Sahara Gold Lightning Link Pokies (Slot) Free & Real Play Guide

The theme of the slot game is the Sahara so you will be seeing symbols on the reels related to Sahara area on the African continent which is the largest hot desert on the planet.


Sahara Gold is a 5-reel slot with 50 paylines. The game has four types of jackpots, wild symbols, free games, and scatter symbols. It comes from the library of cracker free Aristocrat pokies available at Heart of Vegas. Another great game in this series includes the Heart Throb pokies machine

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This is a social Heart of Vegas slot where you wager coins that have no real money value. You can buy coins from the game app or just get your daily coins from the app.

NB: No real money online version of Sahara Gold Lightning Link pokies is available to play.


There are four symbols that pay the most during the base game.

These symbols are:

  • Pyramid
  • Dancers
  • Oasis
  • Scorpion

The low-value symbols are 9 to K. The wild is the person riding a camel. The scatter symbol is the castle, and the bonus symbol is the sun.


Here is the game’s paytable.

Number of Appearance in a Pay Line SYMBOLS
Pyramid Dancers Oasis Scorpion
5 150 100 100 100
4 50 30 30 25
3 10 5 5 5
2 2

All the numbers here are multipliers applied to your bet per line. To win a prize, you have to land at least three same symbols on adjacent reels starting from the first reel. The symbols must land on specific slots as shown on the line tables on the menu.

The only exception to this rule is the Pyramid where you only need two. The scatter symbol also pays coins if they landed anywhere in the grid, not on specific spots on the slot grid.


Here are the game’s features:

  • Wild – the wild is the camel silhouette. It substitutes for all symbols except the castle and the sun. The wild only appears on reels 2 to 5 and does not pay coins.
  • Scatter – the scatter symbol is the castle. It pays coins and awards free spins. The coin wins are:

  • 5x – 100
  • 4x – 15
  • 3x – 2

The scatter pays in any position and all wins are multiplied against the total stake. The number of free spins you win depends on the number of scatters that landed. You can win 6, 9, or 15 free games.

After landing the scatters, you need to choose a treasure chest. The treasure chest determines if you win the free spins or the hold and spin feature. Up to 100 wilds will be added on the reels during the free games.

  • Hold and Spin – during this round, all reels that have the Sun symbol will stay in place. Initially, you will receive three free spins, and the rest of the reels will spin.

If the reels produce a Sun symbol, they will stay in place and the others will spin again. The re-spin count resets to three for every reel that lands a sun symbol.

  • The re-spins will end if no more re-spins are available or if you already won the Grand Jackpot. The slot game will count the number of sun symbols and pay you the appropriate jackpot prize.

  • Jackpot prizes – the jackpot prizes in the game are mini, minor, major and grand. You can only win any of these if you triggered the hold and spin feature. The number of sun symbols determine which prizes you got.


We will rate the game with 8.6 out of 10 points. It has a complete set of features that pokies punter will love. It has wilds, scatters, free games, plus four jackpot rounds.

The slot game is easy to play plus as a social game, it is also free. On top of being free, you will receive free coins for as long as you login every day at Heart of Vegas.

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