One of the fairy tales most of us have grown up with is Jack and the Beanstalk and a number of online casino software providers have translated this theme into slot games. Bounty of the Beanstalk is Ash Gaming's slot on the same theme. The game comes with exciting features and great bonuses. The home screen looks great, with icons from the fairy tale finding their way to the screen. The reels are separated from each other by ropes, which gives it a different look and feel from other slot games doing the rounds.
The graphics are of 3D quality and the sound effects match the impact that the graphics, animations, and the entire interface on the whole creates. There are loads of symbols, some from the tale itself, as mentioned earlier, and the others including the numbers from 9 to the Ace, minus the Jack, of course.
Important Symbols and Combinations
Scatter: Bounty of the Beanstalk comes with two scatter symbols - the Giant and Jack. Each scatter triggers its own set of features that influence game play.
Wild: the wild symbol in this game is the Bounty of the Beanstalk logo. It replaces all the other symbols in the game barring the scatter symbols. The wild symbol is another unique feature in this game - it 'walks' across the screen, unlocking locked wild symbols across the reels and increasing the amount you win.
How to win the top prize: The maximum prize in Bounty of the Beanstalk is the progressive jackpot. You can claim this jackpot if you are able to pick the three golden treasures - the Golden Money Bag, the Golden Goose, and the Golden Harp - during the Giant Treasure bonus round.
How the bonus round is activated: The Giant Treasure bonus round, where you need to steal the treasure without waking up the sleeping giant, is activated when the Jack scatter symbol pops up on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th reels. The bonus round is important because from here that you can take a shot at the progressive jackpot, if everything spins your way, that is.
Other important symbols, if any: There are other important symbols in Bounty of the Beanstalk slot. The important symbols include magic beans, the Golden Goose, Golden Harp, and Golden Money Bag, an axe, a cow, and Jack's wife, and the numbers 9 to Ace, minus the Jack.
Bounty of the Beanstalk is a 5-reel slot with 50 paylines from Ash Gaming. The interface is on par with what you see in some of the best games in the industry, with 3D quality graphics, high definition animations, realistic sound effects, and more. The game also comes with some exciting bonus rounds designed to enhance and enrich your playing experience.
While the return to player, at approximately 94%, is slightly lower than in other games - but that is probably because this game comes with a progressive jackpot - the coin value ranges from 0.01 to 10, and you have the option of playing a maximum of 50 coins per spin. This game does not have an AutoPlay function. However, the game has a Turbo Mode that you can click if you want to speed up the game.
There are two bonus rounds in Bounty of the Beanstalk:
- Giant Treasure Bonus
- Giant Free Spins
The Giant Treasure bonus round kicks off once Jack has climbed up the beanstalk. To activate this bonus round, you must get the Jack scatter symbol to pop on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th reels. During this round you get to pick up symbols while the giant is sleeping. The round ends when the giant wakes up. The Giant Treasure bonus round is an important round because during this round you actually have a shot at hitting the progressive jackpot if you can get the three symbols mentioned earlier - the Golden Money Bag, the Golden Goose, and the Golden Harp.
The Giant Free Spins bonus round kicks off when you get three Giant symbols on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th reels. You get 10 free spins in this round. In this round, Jack needs to escape from the giant. There is a possibility of the giant waking up; when he does he will chase Jack across all the reels, using his finger to change a maximum of 4 reel positions wild, which causes these positions to freeze for the rest of the spins. Jack running away from the giant's fingers causes the locked wild positions to unlock.
Top and Secondary Prizes
The progressive jackpot is the highest prize in the Bounty of the Beanstalk slot. We have already mentioned earlier how you can hit this jackpot. The maximum win in the non-progressive game is 1,000 coins, which can work out to a decent amount given the number of paylines, the coin denomination, and the bet range.