It’s time to don the lederhosen and get ready to party German style by taking a trip to the Stein Haus. Created by Novomatic, it’s a 5 reel, 50 payline video slot that comes with a free spins bonus round where 2-high wild steins of beer move up and down the reels throughout. Play on all devices from between 50p and £50 per spin.
Like most video slots in the Novomatic catalogue, the design in Stein Haus is rather simply done. Set against a beer hall backdrop, the reels include lower value A to 9 royal values as well as a range of Teutonic-themed images. In order of value are bratwurst sausages, kegs of bier and a barman. The best of the standard symbols is the pig-tailed barmaid. Land 5 of her on the same payline and you’ll pocket an award equal to 8 times your bet.
Helping to deliver those winning combinations are the steins of lager symbol which is the wild. It replaces everything apart from the bonus scatter and offers payouts of up to 20 times your bet.
Land 3, 4 or 5 of the Stein Haus logo scatter and you’ll win a payout equal to 2, 20 or 200 times your total bet as well as triggering the game’s Free Games with Moving Wilds feature – once active you’ll be awarded 10 free spins.
The scatters that triggered the feature then magically transform into expanded wilds which cover 2 symbol positions. These oversized wilds move up and down the reels with each free spin. Trigger the feature with 3 bonus symbols and you’ll see a trio of 2-high wilds on each free spin. 4 means 4 wilds and 5 scatters delivers 5.
Stein Haus is a typical Novomatic video slot. The design is a big improvement on many of the developer’s earlier efforts. You’ll hear the occasional blast of brass to herald a winning spin and the full oompah band works when you trigger the feature.
That Free Games with Moving Wilds feature offers plenty of potential too thanks to the oversized wilds that float up and down the screen on each spin. Fill the whole screen with wilds and a massive payday of 1,000 times your bet awaits.
We’re suckers for Novomatic’s simple formula and Stein Haus hasn’t let us down. The Germanic imagery is well done and the feature impresses. If you fancy sampling Oktoberfest but don’t fancy the hangovers, then you’ll want to say ‘guten tag’ to this enjoyable slice of Bavaria. I also recommend you try WMS’ Heidi’s Bier Haus which has a similar feel to it.