Alibaba may look like a busy and happening slot machine that will dazzle you with its sheer volume of delights, but it’s in fact a very subtle and low variance slot machine. Instead of overwhelming you on all fronts, it chooses to employ exceptional graphics combined with an enjoyable, albeit very simplistic, version of a slot machine.

The theme is an Arabian night’s dream, one that is steeped in mysticism and wonder, where anything can happen to the characters involved – they can die a tragic death or discover a lost tomb. No outcome is off the table, and so the intrigue never stops. This is how powerful the aesthetics are, that they can create another dimension that we can interact with, yet never say a single word or suggest a plot of any kind.

Even though we’ll be singing the game’s praises, there are specific aspects of it that rely on conventions of the tradition, in this case how the theme looks.

Given its Eastern influences, the background is a purple night, the desert laid out before us with a cave that has been laid bare and its riches revealed. These treasures are so grand that their discovery could alter the course of the entire region, all it takes is for one person to rise up and claim it. The only thing is, that could be a person of purity or one of villainess intent, and so the wealth of Alibaba is constantly at risk of becoming tainted.

Upon the 5 reels there is a clear bad guy and good buy, with Alibaba obviously being the latter; also thrown in for good measure is a lovely blue haired woman, adorned with luxurious jewellery.

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