ALL ABOUT HALLOWEEN JACK SLOT
For many slots fans, Jack and the Beanstalk slot with its famous walking wilds and high potential bonus round is one of the high points of the NetEnt back catalogue. It’s a beautifully-designed game with excellent features and gameplay. So, it’s no wonder there is a stir in the slot community at the prospect of another title based on JB’s game engine.
If you’re a fan of the classic NetEnt slot then you’ll quickly notice the similarities when you start spinning Halloween Jack. The new game also comes with a superb look and feel – NetEnt have given a lot of attention to detail in putting this one together – with some excellent scary graphics and animations alongside a spooky soundtrack.
The base game has plenty of action in the form of walking wilds, re-spins and multipliers, but it’s the bonus round with 15 free spins that will really get the blood pumping – make sure you look out for more walking wilds and wild stacks that can drive your win potential up to 3,000x per spin.
Halloween Jack Game Set Up
As with Jack and the Beanstalk slot, Halloween Jack is a 5 reel, 3 row game with 20 fixed paylines, playable from $0.20 to $100 per spin. Of course, the design is spooky as hell, with gravestones, mists, skulls, crooked-looking carved pumpkins, bats and lanterns all adding to the atmosphere.
The variance here is high and the RTP set to 96.28%.
Halloween Jack Game Symbols
The basic symbols in the slot game are the cards, 10 through to Ace. There are also five premium symbols – these are the horseshoes, ravens, bats, horse and a really scary looking female vampire who is worth 50x for five on a payline.
The wild to look out for is the pumpkin, substituting for all others bar the treasure chest scatter and the lantern. The wild is key, appearing on reels 2 to 5 and triggering multipliers and the walking wild feature.
Halloween Jack Slot Features
Walking Wilds and Re-Spins
In the base game, land a payline including a wild and you will automatically set off the walking wilds feature. Here, you will be granted a re-spin and the wild will move one reel to the left. This continues until there are no more wilds left on the reels. Fans of Jack and the Beanstalk slot will be very familiar with this feature.
During Walking Wilds, ALL wins are subject to a 3x multiplier.
Free Spins Bonus Round
To set off the Free Spins round you will need to land three or more scatters anywhere on the reels. This gets you 10 spins to start with. Landing another three scatters during the bonus round will get you an additional 5 free spins, taking your total to 15.
The Walking Wilds are also available during the bonus round – just land a wild anywhere on reels 2, 3 or 4 to trigger them.
There are also three extra wild features available in the bonus round, triggered by landing the lantern on reel 5. They work as follows:
Stacked Hell Hound Wild – Get 3 lanterns and the next wild to land will morph into a 2 high wild stack and start walking.
Stacked Jack ‘o Lantern Wild– Get 6 lanterns and the next wild to land will become a 3 high wild stack. Walking wilds are then triggered.
Expanding Death Reaper Wild – Get 9 lanterns and the next wild to land will turn into an expanding wild. This one takes over the entire reel (wild reel) and then moves one reel to the left with each spin.
THE SLOT BUZZ VERDICT
Halloween Jack is a killer slot, no question. It has all the hallmarks of NetEnt’s best works including one of their best theme / graphics / animations / soundtracks combos for quite some time. Of course, for fans of the original Jack and the Beanstalk slot, this might feel a bit like treading old ground, but the quality of the production here makes up for that in our opinion. The real big win potential is in the bonus round where stacks, Walking Wilds and multipliers can all combine to bring about a 3,000x hit in one spin! Game on!