Bier Fest Genesis Gaming's Oktoberfest Online Slot Offering
Bier Fest, a new online video slot released by Genesis Gaming ahead of the forthcoming Oktoberfest. The new slot is also Genesis Gaming's first HTML5 slot creation, denoting that the game is available for fast mobile play. Another great thing about Bier Fest is that the game is integrated in the Quickfire platform, which further means that the game is available in Microgaming-powered online and mobile casinos.
Bier Fest has 5 reels and 25 fixed paylines. The reels do not simulate the standard reel turning motion to produce new symbols. Tile icons collapse to disappear from the screen instead. New ones drop from above to fill quickly the three rows and five columns that constitute the five-reel slot game.
Through Bier Fest, players can have an early Oktoberfest celebration by joining the buxom Beer Maidens, the merry-making Bier Drinkers, the jolly Oompah Band and the delightful Marzipan Pigs featured as high-paying symbols of the game.
Bier Fest slot players have four festivities with which to celebrate in the Oktoberfest-themed slot play: The Barrel Wild occurrence, the Beer Drinking contest, the Wild Pig Racing event, and the Bier Stein Pick-Me Free-Spins round.
Geoffrey Hansen, the Managing Director at Genesis Gaming remarked that the launch of their first exclusively HTML5 game, stresses their commitment to mobile players. Mr. Hansen describes a mobile player as one who requires exceptional game experience, experience that varies and more frequent within a short span of time.
Genesis Gaming's Head of Global Design, Scott Sims said the focal point on player engagement for Bier Fest can be perceived immediately. They have incorporated the frequent occurrence of action and game features mostly in the main game. Mr. Sims takes pride in conveying that each of the special game features builds anticipation by way of fun animation.
Overview of Bier Fest Festivities
Bier Fest has four great attractions that players can experience in the base game:
The Barrel Wild, this feature brings around Stacked Wilds that appear in Reel 3. A Barrel Symbol appearing in any spot in Reel 3 fills the whole center reel with Barrel Wilds. There are occasions when such an occurrence could also result to the transformation of Reels 2 or 4, or both into Barrel Wild-filled reels.
Beer Drinking feature occurs in Reels 2 and 4. Special Bier Symbols that appear in those reels are drank to unravel a hidden symbol that could help form a payline win, or reveal a prize valued at 1x, 2x, 3x or 4x the total bet staked on reels 2 and 4.
Wild Pig Racing is a feature in which three pigs, one for each row, races to the finish across the screen. Each pig leaves behind Wild Symbols in random spots.
Bier Stein Free Spins is the Free Spins round that combines with a Pick Me game. The Pick Me game determines the number of free spins that will be available to a player. A Bier Fest player can have as many free spins as he or she can muster, as long as the Collect prompt is not revealed ahead of the others. The Collect prompt ends the Bier Stein Pick Me game and the free spins round will start.