Released February of 2016, Quickspin’s Genies Touch is one of the newest online slots. In terms of a competitive RTP of 96.9%, plenty of Free Spins, and a unique bonus feature called “Genies Touch,” this game more than matches its competitors. Quickspin’s fresh take on the online slot gaming concept blends a widely used formula of success with an engaging new bonus feature. Only time will tell if its lower value of symbols and lack of release of a figure for maximum payout will sink this otherwise promising game. Without the enticement of a generous payout, Quickspin may have missed the mark when it comes to stoking gamers’ excitement of the prospect of a good win present in countless other slots.
Aladdin and the infamous Lamp
The upbeat background music feels like something from “Arabian Nights” and suits the cartoonish palace and character symbols (predictably reflective of Aladdin and the infamous Lamp). The 3-row 5-reel slot is gilded in gold and the promise of a little magic to beat the odds. To win, a spin must yield three or more matching symbols left to right only, however, there are 20 paylines, so there are twenty ways to win.
The animation style of Genies Touch reminds us a bit of King Colossus from Quickspin. The layout and betting options are brilliant. Players can easily keep track of cash balance, bet lines, and total bet along the bottom edge of the slot during gameplay. The game allows for a minimum bet of 0.20p and a maximum bet of £100.00 per spin at LeoVegas which is very accommodating for players with widely differing budgets. Wins are easily tracked to the right next to the play and Auto play buttons. Auto play can be set to 10-1000 in advanced options. Always nice to see game design give as many options to customize gameplay as possible.
This online slot has many symbols including “special symbols” such as the Wild Symbol (can substitute for all symbols except the other 2 special symbols), Magic Lamp Symbol (3 or more trigger Genies Touch), and Bonus Scatter Symbol (triggers ten Free Spins). The symbols with the highest multiples are the “character symbols.” The young man in purple is highest and the old man in blue is the lowest. Finally, the remaining symbols are 6 multicolored gems. Multiplier values are as shown in the table below.
Symbols and Multipliers
|Symbol||Multiplier 5, 4, 3|
|Purple Man & Wild Symbol||12.50, 3.75, 1.25|
|Red Woman||10.00, 2.50, 1.00|
|Green Villian||7.50, 2.00, 1.00|
|Blue Old Man||6.00, 1.50, 0.75|
|Red & Yellow Gems||4.00, 1.00, 0.50|
|Pink, Green, Blue, Light Blue Gems||3.00, 1.00, 0.50|
Advanced Auto play not only allows players a range of 10-1000 consecutive spins, but it also allows for a greater degree of control by allowing for a customizable loss limit and single win limit. Both of these can also be set to no limit, so the feature is completely optional which is brilliant. These options make it easier to control wins and losses even while the game runs on Auto play – not something found in every video slot out there.
The ability to “Quick Stop” the game by pressing the Spin button again once the reels are spinning allows players that extra thrill of control over where the symbols may fall. There is also a “Fast Play” option for those who prefer to move things along at a quicker pace – a distinct advantage to playing online.
A unique feature, found in settings at the upper right hand corner, players will definitely enjoy is the “Replay” option. This allows a player to relive a big win or series of wins.
10 Free Spins are awarded when a spin yields three Bonus Scatter Symbols (only appearing on reels 2, 3 and 4). There is an increased chance of Genies Touch being triggered during this mode.
The Genies Touch Feature is triggered by a spin yielding 3 or 4 of the Magic Lamp Special Symbols. Each symbol directly next to each Magic Lamp is replaced by one random selected symbol as a pink female genie passes it by. The game guarantees that the symbol with the best possible win combination will be chosen. This feature has a lot of winning potential.
Summary table Genies Touch
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||February 2016|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||96,9%|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Medium|
|Features (?)||Free Spins, Bonus Scatter and Wild symbols|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 20|
|Min. / Max. bet||0.20 up to 100|
Is This Game Worth A Shot?
Genies Touch is an intriguing new face to the video slot gaming scene. The graphics and music are brilliant. The gameplay is simple and straight forward making it easy to control and track spending. The only concerning variable is the low value of symbols and the lack of a maximum payout value listing by the company. Usually, the maximum payout is listed right in with the game rules and features. The lack thereof speaks volumes. If the maximum payout were competitive, then it would be advertised, right? However, overall the bonus features, and convenience of gameplay all unite to make Genies Touch worth a try. Not to mention, the betting range is flexible enough to allow for anyone’s budget. Genies Touch is so close to being a great pick. Hopefully, either Quickspin will dispel our misgivings by listing a maximum payout figure or someone will win big giving a ball park estimate for hopefuls.
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