Ali Baba’s Luck Megaways
Rediscover tales of adventure, love and wonders on the slot from Red Tiger Gaming. Ali Baba’s Luck Megaways will see you voyaging into the mystical world of the fabled thief for a highly volatile journey across six dynamic reels with expanding symbol pays in the base game and free spins that can lead to wins of up to 20,336 times your bet.
|Deposit Bonus||100% up to €100 + 200 Bonus Spins|
|Extras||200 Bonus Spins at 20/dat|
|No Deposit Offer|
|Bonus available||Valid until further notice|
|Time to meet requirements||30 days|
|Operator||1UP Entertainment BV|
|Max bet size||€5|
|Deposit bonus||No limits|
|No deposit max cashout||N/A|
|Deposit Bonus||40 X Bonus|
|Free spins||No wagering|
Ali Baba’s Luck Megaways is a video slot with six reels, up to five rows and 64 to 15,625 ways to win. Pays are awarded for two to six matching symbols landing on adjacent reels from left to right only. You can journey into the mystical world of the fabled thief on desktop, tablet or mobile from 0.20 to 4.00 credits per spin. The game has medium to high variance with a default RTP of 96.09% not including jackpot contributions where they are activated. Beware, Red Tiger offers its games with a variety of RTP settings, which could be substantially lower than the default, in this case, anything from 91.07% – 96.09%. A quick peek into the help files will let you find out which version you will be playing.
A mystical palace scene is opening up when you load the game with ancient the oil jars that the leader of the thieves is using to hide his gang on both sides of the grid. Ali Baba and his love interest Morgiana dominate on the reels while an oriental soundtrack adds the fitting audio to the gameplay.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from 10 through to A, awarding 1x to 1.2x your bet for a single six of a kind. They are followed by a goleden ring, an ancient vase, Morgiana and Ali Baba himself. Hit six across the reels to win 3x to 25x your stake. The fabled pot of gold acts as the scatter on this slot.
Ali Baba’s Luck Megaways Slot Features
More Megaways upgrades, more of the same. Seemingly running out of ideas or maybe just taking the lazy road, game developers turn increasingly to their portfolio of old slots to find some suitable for an upgrade with BTG’s popular game engine. Rather disappointing to see this trend but I guess, it keeps the cost down and allows them to bring more Megaways titles into casino lobbies to make full use of their licence. Hence, do not expect much of a surprise in this review. Here’s what’s included on Ali Baba’s Luck Megaways.
Core to the gameplay is the Megaways engine with its dynamic reels, although on this occasion there are no symbol avalanches as it usually is the case. Instead, we have straight spinning reels with no further cascades after a win. At the start of a round, the game engine will select a random number of two to five symbols for each reel, leading to anything from 64 to 15,625 ways to win.
Hitting any win will activate the symbol display at the top of the game window. All winning symbols will be highlighted, turning them into the special Expanding Symbol for the following spin. Worth noting is that the spin is not free in the base game. Land sufficient and they will expand to cover the entire reel and pay for each way without the need for the symbols to be on adjacent reels.
Every reel can have up to five symbol positions, meaning three scattered special symbols on three reels with five positions will expand and pay accordingly. For example, landing a special symbol on three reels with four symbols each on that spin will pay 4x4x4 = 64 times a three of a kind of the special symbol. All selected symbols are reset before the next spin starts.
Three treasure chest scatters anywhere on the reels will trigger the Lucky Wheel with 12 segments displaying 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 16 Dream Spins. You get one spin to determine the number of spins for your round. Landing on four will give you one extra spin on the wheel. Any additional scatter that appeared on the triggering spin will award +4 free spins. During the feature, the selected Expanding Symbols are not reset, thus you could have multiple or even all nine as active expanding symbols.
Red Tiger partner Max Win Gaming has taken yet again an underperforming slot from their existing catalogue for an upgrade in an effort to give it a new lease of life. Not really sure if slapping the Megaways game engine onto old slots is the best route to go as players will quickly grow bored by the same old, same old stuff being added to casino lobbies. Nevertheless, Ali Baba’s Luck Megaways has its moments as it can deliver wins of up to 20,336 times your bet, albeit that won’t be any easier to hit than entering the thieves’ cave without the magic words.