Fortunes of Ali Baba by Play'n GO released on 27.02.2020 is a 5-reel & 3-row online slot with 20 paylines and a 96.89% RTP. This is a storytale-themed game offering players a max win of up to 9968x their stake. Fortunes of Ali Baba can be played on all devices from €0.2 to €100 per spin and is considered a high volatility game.
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Design and Symbols
In this slot, you will be venturing into a land filled with tall tales and well-known stories, all about Ali Baba and the 40 thieves. The legend tells you all about a poor woodcutter who finds the secret on how he can enter a thieves den but then ends up being the only man left alive to know this secret code. It is exactly this entrance to the thieves den that is the background of the reel set, with the reels only being separated by fine lines and otherwise having transparent reels. Adding a little final touch to the theme is the soundtrack playing mysterious middle-eastern music in the background.
Unfortunately, Play'n Go have chosen to go with the classic card suits, which we easily think could have been avoided in favour of more symbols fitting the theme. However, you will see the low value symbols consist of 10, J, Q, K and A having been created in a fitting Arabic style. Other symbols on the reels include precious jewels, healing herbs, amulets and also Ali Baba's very own dagger. The dagger is the symbol of the highest value, paying 14x your total stake for 5 of a kind.
The wild symbol of the game shows off Ali Baba himself and will be able to replace all other symbols on the reels except for the scatter. Getting 5 of a kind on the reels will reward you with 250x your stake. Another wild symbol in the game, called the Thieves Wild can only appear during the Free Spins feature. The third special symbol of the game is the scatter symbol, which is represented by Morgiana.
There are several different features in the Fortunes of Ali Baba slot. With two different wild symbols, a scatter symbol, the Den of Thieves Bonus feature and also a Free Spins feature there is plenty of action happening here.
Den of Thieves bonus feature
A symbol you should be keeping an eye out for is the scatter symbol, represented by Morgiana who is Ali Baba's servant. Should 2 of these land on the reels 1 and 5 during the base game, then the Den of Thieves bonus feature will be triggered. When this happens you will head towards the thieves den where your goal will be to uncover some hidden treasures.
You will have to choose between different pots and jars that will reveal instant cash prizes as well as free spins. There are a total of 5 different levels with the cash prizes having different values depending on the level. You have to watch out though, in levels 2, 3, 4 and 5 you can risk being caught by the thieves which would cause you to go straight back to the base game.
- Level 1 – cash prizes up to 10x your total stake
- Level 2 – cash prizes up to 10x your total stake or Free Spins feature triggered
- Level 3 – cash prizes up to 10x your total stake or Free Spins feature triggered
- Level 4 – cash prizes up to 100x your total stake or Free Spins feature triggered
- Level 5 – Free Spins feature triggered
Free Spins feature
When the Free Spins feature is triggered, you will start out with a total of 8 free spins. During every free spin, you will see that the Ali Baba wild symbol will land on the reels. Should a Thieves Wild also land on the reels during a free spin, then both of the wild symbols will be held in place with the Walking Wilds feature activated? The reels will then spin once again with the Thieves Wild symbol moving towards Ali Baba with each free spin.
This will cause a trail of wild symbols to be left on the reels. Several Thieves Wilds will be able to appear on the reels, which means they could all shift across the reels until they reach the Ali Baba wild. During this feature, you should look out for the scatter symbols on reels 1 and 5 as this will cause the feature to be re-triggered. If the feature is re-triggered, 2 more free spins will be added and the multiplier will also be increased for any additional free spins.
Our Thoughts on Fortunes of Ali Baba
Play'n Go seem to be having quite a good run with slots based on legends, myths and famous stories lately, Fortunes of Ali Baba being one of them of course. They have given this game a pretty good design while being able to steer away from making the slot too flashy. No need to worry though, there are more than enough visual effects and graphics to feast your eyes on.
There is nothing to complain about when it comes to the potential wins of up to 9 948x your total stake either. We do wish they would have stayed away from the standard card suits however, as this can be a good way of adding that little extra something to the reels. The features in the game are pretty entertaining too, giving you the chance to get up to 5 000x your stake should you fill the reels with wilds and also having the multipliers in the free spins feature. All in all, a pretty good release from Play'n Go with good potential.