- Provider: Microgaming
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 9
- Coin Value: £0.01 – £5
- Maximum Bet: £45
- RTP: 95.29%
- Maximum Payout: 100,000 coins
- Wild: Yes
- Scatter: Yes
- Bonus Game: No
- Free Spins: Yes
- Multiplier: Yes
- Mobile: Yes
Magic of Sahara Slot Review
You better bring a whole tank of water on this journey, because Microgaming is taking us to Sahara, one of the cruelest places in the world. Do not be afraid, you will not die of thirst on this adventure, you will only try to take advantage of the riches the desert has to offer. Magic of Sahara is a five-reel, 9-payline video slot that offers stacks of Wilds in the base game and the Free Spins feature. Just look for the Merchant and collect tokens to trigger freebies, or land three or more Scatters on the reels. Join the caravan and experience Sahara.
Some of you may know that back in the days there were plenty of caravans travelling on camels through the desert, carrying food, spices and other goods that were for sale. Here, you will Meet the Merchant, an old man that carries Tokens for the chain placed above the reels. A young Man and a Girl are also in this caravan and you will see some Camels as well. The Logo is used as a Wild that substitutes for all regular symbols and lands in stacks during the base game. The Bowl of Gold is the Scatter that triggers the Free Spins feature.
Sahara is a lovely, but also an extremely dangerous place and you can end up dying of thirst if you do not obey the rules, which are quite simple actually. The Microgaming product features five reels, three rows and benefits from 9 fixed paylines, which pay left to right, starting from the leftmost reel. In order to start winning payouts, gamers need to land at least three matching symbols on a payline. Betting is fixed at 9 coins per spin, but the coin denomination can be changed and punters can wager as low as £0.09 and as high as £45 per single spin.
You will notice that the old Merchant carries Tokens and that those Tokens are placed on the chain above the reels once the Merchant appears and turns into one of the low-paying playing cards. The tokens are very important for the Free Spins feature. To trigger it, spinners need to do one of two things. First, they can trigger freebies by collecting 25 tokens and play with 25 free spins that come with a 2x multiplier. The other way is to land three Scatters on the reels and get 5 freebies, plus extra free spins equal to the number of available tokens on the chain. We have already mentioned that Wilds land in stacks on reels 3 and 4 during the base game and in the Free Spins feature, Wilds can land in stacks on all 5 reels, which will result in bigger wins.
Once you open Paytalbes, you will see that you can win up to 100,000 coins at once, which is quite good, especially if you set the coin value to the max. Wild is the symbol that pays the most, offering 134 times the bet for five of a kind. Regular symbols are not as generous. Trigger the Free Spins feature and all wins will be doubled. Magic of Sahara’s RTP is 95.29%.
Magic of Sahara on Mobile
To be completely honest, we were kidding when we said before that the desert in the 2019 release is a dangerous place, but we believe that there will be gamers who will take us seriously and will not set foot in the Sahara sand. Well, these punters can play from their homes or on the go, because the Microgaming title is playable across all devices.
+ Free spins with doubled wins and stacked Wilds on all reels
+ Stacked Wilds on reels 3 and 4 in the base game
+ Playable across all devices
– Not easy to collect all 25 tokens for the chain
– Generic playing cards
We are not that fond of hot, sandy places, especially if it does not include a beach and a couple of cocktails. Once again, Microgaming released a video slot that boasts not so good visuals, but the soundtrack is very good. Stacked Wilds on reels 3 and 4 will help you land more wins during the base game, while stacked Wilds on all reels could make you rich during the Free Spins feature, especially because all wins are doubled. Some of you might enjoy spending time in Sahara, some of you will not, but the 2019 release could be interesting to many gamers, at least for a couple of spins.