The Ali Baba slot machine from Leander Games, who are part of the Amaya stable, is themed around the well-known story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves from the Tales of the Arabian Knights.
The tale has been represented in many books, films, theatrical productions and comics, and Leander Games have produced the slot game version, which, thanks to HTML5 technology and construction is now available on all decent smartphones.
The design, décor and symbols are all set against the backdrop of a desert and a sealed cave. The reel symbols are depicted as animated cartoons, successfully retaining a light-hearted style.
The symbols themselves are all pertinent to the overall theme, and include Ali Baba himself, a belly dancer and a thief. Additional symbols such as a camel, a snake, a golden beetle, a flute, a drum, a ring, a monkey, and a hooked dagger complete the reels.
The Rise of Mobile Play
Early 2015 saw Leander Games go mobile, and thanks to the new technology available, Ali Baba HTML5 became a thing. Casino players on all mobile devices have access to the game.
All the mobile operating systems, iOS, android or windows can play Ali Baba HTML5, or any HTML5 game, instantly through their web browser. This mobile trend has seen all the leading software developers embrace mobile usage, and although Leander Games still have a small selection of games available, the ones available are particularly notable.
Ali Baba HTML5 is one of several popular mobile pokies by Leander Games, an enviable list that includes such credible compatriots such as Potion Factory, Dragon Slot and the blockbuster Megadeth slot.
Ali Baba HTML5 does not require any downloading of applications or software and users can play them instantly. The sole prerequisite is internet access.
Scatter Symbols and Gold or Bandit Game
The Ali Baba HTML5 game also features three Scatter symbols. The first, a treasure chest, rewards players directly with a cash prize at the appearance of three or more of these chests on the reels.
The other Scatter symbols, the ‘Bonus’ symbol and the ‘Free Spins’ symbol, are clearly labelled for player convenience. Landing three or more will activate the Gold or Bandit Bonus round or Free Spins Bonus, respectively.
The Gold or Bandit round sees players selecting vases under the protection of Ali Baba. The number of times he leaps to the players’ defence is randomly awarded, but once they are depleted, the round ends.
Ali Baba HTML5 game has an average return to player percentage of 98.07%, which is comparatively high, but nonetheless entirely suitable when considering the theme of the game.
Distinctive Game Features
Ali Baba HTML5 plays out on five reels and twenty pay lines. The pay lines are not fixed, adding to the game play options available, but by now most players are aware that activating all the pay lines available gives them the best possible odds.
Ali Baba is the top paying symbol in the Ali Baba HTML5 base game. This top jackpot is worth 2500 coins. The Wild symbol in the game is the belly dancer, and she is endowed with expanding properties, taking up the entire reel. The abilities of the Wild symbol are clearly enhanced by this.