The Jenga slots game can be found at Cryptologic casinos. Cryptologic also lease their slots games out to casinos using other software platforms. Cryptologic do not as standard publish the house edge of their slots games, however several casinos now offering their games – including InterCasino – do supply this information. Given the different information supplied by different casinos it is reasonable to assume that Cryptologic games are configurable and as such the figures in this review should be treated as a guideline only when playing at casinos that do not explicitly state the settings they use.
The classic family tower stacking game brought to you in gambling form.
Jenga is not a traditional slots game and as such does not have standard reels or paylines. Instead you see a Jenga tower made up of different coloured blocks. Any layer made up by only one colour is a win. Alongside this any blocks of the same colour that touch the winning layer, or touch a block of the same colour as the winning layer that touches the winning layer are also considered wins. Any blocks that contributed to a win are removed after the payout has been made allowing the blocks above them to drop down and new blocks to drop onto the top of the stack.
There are three bonus features when playing Jenga. The first is activated when you receive a block that rotates in colour appears in the initial stack. When this happens the ‘Magic Block’ will change 5 blocks around it into the same random colour.
The second bonus feature is activated when you receive a red, yellow or green block that has metal edging. When this happens the block will blow up and destroy 2, 4 or 8 layers of the tower allowing new blocks to fall in from the top.
The third bonus feature occurs when 30 blocks have been removed from one tower. When this happens the tower will collapse you will be awarded one free game.
Jenga is fairly good fun and certainly original, but not as much fun as playing the game around a table with friends. Even the thrill of risk can’t account for the lack of player interaction.