The dark and dangerous world of undercover agents and international spies has been the obsession of many a young men since the introduction of the James Bond by writer Ian Fleming in 1953. Many people may not realise how recently the character was created. This is because it has been ingrained in popular culture for what seems like an eternity and the flow of books, movies, video games and a dozen other forms of entertainment have been steadily flooding the market since its inception.
From television shows, radio shows, and comic strips to the silver screen, there’s something about the character that Fleming created that has captivated the minds of men and women all over the world. To date, James Bond is actually the longest continually running film franchise in history and third in terms of total revenue grossed over the series lifetime.
So it is little wonder that Microgaming have released a slight twist on this classic character with their online casino slot called Agent Jane Blonde. She may not wear a tuxedo, and we can’t even really be sure that she’s British, but Jane certainly has the makings of a secret agent. But does she have what it takes to face off against a world of female super villains? Is a red cocktail dress just as effective for pulling off daring acrobatics while engaging in the high stakes game of life or death shootouts? And most importantly, how does Jane take her martinis? Let’s dig in and find out.
The World of a Spy
This nine payline and five reel slot from Microgaming brings the rough and tumble world of international espionage to a whole new level. Gone are the male dominated roles of the past. They have been replaced by a stone cold secret agent by the name of Jane Blonde.
The art style in this slot is cartoony and fun. As it’s a bit of a parody, Microgaming did a great job of keeping things light-hearted. The reels are set out as one would expect with paylines dotting each side in multi-coloured boxes. Below the reels, the player has access to quite a few betting options. The lines played, coins used and total bet can be adjusted on the fly by the use of large buttons. The player’s total credits remaining are also prominently displayed in the bottom left corner. It’s always good to be able to easily assess how much you’ve got left to play with.
If ever in doubt, the player can also check the payouts of the various symbols as well as bonus features by clicking the view payout button. But what are all of these gadgets and characters?
Super Villains and Gadgets
Symbols in Agent Jane Blonde are taken straight from the spy’s arsenal. They include a pair of high tech sunglasses, a GPS, a martini set, exploding bubble gum, red lipstick and a derringer. That’s quite a diverse arsenal for a secret agent!
The super villains are up next. They include a dark haired woman in a snowy scene, a scuba diver in front of a large yacht, a red head with a pink car and a brunette with a gun. Jane serves as a normal symbol as well as wild. The Jane Blonde symbol serves as the scatter and activates the free spins bonus round. Just land 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols on any reel and win fifteen free spins.
So are you ready to live the life of an international spy? Grab your martini and hop in that Aston Martin. It’s time to join Agent Jane Blonde on a mission for big wins!