Wheel of Wishes
Alibaba Riches is a mesmerising fairy-tale based video slot. It will keep you playing with its great modifiers, bonuses and chances for big wins. The game is superb in terms of musical, visual effects and features.
GameArt released Alibaba Riches on February 23, 2021. It is based on the popular and known by almost everybody Arabic fairy tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. It is authentic to the time and atmosphere of the tale and includes bonuses and boosters in all stages of the gameplay.
Alibaba Riches has 5 reels and 3 rows with 30 fixed pay-lines. You can play the game with bets in the range of 0.30 to 30 credits paying between 0.01 to 1 credit on each line. The slot’s volatility is rather high and its RTP is 96.36%. You can win from a variety of modifiers and bonuses. There are Mega Blocks of the medium and premium symbols, which can participate in wins many times.
The wild symbol can land in normal size, partially or fully stacked. Its non participating in wins sections play as separate wild symbols. Alibaba Riches also includes a Baba Bonus. It is a pick-and-click type of mini-game with 15 magical lamps to choose from. You can win cash prizes, the increased value of the win multiplier during free spins and the free games’ activation. Through this bonus, you activate the free games. They include a multiplier boost and stacked mega symbols.
Alibaba Riches has stunning visual and sound performance and effects. The grid is set amid the desert with buildings seen from above. The sky is clear and blue with pinkish clouds. The grid is made of a massive stone structure, inside which appear all symbols in the form of stone blocks. On the top frame of the grid are carved the 5 magical lamps. One of them gets illuminated in gold after each consecutive cascade of wins. The symbols make sounds as they fall onto the reels. New blasts of symbols appear every spin.
Every win crushes the symbols that created it and new symbols fall to fill the empty positions. The images on the stone blocks are of the card royals in bright colours and detailed ornaments. There are thieves, Alibaba, the female character from the fairy tale in a blue dress and ornamented pieces of jewellery with gems and gold. The soundtrack is melodic and typical Arabic.
Alibaba Riches has 30 fixed pay-lines. The game rewards for combinations of 3, 4 or 5 symbols of the same kind landed left to right. There are 10 standard symbols – 5 low-paying of 5 cards and 5 premiums of jewellery and characters. When you form a winning combination, the symbols that created it get crashed. Then, new blocks fall from above filling the empty positions on the grid. The game uses the cascading paying system combined with fixed pay-lines.
The 10 and J cards pay equally – from 0.03 to 0.16 times your stake for 3 to 5 on a line landed from left to right. The Q, grants wins of 0.06, 0.16 and 0.50 times the stake, while the K and A return equally – 0.10, 0.3 and 1 times the stake.
The medium and premium symbols are the 3 jewellery items and 2 characters respectively. These 5 symbols can land as 2×2 and 3×3 Mega Blocks besides in normal 1×1 size on any of the reels. This can happen on any spin. The empty spaces that are created by a cascade are crushed by Mega Blocks, which fill the voids. During the base game, the 2×2 Mega Blocks get crashed when they take part in a win two times. The 3×3 Mega Blocks, on the other hand, can take part in a winning combination three times during the free spins.
The abundantly decorated valuables return 0.16, 0.66 and 1.66x and 0.33, 1.66 and 5x stake. One of the robbers is the second-best paying symbol that gives you 0.50, 3.33 and 10x bet wins. Ali Baba is the best player granting wins of 0.66, 6.66 and 16.66 times your stake for 3, 4 and 5 symbols.
The female character in a blue dress is the wild symbol in Alibaba Riches. It can appear as 1×1, 1×2 and 1×3 normally, partially or fully stacked on its reel. The wild can take partially or fully its reel besides helping you form more paying combinations. It can substitute for all other standard symbols. When a stacked wild takes part in a win, the part that contributed to the combination is crashed. The remaining part of the wild symbol breaks into smaller wild symbols.
Alibaba Riches offers partially and fully stacked premium and wild symbols. There are Mega Blocks of 2×2 to 3×3 size, free spins and Baba Bonus in the game. Every time you trigger a consecutive cascade, each one of it gives you 1 Lantern. If you succeed to collect all 5 Lanterns by making 6 or more successive cascades, you trigger the Baba Bonus.
This bonus plays on a new set of 4 reels and 3 rows with 12 gold magic lamps. You have to pick from them and win prizes.
These can be:
You can collect generous rewards from the Baba Bonus, but be careful. When a Lantern breaks, the Baba Bonus comes to an end. The same happens when you are so lucky as to open all of the 12 Lanterns.
The only way to get access to the free spins is via the Baba Bonus by revealing the Red gold Lantern. You will also have applied any multiplier that you have achieved and increased during the Baba Bonus to all your free games . During them, the 2×2 and 3×3 Mega Block will take part in many wins before they get crushed.
Alibaba Riches is a great choice for all fans of popular fairy tales, Arabic riches and slots with plenty of bonus features. The game offers lots of opportunities to get wins. The cascading feature mechanism is loved by the majority of players. In the base game, you can win 500 times your stake of Ali Baba’s symbols with or without wild. Much more is in store tp players during the free spins where there is an active multiplier.