Jack and the Beanstalk slot – NetEnt


Jack and the Beanstalk slotReady your favorite axe and prepare to help Jack escape a two-headed giant by chopping down that beanstalk! Released in 2011 by NetEnt, Jack and the Beanstalk has become one of the most popular online video slots available to players worldwide. It offers an RTP of 96,3% and the chance to win up to 600,000 coins. Jack and the Beanstalk features Walking Wilds with Re-spins and Free Spins with Treasure Collection Wild Features.

Climb for Treasure

Jack and the Beanstalk is a 3-row, 5-reel, 20-fixed payline slot that opens with a short intro video of the infamous Jack escaping with stolen treasure. During Main gameplay, the reels are set against a quaint background showing Jack’s cottage, his axe and animated butterflies. The charming music fades in and out during crucial moments. During Free Spins gameplay, another short video shows the beanstalk sprout and pull Jack into the clouds. The reels are set against a new background with an animated Jack, fluffy clouds and a castle.

This slot lists both coin and cash values for Total Bet, Balance and Win beneath the reels. Select a Bet Level (1-10) for a Coin Bet ranging from 20-200, and select a Coin Value (0.01-0.50) for a Cash Bet ranging from 20p-£100 at Karamba. Jack and the Beanstalk’s Paytable lists pays in fixed coin values.

Walking Wild combinationJack and the Beanstalk has 16 symbols total. There are 2 special symbols that appear during both Main and Free Spins gameplay: the Wild and Chest Scatter. The Wild can replace any symbol except other specials, shows only on reels 2-5 and plays a key role in the Walking Wilds Feature. The Chest Scatter triggers Free Spins. The remaining 4 special symbols only appear during Free Spins gameplay: the Key, Money Bag, Golden Hen and Golden Harp. Jack and the Beanstalk has 10 regular symbols. Listed in order of highest to lowest value, they include: Jack, Giant, Goat, Axe, Watering Can, Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10.

Jack and the Beanstalk’s gameplay is left to right awarding payline wins starting from reel 1. Get 3+ matching regular symbols to win. Jack and the Beanstalk auto-calculates Coin Wins by multiplying the Bet Level by the Pay. This is converted to currency by multiplying the Coin Win by the Coin Value.

At first glance, Jack and the Beanstalk’s Paytable reveals rather low payline profits. Get 4+ Ace – Jack symbols or 5+ of anything else to profit along a single payline. However, the Walking Wilds Feature triggers quite often during gameplay. Wilds skyrocket profits by awarding a Win Multiplier of (3x). Only 3+ Watering Cans – Jacks or 4+ of any symbol along a payline will profit when completed by a Wild Substitution.

Jack is the highest paying symbol of this online slot showing a value of (1000, 200, 20). It gives Jack and the Beanstalk’s Main Game the potential to award up to 50x the Total Bet along a single payline. When completed with a Wild Substitution, this symbol gives Jack and the Beanstalk the potential to award up to 600,000 coins per spin.

Special Features
NetEnt slots offer Autoplay options ranging from 10-1,000 consecutive spins. Set it to stop: on any win, when Free Spins triggers, if a single win exceeds a set amount or if cash balance increases/decreases by a set amount.
Game Settings include: set the spacebar to spin (desktop version), activate Left Hand Mode (mobile version), Intro video on/off, Graphics Quality (high, med, low), activate/deactivate Quickspin and adjust volume.

Jack and the Beanstalk Bonus Features

Walking Wild symbolWalking Wilds & Re-spins: The appearance of a Wild automatically triggers a Re-spin. The Wild walks one reel left of where began, and initiates another Re-spin continuing until either it reaches reel 1 or there are no Wilds left on the reels. Each winning combination that a Wild is part of is granted a Triple Win Multiplier.

Free Spins: Get 3+ Chest Scatter symbols to trigger an initial 10 Free Spins. The appearance of 3+ additional Scatters during Free Spins awards 5 more spins to the remaining total.

Treasure CollectionTreasure Collection: During Free Spins, the appearance of a Key symbol on reel 5 counts toward unlocking 1 of 3 Wild Features. When unlocked, special Wilds take the place of regular Wilds in the Walking Wilds Feature.

  • Money Bags: 3 Keys unlocks a pair of Stacked Money Bag Wilds.
  • Golden Hens: 6 Keys unlocks a set of 3 Stacked Hen Wilds.
  • Golden Harp: 9 Keys unlocks an Expanding Golden Harp Wild which can shift for maximum win potential!

Summary table Jack and the Beanstalk

Software developer NetEnt
Supported on mobile devices Yes
Release date December 2011
Payout Percentage RTP (?) 96,3%
Volatility / variance (?) Medium
Features (?) Free Spins, Wild Features, Wild and Scatter symbols
Reels / pay-lines (?) 5 / 20
Min. / Max. bet £0,20 up to £100
Coin value 0.01 up to 0.50
Betting levels (?) 1 up to 10
Max. prize 600,000 coins


Experience a Legendary Fairytale

This online slot has the graphics, animations and Bonus Features to keep it interesting even over an extended period of time. Walking Wilds really dominate gameplay and rack up profits. While testing the demo version at Karamba, Jack and the Beanstalk gave us about 3.4 wins every 10 spins (including Walking Wilds ‘Total Wins’). Around 44% of those wins were profitable thanks mostly to Walking Wild Re-spins which accounted for almost half of all wins. This Feature triggered 14 times out of 100 spins. Free Spins triggerd once awarding a huge win of 142.2x the Bet due to 3 unlocked special Wilds.

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  • Graphics & Sound 8.7
  • Features 8
  • Usability 7.5
  • Bet Options 7.5
  • Originality 9
  • User Ratings (0 Votes) 0

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