In this Net-entertainment video slot, dreams of the mythic “Arabia” of Scheherezade’s “Tales of a Thousand Nights” (based on the Middle East in the 9th to 13th centuries) is conjured up, with all the mystery, magic, danger, and wealth of the desert laid bare before you. Bet $0.50 per line for up to 10 lines and you’re off and running…or camel riding is probably more like it, through the Arabian desert, picking up treasures as you go. The game lacks any bonus round, but it does offer a progressive jackpot. Arabian Nights only pays out on the highest value winning combination from each given payline, but coinciding wins on different paylines in a single spin are both/all paid out. This is a very basic video slot with a definite niche ambiance to its look and feel that allows you to win big while betting relatively small and simply.
• 5 Reels
• 10 Paylines
• Software – Net-entertainment
• Coin Size – $0.50
• Coins Per Line – 1
• Max Bet – 10 coins
• Top Jackpot (in regular game) – 10,000 coins or $5,000
• Progressive Jackpot? – Yes
• Special Symbols – Wild, Scatter
• Bonus Features – multiplier, free spin
Look & Feel
Symbols include tents, sabers, camels, a fez, and Arabic shoes. And the Royal symbols are designed in an Arabian mosaic motif. And when a payline is hit, the line is demarcated with gemstones. The Scatter symbol is the magic lamp and the Wild symbol is the genie who presumably calls it home (or is it the Middle Eastern Prince who commands the genie? It’s hard to tell.) Sound effects of crickets in the background lend an authenticity to this Middle East desert quest look and feel.
Get 5 Wild symbols to hit the progressive jackpot, generally in the 5-figures at least. Any other wins made with a Wild symbol included double their prize value.
Though the game doesn’t offer any bonus rounds, it does offer the opportunity to win free spins within the regular slot game itself. Just get 3 or more Scatter symbols and receive 15 free spins, with all wins achieved during these spins tripled in prize value (with the exception of jackpot wins.) Also, whenever the Scatter symbol appears wherever it appears on the reels (active or not) it pays out the total bet times a multiplier: 2x for 2 symbols, 5x for 3 symbols, 20x for 4 symbols, and 500x for 5 symbols. Free spins can continue to be won with free spins, meaning that you can ostensibly keep winning free spins endlessly in the game, and keep accumulating prizes (tripled in value!) for the cost of a single spin.
The progressive jackpot grows throughout gameplay, as shown on the window appearing at all times on the game screen. Players must wager the max bet, activating all 10 paylines, in order to hit the progressive jackpot.
This game also includes Net Entertainment’s trademark “Skill Stop” feature, which lets you stop the spinning reels on your own, rather than letting the computer do it for you. To stop the reels on your own instead of waiting for the computer to do (giving you the chance, perhaps, to stop them at a choice spot with rich winning combinations) you just press the Spin button a second time (that is, you press it while the reels are spinning.)