Review of Zanzibar Slots by WMS
WMS brings to players this great slot titled Zanzibar. As the title suggests, this online slot is thematically heavily influenced by Arabian and north African styles. The graphics are beautifully done and finely detailed, just as the featured ornate objects in the game will be in real life.
Zanzibar slot features 5 reels and 30 pay lines to wager on. The game relies heavily on its free spins bonus features to spice up this online slots game. You can trigger up to 40 free spins, with each pay line you hit during the free spins rewarding you with a 2x multiplier bonus. There is an extending wild feature tied in with an oasis symbol and the concept of the mirage to further evoke the sense of being in the game’s exotic locale.
The Female Warrior Bonus Symbol
The female fighter on the game’s title screen serves as the Zanzibar slot main protagonist, and the game’s unique bonus trigger. It functions like a scatter symbol, meaning if you land three of her anywhere on screen you will be able to trigger the free spins phase. During this free spins phase, all the wins you get during the free spins will have a 2x multiplier attached to it.
When you get three of the female warrior symbols on the slots, the game awards you with ten free spins. 4 warrior symbols will give you 20 free spins, also with the 2x bonus. Finally 5 warrior symbols will net you a very impressive 40 free spins to take. That’s not all; the free spins will be retriggered again if you manage to get three female warrior symbols during the free spins phase. During this phase, another feature activates the replicating wild feature that is triggered by the sunset palm symbol.
The Zanzibar slot wild symbol is represented by an oasis. It only appears on rows 1, 2, 4 and 5. This wild symbol will replace all symbols except the female warrior and is itself worth 1500 coins for 5 matching symbols on a pay line.
The Replicating Wild Feature
There are two wild symbols in game, one of which is the sunset palm symbol that only appears on reel three. If, during the free spins round, you manage to hit a winning pay line that includes the sunset palms oasis in the win combination, all symbols in that win combination will turn wild for the free spins round.
In Game Pay Symbols
The game’s slot symbols all are themed around the exotic world of Zanzibar. Rather uniquely the lower value symbols, rather than just being the standard Ace, Jack or King, instead is replaced by the standard card deck suite. You have the Heart and Club starting out the low value symbols. These two will pay out a tidy 150 coins for 5 matching symbols.
Next in line, the Diamond and spade symbols both will reward you with 225 coins for 5 matches. Then you will have two water gourds, one functional and one ornate. These two symbols will reward you with between 30 and 300 coins, depending on how many matching symbols you can line up on one of the game’s 30 pay tables. Finally rounding out the lower end of the symbols is a gold coffee pot and a bejewelled dagger and scabbard
The reels are filled with typically Arabian-themed symbols. There is an Arabic horse, a female burkha-clad warrior, Arabic jewelry and ornaments. The standard 9, 10, J, Q, K, A symbols are also presented and are depicted in Arabic style font. The highest value symbols, of which there are three, including a majestic stallion and a mystical blue monkey, each pay out 600 coins for 5 matching symbols.