Time to don your Lederhosen for a reel session on the slot from Red Tiger Gaming. Lucky Oktoberfest reminds us of the world’s largest beer and funfair festival held annually in Munich, Germany in the two weeks prior to the first Sunday in October. A permanent fixture since 1810, the festival attracts more than six million people who come from all corners of the planet for strong beer, Bavarian folk music, traditional foods and a huge variety of fair rides.
On Lucky Oktoberfest, Hans and Helga will show us their beer drinking skills as they will increase the win multiplier and add extra rounds in the free spins. The drinking starts already in the base game with Bier Reels filling up to reveal a common symbol for bigger wins. Not to forget, the slot is part of the Red Tiger Jackpot Network with three progressive jackpots up for grabs. Currently, the game is an exclusive at the brands of the LadbrokesCoral group, but it might go global at some point in the future.
Lucky Oktoberfest is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 10 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for two to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. You can join in on the virtual beer drinking on desktop or mobile from 0.10 to 40 credits per spin. The game has medium to high volatility with an RTP of 94.13%, which includes the contribution to the progressive jackpots. The RTP can vary at different operators, always check the help files to find out which version you will be playing.
A festival hall from the Oktoberfest serves as the background to the game window that is dominated by typical festival items such as pretzels, beer kegs and Bavarian hats. The background of the reels carry the Bavarian flag pattern. People noises partying in the hall and traditional folk music are the main audio on the game.
The card suits – clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades – each appearing as a half-filled with a type of beer, are at the low end of the pay table, awarding 1x to 2x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by pretzels, Bavarian hats, folk harmonicas, beerkegs and a Bavarian coats of arms. Hit five on a line to win 4x to 30x your stake.
The game has no wild symbol but a scatter that appears on reels one, three and five only as a icon marked with ‘Free Spins’. A beer mug marked with ‘Bier’ itself is the bonus symbol, landing on reels one and five only. The two characters Hans and Helga can land on reels one and five respectively during the free spins feature only.
Fittingly to the theme, all features evolve around beer. Landing the beer mug bonus symbols on reel one and five in one spin will trigger the Bier Reels feature. The reels will start filling up with beer and once it stops, all symbols covered by beer will transform into a common pay symbol for the spin, providing more potential to hit a multi-line win.
The beer will not be just poored but also gulped down by the two Bavarian characters in the bonus round. Hitting scatters on reels one, three and five in one spin will trigger 10 free spins. A respin is awarded when only two scatters land.
During the feature, you can potentially benefit from a progressive multiplier or extra free spins. Landing Hans on reel one and a beer mug or Helga on reel five will see him empty his beer mug and increase the multiplier by a random number. In turn, when Helga lands on reel five and a beer mug or Hans on reel one, then she will showcase her drinking skills and at the same time award a random number of extra free spins.
Well, this was quite a pleasant virtual visit to the world’s largest beer festival and admittedly, there is plenty of beer flowing. Question is whether the big and mega wins are just as free-flowing. Theoretically, you could win over 5,000 times your bet in the free spins but don’t bet your last beer on it happening that easy. We estimate the game to be delivering regular wins in the 50x to 250x region which should be sufficient to buy some more beer.