Jack and the Beanstalk slot starts with a lavish video introduction, retelling the fairy-tale of Jack, the giant, and the hen that lays golden eggs. Watch it or skip it – it’s up to you – and you’re into the game proper, a 20-line five-reeler with plenty of ways to win.
While you’re getting to grips with Jack and the Beanstalk, try clicking on any of the symbols that appear on the reels. You’ll get a mini table showing you what you win for various multiples of that icon, depending on how much you’ve bet.
You can adjust your bet manually and then click the ordinary spin button to start the reels. Use the Autoplay function to spin a set number of times without changing your bet, or simply click Max Bet to play all win lines at the highest price available, and maximise your potential winnings.
The Walking Wild feature is a great chance to boost your balance without having to do anything extra and triggers when the Jack and the Beanstalk symbol appears on any of the reels.
When it does, the reels will automatically re-spin, with the symbol moving one reel to the left each time and acting like a kind of a wild card among the icons that shows up on each spin.
Once it reaches the far left of the screen, the free re-spins are over, and any accumulated winnings pay into your balance in one go.
Walking Wild is our favourite game mode, with catchy music and sparkly animations that are good fun in themselves, not to mention the huge possible payouts that you can win.
And best of all, if another Jack and the Beanstalk symbol shows up during a re-spin, the Walking Wild feature is triggered all again, possibly with both wild cards still in play.
The ‘scatter symbols’ on Jack and the Beanstalk are the treasure chests – you can’t miss them, as they grow and have their sound effect when one appears.
When two appear, the remaining reels will speed up to build the suspense, and if you manage to find a third scatter symbol, you’ll activate the free spins mode.
During Free Spins, key symbols appear on the fifth reel, and bonuses are unlocked depending on these:
3 keys mean the next Wild symbol you score on any reel will turn into two money bag symbols stacked on top of each other.
6 keys and the next Wild will turn into three stacked golden hens.
9 keys and you unlock the Expanding Golden Harps Wild, which covers the entire reel on which it appears, and shifts to allow for bigger wins.
Jack and the Beanstalk slot is fun to play and original in its style and animations. With good features – a single good Walking Wilds win, more than makes up for several losing spins and can keep you in the game for quite some time.
We’d like to see Free Spins awarded more often. But given the potential payouts, you can earn from it, and the number of times Walking Wilds comes up. It’s worth waiting a little longer for those three treasure chests to make their appearance on your win line.
NetEnt powers Jack and the Beanstalk.
Pay lines / Reels:
Jack and the Beanstalk slot features 20 potential pay lines across its five reels
Wild / Bonus / Scatter:
The slot features a wild symbol, a scatter, multipliers, free spins and an additional bonus game. The Walking Wild Bonus gives you the chance to pick up tonnes of re-spins when wilds are present in particular spots across the reels.
Jack and the Beanstalk do not have a progressive jackpot.
Everyone has heard the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and Net Entertainment has made it into a fantastic 3D video slot that we love here at Mad About Casinos. Hosted by the very popular Paddy Power casino this game can be played for free or real money. 3D Slots are becoming more popular, and we can see this one been one of the most played. The intro is fun, and the sound effects are great. But what we loved about this game was the characters and animals that seem to come alive on the screen whenever you hit the ‘Scatter’ or ‘Wild’ symbols.