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With graphics as good as any Pixar movie, Jack and the Beanstalk from NET Entertainment (NetEnt) is a video slot game that draws you into a fairytale world where birds sing and butterflies flit around. The only thing to spoil this world is a purple, two-headed giant with a great roar, make that two roars―one for each head. The intro clip sets up the story of Jack as he steals out of the giant’s castle in the clouds with a goose that lays golden eggs. The giant gives chase and the screen fades to the video slot game, where you can win up to 600,000 coins. Symbols on the pay lines include Jack, a bored-looking goat, treasure chest, ax, watering can and letters and numbers that have grown on the beanstalk’s vine. And, oh yeah, a two-headed purple giant.
This 3D video slot is fun to play as you watch for the symbols to perform additional functions. For instance, when these symbols are included in a line win, the watering can pops out of its box to water flowers below; the goat pops out to munch on grass, and even Jack pops his head out from a house on the left of the screen. Game makers had fun putting this game together, and it shows. Five reels and three rows offer 20 betting lines and a new walking wilds feature that can appear on any reel, in both the main game and free spins. Wilds replace all symbols except keys and scatters. Wilds also “walk” to the left with each re-spin until they hit the final row, adding together any wins as it moves along. Walking wilds also triple the value of wins on the betting lines.
Players can climb to the free spins feature to find pieces of the giant’s treasure and collect keys along the way. Gather three keys to set a new feature into motion, stacked wilds, appearing as two money bag symbols. Collect another three keys and you’ll start seeing stacked wilds, symbolized by three golden hens. Another three keys unlock the expanding wilds feature, shown as golden harps. The expanding harps cover the entire reel and shift to give you more chances at bigger wins. Re-spins are awarded on wilds, while treasure collection symbols award free spins. Keys appear only on reel five and only during free spins. Free spins are where gamers can really add up some treasure. With three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, you’ll receive 10 free spins. With three or more scatter symbols during a free spin, an additional five spins are awarded. If you catch a wild during a free spin, that triples the payout.
A favorite with gamers since its release in 2011, Jack and the Beanstalk has added walking wilds for a new experience and increased chances of winning. Options on this game include an auto-play feature for quicker games and the ability to use the space bar as the spin button. Need to double check a payout? Click any symbol on the reel for a refresher.