Jack And The Beanstalk™
There are plenty of online slots (also known as online pokies in New Zealand) that take a familiar theme and give it a modern day twist and an entertainment overhaul. One such example is Jack and the Beanstalk™, a game by none other than industry mastermind, NetEnt, which we will discuss a little bit later on. With incredible graphics, crisp audio accompaniment and a bevy of undeniably thrilling special features, this is a title well worth taking a look at – or, even better, taking for a spin. Amongst an ever-expanding number of NetEnt games available to play at online casinos like Royal Vegas, this game offers all manner of players an exciting time. In this review, we break down some of what one can look forward to when firing up this title, and later on make suggestions as to other titles from NetEnt that players can try out.
Set against a charming farmyard scene, complete with the sounds of birds singing and crickets chirping, the grid of this online casino game plays out over 3 rows, 5 reels and 20 paylines, meaning there is plenty of room for an entertaining experience. The lower value symbols are represented by the usual A, K, Q, J and 10 card faces, but they’ve all been given a unique design, to look like they’ve been fashioned from the titular beanstalk. On the other hand, the higher value symbols are denoted by an old axe, a silver watering can, a goat, two fearsome giants (or is that one giant with 2 heads?) and, lastly, Jack. There are a number of special features that one can look forward to when playing this online slot, which we will take a closer look at below in a moment. For now, it’s worth mentioning that the UI (user interface) of this title is extremely easy to navigate, with all of the appropriate buttons neatly laid out at the bottom of the screen, where one can change their bet and/or coin sizes and push the Spin button. Speaking of bets, this game has an impressive wagering range, starting at 0.20 and going up to a maximum of 100, making it an excellent option for both high rollers and newcomers, alike.
In Jack and the Beanstalk™, the Wild is represented by the game name logo, and it has the ability to take the place of other paying symbols to help hit winning combinations. When one of these Wilds appears on the screen, it will trigger a respin and move one position to the left, until it reaches the end of the grid – this is called the Walking Wild feature. With every substitution it manages to make, it will also multiply that win by 3x. As with so many other online slots games, there is a Scatter (here stylised as a treasure chest) which has the ability to trigger a round of Free Spins when landing at least 3 of them anywhere on the reels. Last, but not least, is the coveted symbol of a key. When it lands on the 5th reel during a round of Free Spins, it will activate a random, special feature, depending on how many are collected. These features can see such wonders play out as Stacked Wild golden hens, Expanding Wild harp symbols or Stacked Wild money bags – but we’ll leave some magic up to our readers to discover for themselves.
A Bit About NetEnt
NetEnt is one of the biggest names in online casino software development, and they’ve been around from as far back as 1996, just two short years after the inception of the world’s first online casino. Since then, they have attained numerous awards and accolades, and introduced the world to an exciting catalogue of other thrilling online casino games and online slots, known in New Zealand as online pokies. Those who enjoy Jack and the Beanstalk™ would do well to check out some other NetEnt creations, including the beautiful Butterfly Staxx™, the classic Joker Pro™ and the Hawaiian-inspired Aloha! Cluster Pays™. The best part? All of these games are available to play right here at Royal Vegas, which continues to be a popular choice of online casino for players in New Zealand and beyond. This premium gaming destination offers all new players a delightful welcome bonus, which they can use to check out the plentiful games on offer.