Thu, Aug 29, 3:51pm by William Brown
Last Updated Sat, Oct 5, 4:10am
While this pokie might not be able to grant your wishes – a grinning green Genie does appear. The Persian tale is completed by the sight of Aladdin on a flying carpet, and the shot at picking lamps in a cave full of treasure. Aladdin’s Wishes is brighter and more cartoon-like in design than many RTG pokies. There are many classic references to the era on the reels. They include a monkey in a hat and the distinctive curved swords.
Aladdin’s Wishes does not feature a free spins bonus directly. Instead, you’ll get a picks game, where the size of the prizes increases with the number of triggering symbols. If you find the right lantern, you get to your free spins this way. Here are the highlights:
You won’t be able to make wins with the Aladdin symbols alone. These only appear on the middle 3 reels. They show Aladdin’s head to start with, then zoom out to show his flying on a magic carpet – lamp in hand.
Aladdin will substitute for all symbols except the lamp scatters. When he helps to create a win, your prize gets doubled compared to the pay table. You only need a couple of these wild symbols to have a shot at triggering more than one win-line from a single spin.
Lamps play an important role in the original Aladdin stories. A Genie appears from one, granting 3 wishes. You’ll get at least 3 wishes when you trigger the second screen bonus on this pokie. You get one pick for each scattered lantern symbol in view – up to a maximum 5.
The reels disappear – replaced with a scene showing a huge pile of gold coins and gems. Among this are 5 golden lamps. Each one you pick will give you a multiplier of your total bet. One lantern is magical. You’ll be awarded 25 free games (which come with doubled prizes) if you pick this one. With prizes of up to 100x possible from your picks, this bonus feature certainly has big-win potential.
If you are already familiar with RTG pokies, you’ll know that random progressives are a popular addition. This is displayed directly above the logo, in the centre of the screen. These jackpots can be triggered at any bet. The larger you bet, the better chance you have of winning them. No special symbols are needed – the Aladdin’s Wishes progressive will drop completely at random after any spin, win or lose.
RTG rarely stray from their 5×3 grid with 20 win-lines default setup. There are a huge range of bet sizes available, from 20c for all the lines up to $100’s per spin. You can adjust the number of win-lines – or choose auto-play.
The pay table shows prizes for symbols with and without the Aladdin wilds. Your prizes with the wild are exactly double the regular ones.
Topping the list is a dark-haired lady, worth 5000 coins for 5 – and paying from just a single symbol in the left-side reel. The green genie comes next at 1000 coins. The monkey, domed building, magic carpet and sword make up the next tier. No playing cards are used this time, with smaller wins coming from jewels, pots and a bowl of fruit.
If you look closely at the scene above the reels, some camels can be seen silhouetted against the sunrise. This makes the backdrop for the random jackpot and your balance, which are displayed in a stylised Persian font.
Overall this pokie feels brighter and cleaner than many RealTime Gaming titles. The symbols have a fun element to them. Aladdin stands out, flying on his magic carpet whenever he gets involved in a win. Persian style music plays while you spin, moving up a level during the nested bonus features.
While random jackpots are always welcome, Aladdin’s Wishes has many more ways to win. This bright pokie is a rare example of a game which does not use playing card filler symbols. The main bonus involves picking lanterns. If you get the magic one, you get 25 free spins with doubled wins. With Aladdin wilds doubling your wins in both the base game and free spins, there is all the big win potential you could wish for.