The dream of getting three wishes from a genie is never far from anyone’s minds, especially when you’re having a rotten day in work. But thanks to NetEnt you are now one step closer, because it’s time to head to the distant lands of Arabia and discover the treasures waiting under the sand. Before you do though, you will need the help of The Wish Master. With only one main feature let’s hope the genie of this lamp can prove he is worth his weight in Arabian gold!
The Wish Master is a 5-reel, 20 fixed pay line slot offering an RTP of 96.6%. Upon entering the game, you will see it is set inside a tomb and it is in this tomb we find the genies magic lamp. Spinning transparently above the tomb are reels packed full of jewels and gems as your symbols. As your reels spin there is a very Arabian sounding tune playing along, which we felt added a little something extra to the overall feel of the slot.
Bet Amounts – Betting on The Wish Master begins at 20p per spin and can be increased to the maximum of £100 per spin. You can change the bet amount by adjusting the coin level and coin value. These are found to the left and right of the spin button. Use the plus and minus symbols on each of the sections to find your desired bet amount and then hit spin.
Wild Symbol – Your wild symbol in The Wish Master isn’t very inspired in its design, but it does the trick. It is a black void with the word wild inside in golden flames and it will substitute for all other symbols except the scatter symbol.
Scatter Symbol – The Wish Master has gone with the obvious for its scatter symbol, which means of course the genies lamp. By landing a single lamp anywhere on the reels you will trigger your bonus feature.
Other Symbols – There are a lot of Arabian themes running through the symbols, from animal carvings to the delicate scrolls painted on the card symbols. Higher paying symbols are Jewel encrusted animal carvings in pink, brown, green and blue. Lower paying symbols are the A, K, Q and J found in playing cards, but drawn here very ornately to suit the theme.
Bonus Spins Feature – Triggering the bonus spins feature in The Wish Master takes just one scatter symbol, which is amazing. But what is even more amazing is that you will be given 10 bonus spins to play through as a result. If that’s not enough there is an extra feature that is applied to the bonus spins before you begin the round. When you enter the round, the lamp will appear and the genie will be released. As he appears he will award one of the following extra features, which will be applied to your 10 spins.
- Extra Wild – will turn the purple or brown animal symbols into a wild.
- Wild Reel – will turn the reel that the lamp landed on into a wild reel for the remaining spins.
- Expanding Wild – will turn any wild that lands on the reels into an expanding wild. Meaning the wild symbol will fill the reel it lands on, helping to contribute towards any potential wins.
- Win Multiplier – will award a x2 or x3 multiplier to all wins on every spin during the round. If both the x2 and x3 have been activated, then a x6 multiplier will be awarded.
- Random Wild – will add x2 floating wild symbols to the reels for the remaining spins. These wild symbols will move across the reels on every spin and settle in new positions each time.
There is a nifty little twist to the bonus spins feature here in The Wish Master. If during the bonus spins feature you land another scatter symbol, you are awarded x5 extra spins. But you also retrigger the genie appearing from the lamp to award a wish feature as outlined above. You can have up to three wish features active at any one time. However, if you have triggered x3 wish features and land a new one, it will replace the first one received; then the second and so on. The benefit of this is that it will completely change your bonus round as you go and give you multiple chances and different ways to add extra wins to your round. You will be able to see which features are active above the reels for the duration of the spins.
NetEnt have somehow managed to turn this one feature slot into a wish filled success. We really did struggle with the idea of it all at first, but the more we played the more we enjoyed it and we will definitely be popping back for more in the future. Main game wins occur fairly regularly which is always a great thing. But thanks to the decision of triggering the feature with just one scatter anywhere on the reels, the bigger money is always right within your grasp. Being able to have more than The Wish Master feature triggered at once, certainly gives players an extra edge during the round too.