Get ready to raise your glasses German style in Bier Fest, jolly Oktoberfest-themed slot from Genesis Gaming. This boozy 5 reel, 25 payline treat comes with plenty of features including expanding wilds, random added wilds and cash bonuses. There’s also a free spins feature that offers up to 46 free spins complete with a multiplier of up to 15x. Only available on mobile and tablet devices, play from between 25p and £250 per spin.
Bier Fest is a highly entertaining slot to play – the imagery is first class with each symbol appearing on a wooden barrel of beer. Look out for lederhosen-clad bier drinkers, pig-tailed bier maidens, pretzels, pigs and steins full of beer. The graphics are really well done with the on screen action playing out to a catchy oompah soundtrack. Gold star then for the sound and visuals.
The features on offer in Bier Fest are pretty good too – there are 3 added extras to be had in the base game which helps the pace gallop along. First is the Barrel Wild feature – when the Barrel symbol appears on the middle reel, it will expand to fill all of it. It can also randomly fill out into reels 2 or 4, or sometimes even both, giving a real boost to your winning chances.
Then you have the Bier Drinking feature – when the Bier Glass symbol appears on reel 4, the bier will be drunk to reveal a symbol underneath and sometimes also a bonus. This can be anything from between 1 and 4 times your total stake.
Look out for the Pig hitting on reel 1 and the pretzel on reel 5. When this happens, you’ll trigger the Wild Pig Racing feature where a trio of pigs will fly across the 3 rows, turning a random number of symbols wild. This can lead to some very impressive payouts. The flying pigs have delivered over 100 times my total stake when they’ve hit.
3 Bier Stein symbols will trigger the Bier Stein Free Spins feature – you’ll be presented with a cart full of bier steins which will reveal free spins and multipliers. Keep picking until you find the collect. Up to 46 free spins are possible with the multiplier reaching a maximum of 15x. You can trigger more free spins during the feature too.
Bier Fest is a proper all round entertainer – the superb sound and visuals are matched by a quality array of features which keep the action flowing. The variance is in the low to medium range, offering a balance of payouts. If you can’t make it to Munich for the Oktoberfest, this may be the next best thing. And you won’t even have to worry about getting a hangover! If you like the theme, you should try WMS Gaming’s Bier Haus which is higher variance.