The Sahara Nights slots game is produced by Yggdrasil Gaming. Yggdrasil Gaming take their name from Norse mythology where Yggdrasil is a magical tree where dragons lived and Odin sacrificed himself. Yggdrasil Gaming are one of the smaller slot development companies on the market at the moment – primarily focusing on lottery and scratch card game – and do not offer a full casino platform. They lease their games out to casinos using other platforms as a bolt on package. Yggdrasil Gaming publish the Return to Player/House Edge of their slots games within the game help file. The House Edge of Sahara Nights is 3.8%.
Sahara Nights is a 5 reel game that is 3 symbols high. The game has traditional paylines, using a total of 20, playing from left to right.
Wild – The “Magic Lamp” symbol is the Wild symbol. Wild only appear on reels 2,3 and 4 and if they help form a winning combination they will expand to fill the reel. Wild symbols substitute for all symbols other than Free Spins symbols.
Valuable Symbol – The most valuable symbol in this slot is the “Arabian King” symbol. However, this is only if you land 5 of them on a single spin. If only 3 or 4 symbols land to form a win then the highest paying symbol is actually “The Princess”.
Free Spins – The Free Spins symbol is the “Book”. 3 or more Free Spins symbols on the reels after a single spin will trigger the feature.
Free Spins – 3, 4 or 5 Free Spins symbols will award 8, 12 or 16 Free Spins respectively. Wild symbols will only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4, but if they land they will expand to fill the reel and will remain in place for the remainder of the feature. If you land 3 Wilds then you will be awarded 2 additional Free Spins. The Free Spins can be re-triggered in the same way that they were triggered in the first place. The only difference is that 2 Free Spins symbols will now awarded you will an additional 2 Free Spins.
Sahara Nights is filled with all the opulence that you could hope for from a slot inspired by this particular theme. The colours are rich and vibrant and the symbols and background are exquisitely designed. Honestly, I don’t know that there are many better looking slots than this one out there. However the features on offer a little disappointing. With only expanding Wilds and Free Spins, this slot could be considered more style than substance. The Free Spins can be re-triggered and they come with sticky Wilds but when you cast your eye over some of the best Yggdrasil slots, this one doesn’t come close to the level of imagination that many of them have shown. The house edge is reasonable and we would recommend this slot, but you will find better offerings from Yggdrasil out there.