When you think of a genie the first thing that comes to mind are the three wishes he’ll grant you. Some will immediately wish for good health for all or world peace, some may be a little more self-centred and make it all about money, while the most sensible will ask for unlimited wishes and cover all the bases. This slot doesn’t quite offer you this luxury, but the three lamps you’ll find in the 3 wishes power spin will give you one of five different genie based bonuses. The game also features a monkey – not sure where this fits in with the theme exactly, but he does wear a funny little costume, so we’ll let him off.
The background to this slot features a stormy purple sky possibly caused by genies appearing left, right and centre. The sparkly title of the slot sits above the reels, these featuring many symbols associated with the genie theme, including the genies hat, scimitars, a treasure chest and a flying carpet. These symbols are joined by the colourful playing card symbols from 10 to Ace. The game has an animated cartoon feel at times, although this is not immediately evident during standard gameplay but comes into play more during the features.
Like the majority of online slots, you’ll find five reels – this game having a set number of 20 win lines. You’ll choose your total bet for the spin (as opposed to the coin value at other slots) and then hit the spin button found on top of the golden lamp.
Wins are achieved by landing three or more consecutive symbols from left to right on one of the 20 win lines, although as a bonus, the wild symbol and the title symbol will actually pay out for landing just two. The wild symbol is the top paying one, winning you 500 coins for five in a row. The wild will also substitute for any other symbol apart from the bonus symbols. The title symbol (this symbol is stacked so the wins can come in clusters) is next at 400 coins while the genie’s hat, the lamp and the scimitars come next at 300, 250 and 250 coins respectively and the playing cards symbols are the lowest paying of all.
The game has three separate features – the first generated randomly, the other two by making use of the bonus symbols.
The randomly awarded feature is the three wishes power spin which can appear after any spin. You’ll see three lamps appear above the reels and choose one. You’ll win one of five bonuses:
There is the genie win spin that is guaranteed to award a big genie Jackpot win. The infectious monkey wild will turn other symbols surrounding the symbol wild too. The genie wild can turn any reel position into a wild. The penultimate prize is a guaranteed 5 of a kind win while the final option is direct entry into one of the bonus rounds.
The Magic Carpet bonus is awarded by landing the bonus symbols on reels one and three and the flying carpet symbol on reel five. Here you’ll be taken to a screen featuring a large number of flying carpets and the monkey. Reveal ‘Advance’ and he will travel along the carpets collecting prizes as he goes, but reveal ‘collect’ and the round is over. If you reach the ‘Big Money’ symbol you are guaranteed a big win – up to 1000x your total bet size.
Should you land the bonus symbol on reels one and three and the treasure chest symbol on reel five you’ll enter the mystery win bonus round. This time you’ll enter the genie’s cave and find a golden treasure chest with the genie himself floating to the right. The chest will reveal the win amount – up to 100x your total bet size at the slot.
If you like a slot with a variety of features, this is a game you’ll certainly enjoy. At many slots you’ll wait a while for the features, but here with both randomly awarded games as well as the bonus games, they come along with great regularity. What makes it even better is that there are actually six different features, which keep the game fresh throughout. This is a fun game that the vast majority of slot fans will enjoy – why not give it a spin?