Arabian Nights Slot Review

Arabian Nights is a 5 reel, 10 payline progressive slot game developed by NetEnt. It has an Arabian theme and features an Arabian prince and a jewelled genie’s lamp to complete the picture. The game includes a free spins feature with multiplier value and an impressive progressive jackpot to play for.

Highlights

  • Slot type: progressive
  • Reels: 5
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Theme: Egyptian
  • Lines: 10
  • Bonus Game: yes
  • Free Spins: Yes
  • Software: NetEnt

How to Play

Arabian Nights is a progressive slot game with a progressive jackpot that commonly reaches into the hundreds of thousands of pounds, and even into the millions. Besides for the life-changing jackpot, there is a worthwhile free spins feature that offers plenty of extra chances to win. The Arabian Nights theme will be familiar and appealing to anyone who knows the story of Aladdin, although he does not actually feature in the game. With a maximum bet of 5.00 per spin, this game will suits players with all sizes of bankrolls, and it is particularly ideal for those penny slots players.

Important symbols in Arabian Nights

  • Wild: The Arabian prince is the wild symbol and he substitutes for other symbols to help complete a winning combination. When the wild is used to create a winning payout, it acts as a multiplier and doubles the win. It is also the key to triggering the progressive jackpot.
  • Scatter: The jewelled genie’s lamp is the scatter symbol and it is the key to triggering the free spins feature. It pays out for 2 or more landing anywhere on the reels.
  • High value symbols: The high value symbols are all theme related and include a curved blade, Aladdin-style shoes, a red and white striped tent, a fez and a camel. The low value symbols are high playing card values set into a mosaic design.

Jackpots

Arabian Nights is a progressive slot game with a progressive jackpot that can reach impressive heights in the hundreds of thousands or even millions. There is a guaranteed win of EUR 125,000 with an average payout of EUR 1.8 million on a jackpot that is hit approximately every 10 weeks. The progressive jackpot is only available when betting with the maximum number of coins and it can be triggered by landing 5 wild Arabian princes on an active payline. If you are not playing with the maximum bet, landing 5 Arabian princes on an active payline will award the maximum fixed jackpot of 10,000 coins. It is quite a high variance game with a RTP of 96.5%.

Special Features and Bonuses

Besides for the progressive jackpot, Arabian Nights also features a worthwhile free spins feature for plenty of winning opportunities.

  • Free Spins Feature: Landing 3 or more jewelled genie’s lamp scatter symbols anywhere on the reels triggers the free spins feature. Players will be awarded 15 free spins with all wins tripled during the feature. The free spins can be re-triggered from within the feature.
  • Progressive Jackpot: To be eligible for the progressive jackpot, players must be betting with the maximum. The jackpot is awarded by landing 5 Arabian Prince wild symbols on an active payline. Once it is awarded, the jackpot resets to its base amount.

Graphics and Sounds

Launched in 2005, Arabian Nights is one of the oldest online slots games that is around and this is reflected in its graphics which have a bit of an outdated look. The reels take up most of the screen although a background scene of minarets in the desert can be seen. Each individual reel, and the reel set, is surrounded by a gold border. The symbols are simplistically drawn, but are crisp and clear and fit in nicely with the theme. The background sounds are also simple, but adequately contribute to the Arabian setting.

Conclusion

While the look and feel of Arabian Nights may be outdated and simplistic, it certainly makes up for this with its progressive jackpot, which is one of the largest in the industry. Not only is the jackpot large, but it pays out significant amounts relatively frequently. The free spins offer plenty of chances to win within the game and with a low betting range, the game is suitable for all players, even those with small bankrolls. Considering it was launched more than a decade ago and lacks the 3D graphics and impressive animations of more modern games, but is still one of the most popular choices in the NetEnt games suite, we can be sure that the game has a lot going for it.