Jack and the Beanstalk
Before you sigh and turn away from your screen because you might think this is just another kid slot created in hopes of it capturing the attention of adults but failing miserably, I’m going to tell you to stop! Don’t walk away from this very intriguing slot.
Jack and the Beanstalk is a semi 3D slot machine version of the well-known fairy tale but a lot more enjoyable for adults. Why? Well because just like Jack you find yourself scoring many treasures on this slot.
The slot has a minimum wager of 0.01 and a top bet limit of 100 per spin.
The high playing card icons are nothing to get excited about as they are the lowest paying symbols in the game. Each of them are drawn in a beanstalk manner. The best you can win with these are 100 coins for 5 aces.
The more rewarding symbols include a battered watering can, the infamous axe, the nasty two headed giant, a goat and of course little Jack himself. If you match up 5 Jack icons you will score with a 1000 coin payout.
Look and Feel:
The slot itself is only partly 3D which I think is one of the reasons why it has gotten so popular among players. And in a sense I feel that it also plays a bit on the rags to riches theme.
You will find little jack standing next to the reels waiting to collect more keys. His quirky way of rubbing his hair and exclaiming “Yes” when you win is the typical actions of a little boy who is excited about what is coming his way. You cannot help but find yourself getting excited alongside him and eventually you’ll realise you are also doing the “yes” motion with him.
Sounds and Score:
The sound of the game is quite brilliant actually. It enhances your excitement and makes you feel like a naughty kid again. Then again that might just be little Jack being up to no good while obtaining riches for the two of you to share.
Overall I’d have to say that the sound is simple yet elegant and sufficient. Even if they could do more with the sound it would definitely ruin it. The beauty of the Jack and the Beanstalk slot lies in the contrast between the overpowering gold and the simplicity of other objects and elements.
The sound is adventurous and fun. Light and upbeat which is most certainly one of the key features for providing an uplifting and fun mood for players.
Gameplay and features:
Jack and the Beanstalk bonus features
The scatter symbol for this slot is a mystical treasure chest and like many NetEnt scatter symbols it triggers free spins if you have 3 or more across the reels. When you have 3 or more scatter symbols on your reels you can expect to trigger 10 free spins. A bonus is that you score an extra 5 free spins during the free spins rounds if you come across 3 more scatter symbols. The free spins rounds has the same bet value as that which you bet in the standard play. Fair is fair after all.
The wild symbol
NetEnt has brought out a brand new wilds feature with this epic slot, it is known as a walking wild. The wild icon is represented by the Jack and the Beanstalk logo. Every time a wild appears a re-spin is triggered and the wild moves one reel to the left…hence the name walking wild. As long as the wild is present on the reels the re-spins will continue and the symbol will move over to the left.
Wild wins are matched with a 3x multiplier and can substitute for all symbols except for the scatter and the bonus icon. The wild icon can also appear during the free spins bonus round. Another funky thing about the wild icons is that it can take the shape of Jack’s three treasures. If you cannot remember the treasures let me quickly remind you. It was a money bag, a golden hen and a golden harp.
The Treasure Collection
On the fifth reel of the slot you can find key symbols in the shape of a key. This is a bonus icon that will trigger one of three treasure collection bonuses when you have found enough, however this is only applicable in the free spins round. Finding three key symbols will turn the next wild appearing on the screen into a stacked wild of 2 moneybags. If you find 6 key symbols the next wild will be a stacker reel of 3 golden hens. Last but definitely not least, if you find 9 keys the next wild will turn into an expanding wild with a golden harp.
Not that I have to spell it out but I’m going to anyway – Jack and the Beanstalk = Massive wins!
The Jack and the Beanstalk jackpot
This slot is a non-progressive jackpot slot. This does not mean that there are no big coin jackpots to win. In fact there is a total jackpot of 600,000 coins to be won in this slot. Obviously you would need a world of luck or a leprechaun to land this jackpot. Just kidding, you do however need to land a free spins round followed by an expanding wild Golden Harp symbol or three. It is important to note that even though it might seem that way this is definitely not child’s play, this is no easy feature.
A total jackpot of 600,000 coins is available to be won in this non-progressive jackpot slot. Of course the best way to win such a jackpot is to have all of the luck in the world and land the free spins round, followed by the expanding wild Golden Harp symbols. But make no mistake, this is no easy feat.
Is it worth playing?
If you find a hen that lays golden eggs will it be worth it? Duh! The answer is quite symbols and needs no further elaboration. Jack and the Beanstalk is another NetEnt gem that has taken the online casino industry by storm. Not only is it a lot of fun but it also brings you a lot of wins. Come on Jack it’s time to go climb that beanstalk…I need an expanding Golden Harp.