The riches of the middle east are on offer in Persian Dreams, a 5 reel, 5 payline slot from Bally Wulff. This Arabian Nights-style adventure comes with a bonus feature that awards 10 free spins complete with a randomly chosen expanding bonus symbol which can create massive winning combinations. Play from between 5p and £10 per spin.

The set-up of Persian Dreams is fairly simple – set against the courtyard of an opulent palace, the reels include lower value playing cards from A to 10 as well as a quartet of much higher paying symbols. Land 5 of the gold bracelet or the serving jug and you’ll win 150 times your total stake.

5 of the big cat and you’ll pocket 400 times your stake – a full 5 of the mysterious woman and that increases to a whopping 1,000 times your stake. You only need to land 2 of the bracelet, jug, big cat or woman to create a winning combination.

The book is the game’s wild, replacing all other symbols – land 3, 4 or 5 of them and you’ll win 2, 20 or 200 times your stake. The book serves a dual role as it’s also the scatter – landing 3 or more of them triggers the Free Games feature and with it 10 free spins.

Before the free spins begin, the book will open and 1 symbol will become the randomly chosen special symbol. Whenever this symbol lands during the feature, it will expand to fill the whole reel in which it appears. This can happen on multiple reels and create some fantastic winning chances.

As usual with Bally Wulff slots, there are 2 gamble features. Try and guess the colour of the next playing card shown or try and work your way up the gamble ladder. It’s a coin flip each time so approach with caution.

Persian Dreams may be a simple slot to play but we found it an enjoyable one – the design is functional rather than beautiful and does the job. The only feature is the free spins round but the added extra makes it a good one. Even with the lowest value 10 as our random symbol we managed to pocket in excess of 50 times our stake.

Land 1 of the higher value symbols as the bonus and some spectacular results are possible. Don’t expect to trigger the feature too often – watch out when you do though. This high variance offering could make your Persian Dreams come true. It does remind me a little of some of Novomatic’s titles which have a similar concept in the free spins feature – such as Lord of the Ocean and Red Lady.