September 30th, 2013
From the opening intro of a mysterious lamp spilling smoke as the genie rattles inside, this game oozes mystique and promise. The aesthetic is unapologetically Arabian in feel, with an exotic soundtrack accompanying the storybook visual style epitomised by the friendly genie floating beside the reels. The symbols are the standard playing cards, though with Arabic-style typography and a selection of mythological mementos from tomes to keys, and, of course, magic lamps and genies. The game itself is a standard five-reel slot with 15 paylines, and there's a free practise feature that lets you sample the genie's magic before wagering between £0.01 - £0.15 per payline, representing a £0.15 - £30 total stake.
Once you get into the game, there are several unique features to enjoy. The 'MG' symbols are wild, and can pop up on any reel to increase your chances of winning. The genie symbol is the scatter, and when three or more of these land on your reels, they'll summon the genie. First he'll get out his abacus, then he'll grant you any number of free spins. But his help doesn't end there - while the reels roll, the genie will use his powers to add magic wilds during free spins. These are stackable, sticky and can result in sizable winnings during the free spin rounds.
There's also a bonus round. This is activated when you land three of more of the mysterious maiden symbols. When that happens, you'll enter the Genie's Palace, where you'll be granted two wishes: for the first, you will choose between one of the genie's three personal belly dancers, and for the second, you'll choose from a selection of golden goblets filled with jewels. Both choices will award cash multipliers, which will determine the total sum you'll receive from the bonus round.
And to really add a sense of magic to proceedings, 888 has added a random jackpot which can reach a stunning £2,000,000. The total pot sits under lock and key, guarded by the genie beside your reels, and when fortune favours a lucky visitor, the genie will bestow these riches upon him.
So why not head to 888 Casino today - the genie might just make your dreams come true.