Zanzibar is an Arabic themed video slot from Williams Interactive Software that falls into their G+ range. If the layout and feel of the slot seems familiar to you, that is because many in the G+ range have the same basic system and are just different covers with different themes.
Zanzibar offers you five reels with 30 paylines, a replicating wild and a free spins bonus. This is a medium to high variance slot, which means that you stand a big chance of hitting the free spins round, but a smaller chance of hitting the jackpot. Zanzibar can be played for both real and free money, and with its pretty low minimum wager it caters for all budgets.
Firstly you may be asking what on earth is Zanzibar? Zanzibar is an island off the coast of East Africa. Its population is mostly Arabic, and its one and only city holds the record of being the first city on earth to have electric streetlights.
Zanzibar the slot has a rather pretty Arabic theme, with a nod to the actual island by way of a sunset with palm trees in the background of the reels. The rest of the theme doesn’t have a whole lot to do with the tropical island, and more just the Arabic part of it.
The reels themselves are a sandy brown, with the symbol’s graphics being more simplified than arty. The buttons at the bottom are the familiar blue and gold from WMS, and are neatly laid out with nothing confusing going on. This is a simple slot, easy to understand with no added frills more like slots in Canada.
The reels are packed with suitably Arabic symbols, most of which actually wouldn’t be found anywhere near the island of Zanzibar, but that is beside the point. You can find Arabian horses, a female burkha clad Arabic warrior, Arabic jewellery, scimitars, and Arabic ornaments. The base symbols are the suites from a deck of cards, namely Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs and Spades all done to look like colourful jewels. A Free Spins Bonus symbol can also be found, as can a Sunset Palms replicating wild.
Zanzibar Special Features
There are only really two special features in the game; the fist is the replicating wild in the form of a sunset and a palm tree. This symbol appears on reel three, it can replicate across all the reels as a wild, taking the place of all other symbols except the bonus symbol. This feature is available on both the base game and in the free spins bonus round, which can lead to some very interesting winnings.
Free spins bonus symbol is found through out the reels, and three or more of these will launch the free spins bonus round. This bonus round is Zanzibar’s main feature and can be launched quite often. The more bonus symbols that you find, the more free spins you will be awarded.
The most a player can find is five bonus symbols, which will result in a pretty neat forty free spins. Remember that during this round you can find replicating wilds as well, which all add up. Every win during the free spins round comes with a two times multiplier as well.