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Jack’s Riches


Jack’s Riches

This game is part of the AGS Reel Tower series, presented on the sleek Orion Curve cabinet. The game is themed around the Jack and the Beanstalk story, and offers three progressive jackpots that are won through the main free-spin bonus feature.

The base game is in the AGS PowerXStream format, a scatter-pay format offering 243 ways to win on each spin. Those ways to win can increase to well over 1,000 with expanding reels in the bonus feature.

A random bonus may occur at the beginning of each spin in the primary game, in which any of several reel symbols is replaced with the golden egg symbol, which creates stacks of the high-paying symbol for big wins.

The main free-spin bonus event centers on the classic story, with magic bean symbols collecting to grow the beanstalk, in this case the reel set.

Six or more of the bean symbols trigger the main free-spins bonus, which in turn activates the “Reel Tower,” a giant set of reels on the top screen that spins to reveal the number of free spins—or one of the progressives. If a jackpot symbol lands on the middle reel, that prize is awarded. The Mini resets at $100; the Maxi at $500; the top Mega at $5,000.

When a free-spin number lands on the middle reel, the number of golden egg symbols on the reels increases. The free-spin session then centers on the magic bean bonus symbols, which accumulate during the free spins. Once 11 are collected, the reels expand by one row, with two normal reel symbols replaced by golden egg symbols. Once 22 of the bonus symbols are collected, another row is added to the reels and more golden eggs are added.

Along the way, the game keeps score, alerting the player how many more magic bean symbols are needed to reach the next level to expand the reels.

Manufacturer: AGS
Platform: Orion Curve
Format: Five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot
Denomination: .01
Max Bet: 750
Top Award: Progressive; $5,000 reset
Hit Frequency: 31.64%
Theoretical Hold: 8%-18%