Aladdin Slot Machine
Created by 777igt, Aladdin is a 5 reel, 25 pay line slot machine that's found in online casinos.
When people think of Aladdin, they envision Disney's 1992 animated film Aladdin, which remains a classic today. And 777igt developed a game called Aladdin's Treasure, discussed later, that uses licensed Disney characters.
But this Aladdin slot is a generic take on the Middle Eastern folktale that appears in the eighteenth-century book One Thousand and One Nights, a.k.a. The Arabian Nights.
This tale is nearly identical to Disney's version, where Aladdin is recruited by an evil sorcerer Jafar to retrieve a magic oil lamp. The sorcerer tries double crossing Aladdin, who escapes the cave and keeps the lamp.
Thanks to the lamp's genie, he manages to become a rich, powerful man and marry Princess Badroulbadour Jasmine. The sorcerer tricks Badroulbadour into giving him the lamp, but Aladdin eventually slays the sorcerer with the help of a magic ring.
Despite the book's Chinese setting, many scholars debate that the original folktale could've taken place in Arabia. And this is the setting for both 777igt's Aladdin slot machine and the Disney movie.
Does the Aladdin game live up to the legendary Disney film?
Find out as we look at Aladdin's atmosphere, music, animations, pay table, bonuses, betting options, and rules. We'll also discuss a couple disappointing aspects about this game and compare it to two similar slot machines.
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Aladdin Slot Machines Overview
One early scene in the Aladdin film shows the young thief stealing bread and running from guards through the streets of Agrabah.
This slot reflects the movie scene by featuring an expansive city behind the reels. You can also see the top of the palace rising over the reels.
The palace doesn't offer much detail, but the city looks good since you can see dozens of intricately designed buildings.
The only thing keeping us from totally loving the background is the muted colors and grey skies. Even still, this is one of our favorite backgrounds for an Aladdin themed slot.
Aladdin's music features a serious Arabian tune that's reminiscent of films like Prince of Persia, Indiana Jones, and The Mummy. We like this as a change to the playful music that other Aladdin themed slots feature.
Sound effects include: a movie projector sound when you spin the reels, coins piling up after wins, and a dreamy sound during payouts.
We rate this game's sound effects as average because they don't perfectly match the theme, nor is there enough variety.
Aladdin's best animation occurs when gold coins jump off the reels and into your balance. You'll also see the words Big Win along with confetti pop up on the reels when you score a large payout.
Other animations include symbols from winning combinations either spinning around or moving towards and away from the screen.
This is another department where the Aladdin slot rates average. We appreciate that there are multiple animations, but none of them are specific to the characters.
Aladdin Pay Table and Graphics
The pay table button is located directly beneath the reels, and it shows you the following symbols and payouts:
The oil lamp is the wild symbol and substitutes for all other symbols to form winning payouts. The lamp also offers 150 coins if you land 5 of these symbols in a pay line.
This Arabian style palace awards the Mega Jackpot when landing 5 times in a line.
This green genie - not blue like in the movie - delivers the Minor Jackpot when appearing 5 times in a pay line.
Named Abu in the movie, this monkey offers the Mini Jackpot when landing 5 times in a line.
The gold pays 200 coins for 5 symbols, 40 for 4, and 12 for 3.
The sword pays 150 coins for 5 symbols, 40 for 4, and 12 for 3.
The crown offers 120 coins for 5 symbols, 40 for 4, and 12 for 3.
The A pays 100 coins for 5 symbols, 30 for 4, and 10 for 3.
This letter offers 80 coins for 5 symbols, 25 for 4, and 10 for 3.
The Q pays 60 coins for 5 symbols, 25 for 4, and 10 for 3.
These two symbols both offer 50 coins for 5 symbols, 20 for 4, and 10 for 3.
The fruit basket pays a multiple of your triggering bet when landing 3 or more times anywhere on the reels. The scatter payouts are worth 100x for 5 symbols, 30x for 4 symbols, and 5x for 3 symbols.
The vase triggers free spins when landing 3 times or more anywhere on the reels. You receive 15 free spins for 5 symbols, 10 spins for 4, and 5 for 3.
You trigger a second screen bonus when landing 3 or more magic carpets.
One strange thing about this slot is that it has many of the exact same symbols as Realtime Gaming's Aladdin's Wishes (covered later). The lone missing symbols are Aladdin and Jasmine, who, as mentioned before, only appear in the bonus round.
This is likely due to a licensing agreement between 777igt and Realtime Gaming, but it's still not an attractive quality to feature copied symbols.
Focusing on the graphics, Aladdin's symbols are presented in cartoon fashion. While the cartoon graphics look nice, they're nowhere near the same level as Aladdin's Treasure's licensed Disney characters.
Aladdin Slot Bonus Features
The most exciting aspect of this game is its multiple features, including free spins, a second screen bonus, and three jackpots. Here's a closer look at each of these special features.
As mentioned in the pay table, you can trigger between 5 and 15 free spins by landing 3 or more vases anywhere on the reels.
These free spins are boring because they don't include a different background, new music, or multipliers.
