Slot players can look forward to a thematic concoction that includes indulging in a virtual beer festival, salivating at German fast food, and gyrating to German folk music and music instruments. Harlequin Carnival slot (Nolimit City; April 2020) is relatable.
Oktoberfest’s rival video slots include Beer Party (September 2019) from Gamomat, Bier Fest (July 2015) from Genesis, Lucky Oktoberfest (September 2019) from Red Tiger Gaming, and Heidi’s Bier Haus (April 2017) from SG Gaming.
The slot name “Oktoberfest” is borrowed from a real-life beer-drinking German event that originated in Munich; “Oktoberfest” is a truncation of “October festival” dating back to 1810, although it is actually a September-October affair. Eleven symbols (“wild” placemat, French horn, cask, accordion, hat, Bratwurst sausage, “A” pretzel, “K” pretzel, “Q” pretzel, “J” pretzel, and “10” pretzel) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Oktoberfest Game Characteristics
Oktoberfest has a partitioned and translucent brown 5X3 grid over a birch wood platform and decorated with blue-and-white bunting banners. There are 20 fixed bet lines, fifteen symbols, 15 total bets, four wilds, four substitutes, expanding and stacked symbols, ordinary symbols becoming wilds, collectible “scatter” beer mug, three special features that include a win-guaranteeing feature, up to 22 free games and extra free games, five win multipliers, and regularly pays from X5 to X500.
Oktoberfest has five special symbols and ten ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the first (high-paying) wild-and-substitute is a floral diamond-shaped brown “wild” placemat; the second wild-and-substitute is a pair of frothy yellow beer mugs; the third wild-and-substitute is a tall floral purple “-1810- W Freifrau” banner where Miss Gretchen stands—the yellow-haired German woman is holding a cyan beer stein and is dressed in green, blue, white and brown; the fourth wild-and-substitute is a tall floral spruce-colored “-oht 12- W Ehrenmann” where Mr Hansi stands—the plumed Tryolean hat-wearing German man is holding a cyan beer stein and is dressed in white, brown, and navy blue. The free spins-unlocking symbol is a frothy yellow “scatter” beer mug between wheat spikes.
The ordinary symbols—consisting of two high-paying, three mid-paying, and five low-paying symbols—are: a maroon scarf on a yellow French horn on a round purple placemat; a branded brown “OF” cask on a placemat; a white-and-spruce accordion on a spruce placemat; a feathery spruce Tryolean hat on a dark teal placemat; and a sliced turquoise-and-blush Bratwurst sausage on a dark teal placemat. Set on brown diamond-shaped placemats, the low-paying ordinary symbols: “A” pretzel, “K” pretzel, “Q” pretzel, “J” pretzel, and “10” pretzel.
The Oktoberfest bet sizes: $0.20 (minimum), $0.40, $0.60, $0.80, $1.00, $2.00, $4.00, $6.00, $8.00, $10.00, $20.00, $40.00, $60.00, $80.00, and $100.00 (maximum).
This is a comprehensive listing of Oktoberfest’s fixed odds. The “wild” placemat, or French horn pays X20, X60, and X500. The cask pays X15, X50, and X400. The accordion pays X15, X40, and X250. The Tryolean hat pays X15, X30, and X150. The Bratwurst sausage pays X10, X30, and X100. A pays X5, X20, and X80. K pays X5, X20, and X70. Q pays X5, X15, and X60. J pays X5, X15, and X50. And 10 pays X5, X15, and X40.
Both Miss Gretchen and Mr Hansi can appear on their respective reel-tall banners before merging, thereby unlocking the wins-guaranteeing respins called Prost Spins. Three “scatter” beer mugs not only offer the ten free spins called Bierspins, but is also a gateway to a five-level metered collection of more “scatter” beer mugs that offer win multipliers and extra free games—meter levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 give X1, X2, X3, X4, and X5 win multipliers, respectively; three extra free spins are given for every progress from level two to level five, amounting to a maximum of 12 extra free games. Oktoberfest’s non-progressive jackpot is X500, which ($100X500) is $50000.00.
The Oktoberfest software is ordinarily good, and is especially fitted with: on/off left-hand mode; turbo; and batches of 10/25/50/100/250/1000 automated rounds with preset win limits and 0%/50%/75% balance decrease and 150%/200%/500% balance increase.
The ambient background consists of accordion and French horn notes amid chattering revelers. Sound effects include clinking beer mugs. The 3D graphics include the spinning pulley on the left, toasting protagonists, flipping golden pletzels, and sparkle effect.
Luck in Oktoberfest
A game of chance, Oktoberfest’s RTP rate is 96.75% and the house edge is 3.25%. It has volatility index 6 and a 33.33% hit frequency.