Is there a better known desert than the Sahara? Spreading across the entirety of Northern Africa, it has served as a barrier between its nations and people. It’s a land of extreme temperatures, where danger lurks beneath each grain of sand!
Those among you who dare challenge the Sahara should consult Fugaso before taking the journey. With their aid, your chances of making it across successfully drastically increase. And with a little luck, you may claim one of its rare treasures!
Sahara’s Dreams Slot Review
The slot has a five reel board, with 10 flexible paylines. The setting for this game is quite unique. Not many developers are bold enough to use a desert as a setting. Natural, considering how barren deserts usually are! This release makes up for it by adding a few extra details to the background. A dangerous snake, a human skull, travelers on camels and the mirage of a large building. It looks cool, despite the graphics clearly being designed with a small budget.
And in spite of that, the software provider managed to deliver a set of fully unique symbol designs. The reels are populated by camels, scorpions, snakes, guns, and daggers for low value icons. Meanwhile, more valuable symbols include a magic lamp, an oasis, a woman wearing a hijab, and a tan warrior man. Finally, the large white building from the background is the Wild-Scatter icon.
What about special features? There’s just one, and it’ll seem familiar to anyone who’s tried Book of Dead before. The bonus works exactly the same as in that release. You receive ten free spins, and a single expanding symbol! Any icon can be chosen for this bonus, including Wilds! On top of this, Sahara’s Dreams allows players to win one of three progressive jackpots! Which one you score is completely random, so all you can do is cross your fingers and hope for the best.
How to Play Sahara’s Dreams
You play this slot on a 5×3 board with 10 flexible paylines. That means you can turn the number of paylines on or off to your liking. This decreases your minimum stake, but also lowers your winning chances. To win, you must collect three or more identical symbols in adjacent positions, starting with the leftmost reel. Not counting progressive jackpots, your maximum win is worth 5000x, if you have all ten paylines active.
It’s easy to see where the game draws inspiration from when it comes to its special bonuses. It’s a fun bonus, though we wish Sahara’s Dreams added something new to it.
Free Spins and Expanding Symbols:
Collect three or more Scatters to win ten free spins. Before the extra turns start, one icon is randomly chosen to become the special expanding symbol. This icon will expand to cover the entirety of the reel it occupies when it lands. Furthermore, it pays like a regular symbol even when it’s not in an adjacent position on the paylines (Scatter pays). The icon only expands if there are enough symbols present to form a win.
To win the progressive jackpot, you have to get insanely lucky. There are three in total, which grow from each wager the punters make. All three progressive jackpots are awarded randomly. So every spin has the potential to become a life changing win!
We had a blast playing this Fugaso release. It’s far from perfect, we’ll admit. The theme is great, but the graphics lag behind more high profile software providers. The special feature being identical to other Book clones doesn’t help matters much either. If it weren’t for the progressive jackpot, Sahara’s Dreams would be a much more difficult sell.
Three progressive jackpots
Great maximum prize even without progressive jackpot