Centring on the beautiful blue entrance to the ancient city of Babylon, Gates of Persia is a 5 reel, 10 to 30 payline slot from Bally Wulff. It comes with ornate design, a jaunty soundtrack, stacked symbols and a bonus feature that awards 7 free spins with colossal symbols added to the reels. Play from between 10p and 30p to £20 and £60 per spin.

Set against a historic Persian port backdrop, the reels include lower value A to 10 playing cards and a collection of finely crafted ancient objects. You’ll see jugs of water and gold ornaments as well as golden statues and luxurious thrones. The garden city scene is the best of the standard symbols, awarding 250 coins if you land 5 on a payline.

Queen Semiramis is the game’s wild – she can land on all 5 reels and substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter. 5 wilds on a payline will get you an award of 1,000 coins.

The famous blue gate is the scatter – land 3 of these on the same spin and you’ll say open sesame to the Free Games feature where you’ll be awarded 7 free spins and a cash prize equal to 2, 10 or 50 times your total stake. Giant symbol blocks are added to the reels during the feature round. These can fill up multiple rows and reels with the same symbol.

Gates of Persia is a pretty simple affair – the design is good though, especially when compared to some of Bally Wulff’s brick and mortar slot conversions. The imagery has a rich, opulent feel which is matched by the orchestral backing track which has a real middle eastern flavour.

This game isn’t overloaded with extras – symbols can land fully stacked in the base game to offer some solid winning opportunities. We landed the bonus feature quite regularly but found it very hit and miss as far as payouts go. We failed to land a single giant symbol block on some occasions. Land a high value object in combination with a wild here and some potentially spectacular awards are possible though.

This is a relatively basic game from Bally Wulff but an entertaining enough one. It you like the ancient theme but want a change from the Greeks, Romans and Chinese slots that dominate the genre, then Gates of Persia is worth a look. Alternatively, The Land of Heroes by Bally Wulff is a good option.