Dark and Mysterious
What always amazes us about games from this brand is their ability to completely transport you into another world. Compare this title with Angels Touch – both of them have the same layout and dynamics, and yet the aesthetic couldn’t be any more different; in Arabian Rose you have deep hues and sumptuous colours. Whereas in Angels Touch you have light, airy shades.
Focusing on just these 5 reels for the moment, you have a richer and more immersive interface to engage with. It feels like more time and effort has been taken to create an exotic and curious landscape for you to explore, and make your way towards the Coin Pick Bonus.
A Single Rose
Just as in several of their other online slots, the bonus feature is activated by the scatter symbol, only in this game that icon is a red rose. This fully in bloom image can play anywhere upon the 40 fixed paylines, making it a lot easier to obtain, though users will still need over three of a kind to get a win. Instead of instantly rewarding free games, the result is the number of times you get to interact with the bonus round. Let us explain: if you get a three of a kind match, you’ll get to pick three coins when the bonus begins, but get five matches and you’ll get five coins.
Out of all the coins shown to you, only five of them have rewards behind them; the booty hidden here isn’t as impressive as you might think though, with the three multipliers all being worth x2. But alas, a win is a win, and being able to double your funds is never a bad outcome. After you’ve made your selections and uncovered your prizes, seven extra rounds will start with those features now in place.
Unlike in other games where the wild does little more than substitute other icons, in Arabian Rose the belly dancer icon can increase your winnings. She does this by granting you a doubled win whenever the wild is part of a winning combination. Although this is good news for all you high rollers out there, bear in mind that this symbol can’t move the scatter, and so the volatility isn’t quite as friendly as it first appears. You’re still going to be challenged when playing this title.
Show Some Coin
To get the most enjoyment out of this slot machine, you need to bet as much as you can; words we don’t like uttering very often. The reason for this is that the paytable is affected by what you punt, and so the higher you go, the more interesting the potential wins. Let’s say you bet just 0.40 (the min amount), you’ll be looking at a top base win of 80 credits, a reasonable but hardly impressive amount. Our advice? Go big.
As much as we want to sing and dance about this game, there’s many flaws that stop it from being the Disney prince it could have been, chiefly, how limited the variance is. As far as diversity goes, everything in Arabian Rose is average, and as such it makes for a less than stirring experience – this isn’t about to move you. The only real redeeming feature is how low a bet you can place and still get a decent cash prize, though the volatility will make achieving the high values more difficult.