The Oktoberfest is one of the world’s largest festivals and its popularity just keeps rising over the years. With that in mind, Red Tiger provided us with Lucky Oktoberfest, a 5 reel slot, with 3 rows and 10 ways for the player to land that winning combination. The theme itself is interesting as it is and the designers did a great job at making the design authentic. With some great features to go with, it could capture the attention of many.
What isn't there to love about the Oktoberfest? It is an event where one learns a lot about German traditions and gets to meet people all over the world. Everyone is happy, dancing and singing. People get to try all kinds of beer and traditional food. They get to see thousands of tents offering their products dressed in traditional dirndls and leather trousers. It is an experience worth having since it is a lot of fun and teaches a person a thing or two about the Germans.
The creators of the game did a great job of making it as authentic as possible, with one of the huge tents as the main scene of events. The background is decorated all in wood with shadows of people standing with beer mugs in their hands. The reels contrast the background beautifully. They are a blue color with a wooden frame with gold details. The soundtrack is traditional music playing cheerfully with the loud and happy chatter of people contributing to the vibe.
The graphics are very good as expected by the provider. The two main characters are Helga and Hans the owners of the tent. The low paying symbols are the card suits designed to match the theme. Then there are green hats, pretzels, beer barrels, and accordions. The game's wild symbol is represented by none other than a beer mug.
The payouts are quite satisfying as well. The player can bet a minimum of 0,10 and a maximum of 20 coins per spin. The player has the chance to win up to 5000x the stake in a single spin, which is a very tempting offer. It is a medium volatility game with an average 95,76% RTP. It is a bit lower than what players are used to from the provider but isn't that bad considering everything else.
No game would be as fun without features there to help. This game has some interesting and well-paying ones. The first one is the Bier Reels feature that is triggered when the beer mug symbol appears on reels 1 and 5. When activated the reels get partially or fully filled with beer and the symbols beneath get turned into the same symbol causing for a huge win.
The game, of course, has a Free Spins feature. It is triggered when 3 scatter symbols appear on reels 1, 3, and 5. If the scatter symbol appears 2 times on the reels, it gets locked in for one spin.
The player then gets 10 free spins with a multiplier that starts at x1 and gets to be increased. The way to do that is by landing a Hans symbol on reel 1 and a Helga or beer mug symbol on reel 5. The player then gets a random multiplier applied that can surprise at times. The player also gets the chance to win more free spins and that is by landing Hans or the beer mug on reel 1 and Helga on reel 5.
Last but not least is the Gamble feature that lets the player double his wins. It consists of a red and green wheel that the player gets to adjust before spinning for a bigger prize. The player then just has to stop the spinner for it to hopefully land on green in order to win a prize.