A female protagonist is a refreshing change to slot game dynamic and this Microgaming release has created a perfect James Bond style hero to hopefully help players win some cash.
Released in 2005 this slot does not include spectacular multimedia features that more modern slots have, although the visual features included are still very pleasant and artistic.
Behind the reels is a blue backdrop with outlines of planet earth covered by grids similar to many spy film or game conventions, after the loading screen this is covered by a large play grid. This grid consists of 5-reesl and 3-rows on which players can land multiple symbols across paylines to hopefully score big wins. Similar to other Microgaming slots beneath the grid player can see options to change the number of paylines, coins and stake of each spins along with ‘Help’ and a page to view all potential payouts. The game title is standard of the spy genre as well with different coloured capital letters and the ‘O’ made to look like the Earth image that litters the background.
The symbols included on Agent Jane Blonde include the low-value revolver, bullet, GPS device, cocktail shaker, exploding gum and sunglasses that can payout between 2 and 125 coins. After that symbols include the titular character with a snow-mobile, on a plane, scuba diving, in a gunfight and driving through the country with returns from 250-750 coins for 5 across a payline. The Agent Jane Blonde Wild symbol pays out the most with a whopping 10,000 coins available whilst the game title Scatter provided free spins as well as up to 500 coins.
The bonus features are where Agent Jane Blonde really shows its age however that is not to say there still isn’t some excitement available here. The Agent Jnae Wild symbol as expected can substitute for any other symbol apart from the Scatter, better still any wins including Wild symbols are doubled.
There is also a Free Spins round available to take advantage of on Agent Jane blonde, this is activated by landing 3, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols with eh chance to activate a further 15 free spins during this round. During the free spins the bets and lines that were played with on the round that started the feature will be used throughout, an extra bonus here is that all wins will be tripled. The Scatter symbols that activate the free spins round can land consecutively across paylines rewarding between 2 coins and 500, this win is then multiplied by the number of credits staked to begin with offering even more chances to win big.
The original Jane Blonde release has been so popular that a sequel, Agent Jane Blonde Returns was released 14 years later; although many players still use the original. The visual features may not compete with what is available now however the mechanics still result in a pretty fun game.