Octoberfest is a twenty-payline video slot, developed by Booming Games. Inspired by one of the largest beer festivals, Octoberfest slot contains beautiful visual, plenty of bonus features, and winning chances.
Octoberfest is usually spelt with a k in German, is an annual event that occurs in Munich and is known as a Volksfest (people’s festival). A volksfest is a festival of beer, debauchery and funfair amusements, taking place in the first week of October and pulls in a large crowd of over five million people!
It is ultimately, utterly and unashamedly German in its visuals and its soundtrack. Lined with many traditional images from Germany, like ale and frankfurters, German culture aficionados will love it.
Before players head over to Germany, they are advised to adjust their game settings first.
Use “Lines” to adjust the number of active paylines, varying from playing one to twenty.
“Bet per line” represents the number of coins staked per line.
“Max Bet” places the maximum bet allowed and then automatically spins the reels.
Once players are ready, hit “Spin” and commence the game.
“Auto” turns the reels without interruption for a chosen number of times.
The game’s wild symbol is the Blond Waitress that may act as a replacement for any regular icon, except the scatter symbol and the Special icon. Some wilds have multiplying values which are displayed on each icon. To be more precise, when the wild helps players form winning combinations, the payouts will be increased by the wild’s multiplying value.
The scatter is the Waiter. Players who manage to land at least three scatter symbols regardless of their position on the reels simultaneously will receive ten Free Spins.
The 2-Way Pay Heart is the Special symbol. When a player lands three or more special icons simultaneously anywhere on the reels, they will activate the 2-Way Pay feature. For the next ten rounds, all winnings will be counted both left to right and right to left. What’s more, the functionality can be retriggered.
In case players land three or more Scatter symbols during the 2-Way Pay feature, the additional ten Free Spins will be immediately added to a players account. The feature will be put on hold during the Free Spins feature.
Octoberfest has a low payout for gamers to play with, with a maximum bet of 60. Players can decide whether they would instead reduce the money bet or the number of paylines. They can do both, and this can be selected before they play and during the game.
Players must make sure the amounts are altered before their next spin, or the settings are not put in place. Booming Games feel they are onto a good thing here; however, this game falls well short.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring