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I’m sure most of you are familiar with the old fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk but, maybe not so familiar with the video slot game. Well, today we’re going to run through this very entertaining NetEnt game which mimics the original tale about the young boy called Jack, who is trying to escape from the ugly, purple two-headed giant’s castle high up in the clouds carrying the hen that lays golden eggs. Poor Jack gets chased by the giant in this lovely animated introduction to the game.
Jack and the Beanstalk video slot was launched back in 2011, it has 10 betting levels, and is set over 3 rows, 5 reels and 20 bet lines. It can be played either on your desktop computer, or any mobile device of your choosing. There are a variety of coin levels, 6 of them in all, from .01 to .50, and all you have to do is adjust the level using the up and down arrows. The min bet per spin is .20, 100.00 is the highest and 600,000 the highest jackpot amount. The game is easy and straightforward to play. To make life easier, you can simply click on the max bet button to select the highest bet amount and autoplay allows the game to spin by itself without interruption to save you clicking the play button each time. Alternatively, the spins can be set to stop after winning free spins.
As always with a NetEnt video slot, you can be certain the 3D graphics and visuals will be of the best quality. Completely themed on the fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk, you’ll be introduced to the characters via a short animated film before the game starts. This short fun intro is common to NetEnt slots and adds a very charming element that puts you in the mood. Unsurprisingly, the characters on the symbols are of course Jack, the purple two-headed giant, Jack’s goat, a watering can, axe and a treasure chest, and all of these are the best paying symbols to get, especially Jack, being the hero of the game, is of the highest value. The background setting is a pretty house and garden where Jack planted the legendary beans. There are the usual high symbol cards A, K, Q, and J which are illustrated in vines and leaves and are lower-paying. Look out for a couple of pretty blue butterflies that flit across the screen every now and then.
Not only does the Jack and the Beanstalk game look good, but it sounds great too! You’re put straight into the peaceful setting of a garden with the twittering of birds. Whenever a walking wild or other feature comes into play you’ll hear fun and quirky tunes and melodies to keep you audibly participating in the game.
Jack and the Beanstalk has many good features that make it easier to win plenty of coins. There is also a Free Spins feature that is connected to a bonus game. While the free spins are in action, look out for the gold keys on reel 5 in order to unlock some very rewarding symbols. By collecting 3 gold keys your next wild turns into a double-stacked money bag. With 6 keys your next wild becomes 3 golden hens, 9 keys and the wild becomes an expanding wild in the shape of a golden harp that then expands over the entire reel.
For even bigger and more lucrative bonuses you can’t go past the walking wild which has the words ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ in gold on a red background. This entitles you to a free spin, after which time the symbol moves to the left and with a win, you receive yet another free spin, this pattern continues until the symbol stops twinkling. There’s a cool scatter symbol that is in the shape of a treasure chest brimming with purple gems. With at least 3 of these on the reels, you’ll be entitled to 10 free spins and 5 re-spins if you spin another 3 of them during the free spin round.
This high volatility fairytale slot has an RTP of 96.28% some fantastic features, Win Presentations, Re-Spins, Walking Wilds, Free Spins and a bonus Treasure Collection game. There’s plenty of reasons to be excited about this game! The lovely animation and engaging sound effects will keep you both entertained and enchanted at the same time. Get on board with Jack and his quest to get rich, and you may just spin some nice wins yourself while you’re at it.