Megaways Jack

|Iron Dog Studio|2020-06-17|RTP: 96.20 %
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Game provider
Iron Dog Studio
Name
Megaways Jack
Feature Buy
Yes
Released
2020-06-17
Game type
Video Slots
Mobile version
Yes
Grid slot
No
Wilds
Yes
Reels
6
Sticky wilds
No
Rows
7
Scatters
No
Paylines
117649
Free spins
Yes
Payout/RTP
96,20
Bonus game
No
Volatility
High
Progressive jackpot
No
Min. bet
0,20
Random Feature
Yes
Max. bet
20,00
Autoplay
Yes
Maximum win
25000
Last update
July 21, 2021

Review

1 vote - 4.00/5.00

Relive the fairy tale of the poor country boy living happily ever after on the slot from Iron Dog Studios. Megaways Jack brings the story of the young lad trading the family cow for magic beans, that grow into a gigantic beanstalk letting him climb high into the sky to retrieve the golden egg-laying goose, to a set of variable slot reels under licence from Big Time Gaming. Tumbling reels, reactive wins, magic beans rewards, random harp modifiers and a free spins round with retriggers and unlimited progressive multipliers can lead to wins of up to 25,000 times your bet.


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Slot Details

Megaways Jack is a cascading video slot with six reels, up to seven rows and 64 to 117,649 ways to win. Pays are awarded for two to six matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right only. You can climb the beanstalk on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to 20 credits per spin. The game has high volatility with an RTP of 96.20%. Using the Bonus Buy option (where allowed) pegs the RTP between 96.00% – 96.10%, based on which of the six options is purchased.

Loading the game will take you to the countryside with Jack’s house and the giant beanstalk flanking the gold-ornamented game window. Eight leaves are placed on a ladder-type progress bar that will turn gold when you score consecutive wins within one spin sequence and lift you into the clouds with six possible free spins triggers. The magic harp on the left will award random modifiers while an enchanted soundtrack provides the main audio.

Megaways Jack Screenshot

The pay symbols start at the low end with leave-ornamented card royals from 10 through to A, awarding 0.6x to 1x your bet for a single six of a kind. They are followed by the cow, the goose, Jack’s mother, the unfriendly giant and Jack himself. Hit six across the reels to win 2x to 25x your stake.

A golden egg is the wild symbol, appearing on reels two to six only and substituting for all other symbols. There is no scatter on this game but an icon with magic beans that will award extra steps on the beanstalk when it lands.

Megaways Jack Slot Features

The fairytale about the poor country boy has inspired already about half a dozen developers in the past, giving us some truly iconic slots such as Jack and the Beanstalk from NetEnt. Iron Dog Studios is taking it a step further and integrated the story into a Megaways engine. Naturally, the beanstalk, the magic harp that plays by itself and the magic beans have significant roles in the gameplay.

The slot uses the usual Megaways mechanics with cascading symbols and reactive wins. At the start of a spin sequence, two to seven symbols drop onto each reel, creating anything from 64 to 117,649 ways to win. All symbols from a winning combo will shatter and disappear before new ones tumble into place to potentially create more winners. The process continues until now new combos land after a tumble.

Megaways Jack Magic Beans

The beanstalk flanking the grid will activate the soon you score a win. It has eight leaves stacked in a progress bar-style ladder with one leave turning golden for each winning tumble within a spin sequence. Reaching eight golden leaves will lift you into the clouds and trigger the free spins feature with any additional tumble further enhancing it. The ladder will reset at the end of a spin if you do no reach the top.

Helping you to reach the clouds are two modifiers. First, up to a total of three Magic Beans per spin can land anywhere on the reels after the first and on any subsequent winning tumble within the same round. They will reveal 1, 2 or 3 extra steps on the beanstalk ladder.  The second modifier is the Magic Harp, which can randomly activate during any spin in the base game or free spins.

Random Magic Harp Modifiers in the base game

  • Random Wilds: adds up to four wilds to random reel positions
  • Win Multiplier: Awards a multiplier between x2 to x5 for the winnings from the current spin
  • Extra Steps: Awards up to three steps on the beanstalk or cloud
  • Respin: Reels will respin once after no new winning combos occur to potentially create more winners. Position on the beanstalk is kept.
Megaways Jack Free Spins

Climbing minimum eight leaves within a single spin sequence will trigger the Free Spins feature. Based on the total number of winning tumbles, it will award up to 12 Free Spins with a progressive multiplier and retriggers. During the feature, four winning tumbles in one free spin will add +2 free spins and each successive win after the four will get you +1 free spin, up to a maximum of 4 extra free spins, no limits. Here’s a chart of what’s on offer:

  • 8 and 9 consecutive tumbles: trigger 8 and 9 Free Spins respectively
  • 10 and 11 consecutive tumbles: trigger 10 and 11 Free Spins respectively, both with an x2 starting win multiplier
  • 12 consecutive tumbles: trigger 12 free spins with an x3 starting win multiplier
  • 13 consecutive tumbles: trigger 12 free spins with an x3 starting win multiplier and increased Magic Harp triggers.

Any time a reel with seven symbols appears on a free spin it will lock in that configuration for the rest of the feature. Having all six reels locked would give you the maximum 117,649 ways on each remaining free spin. The second kicker in the free spins is the unlimited progressive win multiplier. It starts either at x1 or on the triggered value and will increase by x1 for each winning tumble. Plus, locking a reel with seven positions will add x1 as well. Locking a reel in on the last free spins will award + 1 free spin. The Magic Harp can also activate to award any of three extras.

Random Magic Harp Modifiers in the free spins.

  • Extra Random Wilds: Adds up to four extra wilds to random reel positions.
  • Extra Multiplier: Adds up to x3 to the progressive win multiplier.
  • Extra Free Spins: Awards 1 – 4 additional free spins.

Lastly, Megaways Jack offers a Buy Free Spins option in jurisdictions where the feature buys have not been restricted. Clicking on the button will lead you to a selection screen where you can pick the number of free spins and the starting multiplier. Any reel landing with seven symbols will be locked in place for the remaining feature and the multiplier increased by x1. It will cost you up to 240x your bet to purchase the feature which will give you instant access to the free spins.

  • 6 | 8 | 9 Free Spins – RTP 96%: 40x | 70x | 90x bet | x1 starting multiplier
  • 10 | 11 Free Spins – RTP 96%: 110x | 150x bet | x2 starting multiplier
  • 12 Free Spins – RTP 96%: 200x bet | x3 starting multiplier
  • 12 Free Spins – RTP 96.10%: 240x bet | x3 starting multiplier | more Harp triggers

Final Verdict

The second Megaways coming from Iron Dog Studios is taking it up a notch with the random modifiers that proved very helpful in all parts of the gameplay. And that’s not all, the win potential has been cranked up to a dizzying 25,000x your bet as well as the volatility, which should please the hardcore players among us. Overall, a clear step in the right direction from the game studio that lets us look forward to their next creation.

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