Sinbad is the protagonist and narrator of seven fairy tales from the tales of a thousand and one nights. These stories are full of adventures, in which the navigator Sinbad finds himself in the direst and wondrous situation.
A perfect starting point for an online slot, and leave it to the bright minds of Quickspin to take on this task.
Before we tell you all about how Sinbad and its bonus features work, we would like to note two things:
- Sinbad really does look breathtakingly beautiful. The characters from the fairytales, the backgrounds and the animations: top work by the Quickspin design team.
- Sinbad has a more than excellent payout percentage of 97.07% - top!This slot does not only look very nice, it also has a very low house advantage.
In Sinbad, the game is played on a sort of diamond-shaped playing field, with an arrangement of 3 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 3 symbols. There are 40 fixed paylines and a betting level that ranges from a minimum of $0.40 to a maximum of $80 per spin.
The variance of the Sinbad slot is low. You often win smaller prizes and the bonus features are frequent. The downside of a low variance is that you don't often take big prices. Many Quickspin slots have a low variance and that largely explains the black and white opinions about their titles.
You love Quickspin slots because they offer a lot of fun and play time for your money, or you hate them because it is very difficult to win big money.
The premium symbols consist of a number of protagonists of the fairytales. These beautifully designed figures are worth between 1x and 1.25x the total bet for a 5-of-a-kind. Indeed, insanely low payouts. Fortunately, all symbols are stacked and there is also a wild symbol. For example, it often happens that you manage to spin 5 of the same symbols several times.
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In Sinbad, the wilds are worth a bit more: 5 wilds gives 12.50x the total bet. A full screen of wilds is good for 500x the bet, which equates to 20,000 coins. All low paying symbols consist of 5 jewels, each paying between a quarter and a third of the total bet.
If 3 scattered ships appear on reels 2, 3 and 4, you have won the free spins bonus.
You can now choose from 3 different free spins bonuses, each with its own risk profile.
- Ape Free Spins (high risk)
The Ape Free Spins give you 7 free spins with a big monkey providing sticky wilds for the rest of the bonus. If you're lucky, they'll drop early and you'll win big. If they fall late in the game or not at all, then you win little.
- Roc Free Spins (medium risk)
The Roc Free Spins give you at least 1o free spins. You can earn a maximum of 4 extra spin, so a total of up to 14 free spins. During the free spins you have to save diamonds, which are collected by a large red bird. There are 3 levels to pass, where you can earn extra wilds and extra free spins. This bonus feature is very similar to one of Quickspin's greatest hits ever, Goldilocks.
- Snake Free Spins (low risk)
During the Snake Free Spins, a snake regularly appears on the screen, then slides across the screen from left to right. Along the way, he leaves a trail of wilds for more winning combinations. We are normally never very fond of snakes, but these cold-blooded reptiles are of course very welcome!
Sinbad is a beautifully designed slot, which has many positive points:
- An excellent payout rate of over 97%
- Nice graphics and nice animations
- A beautifully elaborated fairytale theme
- Choose your own free spins bonus.
For our taste, the variance is a bit too low. This makes it very difficult to grab big payouts. With a somewhat higher variance, we would undoubtedly have given it an extra star.