At one point, Agent Jane Blonde was one of the most popular online slots. As you will see from the game, that point was fast approaching 20 years ago. There are still some good reasons to check out this game. If nothing else you’ll see significant part of online slot history.
The theme is a female James Bond (the name is a pun on that name). On the reels, you’ll find Jane in different adventures. Scuba diving, boarding a plane and firing a gun. You will also find gadgets, lipstick and guns on the reels.
3 of the logo symbols will trigger a free spins game where all of your wins are 3x the regular prize. There are also wild symbols in play (Jane holding a rifle) which will double your base-game wins.
You can often tell the age of a slot from the number of win-lines in play. This one has 9 lines, placing it firmly in the first generation of 5-reel video slot games. You can select the number of lines to play, and will have the flexibility to adjust both your coin size and the number of coins played per line. Auto-play is available via the ‘expert’ button on the left of the controls under the reels. This brings up some extra settings.
Wild symbols, which are the full-face Jane, have the biggest line prize by a long way. 5 of these are worth 10,000 coins. Jane will also double the prize of any line wins with regular (not scatter) symbols.
High paying regular symbols are all Jane Blonde in different poses. These are headed up by the gun pointing Jane, and one next to a pink car. Both are worth 750 coins for 5 of a kind – and pay down to 2 from the left. Scuba diving, plane-boarding a skiing Janes complete the set – worth 400, 250 and 250 coins respectively.
Lower paying symbols include a gun with pink garter, lipstick, and martini (presumably this is shaken and not stirred!).
Scatter symbols are a logo, which is inside a gun sight. These have prizes based on the total number in view. The top prize is an impressive 500x your total bet for the triggering spin. This goes all the way down to 2x your bet for just 2.
If you get 3+ of these on the reels, you’ll trigger the only feature for this slot – a free spins bonus round. There are 15 free spins in total, each of which features a 3x multiplier for any wins. Note that there is already a 2x multiplier for wins including wilds. This works together with the 3x, giving 6x for wild wins. There is no change in the graphics and sounds for this bonus, though the spins are noticeably faster. You can retrigger with 3+ scatters during play.
While keeping in mind that this is a retro game, the cartoon graphics are very good. There is no design around the reels, these take up the entire screen. The lower paying symbols are backed in white, while the higher paying ones take up all the available on-reel space. This does give the game a crowded feel when there are a lot of higher paying symbols in view.
Animations are more like zooming effects than anything too detailed. You’ll see the full-faced Jane zoom out to show her holding a rifle for one example. You will only get on-theme sound effects when you make winning combinations. This sounds like a scene from well-known spy movie franchise!
The main reason to check this slot out is to see a significant part of online slot history. Early video slots like this one marked a change over from the old ‘sevens and cherries’ gaming. This evolved into the multi-themed and interesting games we see today.
Game-play is as simple as it gets. It also took a long time to trigger the bonus game – longer than can be explained by the usual variance! There are some big wins available. The top prize of 10,000 coins can be tripled during the free spins. You can also win up to 500x your spin amount with the logo scatter symbols. Check out Agent Jane Blonde for yourself today, and experience a piece of online slot history!