One Thousand and One Nights is synonymous with Middle Eastern folklore, especially Arab folklore. These—together with treasure-seeking quest, stealing, magic, and organized crime—are some of the themes brought to the fore by games developer Bally Wuff through its video slot named 40 Thieves, which is a slot game adaptation of Alibaba and the Forty Thieves tale. Like in the aforementioned tale, 40 Thieves is about a peasant woodcutter called Ali Baba who not only chances on the location where the thieves stash their loot, but also the magic password. 40 Thieves is named after the thieves, numbering forty.
Horsemen, Magic Book (December 2016), and Magic Book 6 (October 2016) are other Bally Wuff’s games with similar themes. Rival games include Arabian Nights from NetEnt, Alibaba and the 40 Thieves from Leander Games, and Open Sesame from Ash Gaming.
Eight of the 40 Thieves symbols (hidden loot, horse, the golden loot, sword; and diamond, clubs, hearts, and spades suits) require three, four, or five winning combinations; and one symbol (the thief) requires three, four, or five winning combinations.
40 Thieves Game Characteristics
40 Thieves has 5X4 grid, 40 fixed pay lines, nine bet sizes, ten symbols, up to 50 free games, and dynamic regular payouts. The regular payouts are between $0.01 and $10000.00. The three three 40 Thieves special symbols: the scatter and the free games-activating golden den is fitted with a diamond-shaped door; a bejeweled fancy “Wild” frame is the substitute; and the Wild during the free games mode is a thief dressed in both a blue thobe and a nomad turban, and holding jewelry.
The eight ordinary symbols comprise of four high-paying symbols and four low-paying symbols. The four high-paying symbols: the thief in blue thobe and nomad turban; a white Arabian horse that is fitted with a golden-and-purple horse harness; the loot that includes a lamp; and an Arab sword beside a gem-encased sheath. The four low-paying symbols consist of four glossy and gold-lined playing card suits: a purple diamond suit, a dark blue clubs suits, a red hearts suit, and a blue spades suit.
The 40 Thieves bet sizes: $0.10 (minimum bet), $0.20, $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, and $50.00 (maximum bet). These payouts are based on the $50.00 bet. Two, three, four, and five masked thieves pay $5.00, $50.00, $200.00, and $1000.00.
The 40 Thieves payouts for three, four, or five winning combinations: the white Arabian horse pays $25.00, $75.00, and $250.00; either the golden loot, or the Arab sword pays $15.00, $50.00, and $150.00; and the diamond, clubs, hearts, or spades suit pays $10.00, $25.00, and $75.00.
Three golden dens offer ten free games, four golden dens offer 15 free games, and five golden dens offer 50 free games. The ladder-climbing gamble and white/black card gamble are fun-filled ways to potentially double the winnings. 40 Thieves has a non-progressive jackpot.
The 40 Thieves software is no doubt good and unique, thanks to: the activatable space bar for spinning and quick spin; on/off sound effects (like coins jingling and Arabic guitar chords), rhythmic and magical ambient music; and volume that is increased or decreased by 10%. The animated 3D graphics include a rocking horse and glittering symbols; also, the background features a still dusty image of racing horses carrying the thieves.
Luck in 40 Thieves
Players should try their luck with 40 Thieves whose RTP rate is 96.09% and the house edge is 3.91%.