Wish Upon A Jackpot
Wish Upon a Jackpot Online Casino Slot Review
Given the number of progressive jackpot slots on offer in the Blueprint range, either as standalone slots or part of the Jackpot King network, we feel that it is prudent to point out that, in spite of the name, Wish Upon a Jackpot does not actually offer players the opportunity to win such a prize. Nevertheless, it is already known as one of the most popular Blueprint Gaming slots around, and this is one of those games that is not exactly hard to find on land in some of the best UK casinos – which just so happens to be the developer’s domestic market. Even with the ‘mislabelling’ of the game as a jackpot slot, we still think that there is plenty of potential here – we always do on their slots. So, that’s enough about what this game doesn’t offer; let’s take a closer look at what it does!
The Style and Base Gameplay
It almost feels like Blueprint simply refuses to allow any game to leave their development office without it being given the once over for simply looking good. For some players, names like NetEnt and Yggdrasil will come to mind first when you think of good graphics, but when it comes to consistency brilliant atmospheres on the reels, Blueprint definitely has to be involved in that conversation. Even though many of their games, including this one, rely on a combination of playing card icons and themed symbols in order to set the scene, they have a knack for making it all fit together perfectly. As the name of the game might suggest, Wish Upon a Jackpot deals with something of a fairy tale theme throughout, and players can expect to encounter a golden harp, Cinderella’s glass slipper and a princess castle on the board for some of the bigger wins, and they are helped out by a frog in a crown – which presumably used to be a prince – which serves as the wild card.
We have come to never expect too much from the base game action from this developer, as they seem to be concerned with finding the best balance between making their games inviting and easy to play, while still keeping the wins coming along at a reasonable rate. Twenty lines is just about perfect for this goal, and that is exactly what they have gone with here. So, there’s nothing fancy about the base game, but there rarely is, and we can now move on to the features which are usually the best part of any Blueprint Gaming online slot.
Features and Extras
We love base game bonuses, and we feel like Blueprint does too, as players will be able to access such features more often than not on their games. They are out there in full effect here on this one, as the Fairy Godmother is always never too far away and seemingly loves to enter the action to modify the board in your favour. She won’t do all of the hard work for you, as her first trick involves bringing three glowing orbs into play. Players will then choose one to discover one of five features.
With Pinocchio Wilds, some positions on the board will simply turn into wild cards before the board state is re-evaluated for prizes. With Wild Reels, as the name suggests, something similar happens but this time entire reels are turned wild along the way. Puss in Wilds will bring yet more wild action into play, while Fairy Win Spins guarantee a suitably decent prize. Finally, the Bonus Award does exactly what the name indicates, with players getting instant access to the main bonus feature.
If you’re having no luck entering the feature with the base game bonus, then worry not as there is also a storybook bonus symbol that can achieve the same thing. Land one each on reels one, three and five and you’ll be able to open a book to see which of the four bonus rounds you will be playing through. Incidentally, if you enter the bonus game with the Fairy Godmother Bonus, one of these features will be chosen for you at random.
With the Rumpelstiltskin Deal Maker, you will be offered a cash amount, which you can then either accept or reject. This is one of those rounds where practice makes perfect, as you’ll want to get a feel for what kind of offers you can expect. Sadly, you cannot just keep on going indefinitely, as you will only be able to reject the offers on the table five times before being forced to accept the next one.
The Jack and the Beanstalk round not only sees a familiar character from the reels making another appearance, but also tasks players with choosing the magic beans that will make the beanstalk grow as big as possible. It is possible to find the ‘collect’ icon when making your picks, and this will bring the round to an end, although you’ll already have picked up some kind of prize along the way. If you make it all the way to the top, you’ll be able to choose one of the giant’s golden goose eggs for a very tasty prize indeed.
As is commonplace, the last couple of bonus options involve free spins, and the first of them is the Three Little Pigs bonus round. Here, any pigs that land on the board will become wild and remain frozen for the rest of the round, although there is always a chance that the Big Bad Wolf can appear to blow them all away. Even if the round feels like it is working against you, there is another random chance at the end of the round, and the pig wizard may appear from nowhere to reset your spins back to the maximum, without taking away any of your winnings, so you can play through it all, all over again!
Finally, we have the Rapunzel free spins and the difference between this board and the base game one is that Prince Charming has been added to the fifth reel, and can land like any other symbol. When he does appear, he will climb the tower, which has the effect of increasing your bonus multiplier. When he reaches the top, you’ll already have had the chance to play through a good multiplier on your prizes, but the round will come to an end.
Our Thoughts on Blueprint Gaming's Wish Upon a Jackpot
We are big fans of the fairy tale theme on the reels for some reason, and count the Rhyming Reels series from Microgaming among our all-time favourites. Wish Upon a Jackpot from Blueprint actually manages to take the action to a whole new level and could well be considered as being the very best slot game in that genre. So, if that theme also appeals to you, you’ll want to go out of your way to experience it here on this slot. Even if the theme is neither here nor there, the underlying quality of the features ensures that Wish Upon a Jackpot is a very enjoyable slot game indeed.