Yggdrasil Gaming’s Sahara Nights Slot Review

Open Sesame! Sahara Nights is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Yggdrasil Gaming where you go in search of gold and wishes. Available to play on all devices from 20p to £100 a spin, it comes with expanding wilds. In the Free Spins feature, there’s potential for big cash prizes (from the scatters), plenty of free spins and 3 sticky wild reels.

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Head to the Sahara

Beautifully designed as always from Yggdrasil Gaming, you are taken to the Sahara Desert and inside a beautiful temple. With an Arabic feel and enchanting soundtrack, symbols include orange, green, blue and red gemstones on the reels. You’ll also see jewel-encrusted goblets, swords and 3 characters – a male resembling Aladdin, a princess and the Sultan.

Genie Wilds feature – expanding wilds

The Sultan is the most rewarding symbol by far with 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination giving you 1, 2.5, 10 or 175 times your stake. The genie’s lamp is the wild symbol which appears only on reels 2, 3 and 4 – as well as replacing the usual symbols, it can expand to take over the whole reel when giving you a winning combination. Once expanded, it will showcase a genie wild reel. This is known as the Genie Wilds feature.

Free Spins feature – locked wild reels

Sahara Nights comes with a Free Spins feature – this is played when you get 3, 4 or 5 story book free spin symbols. 3, 4 or 5 will give you 8, 12 or 16 free spins as well as a 1, 10 or 1,000 times stake payout. You are than transported to a dreamland of riches.

The wild will only appear on the 3 middle reels again but will automatically expand and remain sticky for the duration of the feature. If you get 3 wild symbols, you will get 2 additional free spins. Furthermore, 2, 3, 4 or 5 free spin symbols will give you 2, 8, 12 or 16 more free spins. 3, 4 or 5 of them will give you 1, 10 or 1,000 times your stake too.

Big cash prizes for triggering the free spins

I really like Sahara Nights – it’s all about the expanding wilds which can lead to big payouts in the base game and Free Spins feature. Triggering the Free Spins feature with 5 free spin symbols will reward you with 1,000 times your stake but the main symbol is the Sultan.

3,500 x stake wins per spin/free spin

With wins of 175 times your stake for 5 on a payline, a screen full of Sultans will result in a 3,500 times stake payout. It’s much easier to achieve this in the Free Spins feature due to the potential 3 sticky wild reels. Medium to high variance, Sahara Nights is an enchanting slot which promises a wild journey if you manage to hold onto your flying carpet. If you fancy conjuring up big rewards with magical genies, Playtech’s Treasures of the Lamps is recommended.

Sahara Nights Slot Information

  • Game:
    Sahara Nights
  • Software:
    Yggdrasil Gaming
  • Type:
    Video Slot
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  • Coins Range:
    0.20 to 100.00
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    Yes (1)
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Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.