Bier Haus Oktoberfest Slot Review
Having already achieved a smash hit with “Heidi and Hannah’s Bier Haus”, slot developer SG Digital make another trip to the Bavarian beer scene with Bier Haus Oktoberfest. Set in a bustling German bar, complete with lively bar chatter, and a jaunty accordion-led soundtrack, this release does an excellent job at recreating the atmosphere of the world’s most famous beer festival.
Scoring top marks for the evocative setting, it isn’t only the beers which flow freely in a game overloaded with features. Wilds, Sticky Wilds, Full Reel Wilds, a Bonus Wheel, Free Spins, and three Progressive Jackpots all contribute towards creating a fun-packed bar-based betting experience.
Bier Haus Oktoberfest Slot How to Play
The game takes place on a 6-reel, 6-row layout, with a total of 50 winning lines. Game symbols consist of the low-paying Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts and Spades, medium-level Pretzels, Hats, and Horns, high-paying Accordions, Tankards and Bier Haus, and the game’s top-paying standard symbol of Hans the friendly German chap. Wins are recorded by registering three or more matching symbols on a winning line.
A beer is always welcome at Oktoberfest, and things are no different in this game, with the Beer Symbol serving as the game’s wild. Able to substitute for any standard symbol, the Beer Symbol is also a high-paying symbol in its own right – rewarding you with 40 x your stake for landing six on a winning line.
Bier Haus Oktoberfest on Mobile
In addition to the desktop version of the game, Bier Haus Oktoberfest is also optimised for use on mobile and other small-screen devices. Whether you are an iOs or Android user, you will find all of the same features, gameplay and atmosphere as in the PC game.
Bier Haus Oktoberfest RTP and Volatility
Bier Haus Oktoberfest offers a fixed RTP of 96.18%, which comes in at just a fraction above the industry average of 96%. The game falls into the medium volatility scale, meaning you can expect regular small and medium wins, mixed in with occasional features.
Bier Haus Oktoberfest Slot Bonus Round and Free Spins
The base game ticks along at a good pace but is enhanced greatly by the barmaid Heidi. Located to the left of the screen, the Bavarian blonde steps in at random to trigger one of two most welcome bonus features. The first sees Heidi open one or more of the beer taps which are located above each reel, filling that reel with lovely lager and turning the whole reel wild. Or keep an eye out for Heidi’s Bigger Mugs extra feature, which will drop a selection of Beer Pints onto the reels. These beer symbols come in a variety of shapes and sizes – the biggest of which covers almost the entire play area.
Free Spins Bonus Round
Fraulein Heidi is certainly eager to please with her antics at the bar, so it should come as no surprise that the Heidi Icons also represent the game’s Scatter symbol. Five or more Heidi symbols on adjacent reels – starting with the first reel – triggers the game’s Free Spins Bonus Round. The number of Free Spins depends upon the number of adjacent Heidi’s. 5 Heidi’s awards five spins, all the way up to a whopping 100 free spins for 20+ Heidi symbols. Even better than that, once into the Free Spins round, five or more adjacent Heidis will see the round retrigger.
The manner in which the bonus round is achieved will likely be familiar to online slots players, but there are a couple of additional special features which add real excitement to the action.
Heidi Icons come in three colours; Green and Purple, which may appear on any reel, and Red which will only appear on the fourth reel.
Should any Purple Heidi contribute towards triggering the bonus round, it will immediately transform into a Sticky Wild and remain in place for the duration of the Free Spins round.
Things are even better with the Red Heidi symbol. Should it help to trigger the bonus round, you will be awarded a spin on Heidi’s Bonus Wheel before the Free Spins commence…
Heidi’s Bonus Wheel
There are no losers on Heidi’s wheel, simply click spin and settle in to be rewarded with one of the following:
- Extra Spins Section – Awards 5 or 10 additional Free Spins
- Hans Section – 3 of your free spins will become “Hans Spins” whereby Hans appears and drops up to 10 Wild symbols on the reels.
- Heidi Section – 2 of your free spins will benefit from the Bigger Mugs feature.
- Hans + Heidi Section – Receive both 3 Hans Spins + 2 Bigger Mugs features.
- Jackpot Segment – Win one of the game’s three Progressive Jackpots, either Minor, Major or Epic, plus an additional Free Spin.
Last but not least in this feature-packed game, the randomly generated Mega Drop allows you the chance to hit one of those three Progressive Jackpots on any spin – be that in the base game or during the bonus round. Should the letters M-E-G-A appear on the reels, you will be in line for one of those three prize pots.