Released in 2012, Jack and the Beanstalk is an example of what NetEnt do best—complex and engaging online slots with good payouts and a variety of gameplay.
Innovative features include the Walking Wild, and the Expanding Wilds during the free spin feature, while the visuals and soundtrack are of the highest quality, making this a lucrative and engaging game.
Jack and the Beanstalk is a 5 reel, 20 payline game with coin sizes of $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, and $0.50 and where wins pay left to right (except for the scatter). Up to 10x coins can be played per line, and so the maximum bet ranges in size from $2.00 – $100, although the game be played for as little as $0.01 per spin.
In terms of look and sounds, this game is the total package in that unlike other online pokies, nothing is out of place. The visuals, music and soundtrack all complement each other perfectly and create a complete fairy tale world, right down to the birds chirping in the background and the reels that sound as if they’re made of wood as they spin. The music during the walking wild free re-spins and the 10x free spin feature is a lush, full cinematic score, and this combined with the bell effects on winning spins makes for a total gaming experience.
This bonus round is triggered by hitting 3x, 4x or 5x treasure chest scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. During this bonus round, each time the key symbol appears on reel 5, further wild features are unlocked for the duration of the feature:
Every time a stacked or expanding wild is present during the 10x fee spin feature, a free re-spin is awarded. As the wilds walk across the reels, free re-spins continue to be awarded until there are no further wilds left showing. (The scatter symbol doesn’t appear during the free spin bonus feature, and so further free spins aren’t triggered in this round.)
The largest available jackpot on Jack and the Beanstalk is $60,000 for hitting the expanding wild Golden Harp symbol on all 5 reels during the 10x free spin feature (when betting the maximum coin size and number). The biggest jackpot highest during base play is up to 10,000x coins (up to $5,000) for hitting 5x Jack symbols when playing the max.
This game includes a number of special features that all combine to produce an imaginative, engaging and lucrative online slot: