Novomatic Faust Slot Review and Free Play

Faust: Demo

Most video slots are pretty light hearted affairs as far as subject matters goes so it was something of a surprise to come across Faust which is based on the historical tale of the scholar who sold his soul to the devil and in return received unlimited pleasure and knowledge. It’s a hugely volatile 5 reel, 10 payline game that comes with free spins with expanding wilds. Play, on all devices, from between 10p and £50 per spin.

Visually, Faust has the look of a brick and mortar casino game but is pretty good compared to some of Novomatic’s more basic efforts. Joining the Germanic-style playing cards are weighing scales, bottles of magical potion, Gretchin and Faust. The 16th century doctor is the most rewarding of the standard symbols, paying 500 times your total bet if you land 5 in combination.

They’re joined by Mephisto who is the wild – sporting a devilishly impressive pencil moustache, he acts as both a wild and a scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these and you’ll get an award equal to 2, 20 or 200 times your total stake as well as activating the Free Games feature.

Here you can look forward to 10 free spins – like many Novomatic titles, there’s an added wrinkle with the free spins. In this case, it’s a special expanding symbol – this is chosen at random before the free spins begin. Following each free spin, the chosen symbol can expand and fill the whole reel or reels where it appears. A new payout is then made with the expanded symbols in position.

Selling your soul to the devil is probably the highest variance act you can imagine and that’s the case with this video slot. This is an extremely volatile beast and the variance is sky high. The key to unlocking the best winning chances is via the Free Games feature.

The free spins aren’t the easiest to trigger though – expect lengthy spells when your bankroll will disappear in a puff of smoke. The upshot is that you can win big on a single free spin. This isn’t a game for the faint of heart. With an unusual theme and extremely volatile action, Faust can offer some devilish action if you’re in an impish mood. I also recommend Mystic Secrets by Novomatic.

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