Ash Gaming’s Bounty of the Beanstalk will have you traveling to the giant’s castle, up in the clouds, right alongside Jack. You get a chance at one of the treasures guarded by the giant, and it’s either a progressive jackpot or one of the regular payouts that you’re going to end up with in the best case scenario.
There will be quite a few opportunities for you to get a win each round, as 50 lines are spread over 5×4 reels here. You get a progressive jackpot as a target, of considerable value, but the game has its own payouts of up to $60,000 as well, along with a wild, a scatter, the Giant’s Treasure Bonus or the Giant Free Spins.
Look in the bottom left corner, right next to the Info button, to find the two betting options that you will get access to. One is reserved for the slot’s 50 lines, and you can have as many selected as you want and afford to. The second option is for the line bet, and there the range will be $0.01 to $2. Those options allow for bets going from $0.01 to $100.
Bounty of the Beanstalk Jackpot
The target to have in Bounty of the Beanstalk should be the progressive jackpot, which is won through the bonus game of the slot. It could very well be a prize in the six figures range, which is high enough to constitute a life-changing moment for anyone.
The game’s regular prizes are lower in value, but even those give you up to 600x the bet in rewards, and that amount will come from the same feature that can give you the progressive jackpot. A reward of up to $60,000 would be yours in that case.
Thirdly, let’s take a look at what we can get from regular wins. Winning combinations of the right type give you 1,000 coins, so from each of the 50 lines you could win up to $2,000.
The RTP is the part that’s going to be disappointing for anyone. It’s set to only 93.99%, quite a bit lower than what is considered normal or average right now. With a house edge of 6.01%, you will have no trouble finding better games to play.
There is enough variety feature wise, but don’t expect for your options to include anything too unique. It’s just the usual mix of wilds, bonus games and free spins, but it’s nice to have them all together in a game.
Look out for the symbols that are sporting the game’s own logo, with an added Wild at the bottom. Naturally, these are your wild symbols, reserved for forming combinations either with regular symbols or by themselves. On their own, they pay the big prize of the game, 1,000x coming from a single combo. As replacements, they are only usable when combined with regulars.
Giant’s Treasure Bonus
Jack Bonus symbols may appear on the 1st, 3rd and 5th columns and once you get them all in view, the Giant’s Treasure Bonus feature will be next. You have Jack up the beanstalk, he’s entered the castle, and now he’s going to attempt stealing the Giant’s treasure without waking him up. You’re the one picking what treasures should be stolen, and the further away they are, the higher the risk.
The progressive jackpot is won here, provided that you find 3 Golden Treasures, with the Golden Money Bag, the Golden Harp and the Golden Goose. Alternatively, you have wins of up to 600x the bet.
Giant Free Spins
The Giant is going to play a major role in the game as well, as he’s your scatter symbol, which can be found on the same three reels as the Bonus icon (1, 3 and 5). Three in view trigger 10 free spins. The Giant is going to chase Jack around and will transform icons into locked wilds for the feature’s duration.
The basis for this game is coming from an old English fairy tale, called Jack and the Beanstalk. It originates from 18th century and it’s been available to the modern children as stories, movies and games. There are quite a few slot machine based on it as well, and usually they’re enjoyable. Bounty of Beanstalk is fun as well, with a lot of details being included in the design of the slot.
Among the symbols you have, there are logos, Jack, the Giant, a girl, a happy cow, an ax, the magic beans, plus six Royals.
Entertainment wise, I think that Bounty of Beanstalk is one of the better fairy tale slots you’re going to find, thanks not just to its graphics, but also its features and the chance of triggering a big progressive jackpot. Where it might disappoint, depending on your luck, is with its RTP.