Giants Gold Slot Game
Jack and the Beanstalk is one of those children’s tales which has stayed popular down the generations. While I am not sure we should be teaching children that swapping cows for magic beans is a good idea – there is little doubt that this makes a great theme for an online slot game. WMS has produced a unique slot using many of the familiar characters from the story. There are 2 linked sets of reels in play, a standard set and a ‘colossal’ set which is 12 symbols deep. This is plenty long enough to fit in the giant and the beanstalk symbols which can take up to 12 spots on any of the 4 reels. In addition to the unusual reels setup, the sound effects are worth a listen on their own. These include the ominous stamping of giant feel as the giant approaches, the mooing of a cow and many others.
Playing Giants Gold
The default for this game is 100 lines, which covers both the reels. You can reduce this in increments of 20, though I do not recommend you do this. With so many stacked symbols in play, keeping the full number of lines gives you a better chance at enjoying multiple wins at once when they do fall favourably. The coin amount is for every 2 lines, so you can play all 100 from just 50c per spin.
When you spin the reels start to spin together, with the standard 5×4 grid on the left hand side stopping first. The first extra feature occurs when you hit the stacked wild beanstalk on the regular reels. If this covers all 4 positions, it is transferred to the same reel on the colossal set of reels – where it can make a big difference to your winning combinations. Usually both sets of reels will simply come to a stop and the winning combinations from each are assessed in turn.
Symbols on Giants Gold Slot Machine
Symbols are varied and include the cow, goose (and separately the golden eggs it lays), the giant (who covers several rows), the harp, magic beans and the beanstalk. I do not recall a scantily clad woman sitting on the beanstalk from the original story, though you’ll find one here. There are also playing card symbols ace down to jack in play.
The best paying feature is the beanstalk wild, which pays 500 coins for 5 on a line. Next comes the non-wild beanstalk at 250 coins, and the giant at 200. These wins can look small compared to some other games. What you need to keep in mind is that you will often be hitting 10 or even more wins at the same time, due to the unique setup of the game – this more than makes up for the smaller individual amounts.
Golden eggs only appear on the reels 1, 3 and 5 of each reel set. This triggers the free spins around, with the number of spins you get depending on how many eggs in total you hit. The spins round takes you to reels with a different background (like the giants’ castle in the sky). The background sounds change from ambient farmyard noises to a rock / punk type track. There are fuzzy guitars and a band singing ‘fe fi fo fum’. This is an entertaining change, and the wins adding up while your free spins take place only adds to the entertainment value. You can trigger more free spins if you hit the eggs while the bonus game is in progress.
I will admit being a little sceptical at first with this game, thinking that the colossal reels were a change too far from the games I generally enjoy. Having played it, I have to admit this is a very entertaining game with some great features. I just hope that I will be able to get that ‘fe fi fo fum’ song out of my head at some point in the near future!