Jack and the Beanstalk, the popular children’s fairy tale, has been re-launched as a video slots game by Net Entertainment. The company, more popularly known by their abbreviated name of Net Ent, has redesigned the story to fit into the slot world, offering players a story-and-game production.
The Jack and the Beanstalk video slots game opens up with a short animation video of Jack sneaking out of the giant’s castle, with the golden-egg-laying hen in hand. The giant catches Jack in the act and a chase among the clouds follows.
It is here that the actual game commences, offering players five reels and twenty pay lines, with ten different bet levels, to play on. The game is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems.
The Jack and the Beanstalk Theme
The theme of the Jack and the Beanstalk NZ mobile pokies is enhanced through well-crafted 3D graphics and background sound effects, as well as a fairy tale background track during certain features.
The background features Jack’s home and yard, with the occasional butterfly flying across the screen.
The symbols are also reflective of the Jack and the Beanstalk theme. The lower value symbols are represented by the standard poker value playing cards, including the ten, jack, queen, king, and aces, represented as leafy vine letters printed on wood squares. The higher value symbols are more directly related to the theme and include the character of Jack, the two-headed giant, a goat, a watering can, and an axe. The highest paying symbol is that of the hero, Jack.
The Free Spins Scatter Symbol
The scatter symbol in the Jack and the Beanstalk game is represented by a treasure chest filled with purple jewels. Landing three or more of these jewel chest scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will trigger the free spins feature of the game.
Here, players will immediately receive ten free spins. The free spins feature may be reactivated, and if players land another three jewel chest scatter symbols during the free spins round, they will receive another five free spins.
The Bonus Game
The Jack and the Beanstalk bonus game is directly linked to the free spins feature. While players are playing out their free spins, they will try to collect the golden keys appearing on the fifth reel. These will unlock bonus winning symbols.
If players collect three key symbols, the next wild that appears will turn into two money bag symbols. If players collect six key symbols, the next wild that appears will turn into three golden hen symbols. If players collect nine key symbols, the next wild that appears will turn into an expanding wild golden harp symbol. This will cover the whole reel. These three bonus features multiply all winnings made and result in lucrative cash payouts.
The Walking Wild Bonus
The wild symbol of the Jack and the Beanstalk pokies game is the title of the game on a red background. When this wild symbol appears, players automatically get a free spin. The wild will then shift a column to the left. If another win occurs, players will get another free spin. This will continue as long as wins are made until the wild symbol reaches the far left column.