin symbol uses the image of a book. The number of free spins you can get depends on how many of the symbols you have landed on a spin. The most you can get is 16 free spin and an additional cash prize of up to €100,000 in exchange for five of the free spin symbols.
The Sahara Nights’ background is a stunning scenery of an Arabian city. Towers topped with the domed-roofs line your sight while stars are glittering in the night sky. The theme is given more emphasis on the small details that are scattered all over the window. You can see intricate carvings that are etched on the stone archways, giving it more character. You can also see a small portion of the two low-lying platform sofas that are used in Ancient times.
Yggdrasil did a great job of giving justice to the story of ‘The Arabian Nights’. The gameplay is as intriguing as the stories of Scheherazade that she tells her husband. The game is also very generous with its payouts that you can win bigger with every spin. This game will quench your cravings for big wins while entertaining you with stories from your childhood.