Ah well, I've been searching for the game, so upon finding it, I just had to give it a try, like it or not. One look at the Giant Riches screen and I knew it wasn't from Microgaming. Then I saw that 2x2 signature at the top right corner, and my guess was proven correct. Upon looking at the paytable, I was really shocked to know that the game actually plays with 8 reels, but I could only see 5 reels within the play area, so where the heck are those 3 additional reels? Believe it or not, I still don't know where they are, because all my spins showed only 5 reels with 6 rows!
Giant Riches is based on Jack and the Beanstalk tale, no doubt about that, with Jack appearing more like an adult in this game. The plant, the Giant and the Castle in the clouds all remain the same. The game plays with 60 paylines, but needs only 0.40 bet per spin to start playing it. Makes no difference to me though. The logo is the Wild symbol, paying 12.5x the total bet for getting 8 of them, substitutes for other symbols except for the Scatter symbol, but doesn't do anything else - a dumb symbol. The Castle is the Scatter symbol, paying 30x the total bet for getting 8 of them, triggering 50 free spins with all wins doubled. 3 Scatters would trigger only 8 free spins. More free spins can be retriggered. As for the other symbols, they pay from 12.5x to 1x total bet for getting 8 of each kind.
The paytable? Oh gees! I've never had to rate any such paytable before, never coming across any game having 8 reels and 6 rows, so it's very hard for me to give a reasonable rating. But going by the usual standards, the values look to be very low indeed, if not extremely low. The symbols on reels 1 and 2 can be stacked up to 6-symbols high, but the other reels can only have up to 3 stacked symbols, making the play area look really really messy with all those different sized symbols. Oh, how I really hate looking at them!