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Alibaba by Leander Games features the most beautiful animation. The provider does an expert job of using joyful cartoon animation to make the game easy on the eyes but also provides plenty of prize potential. Want to know more? Read on to find out the details...
Alibaba is spread across 5 reels and three rows. It has up to 20 customizable paylines and offers players a choice of bet size from $0.01 all the way up to $200.
Winning spins for base game symbols must play from left to right starting with reel 1. The free spins scatters land only on reels 1, 3, and 5. The Gold or Bandit scatters can only be found on reels 2, 3, or 4. The bonus section below will explore these features further.
Alibaba has an excellent 96.98% RTP which is amazing considering how much additional value is provided within the two bonus features.
Alibaba has 14 symbols in total. As well as the scatters, there is a pot of gold special symbol which can land anywhere but doesn’t trigger any particular bonus game, other than boosted wins when you see three or more of them on the reels.
There is also Princess Jasmine wild. She is stacked vertically whenever she lands, and you’ll even be entertained with a belly dance as you collect your winnings. She substitutes for all symbols except the bonus and scatters.
The list below shows the values of all the base game symbol values for wins in Alibaba:
- Ali: 5x for two/ 50x for three/ 500x for four/2500x for five
- Thief: 4x for two/ 40x for three/ 200x for four/ 800x for five
- Scatter (can land anywhere) : 5x for three/ 25x for four/ 100x for five
- Monkey: 3x for two/ 30x for three/ 150x for four/ 300x for five
- Camel: 25x for three/ 125x for four/ 250x for five
- Snake: 20x for three/ 75x for four/ 150x for five
- Beetle: 15x for three/ 60x for four/ 120x for five
- Ring: 10x for three/ 30x for four/ 100x for five
- Dagger: 5x for three/ 25x for four/ 75x for five
- Flute: 4x for three/ 20x for four/ 60x for five
- Drum: 3x for three/ 10x for four/ 50x for five
The two features you can trigger in Alibaba are the Open Sesame free spins bonus and the Gold or Bandit feature.
Open Sesame free spins are triggered when you land the scatter (an image of a cliff) anywhere on reels 1, 3, and 5. You will be instantly transported to a cave with three doors to choose from. Each door will offer different choices from least to most risk. The risk comes from having to choose treasure chests on the next screen. If you exceed a maximum level of multiplier or free spins with your picks you get the minimum of 10 free spins and no multiplier. Therefore, the more picks you must make, the likelier it is you won’t achieve the highest amount of free spins and multiplier.
The choices are as follows:
- Door 1 requires 4 picks. You can win a maximum of 15 free spins with a possible 4x multiplier.
- Door 2 requires 6 picks. You can win a maximum of 20 free spins with a possible 5x multiplier.
- Door 3 requires 8 picks. You can win a maximum of 25 free spins with a possible 6x multiplier.
Once you make your selection, you are taken into the cave where 12 treasure chests await.
You make your total number of selections, and each time you either add to the multiplier or the number of free spins, it gets added to the minimum of 10. If you exceed the level on the meter you go back to the minimum of 10 free spins and 1x multiplier and the spins begin automatically.
Before we move on, we should add that in this free spins round you will have the belly dancing wild stacked on the first reel for every single spin. Incredible value.
The second fun bonus feature is called Gold or Bandit, and this is triggered with 3 bonus symbols on reels 2, 3, and 4.
You will automatically be given 1, 2, or 3 Ali Protections from the game. These will help save you when the bonus starts.
In this feature, you will be taken to a room with 12 vases.
You will be asked to select six of them, and their values are multiplied by your total bet size going into the bonus. Some of the vases will have a monkey.
When this happens a thief will appear and this is where your Ali Protections will save you. Each time the thief appears your protections will kick him away until you run out - so obviously you need to keep your fingers crossed for three Ali Protections so you can maximize your win potential.
For all the players out there who love gaming on the go - we’re pleased to say Alibaba played incredibly smoothly when we tested it on iPhone, iPad, Android, and tablet.
In terms of gameplay, Alibaba was consistent when it came to the features and bonus rounds across all devices. No matter how you like to play, you can simply search for the game via your browser, log in and start spinning - no download required.
Whenever we test games from Leander Studios we are always amazed by the artistry of the work. Its design team does an excellent job with graphics and animation each and every time, plus its games generally have some of the more creative bonus games out there. Alibaba is a case in point.
The Bahamas-based company, founded in 2008, has been nominated for numerous awards such as RNG Casino Supplier and Platform of the Year in 2015, and took home top honors for Social Gaming Supplier of the Year EGR award in 2013. Today, the software developer has almost 300 slots in its catalog, including Silk Road Riches, StarStacks, and Fortune Fireworks.