Description and Review: OK, well, the first thing we’re going to say about Jumping Beans in this review is that it’s certainly not going to make you rich. Not even close! The second thing we’re going to say, however, is that this is a fun little slots game.
The theme, as the name suggests, is Mexican. So, in addition to Mr and Mrs (should that be Senor and Senora?) Jumping Bean, you’ve got Maracas, Tortillas, Cacti and more. Graphically, this is as good a game as RTG slots have come up with for a while – the whole theme hangs together well.
With Jumping Beans, you are only playing a three reel game. The trick with these types of slot machines is to have enough stuff happening to keep the interest. Jumping Beans does well on that score.
Firstly, there is an ‘auto nudge’ feature. There are two symbols that – if they appear just above or just below the reels – will be auto nudged back into play. These are the Mr or Mrs Bean symbols. Because both of these symbols have a border around them, you can see the top or bottom of that border after the reels have stopped spinning, so you will know that the auto nudge is about to happen. As the Mr Bean symbol is the wild and the Mrs Bean is the scatter, the auto nudge was – certainly while we were playing – critical to triggering larger wins.
Back to the point made in the opening sentence of this review: playing Jumping Beans is not going to make you rich. There are regular wins in normal games play, but the largest possible win is 200 coins, which is far from ‘change your life’ time. Nevertheless, the free spins round (triggered by three Mrs Bean symbols) can be quite fruitful. You get 10 free spins. But the best part is that every Mr Bean, Mrs Bean or, er, Bandido Bean symbol that appears during this round are added to the ‘Bonus Bean Tally’ around the border of the reels. At the end of the free spins, you are awarded an additional prize of between 5x to 100x your line bet depending on how many you got. For us, this made the game and encouraged us to bet a healthy $12.50 per spin after we had built up a bit of a bankroll on the game.
Summing up: Jumping Beans is the most fun slot RTG have produced in ages and it’s well worth investing some of your time in.
Game Information: 3 Reel, 5 Line Slot Machine.
Wild Symbol: Mr Bean. Wins involving the Mr Bean symbol are doubled.
Auto Nudge: Mr or Mrs Bean symbols that end up one level up or down from the visible reels are auto nudged back onto the screen. Because this happens after initial wins are calculated, this could result in a second winning line.
Scatter Symbol: Mrs Bean. Three scattered Mrs Beans trigger the free spins bonus round.
Free Spins Bonus: 10 free spins. The free spins round also features the ‘Bean Bonus Tally’. Every time Mr or Mrs Bean or the Bandido Bean appears anywhere, this increases by one. At the end of the free spins, if you have 3 Bonus Beans, you get a 5x bet win; 6 gives you a 10x bet size win; 9 gives you 15x; 12 gives you 25x; 15 gives you 50x and 18 gives you a massive 100x bet line win.
Random Jackpots: Two – a major and minor random jackpot that can be triggered at anytime.
Coin Sizes: 0.05 to 25.00
Maximum Win: 50,000 coins.