Five-reeler Aladdin and the Sorcerer Slot, by Pragmatic Play, takes place on 20 Paylines across three rows. The background is a cave with an intricate design in vivid colours, plus there’s some dramatic background music, too.
Head to the exotic Middle East for this game, starring the fabled Aladdin of the much-loved fairytale, who must outwit his arch-nemesis, the sorcerer Jafar, in the battle for the magic lamp. Hero and villain (the latter bearing the lantern) hover either side of the reels.
How to play
Prices-per-spin kick-off at 20p a go, rising to a high-stakes £100 a pop. All the usual game functions are here, including Autoplay if you tire of spinning the reels manually.
The reels feature 10 differently coloured gemstones as your symbols, of which the most rewarding is the red one with a golden rim, paying up to 50x stake for five in a row. There are five lower-paying and five higher-paying gems, with the latter trimmed in gold.
Aladdin and the Sorcerer Slot special features
There’s a regular Wild here, landing on the central three reels. As ever, it replaces all standard icons, while bestowing up to 50x stake for five on a single Payline. Aladdin, who only shows up on Reel 1, and the Sorcerer, who you’ll only see on Reel 5, are also both Wild.
Whenever you bag either one, between three and six Wilds get sprinkled onto the reels at random, and your payout calculation is updated. (This perk is called the Aladdin vs. Sorcerer bonus.)
This kicks in once Aladdin rocks up on Reel 1 and the Sorcerer on Reel 5 – at the same time. If this happens, all of Reels 1 and 5 go Wild as your payout is changed accordingly.
It also means the Respins feature activates, in which both characters receive ‘health’ bars containing three segments apiece. Should Aladdin land on his own with no sorcerer around, he gets to ‘attack’ and remove one of his opponent’s ‘health bars’(we know it sounds like a cereal-based snack). The reverse applies for his enemy.
And if Aladdin is left with no health bars, the round terminates, and you go back to the base game. But if our hero wins, you go up to the Level 2 respins with all Wilds locked in place for it.
Respins Level 2
Here, you get a hat-trick of whirls:
- Respin 1: Standard 1xz multiplier applies to all Wilds
- Respins 2 & 3: Wilds have a 2x or 3x multiplier – land more than one Wild on a Payline and multipliers are combined.
While you won’t find a progressive jackpot in this slot, but the top prize is 6,250x stake.
Return to Player (RTP)
Be aware that this is a high-volatility slot, although the variance isn’t at an absolute maximum here, while RTP or Return to Player is an eminently reasonable 96.23%, a good average for a slot game.
There isn’t an extensive line-up of extra perks in this game, and Aladdin and the Sorcerer won’t be ideal if you prefer your volatility on the lower side. It’s perhaps best suited to more serious players with steady nerves and above-averages levels of patience.
Nonetheless, it’s potentially an exciting slot to play; and doesn’t stint on the action, equally, it comes with some seriously classy looks and an engaging storyline. Give it a whirl in free demo mode and see what you think.