Robin Williams’ genie in Aladdin probably goes down as one of the funniest Disney characters ever to make it to the big screen. In an otherwise dramatic tale about Aladdin and his mission to attract the affections of Princess Jasmine while avoiding the clutches of the evil Jafar, the genie provides the perfect light relief needed to give the film its spark. The blue genie emerging from the golden lamp has now become the most common depiction of the character, and this has spilled out across other retellings of the Aladdin story.
The Wish Master from NetEnt is a slot that picks up on this kind of theme. Although not expressly tied to Aladdin in any way and just like Crazy Genie and Genie Jackpots, The Wish Master revolves around the genie in the lamp idea, along with a host of other symbols associated with ancient Arabia. The game itself uses ‘wishes come true!’ to motivate players, and underline the idea that when the genie emerges from the lamp, he has the power to grant a limited number of wishes.
In the case of The Wish Master slot, wishes are cash-only. While there’s no guarantee your wishes will be granted on any given spin, players can benefit from an abnormally high RTP percentage. The RTP percentage, which dictates the percentage of a game’s income paid out in winnings over the long run, stands at 96.6%. Anything above 95% is considered to be good odds, so The Wish Master more than surpasses that threshold.
Underneath the mystical theme, this is a fairly standard slot, without too much in the way of glitzy extra features. There are five reels, which is of course consistent with the majority of online slots, and 20 paylines in play on any given spin. Winnings are paid on combinations of three or more symbols matched according to their values on the paytable.
The symbols themselves are animal masks, which each come with a matching gem, and retain a faintly Arabic styling to their design. There are also a couple of feature symbols to take account of, which trigger additional elements of the game that are designed to help you build your bankroll as you spin.
There are two feature symbols of note – a wild symbol and a scatter symbol. There are no prizes for guessing which one is the wild – it’s the one that has WILD emblazoned across it in a sort of flaming font. The wild works in the usual way you’re used to, substituting in place of any symbols you’re otherwise missing from your payline. It doesn’t substitute for the scatter, but anything else is fair game.
The scatter symbol triggers the game’s bonus feature, and you can trigger the feature by landing just a single scatter symbol on your reels. The genie’s lamp is the scatter, and you can ramp up by the bonus feature by adding additional scatters to a given spin. There are a selection of features in the bonus round, as detailed below, and you can trigger one, two or three of these features at any given time, depending on the number of scatters on your reels.
Bonuses & Jackpots
It only takes one scatter lamp on your reels to trigger the bonus. That translates into an instant win of 10 free spins, plus one of a revolving lineup of random bonus features to get you on your way. These can either be an extra wild, where the brown or purple mask symbols become an added wild, a wild reel, an expanding wild, 2x, 3x or 6x multipliers, or 2 floating random wilds that appear somewhere on your reels during each spin.
Added together, these features complement the base game very well, and are usually a sign that a decent win is right around the corner. The jackpot stands at 750x, for a not too shabby £75,000 max win.
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The Wish Master is another successful outing for NetEnt, and bears all of the hallmarks of their award-winning style. While it’s not by any means the best game in the NetEnt catalogue, it’s engaging, atmospheric, and a solid payer.
Especially when you factor in the high 96.6% RTP you’re playing against, there’s clearly enough room here for even the most discerning slot fan to have a good time. If you enjoy Aladdin or Arabian themed slots, you’ll especially love The Wish Master, complete with its well-themed genie bonuses.
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