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Jack and the Beanstalk

Join the little scoundrel in a high-volatility reel adventure on the slot from NetEnt. Jack and the Beanstalk is a homage to the fabled tale of a poor boy who is on a quest to become rich thanks to a handful of magic beans that grow overnight into a huge beanstalk reaching all the way up to the sky. Walking wilds with x3 multipliers and a free spins round with three levels of extra wilds that appear stacked or expand can lead to wins of up to 6,000 times your bet.

Slot Details

Jack and the Beanstalk is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. You can join the little fellow on his beanstalk on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. The game has high volatility with an RTP of 96.28%.

Based on a millennia-old tale, Jack and the Beanstalk tells the story of a poor farm boy who trades the family’s only cow for a handful of magic beans. His mother angry that he didn’t sell the cow at the market, throws them out of the window and overnight they grow into a huge beanstalk that reaches into the sky. Jack climbs all the way up to reach the giant’s castle from where he steals first a bag of gold coins, then a goose that lays golden eggs and finally a magic harp. The giant is hot on his heels, so Jack shouts out to his mother for an axe and cuts the beanstalk, which causes the giant to fall to the ground and perish. Jack and his family live happily ever after.

Bringing the tale to a set of slot reels must have been quite a challenge and NetEnt created an all-time classic with their design, visuals and pay mechanics. Loading the game brings you to Jack’s family house on a dairy farm with figures from the tale featuring prominently on the reels. Trigger the free spins and you will be joining Jack in climbing the giant beanstalk. A chirpy soundtrack keeps things lively at all times.

The pay symbols start at the low end with enchanted card royals from 10 through to A, awarding 1.5x to 5x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by a watering can, an axe, a goat, the angry giant and Jack himself. Hit five on a line to win 6.25x to 50x your stake.

The slot logo is the wild symbol in the base game and the first stage of the free spins. Three special wild symbols will appear during the free spins round as items Jack steals from the giant – bag of gold coins, gold egg laying goose and the magic harp. Scatters are a treasure chest, with a minimum of three needed to trigger the free spins. Golden keys appear on reel five during the free spins only to unlock extra wilds.

Jack and the Beanstalk Slot Features

The slot logo and its variations are Walking Wilds and will multiply any win by x3 when they are part of a winning combo. Free re-spins are awarded when a wild appears anywhere on the reels. It will shift by one reel to the left on each respin until it disappears from the screen. Wins are evaluated after each shift. The re-spins end when there are no more wilds on the screen and all wins from the feature are accumulated and paid.

Hit three or more scatters anywhere on the reels to trigger 10 Free Spins. Land three or more during the feature for an additional 5 free spins, no limits. unfortunately, there are no coins wins for any amount of scatters.  The Walking Wild feature is active during the bonus round.

The real kicker is though the golden key that can land on reel five only. Each appearing on a free spin will be collected in the three meters at the bottom of the reels, unlocking progressively three special wilds that will have a significant impact on your potential winnings from the feature.

The bonus round starts with standard walking wilds as in the base game. Once three keys are collected, the game activates double-stacked Money Bag Wilds. A further three keys will unlock the triple-stacked Golden Goose Wilds. Finally, nine collected keys will activate the expanding Harp Wilds, which will expand to cover the reel it appears on. All special wilds are Walking Wilds and will award re-spins in the same way as the standard walking wild, plus they will also multiply any win they are part of by x3.

Final Verdict

Little did the creators at NetEnt HQ think that Jack and the Beanstalk would become an instant hit with casino players and even less that it would become one day an all-time favourite. High volatility sprinkled with respectable line pays and multiplier wilds that walk across the reels provide ample entertainment for any type of slot enthusiast.

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