This is an unusual game with great features in which your aim is to grow the 4 beanstalks. This will open the 4 treasure chests and reward you richly. Using the popular story about Jack and the Beanstalk, the slot stands out with fun gameplay and unique features.
Red7 released this fairy tale-based slot on the 15th of November 2019. Its cartoonish graphics, pleasant soundtrack and superb bonus rounds make it stand out. The central feature includes many boosters triggered by several special symbols. You can also win free spins that you can retrigger.
The game has an unusual grid of 5 reels and 10 rows. There are as many as 50 fixed pay-lines to benefit from when 3 to 5 matching symbols land on any of them. The matching symbols need to appear from left to right on a line and adjacent reels starting from the leftmost one. You can play with wagers from 0.25 to £200 per spin. G.R.O.W has low volatility and a return to player rate of 96.47%. This means that it produces frequent wins in smaller amounts.
The game has unique features and your goal is to fully grow the 4 beanstalks in 10 steps and open the 4 treasure chests. The Beanstalk Treasure feature is active in all stages of the play. It includes a variety of modifiers. There are 3 different scatter symbols and each has different functions.
Besides from this mode, you can win 10 free spins that you can retrigger. During them, the Beanstalk Treasure feature is also active. The more G.R.O.W. symbols you land the faster you advance to the opening of the chests with cash prizes.
Overall, the use of larger bets grants more abundant sums that you will win from the treasure chests. The jackpot in the game is £250,000 per spin, which is more than generous for a game with low variance like this one.
Inspired by the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale, G.R.O.W. has a picturesque graphics. You will be taken to a magical place with a small house seen from behind on the left of the grid. There are several trees, mountains and clear sky with moving white clouds. The grid takes one-third of the playing area and is 5 reels with 10 rows large.
On the reels, you can see card suit shapes cleverly created by a strawberry, broccoli, honeycomb and a turnip. There are also spray bottles, gloves, shovels and other gardening tools. The symbols that ensure the largest wins are the Golden Bee, Bonus and G.R.O.W. as well as the wild. You can see the 4 chests on top of the reels laid on white clouds. The Beanstalks are positioned between reels and are 4 in total. There is one between reel 1 and 2, one between 2 and 3, one between 3 and 4 and one between reels 4 and 5.
The images are colourful and cartoonish. The soundtrack is joyful, merry and melodic. It is very suitable for the theme and perfectly matches the design. Free spins play on a pink and red background and a merrier tune is playing with guitars. The background of the screen is the same except for the warm red and pink colour tones used in the free rounds.
The pay-table consists of 4 low-paying, 4 premium, 1 wild and 3 scatter symbols. The low- paying symbols are a strawberry, broccoli, turnip and a piece of honeycomb. These 4 have the shapes of the 4 card suits and pay equally. You will win 0.16, 0.40 and 0.80 times your bet for 3, 4 and 5 identical of these symbols on a pay-line from left to right.
The short shovel pays the least amount of the premiums – 3, 4 and 5 on a line give you 0.40, 0.80 and 1.60 times your stake. The pair of gloves return 0.40x, 1x and 2x stake. Second by payout is the spray bottle with flowers – 3, 4 and 5 on a line grant 0.40, 1.20 and 2.40 times your stake. The most rewarding of all is the wheelbarrow with the watermelon inside. Hitting 3, 4 and 5 of this symbol pays 0.80, 1.40 and 3 times your stake.
The wild is a colourful wooden board with red peppers and the word ‘WILD’ written in yellow. As always, it substitutes for all other symbols except for the Bonus, Golden Bee and G.R.O.W symbols. The wild also has a payout of its own and it is the largest in the slot – 1, 1.60 and 4 times your bet for 3, 4 and 5 symbols.
The Bonus, Golden Bee and G.R.O.W symbols are all scatters. The Golden Bee and G.R.O.W symbols you can land during the base game and free spins and they also act as Wild symbols. Thanks to their dual function you have more chances for wins and bonus game trigger. The Bonus symbol appears in the base game on all reels and on reels 1, 3 and 5 during free spins. When a G.R.O.W symbol lands, the Fertiliser will make the Beanstalk grow and this will leave the Tile behind on the reels.
There are two main features in the slot: the Beanstalk Treasure and the Free Spins. At the top of the 5 reels, you can see 4 chests. Each of them contains a Cash Value. To win any of the cash rewards from the chests, you must grow the corresponding Beanstalk. It must be grown to such a height that it reaches the respective Chest. Beanstalks start from the bottom of the reels and must grow 10 times in total to reach their corresponding chest. If a Beanstalk grows more than 10 times, the excessive growth will not be lost but added to the next Beanstalk.
You can see the Total in Chests board displayed on the top right of the grid. This is the total value summed of all 4 chests. In each of the chests, there is a unique cash value that can change during the game. Its amount is dependent on the total bet you play with and on the average of all contributing bets for unlocking that chest.
When you have won one or more chests, they get new random values and this is reflected in the Total in Chests board. Your chances to land a G.R.O.W. symbol depend on on the Chest prizes. Generally, the larger bets you play with the higher sums you will win from the chests. The sum of the Total in Chests remains the same between playing sessions.
Each G.R.O.W. symbol you land makes the corresponding Beanstalk grow by the equal size. So, landing a G.R.O.W. symbol on reels 1 or 5 will increase the height of the 1st or 4th Beanstalks. The latter are positioned between reels. Hitting a G.R.O.W. symbol on reels 2, 3 or 4 increases the Beanstalk adjacent to reel 2, 3 or 4 respectively.
When you land 1 or more Golden Bee scatter symbol/symbols on any reel, an extra cash amount will be added to the corresponding chest/chests. This will be reflected in the total of 4 Chests. A Golden Bee symbol landed on 1st and 5th reel increases the cash value of the first and last chests. A Golden Bee landed on reels 2, 3 or 4 increases the cash amount of the middle chests. For each Golden Bee you get on a reel, one or more Golden Bees will fly up to the corresponding chest/chests and give you 2x total bet.
If you get 3 or more Bonus symbols in a spin you will trigger 10 Free Spins. You can retrigger them and win 10 more free rounds by landing 3 bonus symbols during free spins. You can land Bonus symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 during free spins. You play free spins with the bet size that triggered them. The free rounds play automatically.
The name of the game G.R.O.W. concludes your main aim during the rounds. It is all about growing the beanstalks, which will unlock the treasure chests. Once you win some of the chests’ prizes, their values are filled replaced with another reward. Then, the process starts again from the start. This game is original, a feast for the eye and can please all kinds of players. We recommend you at least try it and see for yourself how entertaining it is.