Into The Wild
Let’s jump into one of Jack’s main play features right away, let’s look at Walking Wild. Whenever a Walking Wild symbol appears in any of the reels, regardless of being on an achieved payline, the feature will activate. These symbols include moneybags, chickens, harps and the logo of the slot. The Walking Wild symbol will activate a single free spin, and move to the left one reel. It will repeat this procedure until it “falls off” the screen to the left after reaching the last reel. This gives players random chances at free spins, which is a great way of pushing your winnings upward. Any Walking Wild symbol that appears during a free spin initiated by a previous one will also activate. Walking Wild symbols also add a 3x multiplier on your winnings.
Spinning out of Control
Another bonus feature of this slot is the free spinning mechanic. If three or more scatter symbols, in this case treasure chests with purple gems inside, appear on the screen (again, being part of an achieved payline isn’t a requirement), the player gets ten consecutive free spins. These are all made with the same bet in mind that activated the spins, but that amount isn’t deducted while the spins last.
The third play feature this game has to offer is treasures. These are activated by finding keys during your spins. Once again, they’re not restricted to paylines, so if one is you your screen, it’s yours to keep. These procedurally unlock stacking bonuses, starting with money bags, moving on to chickens and culminating in a harp. Obviously, these treasures increase your winnings - the more you have, the bigger the bonus.
While this game offers some solid winnings, many of you might be in for the thrill of it. Jack and the Beanstalk excels in this aspect. The anticipation of seeing how big a win those Wilds got you, the excitement mingled with ever-present fear as those 10 free spins are counting down and the feeling of accomplishment when collecting enough keys to unlock the next treasure tier explains perfectly why Jack and the Beanstalk is so popular.
NetEnt has managed to put together an online slot machine which is the right mix of simple and exciting. They have features that grip players and keep them spinning again and again - provided the game isn’t spinning for them, that is. It might be a tad low risk and low stakes for some of the more wild betters out there.ì