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Sahara Nightsby Yggdrasil Gaming

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The time has come yet again to go forth to the sands of Sahara, where mysticism and beauty go hand in hand with the sweltering heat and desolate landscapes.

It’s all about the cold nights and mysterious stories in this new offering in which we find the beautiful Scheherazade fighting for her life as she tells the cruel sultan stories to delay her own execution.

It’s a tale retold time and time again through movies, books, video games, and other artistic media. Now it’s also a video slot, courtesy of the team at Yggdrasil who have decided to take this story and make it their own.


Being set in the Middle East, you can expect a lot of Arabian motifs. There is the desert of course since the game does have Sahara in its name.

Out of the desert dunes minarets and spires arise suggesting a vast palace. It’s in this palace that the lovely Scheherazade is telling stories to save herself from death.

As she does that, night and day trade places and the background of the game changes too. From a deep night with dark blue tones to a hazy sunrise that makes the palace walls glisten.

All the rest of the game fits with the One Thousand and One Nights atmosphere. The borders of the game area have a curved design with arabesque ornaments which confirm the inspiration behind the title.

The symbols…

…all carry this theme as well. With golden chalices, a scimitar, and portraits of the main cast filling the high paying roles. The low paying symbols are precious gems and the wild symbol is a magic lap.

Further giving off Aladdin vibes is the appearance of a genie (and yes he is blue) who serves as the expanding sticky wild.

Betting Options and Functions

Punters can attend the storytelling for as little as 10 cents or as much as 100 euros so this is yet another title that is very friendly towards high-rollers.

This 5x3 game with 20 fixed lines also has autospin with options present to control when the option will come to an end. Players are also able to control the speed of the spins with a handy bar placed in the game’s settings.

Special Features

When it comes to features, the game banking everything on the expanding and sticky wilds concept. It’s all about that genie who will emerge from his lamp to turn into a stacked wild if that will lead to the formation of a winning line.

This happens on the middle reels in the base game and in the extra spins mode.

The extra spin mode…

…begins when three or more storybook symbols land on the reels. Eight, twelve, or sixteen spins will be awarded along with a small cash prize. It’s 10 cents for eight spins, 1 euro for 12 spins, and a nice 100 euros for 18 spins or five storybook symbols that are necessary to trigger it.

During the mode, any wild lamp symbol that appears will automatically expand to cover the whole reel and will also hold in place for the entire duration.

Our Take

There are a lot of slots with an Arabian Nights theme available out there, as it is a very rich background for any artistic project.

What separates this game from the rest is the lovely graphics, cutting-edge features, and the attention to detail that Yggdrasil is famous for.

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