About This Slot
Nolimit City are an up and coming slot developer who have become popular thanks to releasing some really good high variance games in 2020, including Deadwood and Barbarian Fury. This time around they have taken us to a scorching desert in the middle east that has an Arabian-nights feel to it and is home to the intrepid Alladin, he of the lamp and the three wishes.
RTP, Variance and Top Payout
This super-cool theme is enhanced by a bunch of features to drive your winning spins along nicely, including Wilds, Progressive Multipliers and Free Spins. The action takes place on a very simple 5 reel x 3 row game set with 20 fixed paylines in play at all times. This is a high variance game so it won’t pay out that regularly, but it does have a top prize of 9,583x and a decent RTP of 96.03%.
Symbols and Graphics
Nolimit City have produced some games with sensational themes and artwork this year. Golden Genie is a more simple affair, with a dark blue and purple night sky covered with bright stars shining down on the game reels. The low value symbols in the game are made up of playing cards, from 10 to Ace. The premium ones are the higher value icons which pay out up to 25x when five land on a payline. They are big cats, serpents, the lamp, the hero Aladdin and his Princess. She is the best value of all the basic symbols.
The genie himself is critical to unlocking the best bits of the game. He is both the Wild and the Scatter symbols so he can create wins by subbing in for all other symbols AND trigger the bonus round when three or more land on one spin.
What We Like
Great stacked wilds feature in base game
Walking Wilds with unlimited free spins
Decent top payout
Pays both ways feature
What We Don't Like
Gameplay and Features
The best payouts in Golden Genie come when the wilds, multipliers and free spins combine. Here is how you can unlock each feature:
Genie Lamp Stacked Wilds
In the base game it is possible to fill reels 2 and 4 each with a full stack of wilds. When this happens they lock into place and the remaining 3 reels carry on spinning. When the Stacked Wilds feature is in play then the game becomes a pays both ways slot – left to right and right to left – so the odds of hitting a winning combination are improved.
Genies in bottles grant wishes, right? That’s how it works. So, to trigger this feature you will need to drop an Aladdin to the left of a lamp icon. This gives Aladdin a chance to rub his lamp and release the Genie Wishes. This transforms all Aladdin symbols and all Lamp symbols into Wilds. On top of that, all the other symbols on the paytable will now feature a multiplier of between 2x and 10x.
Genie Parade – Free Spins and Multipliers
The main event in Golden Genie is the free spins round called Genie Parade. To trigger the bonus round you’ll need to land three or more Genie Scatters. Then, with each free spin any Genies on the reel will move one reel to the left, continuing until they drop off the end. At the same time, ONE genie is chosen as the Golden Genie, complete with multiplier. With each spin his multiplier will increase by 1x. When he drops off the end reel his multiplier is passed backwards to any genie to his right. The process continues until no more genies appear on the reels. Then the bonus round ends.
Things get interesting here of course because the longer the round continues, the higher your multiplier will climb and the more chance you will have of reaching that top payout of over 9,000x. Remember though, this is a high variance game so the big payouts come rarely and irregularly.
There are plenty of Arabian-nights themed slots and lots of Walking wilds slots too but Golden Genie does a good job or measuring up its competition. The graphics and animations are top class as you would expect from Nolimit City and the gameplay is excellent. The key is to hit the Genie Parade and watch those Genies walk .. the longer the parade continues the higher your multiplier goes! This promises to be an excellent game for summer 2020.