Jack and the Beanstalk is a NetEnt slot that plays off of the classic fairytale, Jack and the Beanstalk. You can find all of the same characters and elements as the story in the slot, including Jack, the giant ogres, the Golden Goose and even his goat that he traded for magic beans. This whimsical slot game features beautiful drawings alongside tantalizing reels, wins and a classic ‘story time’ soundtrack.
How Popular is Jack and the Beanstalk in New Zealand?
Owing to the popularity of this classic fairytale, the Jack and the Beanstalk slot is relatively popular in New Zealand as many players love the twist of recapturing their childhood while doing an activity that only adults can do.
My Experience with Jack and the Beanstalk Slot
My first port of call when trying out a new slot is to always play the ‘free’ version first so that I can check out the gameplay and figure out a strategy before jumping in with my real cash. This slot, however, was almost impossible to find a ‘free’ version of. Many sites display an error saying, “This slot is deemed to have a child-friendly theme. As a result, the free play version of this game has been removed.” Although it ruined my usual gameplay strategy, I was very pleased to see that so many online casinos and review sites practice responsible gambling! As soon as I started playing Jack and the Beanstalk though, I didn’t miss my usual initial ‘free’ play. This is a great slot for starter gamblers as the mechanisms are easy to grasp. All the gameplay is really straightforward and I honestly just had a good time spinning the reels and seeing the beautiful, colour illustrations come to life.
Bonuses, Gameplay, Variance
One of the things I enjoyed most about this video slot has to be the innovative Treasure Collection feature! Once you have triggered the Free Spins feature (by getting 3 or more Treasure Chest symbols on any of the reels), you will notice Key symbols on reel 5. If you collect 3 of these keys during your Free Spins, the next wild will become a stacked wild of 2 Money Bags. If you get another 3 keys, 6 in total, your next wilds will become stacked wilds of 3 Golden Hens. Lastly, if you collect another 3 keys, 9 in total, your wilds will become expanding Golden Harps. When any of these stacked or expanding wilds appear, it will move 1 reel to the left in order to ensure re-spins and big winning potential. I didn’t manage to get all 9 keys, but I did get 7, and used those to basically triple my bankroll!
Overall, this slot was a pleasure to play. Although quite simplistic in its gameplay, the beautiful illustrations and sneaky scatters and wilds definitely keep you entertained and interested! I would definitely play this slot again as a cooldown after a more intense slot.