A fairytale story of spins that could land you with some big wins, this Jack’s Beanstalk slot provides plenty of action, but at what cost?
Fairytale slot themes have been done many a time before. They are popular with casino slots developers and players alike, who like to dream of magical mystical worlds where giants and dwarves can help you win big.
And that last slot game is what NextGen’s Jack’s Beanstalk slot is up against when it comes to theme, game play, and value for money. Those are some giant boots to beat.
The theme, as you might of guessed, is that of the Jack And The Beanstalk story that’s been popularised across the media, from book, to film, to Christmas pantomimes, and now online slot machines.
What NextGen have done here is create a bright and airy take on the story, with a background that looks from its cloud floating reels down over green open fields and rivers.
The 5×3 reels contain 25 bet lines of golden harps, the giant’s castle, axes, the grumpy giant, and the scared yet smiling Jack as the highest paying symbol. These are all joined by the bright and cheery A, K, Q, J, 10 lower paying slot symbols and the occasional golden egg and handful of magic beans.
Those two last symbols are important in this high volatility game, and will be the two main symbols that will help top up your quickly decreasing balance.
Stealing from giants isn’t easy, but you’ll get plenty of chances as one of the two bonus games in this Jack’s Beanstalk video slot shows up regularly; every 20 – 30 spins or so.
Plus much like most other NextGen slots, you can use the gamble feature to top up your little wins whilst you wait for the big ones to hopefully appear. This bonus feature allows you to pick from either the next colour of suit of a card to double or quadruple your wins respectively. A nice little feature that if you are lucky can be very fruitful.
One of the bonus games that we found triggers fairly easily is that of the Magic Beans free spins.
Simply find one glistening magic beans symbol and you’ll be greeted with 3 free spins.
Which doesn’t sound like much, but the reel which holds the symbol starts to grow a beanstalk which is wild. On the first free spins the bottom row of the reel is wild, on the second free spins you have 2 symbols wild, and on the final free spins, the whole reel is wild.
What’s exciting is if you find the magic beans symbol again, or you trigger it with more than one symbol, and you’ll be rewarded with another set of free spins until the wild on that reel reaches the top symbol – leading to potentially multiple wild reels.
A feature that only appears on reel 2, 3 and 4, and has gotten us over 100x our bet! That said, as it triggers often, many times you’ll get 10 – 20x your total bet on average.
The second of the bonus games is a far simpler pick me bonus where you get to pick from 5 geese to win up to 2500x your line bet max prize.
A bonus game that we found only occurs around 100 – 150 spins or so, and despite big promises, expect to find around 8 – 15x your total bet wins.
Perhaps not as good as the more detailed and bonus heavy Jack and the Beanstalk slot from NetEnt, this Jack’s Beanstalk game will stand to accommodate those who are looking for some simpler spins.
A bright and cheery theme, some quick free spins, and instant cash prizes, keep the action flowing throughout.
That said, this is more for the patient player who has a decent bankroll and the time to wait for those big wins to hit through the free spins, and those beanstalk growing wilds.
The return to player rate perhaps isn’t as high as we would have liked, at 95.459%, but the smaller wins, which you can use the gamble feature to potentially increase, will help to keep your budget from dropping too rapidly if you’re smart.
Overall a high variance casino game that could give you a magical fairy tale ending.Play Now at Leo Vegas »
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