Three Wishes slot review
Picking up the baton left by Sheriff Gaming, the developers behind the progressive jackpot-laden Alawin slot, come fellow slot game pioneers Betsoft Gaming with a rival take on the classic Aladdin tale. In 3D glory, too!
On the Reels...
Three Wishes is a 5-reel, 30-payline slot with plenty of lovely animated figures on the reels in customary Betsoft 3D style.
Even better, when a winning combo hits, the winning icons leap out to perform a little animated routine. (The cobra coming out of the basket is particularly nice.)
It’s worth mentioning that two symbols in a row will not bag you anything, unlike in other slots.
On the reels, those icons are pretty standard for an Aladdin-themed slot: gold bars, a crystal ball, scimitar swords, a camel, rubies, a monkey, a basket containing a hissing cobra, a magic carpet and a beautiful princess.
Take a Wild Ride on the Magic Carpet
The game’s Wild is the magic carpet icon, and it substitutes for all regular symbols in the game other than the Scatters.
There’s more to this Wild than meets the eye, however: hit it on the first reel and the carpet will whoosh across the reels, squashing symbols in its wake. Those squashed symbols will turn into extra credits for you.
Find the Monkey For Bonus Instant Wins
Look out for the cheeky monkey. If it lands on the center spot on reel 3 (a bit tricky, we accept) the four symbols to the top, bottom and sides of it will become ‘Click Me’ icons. Simply choose one to reveal a cash prize.
Reveal Three Treasure Chests to Earn up to 20 Free Spins
If an innovative Wild and interesting Click Me Bonus aren’t enough, there’s the customary free spins round to be triggered.
Simply get three or more treasure chests anywhere on the screen and you’ll bag yourself anything from 5 to 20 free spins depending on how many Scatters initially triggered the bonus round. Free spins are re-triggerable too.
Your Wish Is Your Command in the Genie Bonus
Last but not least, is the Genie Bonus. Every Aladdin tale needs its genie, of course, and hitting three or more lamps on the reels will earn you your own master of the lamp.
Essentially a standard Pick ‘em Bonus, you get to click on the lamp to release the genie, and he’ll ask you to choose from six different possible wishes, each of which hides a different cash reward for you to enjoy.
Choose from Fame, Everlasting Love, Travel, Wisdom, Long Life, and Wealth. Obviously when playing Three Wishes you’ll be after the last in that list.
I didn’t think Alawin could be bettered, but Betsoft certainly give rival 3D developer Sheriff Gaming a run for their money in the battle of the genies. Dive in and earn yourself some magic wins.