Based on the classic English fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk is a 5 reel, 20 line video slot machine which has been produced by Net Entertainment. Additional features of the game include Free Spins, which re-tell the classic fairy tale through a collection of video animations and also features a treasure collection sub-game, and a Walking Wild symbol. Gamers play for the chance to win the top prize of 600,000 coins, with well-designed graphics, pleasant background sounds and animated video storytelling all featured, making Jack and the Beanstalk a great addition to the online video slot machine genre.
How To Play The Game Jack And The Beanstalk
To begin playing the Jack and the Beanstalk slot, the player first needs to decide the size of each coin that they wish to wager on each game. In this game this is called the Coin Value, and the coin value can be found at the bottom of the game on the right hand side. The Coin Value can be set between $0.01 and $0.50, and the amount can be adjusted by using the left or right adjustment buttons that are located on either side of the Coin Value display panel.
Next, the amount that can be bet on each line needs to be determined. The amount for each bet is located at the bottom of the game on the left hand side, in the bet value display panel. The bet for each line can be set between 1 and 10, and can adjusted by using the left or right adjustment buttons that are located on either side of the Level display panel, which is located at the bottom of the game on the left hand side.
The total amount of coins which can be bet per game (spin of the reels) is determined by multiplying the coin value with the bet amount i.e. $0.01 x 20, $0.02 x 20 etc.
The paylines in Jack and the Beanstalk are permanently set at 20, and as such, cannot be adjusted.
Once the player is ready to begin the game, they have three options of how to proceed. To begin the game in the conventional one spin manner, the player needs to click the Spin button, which takes the appearance of a circular button with two circular arrows, located at the bottom of the game and in the middle. To play the game in autoplay mode, the player needs to select the Autoplay button, which is located at the bottom of the screen, and in the middle. After that they will be presented with the option of choosing how many autoplay spins they would like the game to make, which varies between 10, 25, 50 and 100. To play the game in maximum bet mode, the player needs to select the Max Bet button, which is located at the bottom of the screen, and in the middle. Max Bet assures that both the Level and the bet are set to maximum settings. Once the game has commenced, if the player is in single spin or maximum bet mode the reels and the forthcoming result cannot be stopped. However if the player is in autoplay mode, the game can be stopped at the end of the current spin being played.
Once a game has been completed, and a result has been produced, any and all winning lines are added together to give a total amount that the game player has won, which will be displayed in the Win field at the bottom of the game and in the middle. Additionally, if a payline produces a winning result, the amount won will be displayed in the game area along the line that has produced that result.
If the player wishes to view the Paytable during the game, they need to select the Paytable button, which is located at the bottom of the game and on the left. The Paytable features six individual screens; two of which show the Paytable’s for the various symbols and their combinations, and a page each describing the Free Spins feature, the Walking Wild feature, the Treasure Collection feature and the 20 positions that the paylines take.
The Free Spins feature is activated when 3 or more scatter symbols (displayed as a treasure chest) feature anywhere on the 5 reels during a single game. Initially the player is awarded 10 free spins in a separate side-game/component to the main game. It is at the begging of the Free Spins reward that the fairytale of Jack and the Beanstalk comes alive, with an animated video detailing the progress that Jack has made on his adventure so far.
Once inside the Free Spins area, the spins are played at the same bet and line settings that the player had previously been playing when they won the Free Spins. Additionally, the player can win 5 more spins at any time if 3 or more scatter symbols feature anywhere on the 5 reels during a spin.
The Walking Wild feature is present during the Free Spins rounds, and any win made with a Walking Wild symbol present during the Free Spins rounds will pay coin x 3.
The player also plays for special keys during the Free Spins rounds, and these keys play an important role in the Treasure Collection feature.
The Walking Wild feature is activated when a Walking Wild symbol appears on any of the 5 reels. The Walking Wild acts as a wild card feature, as in its appearance and affect can be the same as that of any other symbol that appears on the reels (excluding Free Spins).
Once a Walking Wild appears, the Walking Wild can assist in helping the player make a winning line, and a re-spin is also automatically awarded each time the Walking Wild is present on a reel. Whenever a re-spin is made, the Walking Wild will move one reel to the left, and the re-spins will continue until the relevant Walking Wild has left the reels.
The Walking Wild appears in both the regular game and the Free Spins game.
