The backdrop of Sinbad, the Slot Game, is one that Scherazade herself could have conjured up: a sweeping bay of glittering waters, surrounded by minaretted towers and adobe palaces. The soundtrack is similarly themed on tabla, sitar, and melodic strings, redolent of Persian opulence and decadence. Sinbad is most definitely a pirate, rather than simply a humble mariner in this rendition of his legend, and like him, your aim is to acquire as much plunder as possible, by setting in motion the 5 reels that bear his name, in this beautiful game.
The reels are set in a background shaped like an exotic window on the world, so that 5 lines of the inner reels and three lines of reels 1 and 5 are visible: bets can be placed on anything up to 40 pay lines, with stakes of up to 200 coins per spin.
Jewels and Characters
The low value symbols are represented by lozenge shaped jewels of different colours; emeralds, rubies and sapphires, rather than the traditional card figures. Higher ranking symbols are those of fellow pirates, be-turbaned and avuncular, rendered in a slightly cartoonish, airbrushed style. There is also a king, dressed in rich robes, and a mysterious fan wielding veiled lady, the most valuable of the symbols.
Sinbad has several of these, which really makes the game interesting. The Wild symbol, of crossed scimitars on a golden background, can also award instant wins of up to 500 coins when several of these appear on a single pay line, while also being able to replace regular symbols, to form winning lines. The golden Ship symbol, the Scatter, awards a Free Spin bonus, where you will choose one of three options as to the number of free spins, during which all winnings are also doubled.
In Sinbad you will also encounter giant Wild Apes, which also trigger seven free spins when they appear: the Apes lock any reels on which they then appear for the remainder of the free spins. The Roc Free Spins have diamonds that will turn other symbols Wild: seven diamonds on the reels award two free spins, 11 diamonds a further two. Finally, there is the fearsome giant Snake symbol, which triggers 12 free spins when the Snake appears on reels 1 and 5. The snakes then slither across the reels, leaving Wild symbols in their wake to create winning lines.
A Worthy Venture
Sinbad is another slot that really carries through the chosen theme in all of its elements: the constant background music is muted, but authentic, adding to the exotic feel of the game, and the rich purple, ochre and golden colour scheme gives a sense of the opulence of this classic tale, without being wearying on the eye after prolonged play. With plenty of choice as to the wager you place, lots of different ways of winning, great bonuses that play out with clever animation, and a cast of interesting characters, Sinbad is a great addition to Amaya’s line up of slots.