You are probably familiar with the Arab folk tale of Ali Baba and 40 Thieves featured in One Thousand and One Night. This story served as an inspiration to the developers from Bally Wulff to create a 5-reel 40-payline video slot in 2016. Titled 40 Thieves, the slot comes packed with Wilds that appear in stacks and up to 50 free spins with additional Wild helping you win up to 8,000x your bet in a single spin. In terms of appearance, the slot is pretty basic while an accompanying Oriental soundtrack adds to the atmosphere of the game.
The theme-related items such as pipes and scimitars along with white horses and the masked thief make up the higher ends of the paytable whereas spades, hearts, clubs and diamonds pay prizes of a lower value. The symbol with a Wild label written in Arab-like letters acts as a substitute that replaces all other icons bar Scatter. Scatter is depicted as an amulet and triggers the free spins feature. It is the top paying icon that awards 200x your stake.
The game is played at 5 reels and 40 fixed paylines and the play it you have to wager between $0.10 and $50 per spin. By pressing the Max Bet button you will set your stake to the maximum value. Push the Spin button to get the reels turning or activate up to 100 uninterrupted spins if you don’t feel like spinning the reels manually. To win a prize you have to land 3 or more matching symbols on a payline starting from the leftmost position. The thief symbol pays when you land only 2 of a kind on a payline left to right.
Wild and regular symbols can appear in stacks to increase your chances to create multiple winning combos at once. If you land 3, 4 or 5 Scatters, you will win 10, 15 or 50 free spins respectively. During free spins, which can be retriggered, the thief assumes the role of additional Wild thus boosting your odds of winning.
Just like other Bally Wulff titles, 40 Thieves comes equipped with two Gamble features. One offers you to guess the colour of a mystery card while other offers the Ladder game where you should climb up the ladder to increase your original prize.
The Bally Wulff slot is a game of low to medium volatility with an RTP of 96.09%. Stacked symbols including Wilds and 40 paylines provide you with a chance of completing multiple winning combinations at once. In addition, up to 50 free spins on offer with two Wilds appearing on the reels make the game more attractive. The 40 thieves slot is one of the most popular games from the developer’s portfolio, so you should consider giving it a try.