Ali Baba

Ali Baba Slot Review

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What is this mobile slot about?

Is it your turn to yell ‘Open Sesame’ and find the cave of riches hidden in this Ali Baba mobile slot? Only with a little patience.

Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves slot, to give this video slot it’s full name, is one of Leander Games older and simpler slots, yet one that hasn’t lost it’s appeal even now.

We should start by pointing out, however, that this Ali Baba game can be a little temperamental. Less so as an Android slot, but still in need of a fairly good WiFi connection.

Otherwise it has some fairly slow spins. Not “you son of a two footed camel!” slow, but still frustrating.

Also quick tip: if you already have Ali Baba mobile slot open on another window, it won’t open again in another window. We spent close to 40 minutes shouting at our iPad begging the game to load. Which it had, but on another tab.

And now for the good news

There’s a reason why this Leander slot game has remained popular years after it’s initial release.

It’s a fun Disney-esque theme that has everything you need for an arabian fairytale. The handsome hero, the cute monkey, the belly dancing girl, the camels… It works. Though it could be Aladdin or Ali Baba and we wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.

The only thing we’d say is that when you win big or start the slots bonus features, you get an ugly black banner with lime green writing at the bottom of your screen, reminiscent of early 90’s computers. Really, there’s no excuse for that.

The Ali Baba Bonus Game features

Two things makes the Ali Baba slot game stand out.

The slave girl is the wild symbol and expands any time a win can be made. But to be honest, at best she keeps things interesting as you win 5x your bet on the base game. Every so often you’ll also get a fun simple click the vase for instant cash bonus, where you’ll win anything from 20x to 40x your bet at most.

Things heat up during the wonderfully unique and yet incredibly frustrating free spins bonus game.

The cave of free spin wonders

You’ll have the option to open sesame three caves of wonder doors. We go into more details in the games feature below into how they work.

But pick wrong and you’ll only get 10 free spins with a 1x multiplier. Because we are risk takers and take door number 3 far more often than we should, this is what we got, far too often.

If you want to walk away with about 40x your bet, we recommend door one, were you have higher chance of getting about 12 free spins and a 2x or 3x multiplier. Door 2 is for when you are running out of cash but still want to try your hand at some larger multipliers, and door three, as we said, is when you want to get the big wins in this game, with a top jackpot win of up to wonderful 750x your bet on one line win.

That right there, is why the Ali Baba slot machine is loved by players everywhere. It’s a nice easy play slot, that whilst not always friendly, keeps you playing till you can try your hand at the incredibly turbulent free spin bonus.

A tempestuous feature for a tempestuous slot.

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Mobile slot overview

Slot typeVideo Slot
Slot reels / paylines5 Reels / 20 Paylines
House edge4.93%
Slot volatilityMedium
Coins range0.01 - 10.00
Min/Max bet0.20 / 200
Max win150,000
Free spinsUp to 25 Free Spins / Up to 6x Multiplier
Bonus roundsExpanding Wilds, Free Spins, Multipliers
Exclusive: 10 Free Spins + 100% up to £200 Bonus
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In-game bonus features

Expanded Wild: The dancing girl is wild and expands throughout the game if she can create a winning line.

She replaces all slot symbols except scatters, free spins, and bonus symbols.

Scatter: The bag of gold is the scatter and pays no matter where they land in the game. Get five to win 100 times your bet.

Gold or Bandit Bonus: Get three vases anywhere on screen and you'll trigger a simple second-screen click me bonus.

You'll have 12 vases to pick from and 6 picks. Which is exactly how many prizes are hiding in the vases. The other six hold monkeys, which for some reason, brings the evil magician onto the screen, where he will smash one of the vase with money.

Sometimes that means you lose the chance at the money, sometimes he 'fails' and you win the money in the vase.

Really, it's better to not catch any of the monkeys, but even if you do, mostly you stand a good chance of walking away with the instant cash prize.

Free Spins: We were so confused when we first got to this bonus feature. Then, once we understood it, we loved it.

You have three doors:

  • Door 1: up to 15 free spins and 4x multiplier (high chances)
  • Door 2: up to 20 free spins and 5x multiplier (medium chances)
  • Door 3:  up to 25 free spins and 6x multiplier (low chances)

Door 3 seems like the obvious choice right? But this is only the start.

Once you click on the cave, you go to a second screen with 12 treasure chests with free spins and multiplier numbers hiding in them and 6 picks.

If you pick door three, for example, you have to try and get less than 25 free spins and less than 6x multiplier. If you go over either of those numbers the round is null and void, and you get 10 free spins with 1x multiplier.

And let us tell you, when they say high, medium and low chances they mean it. We've played with that damn 1x multiplier more times than we can count and it can be frustrating as hell.

The good news is that they apply the multiplier in an unusual way. In that during the whole free spins, you get a sticky dancing girl expanded wild on reel 1, with whatever multiplier you won.

It makes it that little bit easier to get wins at all.

If you got the 10 free spins and 1x multiplier, expect about 20x your bet. If you manage to hit your targets on door 1, you'll win maybe 40x your bet, door 2 will range from about 50x to 80x your bet and door 3... anything above 80x to much, much higher.


Closing thoughts

If the Ali Baba mobile slot had worked just a little faster on a normal smartphone connection, we would have given this an extra star.

Yet don't let that stop you playing when at home. It looks beautiful on tablets and iPads, as it does on smartphone, and is a funny easy-to-play slot machine.

Just take our advice and don't take it badly if you chose the wrong cave to open up. It happens to the best of us, and a little risk is what gambling online is all about.

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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: April 23, 2015 - Rating 3

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