Microgaming’s Magic of Sahara Slot Review

Magic of Sahara is a 5 reel, 9 payline slot from Microgaming that takes you on an extraordinary voyage where you’ll hopefully discover the true source of the magic in this desert wonderland. Playable from 9p to £45 a spin across all devices, it comes with stacked wilds. You also collect merchant symbols to trigger the Free Spins feature with a doubling multiplier.

Visually, Magic of Sahara is rather good – with the Sahara dessert in the backdrop, the Arabian themed offering sees A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 royals on the reels. You’ll also see caravans, a female and male character. The male character is the most rewarding giving you 55.56 times your stake for 5 on a payline.

The Magic of Sahara logo is the wild and appears super stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5 in the base game. It replaces all symbols bar the scatter. 3, 4 or 5 in combination will reward you with 6.67, 44.44 or 133.33 times your stake.

The other symbol to look out for is the merchant which can land on all 5 reels – when you get 1, a collectible token is added to the set. When you collect 25 tokens, you will trigger the Free Spins feature with 25 free spins and a 2x multiplier. During the feature, the wild appears super stacked on all 5 reels.

The other way into the Free Spins feature is by getting 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols – the number of free spins you will play with is the number of free spins available in the token chain plus 5 more free spins. With a doubling multiplier, you can retrigger the feature and play with up to 34 free spins in total. The wild is super stacked on all 5 reels too which helps.

Magic of Sahara is a relatively simple slot which is all about the Free Spins feature – the best way to trigger it from collecting merchant tokens. Medium variance, you can win a decent 2,222.22 times your stake on every free spin with the 2x multiplier. If you like the theme, NetEnt’s Arabian Nights is a better alternative as it offers you a life-changing progressive jackpot.

Slot Information

  • Game:
    Magic of Sahara
  • Software:
    Microgaming
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
    5
  • Paylines:
    9
  • Total Coins:
    9
  • Coins Range:
    0.09 to 45.00
  • Jackpot:
    500
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (4)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    ?-34/2x