Stein haus slot House Review
Novomatic creates some really unusual video slots, and Stein Haus definitely is one of them. Set inside a big Bavarian tent, this game celebrates everything that is wonderful about Oktoberfest!
But before you raise your glass to toast those love blonde buxom barmaids and munch on those delicious German sausages, we ask you to read our review of Stein Haus so that you know how to walk away with the 1000x jackpot!
We first start by understanding the game symbols. There are 4 low-value symbols – the 9, 10, J and Q. Slightly higher in value are the highest cards – the K and the A. the high-value symbols are the German Sausage, the Beer Barrel, the Bartender and the Barmaid. You also have the Wild (the Beer Mugs, which is also the highest-value symbol in this game) and the Bonus Symbol (the Scatter), but we will talk about the special symbols in the subsequent section.
To win at this game, you need to land at least 3 of the same symbols across consecutive reels, starting from the extreme left (this game pays left to right). The amount you win will depend on two factors – how many symbols you land and the value of those symbols.
With 5 reels, 4 rows and 50 paylines, it can get difficult to land winning combinations. The good news is that all the symbols can be stacked, so that makes getting those wins a little easier.
As with other Novomatic slots, Stein Haus is a simple game you can play. You start the game by setting your wager. You do so by clicking on the plus and minus signs on the Total Bets tab. If you just want to bet the maximum amount, click on the Max Bet tab.
As a low-to-medium variance game and an average RTP of 95.26%, this is a game in which you look at steady wins of the smaller kind. The big wins are there, but they don’t come often. So, it would be best to set your bet at a level where you can sustain a large number of spins.
Once you have set your bet, you simply need to click on the Start button, and you’re on your way to the Oktoberfest!
Additional Game Features
The base game can give you some interesting wins, but the bonus features are where the fun really starts. So, let’s find out more about these special game features:
- The Wild Beer Mug
The Wild in Stein Haus slots is the Beer Mug and it can substitute all symbols but one – the Scatter. If you manage to land all 5 Wilds across the reels, then you can win as much as 100x your stake.
- The Scatter
The Scatter is the Stein Haus Bonus symbol and when you land at least 3 of them on the reels, you trigger the Free Spins Bonus Game. The good thing is that Scatters also pays out wins. Landing 3 Scatters gets you a 2x win. Landing 4 Scatters gets you a 20x win. And if you are lucky enough to land all 5 Scatters, you get a 200x win! All of these prizes are over and above the Free Spins you are awarded.
- Free Spins Bonus
If you land 3 Scatter symbols on the reels, you will win 10 Free Spins. And this is where the game becomes a lot more exciting. It is during this bonus game that the Moving Wilds feature is also activated.
- Moving Wilds
All the Scatter symbols that have triggered the Free Spins Bonus game are morphed into Moving Wilds. They are huge Beer Mugs covering two reel positions that stay on the game screen for all the Free Spins. They move up and down the reels and stop randomly after each spin. So, during the Free Spins game, you have these stacked Wilds on the screen, which really increases your chances of getting big wins.
If you land more Wilds in this mode, then, along with the Moving Wilds already on the screen, you can achieve that elusive 1000x victory!
We love the game design that Novomatic has created for Stein Haus! The game is set inside a Bavarian beer tent, where you see a small wooden bar. The roof of the tent is chequered in blue and white. The reelscape is framed by decorative wood. The symbols on the reels are nice-looking but not outstanding.
The animations when the bonuses are triggered are fun and add to the excitement of the game. The music in the game is definitely evocative of Oktoberfest – cheerful, lively and with a distinctly German vibe. The sounds are also fun, especially when the Wild Beer Mugs appear on the reels.
While we were not too impressed with the artwork of the low-value symbols, the rest of the graphics and design in the game more than made up for that lack.
Novomatic’s Stein Haus is a wonderful video slots game with a unique them and fun gameplay. This is not a game that high-rollers will enjoy much, though. Players who prefer low or medium stakes will enjoy this game the most since the maximum bet size is just £50 (the minimum bet is 50p!).
So, if you’re looking for a fun game to play that isn’t too expensive and has an unusual theme then Stein Haus is a slot machine you should try! Go ahead, drink up the fun and go for the win!