Jack and the Beanstalk is a popular online video slot based on an old English fairy tale. You will have the opportunity to embark on a magical and extraordinary journey, complete with magical beans, a golden harp, a white hen, and a tall giant that loves eating Englishmen and using their bones to grind his bread. Developed by Net Entertainment, Jack and the Beanstalk are driven by 5 stunningly-designed reels with three rows and features twenty paylines. You will also be impressed with the array of bonus features including a free spin feature, walking wilds, wild symbols, and scatter symbols, and let’s not forget its 1,000 coin jackpot. This game is extremely popular between slot players.
Themes and symbols
The theme and storyline portrayed in the video slot remains faithful to the tale that was first published in 1734. Jack is a poor, young boy who lives with his widowed mother in a cottage on a farm, which is where the background to this video slot takes place. Although Jack completes several chores around the farm, they remain extremely poor as depicted by the condition of their cottage. A dairy cow is their only source of income but unfortunately, stops giving milk. His mother requests that he sells the cow at the market but instead trades the cow for a couple of magic beans offered by a bean dealer. When he arrives home, his mother becomes disenchanted and throws the beans through a window, landing on the ground outside. During the night, the magical beans cause a massive beanstalk to grow near Jack’s window that he climbs the next morning where he discovers an enormous castle filled with treasures. The treasures are guarded by a tall giant, and you will need to help Jack steal the treasures and avoid becoming breakfast for the hungry giant.
The reels are positioned in the center of the farm with the cottage located on the left and the gigantic beanstalk situated on the right. The control panel is presented on the back of a brown bookbinder while the symbols have all been taken from the original fairy tale. The themed symbols include a young, happy Jack with shiny brown hair ready to go on a wild adventure, a gigantic purple giant, along with his wife, guarding the treasures that Jack will attempt to steal, a rather skinny dairy cow that goes by the name of Old Bess, an axe that is used to chop down the beanstalk that ultimately kills the giant and a rusty old watering can. The remaining symbols include a selection of letters and numbers that are formed out of plant vines to compliment the theme of the game.
The game logo will represent the wild symbol and will substitute for all regular symbols to create a win, except for the key and scatter symbols. All wins formed with the assistance of wild symbols will be tripled. The treasure chest will act as the scatter symbol and the golden key symbols only appear during the free spin feature.
When a wild symbol appears, you will receive a free re-spin. The wild symbol will then shift to the reel on the left, and if another win is formed, you will receive an additional free re-spin. This will continue until the wild symbol ends up on the last reel on the left.
Landing at least three treasure chest scatter symbols anywhere in view will award you with ten free spins. Your goal is to collect golden key symbols that will appear on reel five during the free spin feature. The golden key symbols can unlock expanding wilds, stacked symbols, and special hen symbols to award even greater cash prizes.
Overall, this is a fantastic video slot with innovative sound effects and incredible graphics and animations. The bonus features are extremely lucrative and well worth your time and effort. This is a medium to high variance slot game with a return percentage of 95.75%.