Online Slot Game Review: Playtech’s Wild Wishes

Expect plenty of Middle Eastern wonders when you play Wild Wishes. Designed by Playtech, this online slot game retells the Arabic folk tale about a wish-granting genie who emerges from a magic lamp (think Disney’s Aladdin). Thanks to awesome things like Free Spins, Bonus Re-Spins and Genie Wilds, it’s built quite the reputation for granting big cash payouts. But could it be the slot to turn your wildest wishes into a reality?

Gameplay

We’d certainly recommend Wild Wishes to those just getting started in the online gaming world. There’s enough going on to keep you entertained – you’ve got charming characters like Aladdin, his princess and a genie on the reels, along with a soundtrack that’ll make you feel like you’re actually in the Far East. But despite all this, the game’s very easy for new players to pick up and (providing you’re careful) shouldn’t eat into your bankroll too quickly.

A hit of the spin button can cost as little as 15p or as much as £30. Just use the buttons at the bottom of the screen to adjust your bet amount. Each spin benefits from a total of 15 fixed bet lines. Though that may not sound like a lot compared to some others slots on the market right now, it’s worth noting that you unlock more lines in the game’s Free Spins Bonus (we’ll talk more about that in a second).

You’ve got a few other optional extras available to you on screen too. There’s an Autoplay button, allowing you to stick the reels in cruise control for the duration of up to 99 spins. You’ve also got a Turbo Mode that can seriously up the game speed.

But perhaps most importantly, you’ve got a Feature Bet button. Clicking this will set you back an extra 10p for every 15p of your bet amount. But it’s probably worth doing, as you’ll boost your chance of unlocking one of the game’s bonus features.

Bonus Features

There are two bonus features we think are worth shouting about in Wild Wishes:

1. Magic Lamp Re-Spins

Above the reels you’ll notice a row of magic lamps. Whenever you land a win, one of these lamps light ups and you’re granted a Free Re-Spin. If you manage to land another win with your Free Re-Spin, the next magic lamp in the row will light up and you’ll be granted yet another Re-Spin. This can keep happening again and again and again. And what happens if you’re lucky enough to get all 5 magic lamps above the reels glowing thanks to 5 successful Re-Spins? Simple: you win access to the Free Spins Bonus.

2. Free Spins Bonus

When you unlock the Free Spins Bonus, you’re awarded between 8 and 15 Free Spins. These spins aren’t just like those you get by clicking the spin button in the main game. The row of magic lamps disappears during Free Spins to reveal an additional 25 bet lines. And more bet lines mean only one thing: more chances to win.

What’s more, every Free Spin sees a cloud of smoke released from the genie’s magic lamp in the corner of the screen. This smoke cloud can cover several positions on the reels. If a Wild Genie Symbol lands on a smoke-covered position, all the symbols within the smoke cloud will transform into Wilds. This can lead to huge payouts.

Our Verdict

Easy to play yet packed to with magical bonus features, Wild Wishes is certainly worth a spin (especially if you’re just starting out as a slot player). You’ll find it available to play at bgo right now.

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