Jack & the Beanstalk Slot
The Jack and the Beanstalk slot is a 5-reel, 20 pay line online slot game from NetEnt. The game is based on the 200-year-old fairy tale in which the intellectually-challenged Jack swaps a prize cow for two magic beans. Unexpectedly, the beans grow into a massive beanstalk, which Jack – for some reason – climbs to discover a cloud-borne castle owned by a giant whose income derives from a golden egg laying goose (or hen). No spoilers if you (for some reason) have never heard the ending, but let's just say the whole experience leaves the giant feeling a little flat.
This game starts with one of NetEnt's trademark animations, and the giant is a two-headed purple monster (easy to understand why NetEnt gave him two heads if you think about it). The symbols are all characters from the fairy tale, as well as playing card values from ten to ace. Select your coin value from 0.01 to 0.50, and your playing level from 1 to 10. All 20 lines are in play. To win, land three symbols in sequence on a pay line from the left hand reel.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest payout is x3 your coin value multiplied by your level for three tens or jacks (jacks as in the playing card, not our idiotic hero). The Jack of this tale acts as the 'Jack-pot' – five of him wins x1,000 your stake.
The 'Jack and the Beanstalk' symbol acts as the 'wild' symbol and substitutes for all other symbols aside from the 'scatter' and the 'key' symbols. Every time a wild symbol appears, a re-spin is triggered and the wild symbol moves one reel to the left until it walks off the reels. All wins with a wild symbol are multiplied by three.
Three or more scatter 'Treasure' symbols anywhere on the reels activates 10 free spins. Another 5 spins are awarded if three scatter symbols appear during free spins.
A key symbol on reel 5 during free spins unlocks three wild features. You collect keys as you play, unlocking better features until you reach the maximum level of 9, where any wild you land becomes a golden harp wild and expands over the entire reel.
Jack and the Beanstalk is another power-play slot from the slot experts at NetEnt. The free spins are a great feature, especially when you start to collect keys and the wild features get better and better. The only downside to this game is that a golden-egg-laying goose is not offered as a prize.