Embark on a mystical journey to the Sahara desert on the slot from All41 Studios powered by Microgaming for an encounter with the mighty nomads, the rulers of the desert. Discover the arcane secrets and treasures hidden under the vast sands with stacked wilds, magic free spin tokens and a bonus round that can lead to wins of up to 2,222 times your stake.
Magic of Sahara is a video slot with five reels, three rows and nine fixed pay lines. Your reel journey to North Africa on desktop or mobile starts at just 0.09 credits and peaks at 45 credits per spin. The RTP of this medium variance game is set at 95.29%.
Vast sand dunes surround the game window with a desert town visible in the distant background. The intricate game window resembles a traditional nomad rug while a chain of tokens hangs across the top. The reels are dominated by caravans, merchants as well as a nomad princess and prince. A soothing Arabic soundtrack spreads an air of mystique and fabled stories.
Open the game to find the card royals from 9 through to A at the low end, paying 4.44x to 8.88x your bet for a five of a kind. They are followed by a camel caravan, the nomad princess and the nomad prince. Wins for a 5OAK range from 27.77x to 55.55x your stake.
The slot logo is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols bar the scatter. In the base game, the wild symbol is super stacked on reels three and four only, while in the free spins it will appear super stacked on all reels. Hitting five on a line will pay 133.33x your bet. A bowl with gold coins and gems is the scatter symbol.
The Tuareg merchant with the traditional turban appears on all reels in the base game holding a magic token in his and. When he lands on a spin, the token gets added to the chain on top of the game window. He will then transform randomly into one of the card royals from 9 to A. Collecting sufficient tokens will trigger the free spins.
The bonus round can be triggered in two ways. First, is your standard trigger with three, four or five scatters. You will get 25 free spins with an x2 win multiplier plus a coin win of 3x, 25x and 100x your bet respectively. The second option is via the Magic Free Spins Tokens. Collect 25 or more to get the same amount of free spins with the x2 win multiplier. The feature cannot be retriggered as neither the Tuareg merchant nor the scatters appear during the free spins.
Well, it looks like Microgaming is going retro. Back to the good ol’ days of 9-liners with a free spins round. The addition of the magic tokens and super stacked wild symbols might give the impression that it is a modern evolution but in essence, it is simply the 9-liner from yesteryear. Whether this is the start of a revival of games such as Thunderstruck, Spring Break and Ladies’ Night remains to be seen.