Climb the beanstalk and bring home some Giant Riches with this 2by2 Gaming slot machine that has been recently released on Microgaming's distribution platform Quickfire.
The game has 5 reels just like any good video slot. However, players of this fairy-tale themed game might just be pleasantly surprised to discover that those reels do not work like most ordinary video slot games, thanks to a unique expanding icon feature which applies to all of the symbols on the screen. What's more, spinners will be able to benefit from some other extra gameplay features in Giant Riches such as free spins with doubled wins.
Everyone who was ever a child (which is everyone) will be familiar with the fairytale of Jack and the Beanstalk. The popular English folk tale has appeared in a number of guises throughout the history of literature, theatre and cinema. In fact, some folklorists have reason to believe that the tale can be traced back to stories from 5,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest popular narratives in the world, even older than Coronation Street.
This age-old fairy tale has even been known to appear in a number of other slot machines, such as NetEnt's Jack and the Beanstalk game. This effort by 2by2 Gaming isn't quite as spectacular on the visual front, offering some rather rudimentary cartoon illustrations in 2D to make up the game's symbols. Those icons depict all of the essential characters from the story, including Jack himself climbing the beanstalk as well as the ogre-like giant and a goose laying golden eggs.
Players will find a set of props and locations from the tale too, such as golden coins, a golden harp, the magic beans and a castle in the clouds. Despite the simplistic nature of the graphics, players will be able to appreciate the way in which the game emulates the look of traditional storybooks, giving the aspect a pleasantly nostalgic vibe.