The Snake Charmer

The Snake Charmer is an online slot that's inspired by the famously talented performance artists of India, who have mastered the ancient art of hypnotising serpents by playing a musical instrument.

These snake charmers are often seen in streets and public places with their snakes dancing to their music in wicker baskets. In this humorous NextGen Gaming slot, the snake has temporarily escaped from its basket while its owner takes a well-deserved nap across the top of the reels, and it can help you coax more coins of the game by acting as a wild symbol. And, if you manage to get three of the scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, the musician awakens from his slumber to present you with ten free spins. You can play this slots game on both desktops and mobiles with bets of 1p to £50 per spin.

More about the Software Provider

NextGen Gaming is one of the most exciting online slots manufacturers to emerge from Australia in the past two decades, and since starting out in 1999, it's made hundreds of fun and unique games. One of its biggest success stories is a slot called Foxin' Wins which is based on a family of millionaire foxes and uses the SuperBet Feature, and has proved so popular with players around the world that it has since spawned two sequels – Foxin' Wins Again and Foxin' Wins – A Very Foxin' Christmas.

Other NextGen Gaming online slots that show how extraordinarily diverse the themes of the brand's games can be are Judge Dredd, Witch Pickings, 300 Shields, 1Can 2Can, and Psycho.

Appearance and Sound Effects

The Snake Charmer is set in India, where an unspoilt landscape of fields, lakes, and temples under the setting sun forms the background for the game. At the top of the reels, you can see the snake's master enjoying forty winks, and when you click the ‘Spin' button, you hear the hypnotic Far Eastern music that the snake charmers use to hypnotise their performing snakes with.

The paytable symbols include a wonderfully goofy cobra, the snake charmer, a very surprised-looking Indian elephant, musical instruments, a dancing girl, wicker baskets, and six playing card symbols (9, 10, J, Q, K, and A).

Bonuses and Special Features

The kooky cobra acts as the wild symbol, and it can substitute for all symbols except the man. It's also the most valuable symbol in the game, and it awards ten times, two hundred times, one thousand times, and five thousand times your bet for two, three, four, and five wilds respectively.

The Snake Charmer is the scatter, and whenever he appears three or more times anywhere on the reels, the sleeping musician wakes up and gives you ten free games. Although the feature cannot be re-triggered, you do get the benefit of expanding wild snake symbols which can appear on any reel.


The Snake Charmer uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and twenty-five non-fixed paylines, and has an average RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 95.346%. The game lets you create winning combos using matching symbols in succession from the leftmost reel to the rightmost reel.

Mobile Compatibility

The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-optimised game controls when played on mobile devices.

Our Verdict

The Snake Charmer is a budget-friendly slot which uses a wild symbol that can award prizes of up to five thousand times your bet. And, if you manage to trigger the Free Games Feature, you'll hopefully be handsomely rewarded with expanding wilds that can appear on all five reels.