AGENT JANE BLONDE RETURNS – All looks and no brains
Agent Jane Blonde sequel
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Agent Jane Blonde Returns (Stormcraft Studios): Review
Agent Jane Blonde dates back to a time when Microgaming was a relevant developer, something that now seems like ages ago. The original (2005), still available across most Microgaming casinos, is by many considered to be a classic and although it looks bizarrely dated, the game itself actually still stands the test of time. 14 years down the road, Microgaming has decided to revitalize the heroine agent with partnering studio Stormcraft in charge of the task. Ugh.
The setup is simple – a 5-reel, 15-payline engine playable from between 0.05 to 400 Eur per spin on your computer as well as your mobile devices. If you’re looking forward to a casino game rich in features, you’re likely to be disappointed. There’s a Respin feature that transforms scatter symbols into sticky wilds, but that’s about it.
Having received a facelift, Jane looks quite good and has aged well so visually, at least, it’s quite a leap forward. The story still centres around espionage, manoeuvring and double-dealing, and the retro style goes well with the James Bond inspired theme. The night-time city skyline and its neon lights illuminating the sky above looks elegant without a question.
Instead of the typical royals serving as low-value symbols you’ll see watches, laptop computers, cars, money and passports and handbags. All the premiums, on the other hand, are represented by Jane herself appearing in different outfits – diving gear, stealth mode, undercover and fashionably dressed. Jane also represents the wild symbol – it performs the usual duties of replacing all symbols bar the scatter.
Agent Jane Blonde Returns (Stormcraft Studios): Features
Whenever 2 scatter symbols appear on a spin, the Respin feature is triggered. When this happens, the scatters are turned into wilds and locked in place followed by a respin. As long as new wilds land on the subsequent spins, additional respins are awarded. This goes on until no new wilds land on the reels. As shocking as it may seem, there are no other features included, so the above is all you get.
Agent Jane Blonde Returns (Stormcraft Studios): Conclusion
The original Agent Jane Blonde belongs to a line of classic slots that were ground-breaking when released by Microgaming. The sequel, however, takes a big dump on its legacy and every veteran gambler must be dumbfounded to see poor Jane being turned into a joke here.
Agent Jane Blonde Returns is a low variance slot with a horrendous 300x max win potential. It goes without saying that we won’t even bother to spend a single penny on this vile game. Would it really be too much to ask to include a multiplier or increase the value of the symbols at least in order to make it a bit more appealing? It makes you question if Microgaming even inspects the games designed by their partnering studios who apparently know a lot about game design and nothing about gambling.
Agent Jane Blonde Returns
Game description: 5 reels | 3 rows | 15 Paylines | RTP ? | Max win potential: 300x | Variance: L | Bets: €0.05 - €400 | Features: Respin feature
Bigwinboard Rating - 26%