Arabian Nights Slots

Arabian-NightsArabian Nights might not look like much, but it might surprise you to find out the number of people that are still playing it, even though there are a lot of slots that are newer and more modern looking these days. The reason for its popularity isn’t the Aladdin like theme with Arabic influences, though I’m sure plenty of people love that part as well. It’s mostly about the huge progressive jackpot offered in Arabian Nights, which is known for offering average payouts of about $1 million.

Arabian Nights might have only 10 paylines on its 5 reels, but it more than makes up for it with its million dollar progressive jackpots. Its own payouts are not as good though, getting up to $5,000 in the player’s pocket. As features, you will find that it comes with a mix of free games, wilds, scatters and multipliers.

Features of Arabian Nights

Besides giving you a small chance to win the progressive jackpot and its life changing value, Arabian Nights also included among its symbols all the major features that modern slots have to offer. A wild and a scatter are included, with multipliers and free spins tagging along.

Aladdin, shown here as a man with a big moustache and holding a ruby, will take the important role of the wild symbol. You probably know what a wild can do, but just in case you’re new at slots, you can picture it as a Joker card. If you get the wild on the reels, it can help other symbols form combinations, by substituting for one of them. However, the wild still has to make its appearance in the right location in order for its powers to be useful. If this does happen, the prize offered by that combo doubles in value, as the wild has its own 2x multiplier. The fact that the wild can also offer the progressive jackpot only adds to its value.

Aladdin’s Lamp is also present, as you would expect, and it’s both a great way to get back some of your money and a trigger for the free spins. First of all, between two and five lamps scattered on the reels will give you 2x to 500x the triggering bet as a prize. Second, with three or more of these lamps you get a round of free spins as well, 15 of them being offered when this happens.

Betting options and jackpots

The great part about this game is that you get your chance to win the big prize without spending a lot of money. The wagers stop at $10 per round, with the paylines each getting a fixed $0.50 wager. You can use fewer coins/paylines if you want to, but only the $5 bet gets you a chance at the progressive jackpot.

The progressive jackpot has an average value of $1 million, with the largest amount ever won being $3.33 million, while the smallest one was $175,000. If you don’t use the maximum bet, your reward is up to 10,000 coins, the slot’s own payout, worth $5,000 cash.

Design and symbols

The design is clearly not the most impressive part about Arabian Nights, the problem being that it’s dated, not that it doesn’t look good. It’s not bad actually, at least for the year when it first came out, so you will still be able to enjoy it in your quest to get its huge prize. The symbols are a mix of playing cards that look like they are made out of gems placed on the windows of some mosque, and of regular Arabic images.

Symbols: Aladdin (wild, progressive jackpot), Lamp (scatter), Sword (1,000x), Shoes (1,000x), Tent (300x), Arabic Hat (300x), Camel (150x), King (150x), Queen (125x), Jack (125x), Ten (75x) and Nine (75x).


Is It Worth Playing?

You don’t need a lot of reasons to play this game, other than the fact that it offers huge top prizes and requires small bets, making it quite the rare bird in this industry. The graphics are the only ones that are somewhat disappointing, but I can get over it since it does well in every other area.

This Arabian Nights slot is offered by all online casinos with Net Entertainment software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.