Based on the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, Giant Riches is an unusual 8 reel, 6 row, 60 payline slot from 2 By 2 Gaming. This fairy tale themed game comes with mystery symbol transformations as well as a bonus feature that can award up to 100 free spins with a 2x multiplier. Try and turn magic beans into cash from between 40p and £160 per spin.
The visuals all relate to the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk – flanked by a mighty castle and Jack clambering up a beanstalk, pastel shades dominate the reels. Look out for lower value playing cards alongside a harp, magic beans, a goose, a pouch of coins, the giant and of course Jack.
The reel set up in Giant Riches is a little unorthodox – the game is played on an 8-reel machine. There are 2 reels on the left, both made up of 6 rows. To the right are 2 3×3 reels sets. They combine to create 60 paylines which offers plenty of winning chances. On reels 1 and 2, the higher value standard symbols can appear stacked up to 6 symbols high. On reels 3 through 8, they can hit 3 symbols high.
The Giant Riches logo is the game’s wild, substituting for everything bar the scatter. You only need 2 wilds to create a winner. 5 will get you a payout of 12.5 times your total stake. The castle symbol is the scatter. Up to 8 of them can land on all 3 sets of reels. You’ll need to see 3 or more of them anywhere on the reels to trigger the Free Spin feature – the amount of free spins depends on how many castles you get:
- Three castles – 8 free spins
- Four castles – 12 free spins
- Five castles – 16 free spins
- Six castles – 20 free spins
- Seven castles – 30 free spins
- Eight castles – 50 free spins
8 castles will also get you a bumper payout of 30 times your total stake. No matter how many free spins you earn, all payouts during the bonus round are doubled. You can also retrigger the feature with a whopping 100 free spins on offer.
The other added extra in Giant Riches is the Mystery feature – this can hit in both the base game and the free spins and can transform symbols in the mystery positions into the same symbol. In the free spins, this can be the harp, goose, pouch of coins or Giant Riches logo.
Can Giant Riches live up to its name? We found the variance to be relatively high. Despite the 60 paylines, we endured some lean spells but did manage to hit it pretty big in the feature round.
This slot is certainly a little unusual and it takes a while to get your head around the unusual game engine. A few demo round spins are recommended. Once you have got attuned to the layout, there’s plenty to enjoy here. It’s not the most sophisticated slot you’ll see visually but a large allocation of free spins with the doubling multiplier and the Giant Riches on offer here are more than just a fairy tale. If you like the theme, NetEnt’s Jack and the Beanstalk is recommended.