When you land 3 magic carpets anywhere on the reels, you'll be taken to a map where Aladdin and Jasmine await on their flying carpet.
The map includes a dotted path that's marked with vases and treasure chests. You'll also see a circle with a pointer that you spin to determine how many spaces you move forward.
The vases offer small payouts while the treasure chests offer larger prizes based on your triggering bet. The goal is to land on one of the treasure chests as you travel around the map.
We like this bonus and think that it offers more detail than most second screen rounds. But its disappointing that this is the only time you see Aladdin & Jasmine in the game.
With three available jackpots, Aladdin gives you the chance to win big on any spin.
At the time of this writing, the Mega jackpot is worth $1,113,024, the Minor Jackpot is worth $561,512, and the Mini Jackpot sits at $371,008.
Not only is the seven figure Mega prize impressive, but it's also nice that the two smaller jackpots are worth six figures.
You can change pay lines from 5 25, and adjust your coin size from $0.01 to $2.00. This makes the minimum bet worth $0.05, and the max wager $50.00 per spin.
You use plus / minus buttons underneath the reels to change your betting options. One thing we don't like about this is that the plus / minus buttons are touchy, meaning you have to click just the right spot to make changes.
You can auto spin the reels for 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, or infinity spins. The infinity option is nice for those who don't like having to set up autos pin again when it reaches the limit.
The speaker button in the upper right hand corner lets you adjust the volume higher or lower. We like how the volume has a wide range of settings that allow you to put the music exactly where you want it.
We played Aladdin for 250 300 spins and found the win frequency to be above average for a 25 payline slot.
We won on the majority of our spins and were impressed with how many times the mid paying symbols factored into prizes. But we also experienced cold streaks where we'd go 5 6 straight spins without a win.
The free spins and bonus round occurred with regular frequency since we triggered free games 3 times and the bonus twice.
The main rules for Aladdin slot are as follows:
- Payouts must form in active lines from left to right, beginning with the leftmost reel.
- Payouts are multiplied by your line stake i.e. if you bet $1.00, a 100 coin win is worth $100.
- Scatter payouts like the fruit basket scatter, magic carpet bonus, vase free spins, and three jackpots symbols can form anywhere without landing in a specific pay line.
- The jackpot symbols palace, genie & monkey must appear 5 times in a pay line to trigger a jackpot; anything else doesn't result in a win.
Comparison to Other Aladdin themed Slot Machines
Earlier, we mentioned that Aladdin uses the same symbols as Realtime's Aladdin's Wishes, which makes these two games worth comparing.
You can also see a comparison between 777igt's two Aladdin themed games.
The big difference between Aladdin's Treasure and Aladdin is that the latter uses licensed Disney characters for symbols.
This not only gives players familiarity with the game, but also makes for richer symbol graphics than most slots. Contrast this to Aladdin, which uses characters from another game and doesn't even include Princess Jasmine or Aladdin as symbols.
One area where we give Aladdin slot the edge is its background, which offers a detailed cityscape. Aladdin's Treasure features a sandy background that doesn't recreate the feeling of the movie it represents.
We also like the music better in Aladdin since it's a more serious tune, as opposed to the Arabian dance style music features in Aladdin's Treasure.
Several aspects are the same between both games, including the number of sound effects, animations, jackpots, and bonuses.
Overall, we give Aladdin's Treasure the edge because of its Disney characters and richer symbol graphics.
When you open Aladdin's Wishes, you'll get a familiar feeling thanks to the symbols.
Every symbol is the same, except that Aladdin's Wishes has two more icons in Aladdin and Jasmine. The fact that this game includes the main characters is a definite plus.
Aladdin's Wishes has an alright background with a small palace, purple sky, and camels in the distance. But visually, this scene doesn't compare to what's seen with Aladdin's city background.
Another area where Aladdin has the clear advantage is its special features and jackpots. As we covered, you'll play for free spins, scatter payouts, three large jackpots, and a second screen bonus.
Aladdin's Wishes has free spins, second screen bonus, and a random jackpot. But the jackpot is much smaller than what's offered in Aladdin, and you can't earn scatter payouts either.
Based on the bonuses and graphics, we give Aladdin the clear advantage, even though it copies symbols from Aladdin's Wishes.
777igt's game isn't the most original take that we've seen on Aladdin, but it has several likeable aspects.
The positives begin with the background, which makes you feel like you're looking for the fictional city of Agrabah. We also like the music, which sets a serious tone for this game.
What's exciting about Aladdin is how many bonus and jackpot opportunities you have. Bonuses include scatter prizes, free games, and a map round, while the Mega, Minor, and Mini Jackpots are all huge.
You can also expect flexible betting options that allow you to play 5 lines for as little as $0.05.
Downsides to this game include unoriginal symbols, limited animations & sound effects, and average symbol graphics.
Of these limitations, the replicated symbols is the most cringe worthy aspect of Aladdin. It's also bad that Aladdin and Jasmine only show up on the map bonus.
Despite the drawbacks, Aladdin is still a worthwhile game that fans of the Disney film will enjoy. And the multiple bonuses and jackpots give this slot playability beyond a single session.