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Fortunes of Ali Baba slot review

Added by Play'n GO. Information last updated: 07/09/2021

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3.3 (1)

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Game supplier: Play'n GO

Release date:02/2020



Max. win:bet x 9968

Mobile version:Yes

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Sticky wilds

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Expert's review Trystan Michielsen

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Fortunes of Ali Baba brings the famous thief and scoundrel of 1001 Arabian Nights to the forefront in this exciting slot. The game not only features the rugged good looks of Ali Baba but adds free spins, re-spins and sticky wilds to the experience.

The game was developed and released in 2020 by Play ‘n GO, a studio that has been hard at work making a name for itself. In the last few years, I’ve really started to appreciate most of their slots if only for the visual fidelity they put on display. This slot is no different, giving us some great graphics to enjoy while we play the standard 5-reel, 3-row game. On the reels, we can see Ali Baba as well as different vaguely related items. The background meanwhile shows us the entrance to the famous cave.

Playing the game, the symbols drop down fast and come with subtle animations even without hitting one of the 20 win lines. The dagger’s string subtly moving or the medallion bouncing slightly as the reel it’s on coming to a halt. They’re small details but they help to make it feel alive. Unfortunately, Ali Baba himself is largely static even when part of a win, which I felt was a missed opportunity.

The sound design of the game stays rather close to its Middle-Eastern roots, playing the type of music we’ve come to expect from movies set in that area. The music stays in the background and never really picks up, even when activating any of the special features. The other sound-effects include subtle bells and gongs that signify wins.


Fortunes of Ali Baba gives the player the opportunity to explore the infamous cave together with our main character, while the other symbols depict various items as well as the princess the story is being told by. She acts as a scatter and can trigger the bonus game or the free spins mode. The other low-paying symbols are card letters, detracting from the setting somewhat.

Because of the number of symbols, the times the features activate and the payouts, the game is listed with High Volatility. I think that fits my experience quite well as though the bonus game activates often it almost never offers a big award and my funds would struggle to stay around the starting point. Players can pick a bet between £0.20 and £100 per spin to deal with this, as the game expects people to play it for quite a while before seeing any results.

The symbols in the game include:

  • Scatter: Get 2 scatter symbols on the screen to activate the bonus game.
  • Wild: Max. 500x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Dagger: Max. 28x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Medallion: Max. 14x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Gems: Max. 14x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Spices: Max. 14x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Ace: Max. 7x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • King: Max. 3.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Queen: Max. 3.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • Jack: Max. 3.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.
  • 10: Max. 3.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning bet line.


Fortunes of Ali Baba lets players enjoy a rather standard slot with some extra features that spice it up a bit. I don’t think a lot of players will be surprised by what is included here as they don’t change up the standard features but their combination can be quite enjoyable.

The features you’ll find in the game include:

  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all regular symbols in the game.
  • Bonus Game: The bonus game is activated by getting a scatter symbol on reels 1 and 5. Players choose from a series of urns, granting them coins.
  • Free Spins: Picking the right urn during the bonus game, players can activate the free spins mode with 8 free spins.
  • Re-Spins: During the free spins mode, a Thieves Wild appearing on the playing field will immediately trigger a re-spin.
  • Sticky Wilds: During the re-spins, all Wilds on the screen will become sticky.
  • Walking Wilds: After a re-spin, the Thieves Wilds will move towards the Ali Baba Wild, leaving behind Wilds as they move.

The features work well together, especially starting with the bonus game. During the main game, only the Wilds and Scatters appear. The Wilds can help with creating a win but this was rare and I didn’t see it help create a lot of bigger wins either.

When the game puts Scatters on both reels 1 and 5 the bonus game is activated. We are taken inside the cave and allowed to pick from a number of urns. Every time we choose one we can either receive a coin win, free spins or we collect our total win. This continues until 5 choices are made, when the free spins mode is activated, or when the collect option is picked.

The Free Spins mode works much the same as the base game, except it has an extra type of Wild. This Wild will activate a re-spin which makes all Wilds sticky. It will also start to move towards the Ali Baba Wild, leaving Wilds behind it as it moves. I found this to make the free spins mode very lucrative and a big source of larger wins.

In Conclusion

Fortunes of Ali Baba takes a rather popular theme and makes it look and feel somewhat unique. The game doesn’t go out of its way to establish characters or make the player feel like they are really following the adventure, but that doesn’t take away from the immersion offered by the game.

Players who are fans of high volatility slots but enjoy getting wins a little more often will probably enjoy this game since it does offer frequent bigger wins. The game lets players get into the bonus game rather easily which will almost always grant them a tidy coin win, even though I never reached the end of the game myself.

The free spins mode is the best part of the game, but because all the features are put in this game mode it is a requisite for getting the jackpot. This max. win can be 9,968x your bet, which is one of the largest when looking at regular video slots.

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    RTP (Return to Player):96.89%


    Max. win:bet x 9968

    Min. bet:£0.2

    Max. bet:£100

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    Max. lines:20

    Min. lines:20

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    You can play Fortunes of Ali Baba in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 30 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Slovene, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay, Filipino, Chinese


    Fortunes of Ali Baba supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD


    Release date 02/2020
    80th newest on Play'n GO 352nd newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.89% 0.85% > average
    6th highest on Play'n GO 84th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 9968 x your bet
    67th highest on Play'n GO 345th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 20 0% < average
    54th highest on Play'n GO 578th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.2 per spin
    140th lowest on Play'n GO 625th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £100 per spin
    2nd highest on Play'n GO 287th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    17th most rated on Play'n GO 37th most rated on Bojoko
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    Expert's profile


    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Play'n GO

    Release date:02/2020

    RTP (Return to player):96.89%

    Max. win:bet x 9968

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Expert rating: 3.3

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