Free Arabian Charms
Barcrest are live slot specialists with decades of experience. What you’ll find with titles like Arabian Charms is solid game-play and engaging bonus games. Arabian Charms is based on the classic ‘Aladdin’ story, complete with Genie in the lamp and Arabic sound and images. The production is very high quality, and the break out bonus game involves travelling up a path towards some very big wins. In addition you will find extra wins appearing on the reels in the on-reel feature, which can randomly turn any spin into multiple wins.
Compared to many Barcrest slots, the graphics for this game are very vivid and detailed. Overall the rich colours (think purple and gold) and classic symbols do bring out the theme very well. Fireworks, which can be seen at the top of the reels, are a nice extra touch. There are on-reel animations (when you hit winning combinations), though the main animated sequence to watch out for happens when you hit the bonus game.
Playing the Arabian Charms Slot
Like many Barcrest slots, the number of win-lines is not changeable. There are 20 win lines in this game and a minimum spin cost of 20c, high rollers will be pleased to know you can bet a giant $500 per spin if you wish to play with real money.
In common with many Barcrest slots, wins from regular play are on the smaller side. This is balanced out in two ways. First you can hit bigger wins (up to 500 times your total bet) during the bonus game. Second, wild symbols are in play, which often results in multiple wins in the same spin.
The wild symbol pays 250 coins for 5 on a line, and substitutes for all of the regular symbols too. The ‘Arabian Charms’ logo has the same prize for 5 on a line (this pays for 3+ from the left). The next best paying symbols are worth 200 coins; this is Aladdin and the snake. There are playing card symbols too; these make up many smaller wins as you play.
Reels 2, 3 and 4 can show special bonus symbols – all 3 of these will take you to the Golden Trail bonus feature.
Bonus Games in Arabian Charms
During regular play on the reels, a mystery bonus feature can start. You will see fireworks on the top of the reels which land randomly on different symbols. These then turn symbols which complete wins with the symbols already in place. This can turn a losing spin into several wins at any time.
There are two reasons it is worth playing until you hit the Golden Trail bonus. First is the usual one: The potential to bank a nice win. The second reason is the excellent 3D graphics and animations, which are better than anything I have seen from Barcrest before. Your bonus is hosted by a giant 3D Genie and the setting is a winding path. You start at the bottom of the screen and make your way up the path, increasing your prizes as you go. This can escalate quickly, with 500x your spin amount at the very top.
It is great to see an interactive and engaging slot which does not rely on the old cliché of a free spins round as the only feature.
Summary of Arabian Charms
This is another example of what Barcrest does best – take a classic live slot with solid game-play, and successfully transition it for use at online casinos. Visually, this is one of the best Barcrest games you will find, with the colour work and animations both excellent. The random winning symbols (these can be wilds) adds some interest to the regular play – though the break out bonus is the main reason to play. Not only will you find a stunning 3D animation (the Genie), you will have the chance to make your way up the Golden Trail to some big wins. With a top prize of 500x your spin amount, this can be a very profitable bonus round too.