Jack and the Beanstalk slot - Free Play - Game Review
Jack and the Beanstalk is a video slot from NetEnt – actually, it’s one of the software providers most popular developments to date, and in this review, you’ll get a food idea as to why it’s become such a popular game with players around the world.
Based, of course, on the fairy tale of the same name, NetEnt’s Jack and the Beanstalk takes you on a journey up the beanstalk, as you join Jack, in search of big, lucrative treasures.
The game offers much in the way of win-potential, and you’ll find yourself entertained by two exciting bonus features; one is an in-game bonus, and the second is a free-spins round. We’ll get more details on those shortly; first, let’s take a look at the game itself, and how it plays!
The slot is built using a 5 reel, and 20 pay-line format, with, of course, 3-rows. The pay-lines are no longer flexible (you used to be able to play just one pay-line – but with the HTML5 upgrade to the game came the removal of this – so now, the 20-pay-lines are fixed in place.)
The graphics of the game are spectacular, and you’ll find yourself immersed in a fun, exciting, and well-designed slot experience, at all times.
Symbols on the reels are made up of both lower-paying symbols and higher-paying symbols. The games lower-paying symbols include traditional playing card symbols, including Ten, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace, while the higher-paying ones are game specific symbols, and include a Giant, Jack, a Watering Can, an Axe, and there’s also a Red and Gold Wild symbol, which bears the game’s logo on.
The Chests are the scatter symbols in the game, and you’ll want to pay close attention to these, as landing three or more triggers entry to the free-spins bonus-round, which we’ll get details of in the section below.
The first feature is known as the walking wild bonus, and this takes place in both the base-game and the main free-spins round. Any time you land one of the wild symbols, the wild symbol will shift one position to the left, awarding a free re-spin, in its place.
This continues until there are no more wilds on screen, ensuring you have decent chances to hit a nice win.
The main attraction of the game, however, comes in the free-spins bonus-round which is triggered – as we mentioned – by landing three, four, or five of the scatter symbols anywhere in view. You’ll then be awarded 10 free-spins, with keys unlocking upgraded feature enhancements for the duration of the bonus.
It’s possible to re-trigger an extra 5 free-spins by landing yet another three, four, or five of the scatter symbols anywhere in view… although it’s worth pointing out that you can only do this once.
Pros: Jack and the Beanstalk is one of the best slots released from NetEnt – and just go and have a play, to see why!
Cons: The feature is volatile, so even if you land it, you won’t always get a healthy-sized win.