We’ve been expecting you Ms. Blonde. In fact, we’ve been expecting you for 14 years. That kind of wait might be unacceptable in a spy film franchise, but in the world of slots revisiting our heroes after such a gap can only make for a super sequel. The spy adventure in question is Agent Jane Blonde Returns, the smash hit slot sequel to Agent Jane Blonde. With disguises, Respins, and the chance to win up to 300 times our stake, we’re all ready to battle the baddies, Blonde style.
Agent Jane Blonde Returns is born (or should that be Bourne?) from another team up with an independent gaming studio. This time round Microgaming worked closely with Stormcraft Studios to give Jane Blonde a new look, and she looks mighty fine! In fact, all the visuals and animations are a nice update when compared to the original Agent Jane Blonde slot, yet it still has that air of familiarity with its predecessor. This is especially shown by the various high paying symbols, all of which depict Jane Blonde in an action sequence. Whether she’s gone undercover or diving underwater, it’s similar to the first slot. It just looks and feels crisper. Unlike the male counterpart, James Bond, our heroine actually looks better older (sorry Daniel Craig!).
It’s not just Agent Jane that’s had a facelift since the original. The paylines have increased from nine to 15 and the background, along with the other graphics are all in glorious high definition. Which makes it a visual delight on the eyes when spinning away and listening to the soundtrack, which makes us feel as if we’re immersed in the latest Bond blockbuster!
Jane acts as the slot’s Wild but not just any Wild. In fact, she’s Super Stacked, which means she can fill a an entire three-row reel to help create loads of new winning opportunities. The increased paylines from the original definitely help with this. The Logo is our Scatter symbol and whenever two of them appear anywhere on the reels, we get the Respin feature. But it’s not just a Respin. We’re talking about a high-end, well-equipped superstar spy here, so of course it’s going to be a bit different to the norm. Once the Respins are triggered, the Scatter symbols transform into Wilds and lock in place on the reels. The reels then spin again and if we get new Wilds then we get more Respins. And so on. It’s a great, easy way to play towards 300 times our stake and when we have a sea of glamorous spies filling the reels, it’s pretty nice to look at too!
Agent Jane Blonde is perfect for slots players that want something quick, simple and fun. If you’re a fan of the original Agent Jane Blonde then that’s even better as, like us, you’ll appreciate the little nuances and improvements. In an ideal world there would be a few more bonuses thrown in but, despite that, this slot still works superbly as it rides on the success of the original. After all, spies need to keep everything on the down low, so it couldn’t be filled with too much extravagance, could it?