Oktoberfest is part of German’s culture and the festival of beer, which needs no introduction. Lederhosen, sausages, premium quality beer and smiling waitresses are intrinsic part of it. The latter gathers many fans of beer every year.
Heidi Goes Wild is iSoftbet’s video slot planned for the end of July. It includes x2 and x3 wild multipliers, free spins and instant cash rewards. The spirit of the festival is represented well. You can feel it from the graphics and soundtrack of the game and during its features.
Heidi Goes Wild uses 5 reels and 3 rows with 10 fixed pay-lines, which must start on reel 1 and are all on adjoining reels. You can use wagers in the range of 0.20 to 20 credits to play this highly volatile video slot. Its RTP is 96% and you can win up to 8,000 per spin.
There are several features and a Free Spins game in the slot. One of them is the Oh Heidi that gives instant cash rewards or triggers the Free Spins. The latter ensures the largest winning potential. During the free spins, each Heidi Wild adds 2 free rounds, 2 wilds on the same reel get x2 multiplier. Hitting 3 wilds covering a reel gives you x3 multipliers. The multipliers do not increase their values when taking part in the same win. Yet, the one with the higher value is applied.
The game is set inside a beerhouse dominated by wood. There are barrels, crates, tankards and a wooden bar on both sides of the reels. They are framed in highly ornamented gold carvings. The reels are deep grass green and on them, you can see the cards 9, 10, J, Q, K and A in different colours. You can also land pretzels, green hats, Hans cheering with a beer, kegs of beer. Heidi is here as the wild – a blond amiably looking waitress and a tankard as the scatter.
The soundtrack is cheerful, melodic with accordion playing. It is very suitable for the big beer festival. The images of the symbols are colourful, cartoonish and look impressive. You will hear the crowd shouting and the noise from the celebration.
The pay-table includes card royals from 9 to A at the lower end. The premiums are a pretzel, a green hat, a keg of beer, the chap Hans with a beer in hand and the game logo. The payouts of the high-value symbols are from 5 to 20 times your stake. The most rewarding of all is the game logo and 3, 4 and 5 of it on a pay-line return 2, 10 and 20 times the stake.
Heidi is the wild symbol that doesn’t have a payout of its own. It substitutes for all other symbols except for the tankard. The latter is the bonus symbol.
The gameplay of Heidi Goes Wild is rather straightforward. It is spiced with several features. On any spin in the game, you can see Heidi randomly appearing. She’s the main character and the barmaid. Heidi will give you an instant cash reward of 25 times your stake or will trigger the Free Spins. This is the Oh Heidi feature.
There are two ways to trigger the Free Spins – one is via Oh Hedi as explained above. The second is the traditional way by landing 3, 4 or 5 tankard bonus symbols no matter where on the reels on the same spin. Then, you will win 10, 12 or 15 free spins for 3, 4 or 5 bonus symbols respectively.
These rounds are very lucrative since the Heidi wild plays a special role here. She ensures massive wins. Every time you land Heidi wild, it locks in position until the end of the free spins. It adds 2 extra free spins to the ones you have left. When you land 2 wild symbols on the same reel, both of them turn sticky and acquire an x2 multiplier as well. Every win that these multiplier wilds take part in is doubled.
Moreover, if you have 3 sticky wilds on the same reel, the wild gets a x3 multiplier value. Winning combinations that include more than 1 multiplier wilds are boosted by the one with the highest value. For example, a win with x2 and x3 multiplier wilds gets increased not 6 but 3 times.
Heidi Goes Wild doesn’t impress with its design. Still the images are cartoonish and look charming. The intensity of the rounds, the great atmosphere and the winning potential are superb. You can win a total of 8,000 times your stake per spin if you are lucky while playing this highly volatile slot. Other video slots of the theme are Heidi’s Bier Haus, Lucky Oktoberfest and Bier Haus Oktoberfest.