Genie Wild House Review
NextGen Gaming is known to come up with some really creative video slot machines, and Genie Wild definitely qualifies as one of them! The Genie, as you guessed, is from those Arabian Nights – a magical being who can grant you special wishes. And when you help out this little Genie in her bottle, she can grant a prize that can be as high as £50,000!
But before you enter this magical world of the Genie, it is best to learn about it so that you can increase your chances of winning her over and snagging that big prize!
Gameplay in Genie Wild is very straightforward. You place your bets and you start spinning. However, it is important that you set your bet carefully. Here are the 2 steps you need to take to set your bet:
- Select the number of paylines you want activated. You can activate between 1 and 25 paylines.
- Set the coin value you want to play with. This can range from 1p to £10.
The minimum bet amount you make is 1p, but when you calculate the active paylines and the coin value, the maximum bet is £50.
An important point to remember is that Genie Wild is a medium variance game with an RTP of 96.50%. This means that you can win some really big prizes, but it also means that those big prizes will not land easily. You will, however, get relatively frequent – but smaller – wins.
If you are okay with landing smaller wins, you can bet big. But if you are chasing after the big rewards, then it is best to bet low so that you can spin more games. The more you spin, the higher your chances will be to land the bonuses that can get you bigger prizes.
Another tip we can give you is that you should keep all 25 paylines active. This will also increase your chances of winning. However, this also means that the bet amount will go up, so you can adjust the coin value according to your budget.
To win prizes in Genie Wild, you need to make 3, 4 or 5 combinations of identical symbols along a single payline. The size of reward will depend on the following factors:
- How much you bet
- How many symbols form the winning combination
- How much the value of the symbols in the winning combination is
Landing a higher number of symbols and landing higher value symbols win your greater rewards. The low-value symbols – 9, 10, J, Q, K and A – will win you a maximum of 200 coins. The Bowl of Fruit and the Emerald can win you up to 400 coins. The Treasure Chest can win you as much as 750 coins, and the Genie’s favourite Monkey can win you a massive 1,500 coins! And the best part is that you only need to land two of the Treasure Chest or Monkey to get a win!
The Genie Wild and the Genie Bottle Scatter also give payouts, which we will discuss in the next section.
Additional Game Features
Here are the additional game features that help you reel in the big wins.
- Genie Wild
The Genie herself is the Wild in this slot, and if you land her, she not only substitutes for other symbols in the game, but she also gives you huge rewards. Of course, the only symbol she cannot replace is the Bottle Scatter – it’s her home, after all!
So, if you land 2 Genies, you win 2x your stake. 3 Genies will win you 200x, 4 will win you 1,000x and if you get really lucky and land all 5 Wilds on a payline, you win 5,000x you base bet.
- Genie Bottle Scatter
The Bottle is the Scatter, and when it lands anywhere on the reels, you win either a cash prize or a cash prize and free spins. Cash prizes are awarded when you land 2 Bottles anywhere on the reels. The payouts for landing this Scatter are:
- 2 Bottles give you 2x wins
- 3 Bottles give you 4x wins
- 4 Bottles give you 5x wins
- 5 Bottles give you 100x wins
- Free Spins
If you land 3 or more Bottle Scatters anywhere on the reels, you will activate the bonus game feature – Free Spins. You are rewarded with 10 Free Spins if you are lucky enough to trigger this feature. However, you cannot re-trigger this bonus feature, so once your 10 Free Spins are done, you go back to the base game.
NextGen has created a really fun game design for Genie Wild. The background looks like the interiors of an Arabian tent – with cushions scattered on the floor. The reelscape is colourful and the high-value symbols are drawn beautifully.
The music is fast-paced and exactly what we would expect from a Arabian-themed genie game. The ripple of sound when you land a win is also fun to hear! The animations when you activate the bonus features will enthral you.
This is a slot machine worth playing just to see the graphics!
Genie Wild by NextGen is a wonderful slot machine to play. The wins are very generous when you consider how small the bet amounts are. Of course, if you prefer to play with high stakes and high risk, then you may not enjoy this game as much, but for those who like slightly less risky games, this is a perfect one to try!