Wild Wishes is a Playtech-powered slot which has 5 reels and 15 paylines. Playable from 15p to £75 a spin, it has a genie-inspired theme which has a Middle-Eastern opulent theme. Available only on desktop, the symbols on the reels include swords, snakes, various gemstones and the 3 main characters – it will remind you of Disney’s Aladdin.
The highest paying symbols include the boy who will reward you with 750 times your line bet if you get 5 on a payline – the other is the Genie which pays out exactly the same but is the wild. The wild substitutes for all other symbols and appears stacked on the middle 3 reels in the base game. In the Free Games feature (described below), it appears stacked on all reels as well as single symbols.
The first decision you need to make is whether you have the feature on or off – having it on will cost you an extra 10 coins meaning the minimum stake will be 25p per spin with the maximum stake being £125 per spin.
When you have a win during the base game, lamps will be lit up on the row above the reels awarding you a free re-spin. Any win during that re-spin will light up another lamp and give you another re-spin – it will give you up to 5 consecutive wins.
If you get 4 consecutive wins, you will trigger the Free Games feature and be granted 7 free spins. 5 consecutive wins will trigger 10, 15, 30, 30 or 50 free spins! The row of lamps is then removed to reveal an extra row of symbols which gives you an additional 25 paylines (taking your total to 40 paylines).
There is also a Magic Lamp feature – a cloud of magic smoke is released from the lamp during every free spin – the smoke cloud covers several positions on the reels. If a wild lands in 1 of these positions, every symbol in the cloud turns wild – this can lead to huge wins.
Wild Wishes has an enticing soundtrack which wouldn’t be out of place in an Indiana Jones film. Graphically, it’s decent but the gameplay is excellent. Playing with the feature on is definitely the way to go even though it costs extra – I’ve managed 5 consecutive wins in the base game which has given me 50 free spins a few times.
What makes the Free Games feature rewarding is the Magic Lamp feature – if you get a wild on a few free spins, prepare yourself for big returns. My best result to date was a whopping 645 times my stake in 1 sitting. I found Wild Wishes to be a medium to high variance slot where your wishes can certainly come true. If the theme is appealing, I certainly recommend Sultan’s Gold by Playtech which is highly volatile.