About 10,001 Nights Slot
After the NetEnt buy-out, 2020 has been a big year for Red Tiger. Joining up with one of the biggest forces in online slots entertainment has facilitated the release of some classic NetEnt titles via their Megaways™ license, including Gonzo’s Quest and Twin Spin. Meanwhile, they continue to pump out their own brand of slick and innovative slots like Golden Tsar and this one, 10,0001 Nights. The latter takes inspiration from a classic set of short stories called One Thousand and One Nights, which includes the tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, as well as the Genie and the Lamp. It’s a rich seam for slots studios to mine, and has provided the background for classics like Blueprint’s Genie Jackpots too.
Here, the game takes place in the court of the ruler Shahryar and his lovely new bride, Scheherazade. Instead of telling fantastic stories, the beautiful Arabian princess helps to trigger wins. The graphics and animations are first class from a game studio that always delivers high production values.
The game engine is pretty straight forward, with a standard 5×4 reel set with 20 active paylines in play at all times. Wins are triggered by landing at least three matching icons on any payline from left to right and there are four features and a free spins round to enhance the action.
RTP, Variance and Top Payout
10,001 nights is a high variance game so don’t expect an easy ride – it will take a lot of patience to unlock this game’s riches and it can deliver long periods of frustration and low payouts before anything really big happens. The RTP is a little under average at 95.73% which may put some punters off, but the top possible jackpot of 10,347x is worth spinning for.
Symbols and Paytable
Low value icons in this game are represented by the card suits made of precious gemstones.
The premium symbols that start at 3x for 4 on a line, are made up of Slippers, a Golden Urn, a Camel, and a Tiger, as well as the Sultan who is the highest value at 40x for five on a line.
Look out as well for the Scheherazade who is the game’s Wild and can substitute for all regular icons to form winning lines and pays 55 times the bet for the maximum combination of 5 on a line. Also be ready for the scatter which is represented by the Destiny Spins icon and will trigger free spins when three or more land on the reels.
Finally, there is The Lamp which is required to trigger each of four random game features – you will need to collect lamps in the jars at the top of the reels during normal play. Keep reading to find out how this works.
Gameplay and Features
To get anywhere near that top payout of over 10,001x you’ll need the help of the modifiers and free spins that can be triggered by special events in the gameplay. Here is how they all work:
The Lamp is one of the most important icons in the game, since punters need to collect it in order to fill the Meters with oil and trigger these extra features of which there are four. When one of the features is activated, it will be triggered on the following spin, but afterwards can also be triggered on random spins.
Imperial Spin Feature
Collect six Lamps and you will activate the Imperial Spin feature. When the feature is triggered, all low value symbols will be removed from the reels for that particular spin.
Random Wilds Feature
To activate the Random Wilds feature, gamers need to collect 7 more Lamps, or 13 in total. When triggered, the feature will add extra Wilds to random positions on the reels.
It requires 8 more Lamps on the meter, so 21 in total. The Multi-Pick feature will start a Pick Me game, where players need to select a hidden card. When revealed, the card will deliver a multiplier that will be applied on the following win.
Mega Wild Feature
Available after collecting 30 Lamps in total, the Mega Wild feature will add a fully Wild reel to the set.
Destiny Spins Feature
Triggered by three or more Scatters, the Destiny Spins feature delivers 8, 10, or 12 free spins, depending on the number of Scatters landed. If by any chance the win multiplier from the Multi-Pick feature is active, it will be applied on all free spins. It is possible to retrigger the feature, and to get up to 8 extra free spins, if you land five extra Scatters.
10,0001 Nights is one of Red Tiger’s best releases of the year aside from the Megways™ slots they’ve worked on with NetEnt. The game looks great and the features are fun, plus the top payout of over 10,000x is bigger than we normally expect from this studio. To get close to those top payouts you will need to get a decent run of free spins from the Destiny Spins feature, combined with a fully wild reel from the Mega Wild Feature. Top fun and a good end to the year for Red Tiger.