International Game Technology brought out all the stops on this “I Dream of Jeannie”. One of the most exciting parts is that Barbara Eden’s actual voice is on board to reprise her role as Jeannie, the buxom genie who brought mirth and mischief to the life of a straight-laced astronaut. I Dream of Jeannie is a 5 reel, 9 line slot machine for a maximum credits played of 450. Some of the bonus rounds offer 600x the line bet, so the payback on I Dream of Jeannie is quite attractive. There are two bonus games, Make a Wish Bonus and Jeannie in the Bottle Bonus.
Barbara Eden, the actress who played Jeannie on the popular sixties television show, does the voice work on this game. You’ll feel like Larry Hagman every time “Jeannie” calls you ‘master’. Jeannie continues to sweet talk the player through his or her session. Barbara Eden might not be able to pull off the harem girl look any more, but her voice remains as seductively sweet as ever. Jeannie’s voice appears whenever bonus rounds and other major events transpire in the game.
The Make a Wish bonus is initiated when 3, 4, or 5 Make a Wish symbols land on adjacent reels from left to right. Jeannie, Barbara Eden, says, “Congratulations!” and cues the slot player to pick one bottle for 3 adjacent Make a Wish symbols. If the slot player gets 4 adjacent Make a Wish symbols together then the slot player picks 2 bottles and if the slot player get 5 adjacent Make a Wish symbols together then the slot player gets to pick 3 bottles. Each symbol changes to a puff of genie dust, which reveals the number of bonus credits. The sum of the revealed pay amounts is awarded to the player. Bonus pay amounts are multiplied by the number of credits bet on the initiating line.
The second bonus is the Jeannie Bottle Bonus is initiated when 3, 4 or 5 Jeannie Bottle symbols in any position on adjacent reels. The screen changes where there are 24 bottles appear on the beach. The slot player picks multiple bottles from the beach. Each bottle reveals a credit value that contributes to the total bonus jackpots. Bonus play continues until one of four “Sorry Master” bottles is found. The total pay is awarded to the slot player the sum of all the pays revealed. Bonus pays are multiplied by the total bet in the initiating game. Along with all of the bonus features and the harem girl imagery, Jeannie isn’t a bad way to spend time in a casino.
It’s nice to see IGT constantly tries to improve its products. It’s also nice to see Barbara Eden still getting work. Jeannie was always a favorite of mine growing up, as she was one of the most attractive women on television. What boy didn’t want to have a blonde like her to grant them wishes? Now that we’re all older, we’d prefer the money to the girl, which is why International Game Technologies is once again ahead of the curve.