Ways of the Genie Thundershots Review
After the success of Plunder Ahoy! Thundershots, Playtech decided it was time to make this mechanic stick with Ways of the Genie Thundershots. Instead of the pirate theme, the developers decided it was time to take players through an Arabian adventure.
Playing on 6-reels with 20 paylines, this Arabian slot uncovers free spins, multipliers, mystery spins, win spin and thundershots leading to magical wins of up to 10,000x stake.
In the background, players will see a static background image with a purple and blue design. The real magic happens on the reels with symbols relating to Arabian folktales such as the genie, a flying carpet, a pot full of gold and the genie's ring.
That's about it for the design as there are little animations throughout the slot and nothing visually spectacular on the screen. There is a generic Arabian score throughout with horn and wind instruments creating something to fit the theme. It's nothing innovative but it fits in well with what the developers want.
There is always something going on in Ways of the Genie Thundershots in regard to the base game. Whether it's triggering a mystery spin or a win spin, there will be no dull moment in this slot. The bonus rounds are all easy to comprehend and nothing is overly complicated.
Like most Playtech slots, the bottom of the screen contains the spin button, bet level button and all the other settings you may need. It's worth pointing out that there is a 'question mark' symbol at the bottom right of the screen which will lead to a more detailed paytable in case players need this.
Sadly, like most Playtech slots, the win potential is all over the place. Firstly, there is a medium volatility level leading to a mixture of high and low volatility wins which feels at home in this slot. However, the RTP is definitely not what we wanted with an under the average level at 95.48%.
It seems that Playtech is content with delivering under the average RTP to players. The only saving grace in this slot is the maximum win of 10,000x the stake which will lead players to some decent wins.
Ways of the Genie Thundershots is nothing visually spectacular, but the gameplay is absolutely wonderful. From the thundershots wheel to the free spins round, there is always something going on to keep players entertained throughout.
Our only quarrel was with the under the average RTP, but it's one that we can get past with the rest of the experience of the slot. We recommend this slot if you love Arabian slots filled with features and do not mind an RTP that is slightly under the average.