Bier House Oktoberfest is a sequel to WMS’ popular Bier Haus slot series and the fifth game that is part of it. The series is inspired by the world-famous Oktoberfest. The latest game also takes part in Heidi and Hannah’s Bier Hous and features some nice innovations.
WMS plans the release of the game for July 2020. Its diversity of extra features, bonus games and 3 progressive jackpots on offer make it a great choice for every player.
Bier House Oktoberfest uses a draught beer machine of 6 reels and 6 rows. There are as many as 50 fixed pay-lines to win from. The technical side of the game is very similar to Heidi and Hannah’s slot series. The RTP is 96.18%, the volatility – at the medium level.
You can use wagers in the range of 0.18 to 180 credits to spin the reels. This makes Bier House Oktoberfest suitable for high rollers and players who aren’t prone to risk. The highest win per spin is 1,388.8 times your bet, which is capped at €250,000. There are also 3 progressive jackpots.
The game includes 1×2 larger premium and wild symbols, wild reels, sticky wilds. There are free spins and a bonus game on a special wheel. Players can compete for 3 progressive jackpots and get large beer mug symbols. The latter can cover whole reels.
The design of Bier Haus Oktoberfest isn’t very different from the other slots from the series. The graphics are simple and stand out with a different background, which is set inside a bar. The previous game used a clearing with blossoming colourful flowers. The reels are made of a draught beer machine consisting of 6 reels and 6 rows. You can see the attractive blonde bartender Heidi on the left.
The reels are blue and on them can appear trumpets, pretzels, the 4 card suits, accordions. You can see Heidi, Hans and the other characters. You can also land whole beer mugs covering most or all of the reels during the special features. The images are vivid, clear and create a relaxing atmosphere. Bier Haus Oktoberfest is true to the original series and is in its spirit.
There are 12 regular symbols in Bier Haus Oktoberfest. The low-paying ones are 4 card suits – spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs. All 4 of them have the same value – 0.55 times your bet for 6 of a kind on a pay-line. Higher values have the pretzels, trumpets and hats, which pay 0.83 times your stake. The premiums include thermos, accordions and the beerhouse. These pay 1.11 times your stake. The most rewarding of all symbols is sir Hans, who appears 1×2 large and worths 1.66 times your stake.
The wild symbol is the beer mug, which substitutes for all other regular symbols. Its payout is 2.22 times your stake. The wild also appears 1×2 in size. Whole reels can turn wild during any base game spin, which is one of the extra features in the game. The latter and the larger size of wild symbols ensure more chances for wins and higher payouts.
Besides a wilds symbol, there are 3 different scatters. The girl at the bar – Heidi is the scatter and you can also see it on the left of the screen. There are green, purple and red Heidi scatter symbols. The red Heidi scatter can appear only on the 4th reel. The green and purple Heidi scatters can land on all reels. The 6th reel is reserved for Hedi, Hans or Wild Beer symbols only. Landing scatters is the route to activating the Free Spins as well as lucrative wins.
Landing at least 5 Heidi scatters on the same spin anywhere on the reels triggers the Free Spins. The more scatters you get, the better. Hitting a 5-scatter trigger gives you 5 free spins. Getting a 40+ scatter-trigger grants 100 free spins. During free spins, you are guaranteed to win at least 50 times your total bet. In case you end the feature with a total win of less than 50x bet, you will receive 50 times your stake.
The Free Spins you can retrigger by landing more scatters. This you can do many times without restrictions. If during the triggering spin you got purple Heidi scatters, you will get another extra. Every triggering purple Heidi scatter becomes a Sticky Wild symbol . It remains such for the duration of the free spins.
Another feature you can benefit from is triggered by the red Heidi scatters. It is called Heidi’s Wheel and it gives you one spin of the bonus wheel. The latter has various segments with abundant prizes:
Hans Beer segment – it gives you the 3 Hans Spins feature;
Heidi segment – it awards the feature 2 Bigger Mugs’
combined Heidi-Hans segment – it grants 2 Bigger Mugs feature + 3 Hans Spins feature;
Extra Spins segment – awards between 5 and 10 additional Free Spins;
Jackpot segment – it gives you the corresponding value of the jackpot in instant cash reward. You also get one extra wheel spin.
The Hans Spins feature you can trigger during the Free Spins. Via it, up to 10 Hans Wild symbols will be randomly added to the reels. The Bigger Mugs feature you can activate by chance on any spin or through Heidi’s Wheel. When you do, larger up to 1×6 in size bigger beer mugs will be added to the reels. They can cover the whole reels.
If the pointer of the wheel stops on any of the 3 jackpots, you win it. All 3 jackpots are progressive. In ascending order these are the Minor, Major and Epic jackpots. Their values get increased daily from the real play wagers of other players.
Bier Haus Oktoberfest is a great sequel of the series themed after the beer festival. Although the game is not significantly renovated, there are enough changes to spice it up. The rounds will keep you entertained. It has been improved a lot and is definitely a step ahead compared to the original. If you are a fan of the series, don’t miss this one out!