Megaways Jack Slot Review
Follow Jack up the beanstalk to the clouds where wealth awaits. Megaways Jack is the second Megaways slot machine from producer Iron Dog Studio after Pirate Kingdom Megaways. In terms of game play, the game is very similar to its predecessor, but the theme is really different. Who is Jack you might think? This comes from Jack and the Beanstalk.
There are two functions in this slot. The first is the golden harp, which randomly activates a game feature: multiplier, wilds, respins or you go three spots on the bean stake. Your absolute goal in this slot is to climb the beanstalk. When making a winning combination, a leaf turns into gold. The symbols of a winning combination disappear and new symbols continue as long as winning responses continue to emerge. Can you go up 8 places to the clouds? Then you activate the free spins!
Megaways Jack has a brutal high volatility with a max win of 25,000x the bet. The game features are not super innovative. Yes, there is a nice front on this cabinet, but the finish could have been a bit higher in quality. Megaways Jack is a fun game but there are plenty more fun Megaways slots in our opinion.
Theme and storyline
This is not the first Jack And The Beanstalk slot machine, but the first with Megaways. This title is of course completely made for this famous fairy tale. We see the harp, the beanstalk and a castle high in the magical clouds. The dreamy feeling that this slot machine evokes is further enhanced by a quiet tune that sounds in the background.
The playing field consists of 6 reels on which between 2 and 7 symbols can land. As you can see from the name, Megaways Jack naturally uses the Megaways mechanism. This means that the number of ways to win can increase. You start with 64 ways to win but this can be as many as 117,649 by a number of consecutive combinations.
Megaways Jack RTP, bet and variance
The payout percentage is often referred to simply as RTP and is around 96% for online slots. Megaways Jack has adapted very well to this average because the payout percentage is 96.20%. The RTP can fluctuate slightly by using the Bonus Buy option or not. Also about the betting options of this game is not too much to report. The lowest amount with which you can play Megaways Jack is 20 cents per spin. You can increase the bet to a maximum of 20 euros per round. The variance of the payouts is average and the maximum payout is a staggering 25,0000 times your stake.
There is a wild symbol that is able to replace all other paying symbols. This symbol can appear on the middle 5 reels. In addition, you should pay attention to the harp and the magic beans for the other features.
Golden harp modifiers
You can see the magical harp hanging on the left side of the playing field. This harp can activate any of these four modifiers at random times:
- A multiplier that multiplies your winnings five times.
- Up to 4 extra wild symbols on the playing field.
- Activate a respin without losing the bean stake position.
- Move three places on the beanstalk.
Megaways Jack free spins
After reading the above section about the harp, you probably think: what is the bean stake good for? This is the path to the free spins feature that you can see at the top of the playing field. Every winning combination that appears in the base game is added to the bean stake. The leaves then turn into gold. If you have moved 8 or more positions on the bean stake, the free spins are triggered:
- 8 positions: 8 free spins.
- 9 positions: 9 free spins.
- 10 positions: deliver 10 free spins with 2x multiplier.
- 11 positions: deliver 11 free spins with 2x multiplier.
- 12 positions: 12 free spins with an x3 multiplier.
- 13 positions: 12 free spins with an x3 multiplier but the chance that the harp activates modifiers is now a lot bigger.
During the free spins, reels that are full of 7 symbols will be fixed by the Locked Reels feature. You can take advantage of the rest of the free spins. Every winning combination during the free spins increases the multiplier by x1. If you manage to form four combinations in a row, you will receive 2 extra free spins. More than 4 consecutive combinations always provides an extra free spin.
The harp therefore also becomes active during the free spins and can theoretically increase the multiplier indefinitely.
Bonus buy feature
By using the Bonus Buy option you can force free spins. An amount between 40 and 240 times your stake will yield between 6 and 12 free spins.