Out of This World
Betsoft have a reputation for stunning graphics and once again with Three Wishes they’ve created a game which is a feast for the eyes. Taking place in a luxurious Arabian setting, there’s golden receptacles, tasseled cushions and the reels are even gilded too! On the gameboard you’ll find a whole host of symbols which perfectly fit the occasion such as large curving swords, a scantily clad Arabian princess, a woven basket and a mystical crystal ball. Keep a special eye out for the monkey with the cheeky expression as he plays an important part in the game.
Send the Carpet Flying
When you’re ready to start up your flying carpet you’ll first need to set up your betting preferences on the reels. There are 5 reels in Three Wishes and these include a total of 30 paylines although the number can be reduced using the onscreen controls. You can also choose how many coins you want to bet per line, and the value of each coin can also be specified. The minimum bet is 0.30 and maximum 150.00
The paytable will show you the prizes which are on offer and this can be useful when you’re trying to decide how much to bet. Navigate to the paytable using the button to the top right of the reels. You’ll see that a match of three is required along a payline to get a win but the payout depends on how much you’re betting. The prizes shown reflect what you could receive on your current bet so if you want to see how this could change, amend your bet and check the paytable again.
In Arabia your wish is the game’s command – well, as long as you’ve wished for lots of bonus features that is! The monkey has a cheeky expression on his face for good reason: land him on the centre tile on the middle reel and a special bonus round will be unlocked. You’ll be given a row of symbols to choose from and all you need to do is click on one to pick a prize. The symbol will reveal what you’ve won and give you the chance to pick again. You can keep accumulating prizes and choosing more symbols until you uncover the “Collect” sign.
The flying carpet is another symbol that offers extra benefits. When it lands normally on the reels it acts as the wild and replaces others to make a winning line. However when it appears on reel one it whooshes across the rest of the board, squashing symbols along the way. All of those symbols which are affected give an instant win. And of course, no Arabian game would ever be truly complete without the appearance of a genie. Line up three magic lamps along a payline and you’ll trigger the Second Screen Genie play. Here you’ll first need to release the genie by clicking on his lamp and then choosing from the six different wishes he offers, all of which carry cash prizes!
If you’ve fallen in love with the exotic delights of Arabia, the good news is that there’s plenty of other slots offering the same theme. Arabian Nights from NetEnt is a fairly simply game with five reels and 10 paylines, but it includes fun graphics, a good soundtrack and a progressive jackpot too. Arabian Charms from Barcrest is another similarly themed game which offers bright colours, quirky animated sequences plus a bonus game too.
If you wished for a slot that was colourful, with an entertaining theme and with a variety of bonuses then Three Wishes by Betsoft ticks all the boxes – rather ironically granting you all three wishes! It’s a fun slot that players of all levels of experience can enjoy.