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Climb the beanstalk and steal the gold, the goose and the golden harp in this classic fairytale story turn slot game.
We don’t think that Jack and the Beanstalk mobile slot by NetEnt needs any introductions. First released online in late 2011, it’s been a firm favourite with many, continuing to enchant players hearts years after it’s release.
And you know what? We forgot about it. We’ve been playing on our mobile phone for so long, we hadn’t visited this game in years until it came out as the Jack & the Beanstalk Touch slot version.
And shame on us. It took little to no time for the glee in our face to rediscover one of the true classic gems in the NetEnt slots portoflio.
You know how in the Starburst slot you get a free re-spin after every expanded wild? In the Jack & the Beanstalk slot machine you get a free re-spin after any wild on screen, as it moves to the left by one symbol, until no more wilds show up.
This means one of two things.
First you’ll be hard pressed to find a mobile casino game that keeps your budget as steady as this one, giving casual gamblers a better chance of surviving to the free spin rounds. Though you won’t win big during the base game other than through the wilds who come with 3x multiplier.
But getting 5x to 10x your bet wins with the wilds is exactly what you’ll need before you start climbing the free spin beanstalk.
Second, big gamblers will love when those elusive free spins show up. Then, all those walking wilds you were sneering at for giving you next to nothing, will suddenly grab you and never let you go.
There’s no way to hide it, Jack & The Beanstalk video slot is all about the free spins. And when you get them, mostly you’ll walk away with an average of 30x your bet, with big wins going around the 50x mark.
Which is pretty decent as it stands, but not exactly incredible.
But then you realise that the 10 free spins you start with, is only the start. You can get extra wilds on these reels, all with free re-spins, so you end up actually getting more like 20 free spins in total, if no more.
Plus as you progress you can get better wilds, from stacked to expanded, giving you the potential for mega super wins.
We are talking 300x your bet (which we experienced) all the way to 1,000x + your bet (which we’ve witnessed from other player’s screenshots).
It’s incredibly exciting and thrilling as you watch those wilds move across your screen, multiply, and create those golden egg butt clenching wins.
If we were forced to say one bad thing about it, it’s that the 9 to Ace symbols are fairly difficult to tell apart, as they are all squiggly lines, merging one to the other.
But it’s such a small detail when you consider that Jack and the Beanstalk game is the perfect blend of adequate risk, huge fun and great wins.
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|Mobile Slot released||November 2014|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.50|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 100|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins + / Collection of Expanding Wilds|
|Bonus rounds||Walking Wilds, Free Spins, Stacked Wilds, Free Re-spins|
The Walking wilds: Everytime a wild shows up on the screen, it will give you a free re-spin and move to the left by one reel. It will continue to respin and move till it reaches reel one.
Potentially, if you get the wild on reel 5 you get 5 free re-spins. You can also get two or three wilds on the reels, all continuing to spin, giving you what essentially amounts to a decent free spin round in disguise.
True enough, these don't often get you more than about 5x to 10x your bet, but they do come with a 3x multiplier which means it's where you get any decent size wins in the base game.
Scatter & Free Spins: Get three treasure boxes with magic beans inside of them, anywhere on the reels, to trigger 10 free spins.
There's no multiplier other than on the wilds, but don't despair.
First of all, the walking wilds work the same way as usual, meaning you'll easily get at least 15 if not 20 free spins during this round minimum.
Second of all, you'll find an extra symbol here: the key. Every time you collect a key symbol, you increase your chance of bigger better wilds.
Once you've collected 3 keys, you get an extra wild symbol in the form of the money bag.
Collecting 6 keys gives you the golden goose wild symbols that come stacked - sometimes as one, two or three anywhere on the reels.
Collecting 9 keys gives you the harp, which expand to give you a guaranteed expanded wild (the goose only gives you the possibility of three stacked wilds, mostly it comes in twos).
Getting to the harp isn't easy, and it won't happen every time. Probably once in about 8 free spin rounds. Getting to the golden goose is much easier, and still gives you decent 30x to 50x wins.
But that harp. Get to the harp with some good fee spins left, and here's where the big wins will come at you. Because don't forget these extra wild symbols work the same as the roaming symbol.
We once had a free spin round where we played closed to 35 free spins (we lost count in our excitment) and hit over 300x our bet. It was a beautiful fairytale experience.
Jack & The Beanstalk mobile slot is a joy to play. Simple, with only two bonus features to captivate you, yet the perfect recipe for those of us who like our playtime to last, but still hope to walk out with a huge win on the other side.
Mostly, you'll be happy when you're 20% up on your budget. But every once in a while, you'll rise above the clouds like a great big green winning beanstalk and you'll love Jack, the adventure, and the wins, as you did when you first read this story.
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: May 18, 2016 - Rating