Jack and the Beanstalk Slot Review
We all remember the Jack and the Beanstalk fairytale from our childhood, right? Well, Netent has provided us with its own take on the popular story and it turned out to be one of this provider’s best slots. It’s very well balanced, with rich visuals, exciting gameplay and incredibly rewarding payout opportunities. We even like the soundtrack choice of the developers, as they’ve skipped adding a corny melody. Instead, you will be spinning the reels to the accompaniment of birds singing. The backdrop offers a very detailed 3D setting, picturing the porch of a village house, a massive tree and the area in between them. There are also a few minor animated features that make for a great touch, such as the blue butterfly that will occasionally fly across the screen. The reels showcase the regular playing card symbols that are styled to match the beanstalk theme. They range from A to K, Q, J and 10. The other icons on the reels include a watering pot, an axe, a goat, a two-headed giant and cheeky-looking Jack. Jack is, in fact, the highest paying symbol on the reels, offering payouts of up to 1,000 credits.
The layout is rather traditional with 5 reels and 3 rows. There are 20 paylines, but you won’t be able to adjust those. Instead, you can play around with the 10 bet levels and the coin value. As a result, you will have a very comfortable stake range of 20p up to a maximum bet of £100 per spin. The RTP is also pretty satisfactory at 96.3%.
Jack and the Beanstalk special features
There are a number of special features to enjoy here, and we’ll start with this game’s Walking Wild feature. This is arguably the best feature that Netent has come up with to date and wait until you see why. The Walking Wild is a rather complex feature that consists of a Wild symbol that will trigger a re-spin, every time it appears on the reels. Furthermore, as the re-spin takes place, the Wild symbol will move left to the next reel. This will keep on happening for as long as there are any Wilds remaining on the reels. What’s more, all winning combinations that have a Wild symbol in them will be subject to a 3x multiplier. Wilds can replace any of the regular symbols, save for the Scatter and Key symbols, to create winning sequences.
But that’s not all. At first, the Wild will appear as the game title. However, during the freespins feature, you can upgrade that Wild. This is the so-called Treasure Collection feature and you will be looking to land Key symbols on reel 5. If you collect 3 Keys throughout the feature, the next Wild that appears on the reels will be in the form of two stacked Money Bag symbols. After this, you can gather an additional 3 Keys to access the next Wild level – 3 Stacked Golden Hens. And last but not least, a further 3 Keys will unlock the Expanding Golden Harp Wild.
Now for the freespins feature. In order to activate it, you will need to look out for the Treasure Chest Scatter symbol. It can appear in any position on the reels and you will need to land at least 3, in order to trigger the bonus game. This will reward you with 10 freespins with the option of retriggering the feature. If you land an additional 3 or more Scatters during the freespins, you will receive an extra 5 freespins on top of the ones you have left. Thus, you have the potential of gaining 15 freespins in total.
Jack and the Beanstalk slot review summary
Jack and the Beanstalk is really a fantastic slot game that offers perfect winning opportunities both in the base game and in the bonus game. Especially thanks to the unique Walking Wild and Treasure Collection feature, players can definitely count on some massive wins. Of course, in order to make the best of it, you will be looking to gain all 9 Keys during the freespins feature, so as to unlock the Golden Harp Wild. True, they aren’t easy to hit, but if you do and land 3 or more of them in a row – you’re in for some tremendous wins. But you can score pretty handsomely during the freespins feature, as well, which is also pretty exciting.