Sheik Yer Money is a Barcrest-powered slot game with 5 reels and 10 paylines. Playable across desktop, tablet and mobile devices, you can play from 10p to £500 a spin (like most Barcrest slots). The game has an Arabian opulent theme with a desert backdrop featuring gemstones, mystic lamps and the Sheik himself.
The mystic lamp is the wild symbol and transforms into the same mystery symbol to help you generate a better winning combination – this is known as the Mystic Lamp feature. Look out for the Sheik as he shakes the reels to jumble up the symbols on the reels to give you a winning combination – this is known as the Sheik Shake feature.
There is a Big Bet mode which can be found in other Barcrest slots like Monopoly Big Event – if you opt to play the feature, you get 5 linked spins which come at a price. If you play at £10, the mystic lamp symbol locks in place for the 5 spins to reveal a mystery symbol – it will hopefully be 1 of the 4 high value gemstones!
If you play at £15, the mystery symbol can give you a wild symbol for even bigger wins. Finally, if you play at £20, wild symbols become sticky for the remainder of the spins which can result in huge wins! Now, if you play at £25, the 3 lowest value symbols disappear meaning only high value symbols remain – furthermore, the wild symbol becomes sticky when it appears.
If you do choose to play the Big Bet mode, the return to player % (RTP %) goes up by 2% to 98.2% – it can be worth the gamble but you need to tread carefully.
Sheik Yer Money is an entertaining slot game which is medium variance with a maximum win of 250 times your stake. The graphics/animations are decent with bold and rich colours and symbols with an addictive Arabic influenced soundtrack. In terms of bonus features, it would be good to have free spins but the potential rewards in the features to compensate. Theme wise, I recommend Playtech’s Sultan’s Gold and NetEnt’s Arabian Nights.