Climb up the beanstalk with Jack and you might find your own golden goose within the prizes. The Giant Riches slot game puts a fun and cute twist on Jack and the Beanstalk, which is a popular, light-hearted children fairytale.
Designed by 2X2 Gaming, Giant Riches has a rather unusual configuration of 8 reels and 6 rows. Players make a bet for 40 lines, but play for 60 lines. As the theme of the game is based on Jack and the Beanstalk theme, the 13 symbols with the highest payout to the lowest payout are the Giant’s Castle, a Giant Riches logo, Jack, the Giant, a bag of gold, the golden goose, the harp, the beans, an Ace, a King, a Queen, a Jack and a 10.
The Giant Riches logo is also the wild symbol and can be substituted for any symbol other than the Giant’s Castle symbol. Players can get a payout for the Giant’s Castle symbol even if it is scattered anywhere on the reel. The Giant’s Castle symbol has the highest payout, with 8 combinations netting players an award of 30x their total bet.
6 symbols can be stacked on the reel: Jack, the Giant, the bag of gold, the golden goose, the harp and the beans. The symbols can be stacked up to 6 high on reels 1 and 2, and up to 3 high on reels 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. The payout shared for these symbols are the same as per the payout table.
In addition to the potential of having stacked symbols, which can increase players’ chances of winning, the odds of winning are quite high. The return to player (RTP) is set at 96.06%.
Giant Riches can be played for both real money and for free with coins. The minimum bet with real money is $0.40 and with coins is 0.40. This is if players bet 1 coin for each of the 40 fixed lines at $0.01 per coin or a coin value of 0.01. The maximum bet with real money is $160.00 and with coins is 160.00. This is if players bet 20 coins per line for each of the 40 fixed lines at a bet of $0.20 per coin or a coin value of 0.20.
With a minimum bet of $0.40, players can net a maximum of $12.00 if the spin yields 8 Giant’s Castle symbols scattered across the reel. With a maximum bet of $160.00, players can win a jackpot of $4,800 for 8 scattered Giant’s Castle symbols.
The bonus rounds in this game come from the free spins. The scatter symbol can trigger the free spins. 8 scatter symbols net players 50 free spins. 7 scatter symbols net players 30 free spins, 6 scatter symbols net players 20 free spins, and 5, 4 and 3 scatter symbols net players 16, 12 and 8 free spins respectively.
During the free spins, all payouts are doubled. In addition, the free spins can be re-triggered for even larger wins.
The Giant Riches slot game is beautifully drawn, and the artwork will be greatly appreciated by players who love children folklore and fairytales. There is no annoying music playing in the background although a dramatic tune starts playing the moment players spin the reel.
On winning spins, players will hear the sound of coins jingling together. The edge of the reel also lights up on bigger spins. It’s fairly dramatic, and definitely improves the overall experience of the game, as players cash in on the spin with Jack.
Jack and the Beanstalk was first published in 1734; however, historians and researchers have determined that this folklore originated more than 5,000 years ago.
The story is about a poor boy named Jack, who basically trades his cows for 3 magic beans that are capable of growing into large beanstalks that reach the Giant’s Castle. His mother, who was furious with the trade, threw the magical beans on the ground. The magical beans grew into giant beanstalks by morning, and Jack climbs it to reach the Giant’s Castle. On the first try, Jack steals a bag of gold. On the second try, Jack steals a golden goose. On the third try, Jack attempts to steal a golden harp, which begins to play and wakes the Giant up. Jack makes a narrow escape down the beanstalk with the Giant in hot pursuit. Jack manages to cut the beanstalk down while the Giant is still on it, and the Giant falls to his death. Jack and his mother then live out the rest of their lives happily with the riches that Jack acquired from the Giant’s Castle.