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Review: Wish Upon a Jackpot Megaways

Ever dreamed of having a fairy godmother? Now you can, with Wish Upon a Jackpot Megaways! While she (or he, we’re not entirely sure) may not look like you’d always imagined her to, she does use her magic to afford you the chance of winning big – 50,000x your stake, in fact.

Brought to you by Blueprint Gaming, this fairytale-themed online slot game is the sequel to the original slot, Wish Upon a Jackpot, and offers up to 117,649 ways to win! With 3 wild symbols, free spins features, cascading reels and multiplier bonuses, Wish Upon a Jackpot Megaways has plenty of fun on offer, and magic around every enchanted corner. Let’s take a closer look.


Overview

The original Wish Upon a Jackpot offered a unique casino game experience in that it combined a number of fairytale favourites. The sequel, however, has simplified and enhanced the features and gameplay. The old-fashioned 5x3 grid with 20 paylines has been revamped and replaced by a 6-reel setup, with cascading reels that offer between 64 and 117,649 ways to win on every spin. The return to player (RTP) has also seen a welcomed boost, from 92.46% to 95.99%, and volatility remains high, meaning there’s plenty of action.


Gameplay and graphics

The reels are set against an enchanted forest with trees and lanterns swaying in the background, complete with glowing mushrooms and fairy dust, which make for a mystical and alluring atmosphere. On the gold-framed reels, you’ll find the low-value card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and Ace, as well as a classic fairytale-themed castle, glass slipper, golden harp, and the game logo – the most valuable symbol, which pays 25x the stake for 6 of a kind. Symbols will form winning combinations from left to right when 3 or more appear on the reels, aside from the game logo, which needs only 2 of a kind to score.

This online slot features cascading reels, so each win will cause a chain reaction, where the winning symbols are removed from the reels and replaced by new symbols falling into place, offering the chance for multiple wins from a single spin.

To start playing this slot online, choose your bet level – from 10p to £10 – on the up and down arrows to the left of the reels. View your balance, bet amount and wins in the bar below the reels, and spin the reels with the “Play” button to their right, or choose the “Autoplay” option to the bottom right corner of your screen. You can also set a win and loss limit for auto spins here to manage your gameplay.

If the fairy godmother shows up, you’re in luck! But more on that in the Features section below.

Features

Wish Upon a Jackpot Megaways offers an exciting range of features including cascading reels, wilds, free games, and multipliers. Below, we explore these in more detail:


Fairy Godmother Free Spins

When 3 or more bonus scatter symbols, featured as an old storybook, land on the reels, your fairy godmother will fly onto the game screen and grant you 3 golden orbs to choose from. Depending on what’s behind your chosen orb, you’ll then enter one of 3 free spins rounds:

Magic Beanstalk Stacked Wilds – Jack will merrily walk across the screen, turning random reels wild through stacked wilds, and adding a multiplier of up to 7x your bet. A bonus symbol landing will offer an additional free spin.

Pigs Can Fly Wilds – Three little pigs (remember them?) will run onto your screen and randomly place wilds on the reels, offering an increased chance of winning combinations. A bonus symbol in this round will also offer you another free spin.

Golden Arrow Mystery Spin – The golden arrow mystery symbol will appear on your reels and change into random chosen symbols. As with the above rounds, bonus symbols here will reward you with additional free spins.


Unlimited Win Multiplier

Every time you land a winning combination and the reels come cascading down, the Unlimited Win Multiplier feature will kick in. This feature sees the multiplier increase by 1x with every win, and there are no limits! You can view your multipliers in the bar just above the reels.


Our verdict

First off, the name of the game is a little misleading, as there are no progressive jackpots to be won. However, that doesn’t mean that the prizes and features on offer aren’t well worth playing for! Casino players who are drawn to myth and magic will enjoy playing this slot online. They might even get a little pang of nostalgia as they spot familiar faces flying across (or planting bonus seeds) on their screens! Either way, they’ll find themselves easily immersed in the thematics, sound effects, and overall atmosphere of the game.

Being a medium to high variance slot, players will go through periods of small wins, and perhaps also enjoy the occasional big win, but the bonus features certainly help keep things exciting. Overall, Wish Upon a Jackpot Megaways has an engaging theme and graphics, an impressive max win of 50,000x your wager, and exciting free spins and bonus features up for grabs.


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Sofie Holmess / 14 June 2021
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YESTERDAY'S TOTAL WINNINGS
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