When you heard this fairytale as a child, it surely never crossed your mind that you'd return to Jack and the Beanstalk in a slots game as an adult. But Net Entertainment took the treasure-seeking elements of the story and crafted it into a quite entertaining game. It opens with a beautifully-animated short film where Jack is trying to sneak out of the giant's castle with the magic, gold-egg-laying hen. The ugly, two-headed giant catches him in the act and a chase through the clouds ensues.
Jack and the Beanstalk is a 5-reel, 20-bet lines game with 10 bet levels and an exciting "Walking Wilds" feature that really multiplies your earnings. It can be played on Mac, Linux and Windows operating systems.
NetENT spared no expense in making Jack and the Beanstalk into a truly beautiful game. With 3D graphics and pleasant bird-chirping background noises, it's easy to feel drawn into the story. Adventurous, fairy-tale tunes accompany the Walking Wild when it's activated, and other symphonious sound effects keep you audibly engaged. And every so often, a butterfly flutters its way across the screen, which depicts a background scene of Jack's house and yard.
Smaller-value symbols are represented by the 10, J, Q, K and A and appear as gorgeous, curling leafy vine letters atop wooden squares. The higher symbols naturally feature our hero Jack as the highest-valued character. The others, in decreasing value, are the two-headed purple giant, a skinny goat, an axe and a tattered watering can.
The Scatter symbol is a metal chest filled with twinkling purple jewels. Accumulating three or more across the reels activates 10 Free Spins; earn 3 more while free-spinning and you'll get 5 additional Free Spins.
A bonus game is linked into the Free Spins feature. While the free spins are rolling, you're hoping to collect the golden keys that appear on reel five because they unlock some winning symbols that come directly from the original Jack and the Beanstalk story. If you collect 3 key symbols, the next Wild you see becomes 2 stacked money bag symbols. Collect 6 keys, and the next Wild turns into 3 golden hen symbols. Collect 9 keys and you'll see the next Wild morph into an Expanding Wild golden harp that covers the entire reel. These three bonus features will multiply your winnings into some seriously impressive amounts.
The Walking Wild bonus feature is a very cool, innovative way to extend game play and rack up bigger bonuses. The Wild symbol is the title of the game on a red background, and when it appears, you get a free spin. The symbol then shifts one column over to the left, and as long as you win again, you get another free spin. This pattern goes on until the Wild symbol twinkles off the far left column.
Coins come in six denominations, ranging from .01 to .50. There are ten bet levels, so your lowest possible bet per spin is .01 and your maximum will be 100.00. The highest jackpot payout is 600,000.
The sheer number of wilds and free spins keeps this game fast-moving and exciting. The embellished control panel is clearly marked, with windows to display your current bet, bet level, coin value, earnings and remaining coins. Advanced Autoplay is Net Entertainment's usual offering-choose from 10 to 1000 rounds and enter the monetary value at which you want the autoplay to stop. You can also choose to have it stop whenever free spins are won.
Play with Jack on Mac, Windows or Linux operating systems-on laptops and computers.
From a humble beginning in 1996, Net Entertainment has built itself into a world-renowned company through its passion for providing the best in video gaming. Globally-focused and culturally diverse, the company's heart remains in Europe, where over 500 full-time employees staff operations in Sweden, Malta, Gibraltar and Ukraine. NetENT consistently leads the industry in creating innovative features and premium graphics to keep its customers engaged in a wide selection of online casino games.