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Wish Granted Hold & Win
Betsoft Gaming does not disappoint with its newest slot release, Wish Granted. It’s nice to play a slot game with an Arabian Nights theme again.
The software provider infuses the online slot with plenty of delicacies including a jackpot of 5,000x. Wish Granted is a love letter to all the fans of the theme.
The slot comes with a lot of hype starting with its impressive RTP of 96.41% and 71.39% hit frequency. Moreover, it has 5 reels, 3 rows, and 243 ways to win.
As we move into the features it has Mini, Minor, Major, and Grand Jackpots. The Grand Jackpot pays as much as $160,000 on a random spin.
The meat of Wish Granted is the Hold and Win Bonus. You can lock up to 15 symbols into position for a massive cash prize.
Then there’s the Nudging Multiplier Wild Reel on Reel 3 that awards a random multiplier win. Betsoft will release Wish Granted on the 27th of July 2023.
During the testing phase, we noticed a few things about the Wish Granted slot. The hit frequency is insane, and we virtually got a payout on every spin.
So, the hit frequency of 71.39% definitely checks out and props there. Our biggest win was $843 in demo mode. Despite that big win, network errors kept on knocking us out of the game.
Not sure if it was a bug on Betsoft’s part or connectivity issues. We’re more inclined to go with the former. Take that into account before you play the slots online for real money.
Before the Hold and Wins Bonus triggers you need 6 or more scatter bonus symbols. You’ll also receive 3 respins and every bonus symbol locks onto the reels.
The bonus round ends when all 15 symbols are on the reels or when you run out of respins.
The Nudging Multiplier Wild Reel only appeared once for us on reel 3, and that was after 60 odd spins. We have no idea what the average spin count is before the Hold and Win feature triggers.
After 150 spins and persisting network errors, our live demo testing went off the rails. We never had this problem before so that’s something Betsoft will have to look into.
They did not pack in the slot with a feature buy option this time. Therefore, the only way to trigger a bonus is to do so manually.
To be honest, it does not make sense to us why they did not include one. Candy Factory has one and it just makes the slot more fun to play.
Wish Granted looks like a million bucks on PCs and mobile phones. The graphics feature an explosion of colors while the sultan’s castle serves as the backdrop to the reels.
The game loads fast on the browser of your phone though network errors may occur. That sort of cuts the slot off at the knees for us. Hopefully, Betsoft will be able to iron out those bugs before the slot goes live.
The betting range comes in at $0.25 to $80 per spin, therefore, it’s quite wide. We tested the slot at various betting ranges with mixed results. The biggest win of $843 was at $80 per spin.
Based on our own playing experience albeit brief, the payouts for the most part are good. A big win occurs on every 60 to 70 spins which makes the slot a bit of a grind.
The jackpot of 5,000x your stake is not small, if you bet $80 you can as much as $400,000. The premium symbol is the knives, and the low-value symbols are the gems of different shapes and colors.
The wild symbol plays a major role, and you want to see it as many times as possible. It only lands on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5. Finally, the stacked Mystery Symbol or the magic carpet can replace any symbol.
As we read the ingredients on the tin label, we had that warm fuzzy feeling. We can forgive one network error but to get it a few times in a row is just frustrating.
Despite being a medium variance game triggering the Hold and Win feature is a slog. The RTP and the hit frequency of Wish Granted make up for that.
The impression we got was that Betsoft gives with one hand and takes it away with the other. We have reason to believe that an average trigger occurs every 70-80 spins.
The upside to that is the payouts in the main game can be spectacular. The little bits of detail give Betsoft’s Wish Granted an identity of its own.
It’s one of those slots the CasinoWhizz team can play again and again. The Quest of Azteca is a sublime slot with 4x free spin options and progressive multipliers.
Spin your way to riches with a top jackpot of 568x along with an RTP of 96.68%.