The Treasure Collection feature is activated during the Free Spins game. To activate the feature, a player must collect/win special keys that can appear on any of the 5 slots during the Free Spins game. The object is to collect 9 keys in total, with rewards coming after the collection of 3, 6 and 9 keys.
3 Keys – Once 3 keys have been collected, the next Walking Wild that appears on the reels will become a Stacked Wild, represented by 2 money bag symbols.
A Stacked Wild is a symbol that covers 2 or 3 positions on a reel, and operates the same as a Walking Wild, while provided 2 or 3 times the benefits, and associated winnings.
6 Keys – Once 6 keys have been collected, the next Walking Wild that appears on the reels will become a Stacked Wild, represented by 3 golden hen symbols.
9 Keys – Once 9 keys have been collected, the next Walking Wild that appears on the reels will become an Expanding Wild, which is represented as a golden harp symbol. The symbol will expand and take over an entire reel, and continue to move left after each re-spin as per the Walking Wild guidelines.
Once 9 special keys have been collected, associated game play undertaken and the results have been played out, the Free Spins game will finish and revert back to the main game screen. Any special keys collected during the Free Spins game are discarded once the Free Spins game comes to an end.
The left or right adjustment buttons that are located on either side of the Coin Value display panel are used to set the Coin Value between $0.01 and $0.50.
The left or right adjustment buttons that are located on either side of the Level display panel are used to set the bet for each line between 1 and 10.
The Spin button is used by the player to start one spin of the 5 reels i.e. to play the game once.
The Autoplay button is used by the player to make the game play automatically i.e. spin the reels continuously, with options for 10, 25, 50 and 100 Autoplay/spins available.
The Max Bet button is used by the player to set both Level and bet per line to maximum.
The Paytable button is used by the player to ascertain the value of a win for the various symbols that appear in the game, and the combinations that they can make, as well as featuring descriptions of the Free Spins game, the Walking Wild symbol, the Treasure Collection game and feature, and the 20 positions in the game that the paylines can take.
Additional Buttons In The Game
There are four additional buttons in the game which are located at the bottom of the game and on the left.
1) Game Settings
Represented by a small spanner, games settings can be adjusted through the use of this button. Settings in this section of the game include:
Quick spin – The option to turn the quick spin feature on or off.
Into screen – The option to turn the introduction screen on or off.
Animations – The option to turn any animations in the game on or off.
Ambience sound – The option to turn the ambient sounds in the game on or off.
Sound effects – The option to turn off sounds which occur during events in the game on or off.
Graphics quality – Gives the player a choice of quality for graphics displayed between low, medium and high.
Game history – Gives the player a chance to view their latest game history
Spacebar to spin – The option to allocate the players keyboard spacebar as the Spin button.
Represented by a speaker icon, this button allows the player to adjust the overall sound volume of the game, from 0% to 100%.
Represented by a question mark icon, this button provides the player with game information on the screen in the form of a pop up page.
Represented by the word Auto, this button provides the player with access to the Auotplay feature and its settings.
The initial screen will give the player a choice of 10, 25, 50 and 100 Autoplay spins.
The advances settings of the Autoplay feature include:
On any win – Will stop the Autoplay feature when the player wins in a round.
If Free Spins is won – Will stop the Autoplay feature when the player wins a Free Spin.
If single win exceeds – Will stop the Autoplay feature if a win is made and a pre-determined amount is equalled to or exceeded.
If cash increases by – Will stop the Autoplay feature if cash winnings increase by a pre-determined amount.
If cash decreases by – Will stop the Autoplay feature if cash winnings decrease by a pre-determined amount.
If Autoplay settings are changed during a normal game round or during Free Spins, the new settings will take effect once the game round or feature in play is completed.
If the player is disconnected from the game while they are playing, the Autoplay settings will revert to their default positions once the game is reloaded.
Game Playing Rules
All aspects of the game features and settings including Free Spins, Multiplier, Paytable, Scatter, Wild, Stacked Wild and Walking Wild may be subject to the terms and conditions as set out by the gaming site that they are being played upon.
For more information on the procedures used to manage any unfinished games or gaming, as well as the time after inactive gaming sessions are ended, please refer to the terms and conditions of the website that the game is being played on.
If the game malfunctions due to hardware, internet or software issues, than all affected game bets and payouts are rendered void, and all affected game bets will be refunded.
Return To Player
The return to player figure for this game has been calculated at 96.3%.