Getting three wishes granted as you spin the reels of a mobile slot game is one way to win some big cash prizes and another way is by playing Genie Wild. Genie Wild is a mystical-themed slot that’s loosely based on the story of Aladdin’s Lamp, only this time the genie is a blonde-haired young lass, who is accompanied by her faithful monkey companion.
Genie Wild is brought to you by NextGen Gaming, the famous Australian mobile slots provider, which is also the company that provides other leading mobile slots like A While on the Nile and Foxin’ Wins to the internet’s top mobile casinos.
Basic Game Play
Genie Wild is a five-reel, twenty five-line mobile slot that features wild symbols, scatter symbols and free spins but by and large this is a simple game – one for fans of reels spinning rather than bonus rounds. The feature symbols (scatter symbols and wild symbols) of the game are 3D animated symbols, which come to life when they are used to make a winning combination.
The layout of Genie Wild incorporates an automatic screen adjustment that expands the game to cover as much of your mobile screen as possible. However, a major drawback to function is that the game zooms in too far when using older smartphones with smaller displays. The game is also very memory-expensive and the reel-spinning game play gets a little jumpy when you play from less powerful mobile devices. We played from an Apple iPad Mini, an Apple iPhone 4S and a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. The two Apple devices worked perfectly but the Galaxy wouldn’t display the screen correctly and the animation became very jumpy when we played from the budget smartphone.
Genie Wild Symbols
The ‘Genie Wild’ symbols are the symbols that give the game its name, as well as being useful aids in your quest for riches. The Genie Wild symbols can be used as replacement symbols for all other regular symbols, helping you to make winning combinations. The wild symbols cannot be used as substitutes for the Lamp scatter symbols.
The Genie Wild symbols also offer their very own prizes, which range from 10x your line bet for spinning just two of them, all the way up to 5,000x you bet for spinning five Genie Wild symbols across any of the pay lines that you have in play.
Lamp Scatter Symbols
You don’t need to rub these special symbols to make them work for you – all you have to do is spin three or more of them in any position on any of the five reels. As well as being the triggers for the free spins bonus round, the Lamp scatter symbols also carry with them their own prizes, much like the Genie Wild symbols. Two scatter symbols pays a 2x prize, three symbols pays a 4x prize, four symbols pays a 15x prize and five of these important symbols pays out a 100x prize.
Free Spins Bonus Round
If you are lucky enough to spin three or more Lamp scatter symbols, you will activate the main feature of Genie Wild – the free spins bonus round. At the beginning of the bonus round you are awarded ten free spins but further free spins cannot be re-triggered during the feature itself. However, you will see these symbols landing on the screen often enough as it is, meaning that you will be launching the free spins more often than you may think!