Ali Baba’s Luck Megaways is an October 2020 release from Red Tiger Gaming. Taking the popular original version and giving it the Megaways treatment is generally a successful formula. But have Red Tiger managed to nail it with this version. Let’s head over to the land of the 40 thieves and see what the chances of this slot robbing us blind are!
Sound and Graphics
Value for Money
Ali Baba’s Luck Megaways has a great base game with its expanding symbols always seeming to provide a good deal of entertainment. The free spins bonus builds on this with the expanding symbols not resetting after each spin. It could be said that not much extra has been added by introducing the Megaways engine to the game but it works well to add some extra spice to what is already a highly playable and enjoyable slot. Just keep in mind it’s highly volatile and could take a long time to bonus, so be prepared that it could swipe your balance quickly for not much back.
Ali Baba's Luck Megaways Slot Stats
Red Tiger Gaming
64 to 15,625
How It Pays and Play
You get 6 reels with up to 5 rows which makes for between 64 and 15,625 paylines when at it’s maximum. It’s a highly volatile slot which has a max payout of over 20,000x but the stakes only go up to 4 coins of whichever currency it is you’re paying in, so it’s perhaps not best suited to the higher rollers. The RTP is a respectable 96.09% at it’s default setting, but make sure you check that this is what you’re getting, as Red Tiger slot have followed suit with other providers in offering variable RTP rates which can dip significantly below the default level.
Sound and Graphics
You won’t be disappointed with the look if Ali Baba’s Luck Megaways, as graphically it is a delight and the Arabian style music to accompany the slot goes well.
The game is set on a purple background of Ali Baba’s house where the thieves are hiding in the oil barrels. There are 2 sprawling curtain, one to either side and you can see in the middle where they separate, the clouded sky and what appears to be a balcony rail on either side. The reels are framed in gold and you can see all the symbols sitting atop of the reels ready to be activated when a winning line is formed.
The lower paying symbols are 10 through to Ace playing cards. The premium symbols are, in ascending order, a sapphire ring, a gold and green vase with gold coins next to it, then Morgiana (his friend/servant) and finally, Ali Baba hinself as the top paying symbol, giving you 25x for 6 of a kind.
There are no Wild symbols but there are Scatters. These come in the form of purple and gold treasure chests. Land 3 of them to trigger the free spins bonus round, any more than 3 Scatters and you will get 4 free spins added for each one.
Base Game Expanding Symbols
The base game will see that any time you form a winning combination of any symbol it will then be selected as your special expanding symbol during the next spin. If your special symbol is a premium then you just need to land 2 of them for them to expand during the next spin, but 3 are needed for lower paying symbols, just like most “book of” type games. The proceeding spin isn’t classed as a free spin though and will be deducted from your balance. You can also get up to 5 symbols selected as expanding symbols on any spin. They amount they will pay depends on how many rows are formed on the reels where they land.
Lucky Free Spins Round
Get 3 or more Scatters and you will be taken to a screen with a treasure chest which is surrounded by different numbers of free spins, ranging from 16 down to 4 when you have landed 3 Scatter. Each extra Scatter chest symbol chest gives an added 4 spins.
During this bonus round any time you form a winning combination the symbol which formed that combo will stay fixed as an expanding symbol each time it appears in a new free spin. You can potentially end up with all symbols as expanding ones and the slot will be dining left right and centre, hopefully bringing in some big wins with it.
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