Millionaire Genie slot - Free Play - Game Review
Millionaire Genie was one of Section 8 Studio’s first video slots to feature a progressive jackpot - and the legacy the slot has left behind is clear.
In fact, the slot was actually one of the first progressive jackpot games around - and it’s clear that even the bigger game developers, like NetEnt and Microgaming have learnt a thing or two from 888’s in-house developers.
As you can probably guess from the name, Millionaire Genie is an Arabian-themed video slot, featuring all around a Genie, and you’ll see this fella appear on the left-hand-side of the reels, floating above a treasure chest, which displays the current progressive jackpot amount on top.
Symbols on the reels include low, and high-value symbols, and the lower-paying ones are represented by playing card values, including 10, jack, queen, king, and ace.
The higher-paying symbols include a Book, a Scroll, a Key, and a Magic Carpet - and there’s also a Genie scatter symbol, which is the key to triggering the free-spins bonus round, which we’ll cover below.
As mentioned below, the free-spins round is triggered by landing 3, 4, or 5 of the scatter symbols anywhere in view, and once you’ve managed to land them in view, you’ll be awarded a random number of spins by the Genie. (It makes no difference how many scatter symbols you land on the reels - it’s completely random, and you can be awarded anywhere from 5, to 50 spins.)
Now, once the free-spins have begun, each spin CAN see the genie adding wilds to the reels - and if he does so, the wilds will then stick in place, and remain there for the duration of the bonus.
In terms of winning the progressive jackpot - unfortunately, there’s no specific symbols you need to land to scoop it, and it’s awarded randomly on any one spin. Still, it often is worth over £1 Million… so it’s well-worth having a shot at, now and again!
Pros: Millionaire Genie offers a unique gameplay experience, and the bonus found is excellent, and well-capable of paying upwards of 100X your total stake!
Cons: The musical soundtrack is quite disappointing - we would have expected more from the team at Section 8 Studios.