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Grand Bazaar is designed and delivered by Ainsworth Gaming Technology. Ainsworth is a known game producer for its simple, yet themed video slots. This time around, the action is set in an old grand bazaar. The game rules are fairly simple making it one of the best slots for novice slot players that are still exploring the mystery of slots and bonus features. Grand Bazaar slot features amazing video elements, but lack severely in the audio department. From the moment Ainsworth Gaming partnered with Microgaming and integrated its games on the Quickfire platform its games got to see an increase in play, including Grand Bazaar.
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This is a 5 reel video slot with 3 rows of symbols set in a bazaar like environment. The 5x3 grid has 100 paylines and players have the freedom to adjust the number of how many lines will be in play. The coin value ranges between 0.01 and 0.75. However, there can be only one coin placed per an active line. The theoretical return to player stands at a low 93.94%. This is a rather low RTP considering there’s no progressive jackpot. There are two separate pay tables, one is designated for the base game and the other is in play during bonus free spins. The bonus free spin pay table pays significantly lower prizes.
The symbols that appear on the reels are inspired by the merchandise that could’ve been found in a bazaar few centuries ago such as tea pots, luxurious jewels, shoes and much more. Pay attention to the logo of Grand Bazaar since that’s the Wild Symbol. It substitutes for any other symbol except the symbol called Hands. It’s represented with hands full with jewels. The hands are the Scatter symbols in this game and if manage to land three of them anywhere on the reels you will be granted 8 free games.
Landing wild symbols as a standalone symbol combination doesn’t pay anything. However, the Scatter is the highest paying symbol. All combinations pay from left to right except scatters which pay both ways.
The Free Spins bonus game is the only feature we can point out. It’s triggered by hitting 3 or more scatters anywhere on the reels. The rules are rather complex. Landing 2 or more scatters during free spins grants the players additional free spins for each scatter on the reels. During free spins even the payable changes rewarding players with smaller prizes. That said, landing 5 of a kind of a given symbol rewards you only 30% of the prize you’d otherwise win in the base game.
However, during free spins the scatter becomes a bonus wild symbol. It still acts like scatter, but it also substitutes for all other symbols except the standard wild which is the logo of Grand Bazaar.
On the most fundamental level, Grand Bazaar is a regular 5 reel video slot with simple base game rules. New players like because they get the hang of it in a short period of time and experienced players get bored of it quickly. Nevertheless, it’s a great decoration for game portfolios. It’s a great addition for every online casino offer. Since players’ tastes come in all shapes and sizes Grand Bazaar sees some play, but not to an extent that can be considered extraordinary.