Tucked away in the desert sands of an ancient land, there’s a glimmering oasis where a gripping drama of intrigue and suspense is taking place. Aliya’s Wishes tells the tale of a bold young thief who has got hold of a magical lamp containing a genie. This powerful spirit has the ability to make wishes come true, but Aliya’s wishes aren’t the usual sort that revolve around greed, escapism and power. She may be a hustler, but she’s got a heart of gold, and she’s trying to protect the kingdom from attack and win the love of her beloved prince at the same time. It’s one of the best online slots Ireland has seen in a while, and it unfolds through a terrific series of bonus rounds and special features. These include rolling reels, stacked wilds, free spins, a Win Booster and a multiplier trail. It all adds up to a fun-packed bonanza of opportunities to win right here at Ruby Fortune, where it is our fervent wish to be the best online casino in Ireland. Let’s take a peek behind the scenes.
The background to the story
Story is more important in Aliya’s Wishes than in most casino games, so it helps to understand the background the better to enjoy the action on the reels. Basically, Aliya is an accomplished burglar who gets her hands on a magic lamp. At first she gets the genie to help her to break into the Sultan’s palace vault in order to relieve him of some of his riches. Her plans change, though, when she bumps into the Prince and falls in love with him at first sight. He divulges that the kingdom has some problems. Specifically, the evil Vizier is plotting to get rid of the Sultan and seize the kingdom (and the Sultan’s riches) for himself. Now Aliya’s getting the genie to help her save the day!
About the game
When Aliya’s Wishes comes up on your screen, you see a 5x3 grid set against a city inside an oasis, complete with palm trees, fountains, water jugs and buildings that look like they come straight from Aladdin. To the left of the reels, you’ll see a Win Booster in the shape of a fancy ring. The multiplier trail is beneath the grid.
The symbols on the reels reflect the elements of the story. The low-pay symbols are a pair of silver drinking vessels, a magical blue book, a wicked-looking sword, a pouch of jewels and a jar of rubies with a treasure map. The high-pay symbols represent the protagonists of the story: the Sultan, the Vizier, the Prince, the Genie, Aliyah herself and the Genie, who is depicted as an intelligent, attractive female spirit rather than the usual cartoon giant. The scatter symbol is the magical lamp, and the wild symbol is a treasure chest beneath a desert moon.
All the symbols are set in frames that look like Persian carpets, which is a nice touch. The graphics are positively sparkling and the Arabian soundtrack helps to set the mood. The Aliya’s Wishes slot was designed with mobile casino gaming in mind, so you can play it with confidence on your smart phone or tablet at Ruby Fortune, where we strive to be the best mobile casino Ireland has.
How to play Aliya’s Wishes
The objective of playing the Aliya’s Wishes casino game is to make wins by matching three or more symbols from right to left along one of the game’s 20 paylines. All you have to do is press “spin” and watch the reels roll. If you’re playing in demo mode, it won’t cost you anything, but if you want to play for real, you’ll have to place a bet, which is standard practice for casino games online. Aliya’s Wishes is accessible for low-stakes players, with a minimum bet of €0.10, while the maximum bet of €30 is not to be sniffed at, especially when it flips to €60 when you turn on the Win Booster. Take a look at the pay table and your bankroll before you decide how much to bet and always play responsibly.
Bonus rounds and special features
Aliya’s Wishes comes with a bunch of special features for you to enjoy. Wilds are stacked on every reel, for starters. The reels themselves are win-enhancing rolling reels, which means that winning combinations disappear from the grid and new symbols drop down to replace them. Then there’s the multiplier trail, which triggers when you land a winning combination and offers a bigger multiplier with each successive win. If you activate the Win Booster, your bet level goes up and the multipliers grow. If you land three or more magic lamp scatters, you’ll be taken to the Sultan’s treasure chamber for the bonus round, where you’ll be awarded up to 20 free spins that can be retriggered plus an increased multiplier trail. If the Win Booster is on, multipliers can go as high as 50x your stake. Now if that’s not the stuff of legend, we don’t know what is!