When I was asked if I was interested in reviewing one of the latest games from Bingo 888, I must admit that my interest was piqued. I never play these sorts of games, either online, or in the traditional form in amusement arcades, as I never really understand exactly what I need to do. It’s not that I don’t like games, I love Bingo in any form, and will enjoy spending some time and money in amusement arcades at the Welsh seaside where we spend many Spring/Summer weekends, but I leave what I still refer to as ‘one armed bandit’ type machines to the hubby. Would playing this sort of game on a computer make any difference to either my enjoyment or my performance?
Millionaire Genie is one of the newest, and most popular games on the 888 site at the moment. The premise of the game is simple, spinning the board to match different combinations of characters and symbols in order to win money. In addition, get 3 or more scatter symbols to summon the genie who will then give you wishes in the form of free spins, and will also add wild symbols that stay on the wheel. These also give you more chances of winning.
The game itself is visually very inviting. Set in an Aladdin-esque world, the bright and colourful graphics are both entertaining and eye-catching, with jewels, pretty maidens and spitting cobra’s. And this created my main issue, as a snake-phobic, seeing a spitting cobra, albeit in computerised form, coming out from my screen almost had me throwing my computer to the floor – not good when trying to win money. Even so, I have to say the graphics were pretty impressive for a game.
In terms of ease of play, I would say this is pretty straight-forward. I stuck to a pre-set tariff and played one line at a time. I had a few wins of small amounts, but to be honest I did not quite understand how I had actually won, but found it pretty exhilarating all the same. This game does offer the prospect of winning big amounts, but I was certainly never in the running to achieve these!
Overall, I enjoyed playing this game, it is fun and I did feel excited when I won even a small amount, but those cobra’s would put me off playing again. Those without a snake phobia would probably enjoy it just fine.
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*I was provided with £5 credit to play the game and am being paid for my opinions.