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Title:  Fortunes of Ali Baba
Developer: Play'n Go
Reels: 5
Rows: 3
Paylines: 20
RTP: 96.89% | 94.63% | 91.34% | 87.03% | 84.29%
Free Spins/Multiplier: 8-?/1-?x
Max Win: 9968x
Max Win Probability: 1 in 100,000,000
Volatility: High
Min/Max Bet: 0.20/50
Release Date: February 27, 2020

 

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Fortunes of Ali Baba: Slot Overview

In terms of market strategy, nothing has changed over at Play'n GO. The Swedish provider keeps churning out new games as if their lives depended on it and at a rate that very few, if any, other providers comes even close to. Normally, as we've seen in some other cases, this would eventually start to affect the overall quality, but in the case of Play'n GO the formula they have got going appears to work quite well. Sure, we don't get a whole lot of innovation, and the lifespan of each slot title isn't all that long but many of us still end up giving each new slot a bit of our attention.

 

Fortunes of Ali Baba is the latest slot to come out of the Play'n GO factory. The slot is set by the entrance to the mythical cave where the 40 Thieves hid their ill-gotten gains. Someone must have 'Open Seasame-d' it because the door is wide open. Despite the transparent reels, it's too dark to discern what riches lay just out of reach. There are 5 reels, each with 3 rows, and crisscrossed by 20 fixed paylines. The setting makes sense, but most of the screen is taken up by a big dark hole. It's not the Oriental buffet of sights and sounds it could have been, but it does the job, and is appealing enough to the eye. Beneath the reels is the menu bar where players can choose stakes from 20 p/c to £/€100 to set the game in motion.

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The rules are simple. Combinations of three or more matching symbols right to left result in a payout. The symbols used are like the rest of the game, functional but not overly exciting. The low pay section of the paytable is comprised of wispy, genie smoke looking 10 – A royals that are backed by 4 high pay symbols which are bowls of spices, precious stones, a golden amulet, and one of those curved Arabian daggers. Symbol values are so-so with the dagger the most precious at 14 times the stake for a line of  five. The wilds offer a lot better value, and there are two of them. The Ali Baba Wild can turn up at any time, and the Thieves Wild pops up during the free spins round. They are both able to substitute for any other pay symbol, and they will both payout 250 times the stake for five of a kind.


The math model powering the Fortunes of Ali Baba slot is capable of coughing up some decent numbers. First is the volatility, which Play’n GO has rated at 8 out of 10. Not their most volatile, but a high figure all the same. Like other Play’n GO releases, Fortunes of Ali Baba comes with several RTP configurations that can be set by the operator. The one to go for, and the default RTP, is 96.89%, but it can be found at 94.63% or even lower. Not diabolical, but one setting is like Ali Baba, the other's like the 40 Thieves if you will. Other than crossing your fingers for scatters, there isn't much going on in the base game so let's open sesame and its bag of tricks.

 

Fortunes of Ali Baba: Slot Features

Fortunes of Ali Baba Theme/Symbols
The Fortunes of Ali Baba slot is based the famous Arabian Nights story which focuses on the legend of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. With a cave in the backdrop, symbols include Arabian style A, K, Q, J and 10 royals. You’ll also see aspects from the story such as mystic healing herbs, precious jewels, amulets and Ali Baba’s dagger. The latter pays 2, 4 or 14 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 in combination.


Ali Baba himself is the wild symbol which replaces all symbols bar the scatter – 3, 4 or 5 on a payline will reward you with 5, 10 or 250 times your stake. The second wild symbol, the Thieves Wild, only appears in the Free Spins feature (more on this below).

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Den of Thieves Bonus feature
The other symbol to look out for is Morgiana who is Ali Baba’s servant girl – this is the scatter. 2 of these landing on reels 1 and 5 simultaneously on a base game spin will trigger the Den of Thieves Bonus feature. You then head to the thieves’ notorious hideout where you aim to uncover hidden treasure.


Choose from pots/jars to reveal instant cash prizes and free spin triggers. With 5 levels available, cash prizes are worth different amounts at each level:

 

Level 1 – cash prizes up to 10 x stake
Levels 2/3 – cash prizes up to 10x stake or Free Spins feature trigger
Level 4 – cash prizes up to 100 x stake or Free Spins feature trigger
Level 5 – Free Spins feature trigger

 

In levels 2, 3, 4 and 5, you could be caught by thieves which would take you back to the base game.

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Free Spins feature

If you trigger the Free Spins feature, you will begin with 8 free spins. More importantly, the Ali Baba wild symbol lands on every free spin. If a Thieves Wild lands on a free spin too, both wilds are held with the Walking Wilds feature activated – the reels spin again with the Thieves Wild walking towards Ali Baba with each free spin.


As a result, it leaves a trail of wilds in its wake. Multiple Thieves Wilds can appear meaning they all shift across the reels until they reach Ali Baba. Look out for Morgiana scatters appearing on reels 1 and 5 as this will retrigger the feature to add 2 more free spins to your tally. Furthermore, the multiplier increases for subsequent free spins.

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Fortunes of Ali Baba: Slot Verdict
Play’n GO has piled on a few slots based on stories and legends recently, and Ali Baba is another pretty good example. It’s not the flashiest game around by a long shot, but it’s not hard on the eyes either. Instead of dazzling players with visual effects and innovation, they have concentrated on hitting the basics right. With its solid math model, and potential wins of up to 9,948 times the stake there are no complaints there. In saying that though, players have a one in a billion chance of hitting the max level of returns and coming anywhere close to the max payout in any Play'n GO slot has proved almost impossible.


The base game is a tad on the slow side with its relatively low-value symbols and being devoid of any extra features which could have mixed shaken things up. This means Fortunes of Ali Baba is all about triggering the bonus game and getting those wilds to roam as much as possible. All up, Fortunes of Ali Baba is a solid slot with good potential, though a little light on x-factor or exciting new features. But, it does what it needs to and is a decent option if you are looking for satisfying payouts, and don’t mind staring into the pits of a dank cave most of the time.

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