Wish Master Slot
NetEnt’s The Wish Master is not a new game, in fact, it was released way back in June 2014. However, the Genie and the Lamp themed game is enjoying an August 2019 re-release after an HTML5 overhaul, allowing this old favourite to finally be played on mobile devices and tablets.
This is a 5x3 reel slot with 20 fixed pay lines with an industry-standard RTP of 96.6%. It is also a volatile game with a maximum win for a single spin of 4,500x the bet size. Not overburdened with features, The Wish Master relies on its only bonus feature; a free spins round, to conjure up the big wins.
You can play The Wish Master at NetEnt casinos from €0.20 to €100 per spin.
Design and Symbols
The Wish Master has a pleasing design, set in a hidden cave littered with treasures. There is a large stone wishing well built into the centre of the cave floor and a Genie’s lamp stands proudly at the bottom right corner of the screen. The gameboard has floating, transparent reels and is partially framed by the two carved, cave supports. Play is accompanied by an eerie, pipe led refrain.
Low-value symbols are the standard Royals, J-A. High-value symbols are represented by familiar figures from Arabic Genie folklore, namely animal masks with embedded gemstones. In increasing order of value, the symbols are masks of hawks, scorpions, lions, and cobras. The cobra is the highest value regular symbol with 5 across a payline awarding 37.5x the bet size. The wild is a burning word ‘Wild’ on a black shadow and the scatter symbol is an ancient scroll showing a genie’s lamp
The Wish Master has but one special feature as already noted, a free spins round. However, it is a free spins round with plenty of scope to take advantage of numerous reel modifiers and to earn additional spins.
Free Spins with Wish Master Features
10 free spins are activated upon a single scatter landing on the gameboard. Once in the bonus round, there are 5 Wish Master Features (reel modifiers) which enhance your win potential. Upon triggering free spins one of the following Wish Master Features is randomly assigned to each free spin;
- Extra Wild – all snake and lion symbols now act as extra wild symbols.
- Wild Reel – the reel containing the scatter becomes fully wild
- Expanding Wild – all wilds transform into a wild reel
- Random Wild – 2 random wilds are applied to the reels
- Multiplier – every win multiplies by 2x or 3x. Both may appear creating a 6x multiplier
A scatter landing during free spins adds another feature as well as 5 additional free spins. A maximum of 3 Wish Master Features operate at any one time and are shown in the meter in the top left corner of the screen. Further scatters still add features and spins although new features push out old features in the order in which they were activated.
Our Thoughts on The Wish Master
For a 5-year-old slot, The Wish Master stands the test of time very well indeed. In fact, it’s somewhat surprising that NetEnt has taken so long to update it to HTML5. The artwork and design are detailed and enchanting, the potential is attractive, and the feature-laden free spins are always a joy to unleash. It’s a fairly volatile game so perhaps not the best for those with a small bankroll. For anyone else, this is certainly a slot I’d recommend, certainly if, like many, you only play on HTML5 devices and have to experience one of NetEnt’s classics.