Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk Features
- 5 Reels
- 20 Paylines
- 96.3% RTP
- Bonus Game
- Wild & Scatter Symbols
- Free Spins
Jack and the Beanstalk Basics
- Game Type : Slots, Video Slots
- Software : NetEnt
Jack and the Beanstalk Slot Overview
Fairytales of old have inspired many stories. Old folk tales have been told and retold over and over, sometimes with different names and changed versions, but always coming back to the same core message. Of course, we wouldn’t have expected fairytales to be popular with gamblers, but as the years marched on, we were proven wrong, especially in the case of NetEnt’s Jack and the Beanstalk slot. A five reel, 20 pay line slot, it captured the attention of many with free spins bonuses, a Walking Wild that changes positions on the reels, the ability to collect treasure thanks to the keys that can appear on the fifth reel and a fixed jackpot that’s equal to 1000x your wager.
Wins Growing Into the Sky
We quite like how the game looks visually, even if Jack himself looks a tiny bit too creepy for our tastes. The symbols on display are a mixture of poker card icons and some artwork important to the story, such as the goat, an axe, a watering can, the two-headed monster and Jack himself. The user interface is the same one NetEnt has used in most their releases, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding your way around it. We quite like some of the smaller things like the reels lighting up to let you keep track of where you’ll win while they’re still spinning, as it makes a rather nice quality of life feature.
Jack and the Beanstalk slot is playable for $0.20 per spin up to $100. Looking over this, as well as the paytable, makes this slot aimed more for people with a bit more money to spend, and don’t mind a medium to high variance game. Because of this, special features become a lot more valuable than wins you can score during normal gameplay, which may please some gamblers, but might turn others off from the slot. When you win and how much can really feel random at times, but the best games always keep you guessing.
Jack and the Walking Wilds
You might think that free spins or the treasure hunt might be more important, but Walking Wilds have, in our experience, been the best thing NetEnt has put into a slot for a while now. Jack and the Beanstalk allow Wilds to appear anywhere on the reels and awards a re-spin each time a Wild does appear. It moves to the left until it disappears from the playing field. And while a Wild is present, all wins are tripled, making it a nearly guaranteed money maker.
Scatters offer no multipliers, or any other prize, giving players a chance at ten free spins if three or more appear, and can be retriggered to give five more extra rounds. Meanwhile, the key that can appear on the fifth reel can unlock additional Wilds, making them even more of a powerhouse.
When you put it all together, it makes for an immensely satisfying experience. Jack and the Beanstalk slot is one of the better things to have come out of NetEnt in the last few years, and we quite enjoyed it. You owe it to yourself to give it a try.
What makes Jack and the Beanstalk Slot so special?
Before you ask – no this slot doesn’t accept magic beans.
However, you can win a fortune the size of a giant’s treasure if you get lucky playing it. Fans of the game insist that Jack and the Beanstalk slot is definitely one of those games that can give you a fairytale ending.
The 20 pay line slot was developed by NetEnt and as you probably guessed, it sticks fairly close to the story of Jack, who climbed the magic beanstalk after he grew it with his magic beans.
That being said, we don’t remember the fairytale having any coin multipliers or wild symbols – so they must have been told a different story to us.
Fee-fi-fo-fum, get the wild symbol and you’ll be having some fun.
It triggers a re-spin, during which the wild moves to the left. These re-spins will last as long as the wild stays on screen. Then, all wins that include the wild give you an x3 multiplier.
You also have a great opportunity to win with the scatter symbols – get three or more and you’ve just won 10 free spins. During those spins, you can get even more free spins if the scatter keeps appearing.
You could say, there is a gigantic chance of you winning in this feature.
Fun, fun, fun
All-in-all, this is just a fun game that’s full of ways to win.
The symbols include money bags, a golden hen and golden harps.
It really does embrace the folk fairytale and we can’t imagine too many people walking away from this slot without a smile on their face.