Arabian Tales Slot from Rival Gaming
Graphically, Arabian Tales is a big step up from most slots in the Rival Gaming range. The transparent reels spin to reveal an Arabian palace, with some excellent animations – including a genie with electric hands who appears to announce big wins! This slot is loosely based on the genie of the lamp tale, and has one nice touch relating to this when you hit the free spins bonus game which is the main feature.
There is a lamp on the reels, which becomes an expanding wild, which can add multiple regular wins – especially those times you are lucky enough to hit more than one on a spin. This slot is worth playing just for the visual aspect – the chance of landing a big win is a welcome extra.
How to Win on the Arabian Tales Slot
While your biggest wins will come during the free spins bonus game, there are still good opportunities during the regular play. With 50 lines in play, there are no shortage of chances to hit winning combinations across the 5 reel, 3 row setup.
The top symbol is a grey bearded Arab guy in a green circle. Hit 5 of these on a win-line for 2500 coins, 4 for 300 or just 3 for 50. If you hit this symbol (or any of the other regular symbols) along with the golden lamp, wins will be doubled – making the top prize from regular play 5000 coins from a single line.
Wild lamps create a puff of purple smoke, which will cover the entire reel it appears on. This reel then becomes wild, which often enables several wins at once. I have yet to see more than 2 of these, though in theory at least 3+ reels can be covered in wilds at the same time.
Regular symbols with good payouts include a guy with a grimace and a sword (1000 coins for 5), a lady with a snake (750), magic carpet (600), sword in a scabbard (400) and a glowing book (225). This slot also uses playing card symbols, which make up the smaller wins. All symbols require at least 3 on a win-line to trigger a payout.
There are two more symbols which do not fit the regular pattern. First the tiger is the scatter symbol, this pays a multiple of your total bet based on the total number on the screen. The top prize is 50x that total bet for 5, with 215x for 4, 5x for 3 and 1x for just 2.
The other special symbol is the genie (who looks rather sinister). This will trigger the free spins bonus game.
Arabian Tales Free Spins Bonus Game
You will get a different number of free games the more genies you hit. 3 will get you 12 spins, 4 get you 25 spins and 5 a generous 50 free spins. What makes this large number of spins all the better is the fact that there is a 3x multiplier added. The 2x multiplier for wins with the wild (lamps) still stands too – so you could potentially end up with a large windfall here.
There is an animation around the reels when the free slot games start which is worth noting. This is a rock effect, which completely encases the reels. The words ‘open sesame’ then appear, and the rocks part to reveal the reels. If you know the original tale, then ‘open sesame’ will make perfect sense!
How the Arabian Tales Slot Works
This slot has 50 win-lines, which is more than you will find on most Rival Gaming slots. The coins setup is the same as for the 15 and 20 line games though. You can decide on the size of your coin (between 1c and 25c), the number of coins per line (up to 10) and the number of lines you play. It is possible to play all 50 lines (which I recommend, not least because of the expanding wilds) for as little as 50c.
As I mentioned in the intro, the design and graphics for this slot are excellent – and a good enough reason to check out the game on their own. It is more than just beautifully produced and colorful symbols – the animations and small touches make this slot feel very classy. Examples include the smoke and wilds that come in when you hit the lamp symbol, and the sparkles on the reels when you spin. Best of all is the tough looking grey genie that appears when you hit a big win. Sounds are great too, more mysterious than the usual Arab-themed slot fare.
I have no hesitation in recommending this Rival Gaming slot. This is really well produced, both in terms of the graphics and the game itself. It also has the potential for some big wins – with up to 50 free spins each with a 3x multiplier possible. Check out Arabian Nights for yourself soon!