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Written and facts checked by Aanya Goswami, Fact checker on July 5th of 2022.
Her name is Blonde. Jane Blonde. And despite the name, she’s not always blonde, either! She also comes as a brunette or a redhead, depending on what the assignment demands. Whether it’s sneaking onto a boat, infiltrating a factory, a trip through a snowy wonderland or racing through the countryside? She can do it, because she’s our top field agent. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have a super cool and catchy nickname like 007. An oversight we hope Microgaming addresses in an inevitable sequel!
The slot’s RTP is 96.1%, which is higher than the current average. Not by much, but still higher! As far as special features go, they’re quite basic. There’s a free spins round during which all wins are tripled. Then, Agent Jane is a Wild with a 2x multiplier attached. Finally, after each win, players can try their luck at the Gamble bonus. None of these special features are complicated or particularly engaging. They’re only attractive because they boost your wins.
We didn’t expect much visually from a game released in 2005. It’s already been a decade since it first launched, so it’s clear that it cannot compete with modern releases. There’s also no filler playing card royals, which shows how committed Microgaming was to the theme. Gamblers who enjoy simpler slots will love Agent Jane Blonde. They can get some awesome prizes, and don’t have to worry about too many mechanics. Just spin the reels, and let the multipliers work their magic!
The game has a medium volatility, carefully balancing between frequent pays and lucrative wins! It’s also played with a grand total of nine paylines that players can turn on and off as they please. Even if you have all of them active, your odds of winning are drastically reduced over the standard twenty-five paylines. This is where the aforementioned bonuses swoop in to save the day. Just as you’re ready to give up, you’ll trigger free spins or complete a winning combination with the Wild!
To choose your maximum bet in this release, gamblers will have to adjust three different things. The number of active paylines, the number of coins on each payline, and the actual coin value. It’s a needlessly complicated system, carried over from physical machines that use actual coins. Players can stake between ₹9 and ₹4500 on each spin. The maximum cash prize you can win in Agent Jane Blonde is 3407x your wager.
What about symbols? They’re a mixture of various gadgets the agent uses, and a recollection of her many assignments. They give us a better look into the glamorous and difficult life led by the beautiful agent. The slot’s logo is used as the Scatter icon, while Jane herself is a Wild, and can substitute for any other symbol.
Wilds and multipliers: You’ll be pleased to hear she can do more than just replace other icons on the board! When the Wild is part of a win, it automatically applies its 2x multiplier increase to the cash prize. That said, if your winning combination is only Wilds, the 2x multiplier doesn’t affect them.
Free Spins: Land three, four or five Scatters in any position to win 15 free spins. During this special feature, all wins are tripled. It is possible to retrigger free spins, and win 15 more extra turns.
Gamble: After winning a cash prize, you can risk it further and play the Gamble bonus. You are taken to a separate screen, where you’ll be staring down a face-down card. Your goal is to guess the correct colour or suit. Guess the right colour, and you double your prize. Guess the suit, and you increase it by 4x! And if you guess wrong? You lose everything.
If you’re looking for impressive graphics, you won’t find them here. Agent Jane Blonde is very much so a product of her time. And that time was over ten years ago! Your primary focus with this slot should be its gameplay.
And said gameplay is sweet and simple! You can earn some really good prizes with nothing more than Wilds and free spins! No need to remember some complex, multi-stage special feature. Just start spinning, and let luck determine whether you’ll be a winner or not.