Rise of the Genie slot REVIEW
Rise of the Genie ReviewWe’re always happy to try new concepts, and iSoftBet has come up with a clever one in Rise of the Genie. It’s not really the genie who’s rising however, as you go bust whenever he appears. What’s rising is your prizes, as each slot win moves you up the 3 different prize ladders you see on the left-hand side. Getting to the top is a priority, since you will then harvest instant prizes per new win.
You can cash out your total cash pot at any time to avoid the evil Genie ruining it for you, and the instant prizes you harvest are always collected immediately. The tension is always there as you try to outsmart the genie, and both the RTP, hit rate, max win and volatility is affected by your cash out strategy. Never collecting is actually the optimal long term strategy, at least if you want the highest RTP and potential.
Rise of the Genie Slot - Reels Screen
Rise of the Genie Slot Features
You win by landing 2 or 3 matching symbols on one of the 5 paylines, but a win is not immediately paid. Instead, each win climbs 1 of 3 prize ladders, and the table below the prize ladders tells you how many steps any given win awards up the respective ladders. The 3 symbols, consisting of a lamp, a book and a gemstone star, come in green, blue and red colors.
Star wins takes you up the lowest value 8-step prize ladder, which comes with prizes up to 8x your stake. Book wins takes you up the 8-step medium-value prize ladder, and it comes with a top prize of 20x your stake. Winning with the lamp climbs the 12-step top-tier prize ladder, where the prizes range from 2x to 50x your stake.
Landing a 3 symbol win with any red symbol takes you 4 steps up the relevant prize ladder, while a 2-symbol win with green symbols takes you 1 step up the relevant prize ladder. These are the extremities, and you can get 2 or 3 steps from different wins as well. A wild symbol can land on reel 2 to help complete winning combos.
The Genie can appear at any time however, and he will reset your progress on all 3 prize ladders at random times. The total win from all 3 prize ladders are displayed in the Cash Pot, and you can collect the cash pot at any time. This also resets all progress on the prize ladders. Reaching the top position on any prize ladder awards repetitive Instant Pay prizes as follows:
You win 2.5x your stake per win on the lowest-value prize ladder, up to 50x at best.
You win 6x your stake per win on the medium-value prize ladder, up to 120x at best.
You win 25x your stake per win on the highest-value prize ladder, up to 500x at best.
Not collecting your total cash pot (which includes collecting any instant prize), while staying on top of any prize ladder, means you’ll collect the relevant instant prize for each new win on that ladder. Instant prizes must always be collected before you can spin again.
The 200 Spins Rise of the Genie Slot Experience
You get to see us attempt to climb the prize ladders time and time again, but the genie was in a particularly bad mood during our test session. He appeared and ruined it for us each time, and you can check it all out in the 4:23-minute highlights video below.
iSoftBet has come up with a pretty entertaining and innovative concept in Rise of the Genie. The burst mechanic concept is somewhat similar, but this game strikes a better balance in our opinion. It’s not as nerve-racking, although the tension is always there because of the genie, and you can harvest instant prizes when reaching the top of the prize ladders.
In fact, the best long term strategy is to never collect the cash pot at all, and simply just keep harvesting instant prizes until the genie appears. This gives you a 96.46 % RTP, as opposed to a 95.08 % RTP if you always collect the cash pot. Never collecting also gives you the top-tier 500x potential, and it’s more fun to not collect anyway. Of course, you can always collect if you’re in a hurry or have to go somewhere, and it can be tempting after a while of harvesting.
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Rise of the Genie Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Rise of the Genie?
The Rise of the Genie RTP is 96.46 % if you never collect the cash pot, and the RTP drops to 95.08 % if you always collect the cash pot.
What is the best Rise of the Genie strategy?
In the long run, the best strategy is to never collect the cash pot. This gives you the highest possible RTP and potential.
How volatile is Rise of the Genie?
The overall volatility is medium (6 out of 10). However, how you play, as in how often you collect, also affects the game’s volatility.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 500x your stake by harvesting instant prizes from the top-tier prize ladder. The top prize on the top-tier prize ladder is worth 50x your stake.
Is there a free spins mode in Rise of the Genie?
No, there is no bonus round or other similar bonus features in this game.
Can I play Rise of the Genie Slot for free?
Yes, you can test the free Rise of the Genie demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you’ll also find casinos our scan has confirmed to carry this title.