There are quite a few cultural holidays that have found their way around borders all over the world for other countries to pick up and celebrate. These days we see millions more celebrate holidays such as Halloween, St Patrick’s Day and maybe the biggest one of them all, Oktoberfest.
People seem to embrace another reason to party and why not? If it adds some happiness to your life, I’m all for it.
Let the Golden Nectar Flow
Knowing this, it’s hardly a surprise that each and every year, online casinos release games to follow suit. With Oktoberfest being here, it’s time to let the golden nectar flow, stuff ourselves with Bratwursts and pretzels, and most of all win big!
Slap on your lederhosen because here are 5 slots that will get you in the mood.
1) Coinfest – Platipus
The name Coinfest doesn’t exactly make your tastebuds start watering but as soon as you get into the game, you’ll pick up the Oktoberfest spirit faster than you can get the attention of the bartender.
Expanding wilds can be very helpful
Don’t Miss a Beat
Beer girls and the mandatory gentlemen with the perfect foam-catcher of a mustache will make sure you don’t miss a beat.
Expanding wilds and scatters should be your focus as they are the ticket to the big wins.
If you’re struggling to find scatters, there is the option of using the Buy feature. Since there are two bonus features available, you can take your pick.
- Free Spins – If this is your choice, it will cost you 50x your bet
- Respins – This is the cheaper choice and will only charge you 40x.
I never made it to the Respin feature, which is a shame. It’s all about collecting coins and is more of a Hold and Spin feature which I’m a big fan of.
There is a Grand Jackpot hiding in there which will probably taste better than any of the beers being served.
A 95.00% RTP and medium volatility might not make Coinfest the hottest party in town but considering there are 46,656 paylines and a 5,570x multiplier involved, you’ll never know what can happen.
If nothing else, the soundtrack will make you think you’re in a Munich biergarten.
2) Octobeer Fortunes – Pragmatic Play
It’s time to top off the mug at stop number two – Octobeer Fortunes. Nice play on words there, Pragmatic!
The game has high volatility and a 96.53% RTP, which is better than the previous game. Wooden barrels and pretzels are part of all these games so get used to it.
It’s the money symbol that will help open the doors to the bonus round and interesting enough it has a progressive feature. I’m referring to the fact that during the round, the value of all money symbols that you land are collected and every wild symbol will award you the current collected value.
Take Your Pick
Octobeer Fortunes also have the Buy feature but this version is a bit different than most others. The reason being all the options you have. How many? Believe it or not, but there are as many as 12 different options. You can’t get more than 9 actual spins but it’s the money symbols you want to pay attention to.
- Buy 9 Free Spins for 100x your bet with 5 starting money symbols
- Buy 9 Free Spins for 110x your bet with 6 starting money symbols
- Buy 9 Free Spins for 120x your bet with 7 starting money symbols
- Buy 9 Free Spins for 130x your bet with 8 starting money symbols
- Buy 9 Free Spins for 140x your bet with 9 starting money symbols
- Buy 9 Free Spins for 150x your bet with 10 starting money symbols
- Buy 9 Free Spins for 160x your bet with 11 starting money symbols
- Buy 9 Free Spins for 170x your bet with 12 starting money symbols
- Buy 9 Free Spins for 180x your bet with 13 starting money symbols
- Buy 9 Free Spins for 190x your bet with 14 starting money symbols
- Buy 9 Free Spins for 200x your bet with 15 starting money symbols
- Buy 9 Free Spins for 150x your bet with a random number of starting money symbols
Did I mention that the money symbol is a monster size beer?
What sticks out for me are all the options in the Buy feature. It’s very rare you get to pick from a smorgasbord of money symbols but unless you’re willing to pay for it, I guess it doesn’t really make a difference.
I’d say it’s an ok game but definitely not something I’d come back to again. Not until we reach October next year of course.
You’ll be glad to hear that all beer drinking games are the same, or even look the same. Beer Bonanza has more popping colors and an overall more fun vibe I’d say.
The look of it reminds me a bit of All Lucky Clovers, which is also from BGaming. In this game you want to collect as many clusters as possible as they will also cause the tumble effect, giving you a shot at even bigger wins.
Pay Up or Shut Up
Just like the previous two games, this one also has the buy option hanging around in the background.
It’s a pretty hefty ask as they will give it to you for 200x your bet.
Double Your Chances
Since paying for the Free Spins felt a bit expensive, I was happy to see the 2x feature. This is where you can activate the feature with a simple click and your chances of getting to the bonus round will double.
It will ask you for a slight increase in bet size but I find this to be a much better deal than paying for the Free Spins. Keep in mind that if the “Double” is activated, you can’t buy Free Spins.
The bonus round is a purple world
When you’re finally inside the bonus round, the color changes and purple takes over. Depending on how many scatters you landed, you can get as many as 30 Free Spins, which I think is a pretty sweet deal.
There are also random multipliers in play that can get you as much as 100x, just like that.
Even though I didn’t get the same Oktoberfest feel from this game, it’s probably the best one yet. A 96.00% RTP and high volatility doesn’t scare anyone but for me, the “Double option” means a lot, especially if paying for Free Spins can really take a bite out of your budget.
It’s not at all a “beer” game but wins are wins and if you get enough of them, you can go and buy all the beers you want and even throw yourself a big German party.
Ok, we’re getting closer to the authentic vibe and this place is crawling with wooden barrels. The 117,649 Megaways always helps and the 96.70% RTP doesn’t hurt either. Throw in an 8,971x multiplier and you have yourself a challenge.
There are a couple of features worth mentioning here, known as Wild Upgrade and Wild Beer Reels.
- Wild Upgrade – On any given spin up to 4 symbols are selected and will turn wild
- Wild Beer Reels – One or more reels can be selected and all of its symbols becomes wilds
The game isn’t super exciting but as you can see, at least there are a couple of features that can help you out. On top of the ones mentioned above, there are also Free Spins which can even be retriggered for another 5.
A cold beer doesn’t taste the same everywhere but then again, a big win can make that cold brew taste better than ever before. I’m willing to be surprised. Are you?
5) Greta Goes Wild – iSoftBet
You’re bound to get players’ attention with a name like that. There’s no doubt Greta loves going wild considering the amount of wild symbols being poured in this game.
This is another highly volatile game with an 96.00% RTP. Once again, not the highest numbers or super inviting but the theme for today is Oktoberfest so the slots will have to take a back seat to the brewski.
Get the 3 bonus symbols and head to the bonus round
How to Get Free Spins
The action at Greta’s is focused on the Free Spins and as per usual, you’ll need at least 3 bonus symbols to be allowed behind the curtain.
Sticky Wilds and Multipliers
You can get as many as 15 Free Spins at the most but a minimum of 10 isn’t bad. During Free Spins, any wild that comes along will become sticky and stay in place for the remainder of the Free Spins.
Get as many wilds as you can
Should you get two wilds on the same reels, they will transform into 2x multipliers. If that’s not enough for you, then add another wild and get 3x multipliers.
Say hi to Greta as she goes wild
I managed to save the best for last and Greta knows how to throw a party. It’s as wild as promised and win or lose, you feel like you’re always in the middle of it with a shot at the big bucks.
There You Have It, Folks
I hope I managed to give you some ideas of what to play to get into a celebratory mood this October. Surely your order of the appropriate attire is on its way and will be the lucky charm that will take your slot performance to the next level.
You can find these games at BitStarz, Wild Tornado and Winz.io among other places.