After taking this 5-reel, 50 payline slot for a magic carpet ride, we’re happy to say that we had a blast exploring all the sights and sounds of the mystical east. Arabian Tales is one of many new Rival slots that have been added to Bodog Casino’s expanding roster of online games. From its Arabian Nights theme, graphics and sound to its colorful layout, range of bet values and overall simplicity, we’re certain that slots players of all levels will enjoy it. Step into Scheherazade’s world and prepare to be enchanted.
As far as themes go, Arabian Tales is quite vibrant, if not overused. The general Arabian Nights theme is fairly popular with online slots these days and there are quite a few iterations of this game out there. Originality is always an issue. However, after playing this game, we can safely say that this game’s a keeper – with catchy music calling to mind images of desert dunes and mystery. If background music just isn’t your thing, feel free to mute the audio through the Options Button located at the top right.
The graphics are what you’d expect of the theme – red silk drapes, lanterns and a palace in the background set under the backdrop of a starry night. When it comes to symbols, there’s a bit of a twist. The numbers on the reels are highly stylized and resemble Arabian numerals; there’s also a magic lamp, a genie, a sultan, daggers. While the graphics and animations are top notch, we almost wish the game had stuck to a more classic 7s and Bars format – it’s much easier to remember when you’re looking out for combinations that can get you the big payout.
In terms of features, there’s multiple paylines – 50, to be precise. Players will have to invest a little time and patience learning the line patterns if they want to find out whether they’ve won. This is where the paytable comes in handy, displaying all the possible payouts for their bets as well as the various scatter, wild, free spin and jackpot symbols. Unfortunately, there game doesn’t offer a specific ‘themed’ bonus round feature, but the jackpot and free spins more than makes up for this lack.
All things considered, we’re giving this game a solid 4 stars. The theme and graphics are really vivid and imaginative; they transport players to another world, a world of dreams, magic and faraway deserts; a world that takes us back to our fondest childhood memories of watching Aladdin on repeat – only this time with the potential for landing big cash wins.