The tale of Ali Baba goes back hundreds of years, wherein the titular character opens a thieves' den and finds a bunch of treasure. Casino game developer Play'n Go is trying to put a spin on this tale with their Fortunes of Ali Baba slot, wherein players try to score some matches at the mouth of the cave.
Fortunes of Ali Baba is a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot that is set at the mouth of the thieves' den, surrounded by boulders and plants. The game's icons are a combination of standard slot symbols (10, J, Q, K, A) as well as story-specific icons like spices, gems, medallions, daggers, Ali himself, his son, and the beautiful Morgiana. The slot's music is Middle Eastern in theme, and it provides a bit of mystery to the game.
Features in the game include wilds, scatters, re-spins, free spins, and a Den of Thieves pick'em game. The Den of Thieves game is awarded when the scatter lands on the first and last reel. Players are then tasked with picking vases, where they can score cash rewards or a ghost. Players keep picking until they land on a ghost, at which time the round is over. Free spins are awarded in the Den of Thieves mode, with eight spins initially awarded.
The combination of the game's paylines with the feature set give Fortunes of Ali Baba a posted return to player (RTP) percentage of 96.9% as its default, which is very impressive for an online game. It should be noted though that the developer allows casinos to use configurable RTP numbers that go as low as 84.3%, which is well into rip-off territory.
While this slot isn't as sharp as some other titles, it is playable on both desktop and mobile platforms, and it does provide a good amount of fun. Of particular note is the slot's pick'em game, which generates a lot of excitement. So get yourself ready to steal from some thieves, and hopefully you'll end up rich… and not with your brother quartered like Ali Baba's.