Faust is powered by Novomatic and has 5 reels and 10 paylines. Playable across desktop, mobile and tablet devices from 10p to £50 per spin, this game is based is Faust who is a German scholar who was dissatisfied with his life – as a result, he made a pact with the Devil exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and untold riches.
Centred on Goethe’s (a German author) version, symbols on the reels include the devil Mephisto (which is the scatter), his lover Gretchen and riches. The highest value symbol is Faust himself which rewards you with 5,000 times your line bet if you manage to get 5 on a payline.
The devil Mephisto is the scatter with 3 or more of them anywhere on the reels triggering the Free Games feature – you are rewarded with 10 free spins but before the free spins play out, 1 symbol is randomly chosen to become the special expanding symbol.
Every time the chosen symbol appears on the reels, it will expand to take over the whole reel – if you manage to get a few on the reels, prepare yourself for huge wins as the reels will be filled with the same symbol. The real massive wins will come if you get a high value symbol.
Faust is a highly volatile slot with the big wins coming obviously in the feature – hopefully Mephisto is your ally as triggering the feature can take some time. Saying that, I’ve managed to win over 600 times my stake on a couple of occasions now. Hopefully you can turn the tragedy into a story with a happy ending. Gameplay wise, it’s virtually identical to other Novomatic titles such as Book of Ra Deluxe and Lord of the Ocean – a formula I like them repeating.