Oktoberfest Themed Online Casino Slots

Published on: September 15, 2011 

Oktoberfest is an annual festival held in Munich. It starts in mid September and runs till the first weekend in October. It has been held since 1810 with more than 5 million people attending every year. Beer is the principal offering in Oktoberfest. Only beer which is brewed within the city limits of Munich is allowed to be served. It is said that about 7 million liters of beer are consumed each year during Oktoberfest. Other traditional Bavarian culinary delights are served along with the beer. Many other European cities also hold their own versions of Oktoberfest. Online casinos host special promotions during Oktoberfest. There are some slot games with the theme of beer that draw traffic during this season. This article highlights a few of these online slots.

One of the earliest beer themed slot games is Quest for Beer. Though this is not related to Oktoberfest but is based on the Viking’s liking for beer, Quest for Beer is revived during Oktoberfest. The tankard, barrel and wench are beer related symbols. Other symbols include Viking, ship and high value card symbols. The beer tankard is the wild symbol and it also doubles payouts. The beer wench activates the free spins bonus, which awards 10 free spins with doubled payouts. The highlight of Quest for Beer is the Axe Throwing bonus game on the second screen, in which players break open beer barrels to win bonus credits. This slot game is from Microgaming.

Roll Out the Barrels was released by the software provider Rival Gaming on the occasion of Oktoberfest 2010. The introductory clip brings alive the festive mood and the reels are set in the background of a pub. The symbols reflect the Oktoberfest theme. They include the beer mug, the beer tankard, the beer barrel, the bartender, the barmaid, sausages and pretzels. The top payout is awarded by the bartender. The beer barrel is the expanding wild symbol and when it appears in winning combinations it floods the entire reel with beer. In the free spins round players can win up to 75 free spins with tripled payouts. In the bonus round, triggered by the barmaid, the player selects from four different beer kegs and wins bonus credits depending on his selection.

Steinfest is another online slot game released on the occasion of Oktoberfest 2010. It is from Microgaming. The pub named Beer Garden is the wild symbol and appears double stacked during the free spins. Other thematic symbols include an assortment of barmaids, musicians and tasty snacks. The barmaid symbols offer attractive payouts. The pub signboard showing a beer barrel is the scatter symbol. It offers scatter payouts and triggers 10 free spins with doubled payouts. The beer tankard is the bonus symbol. It also offers scatter payouts and triggers the bonus game on the second screen. Players have to make choices and win bonus credits. Steinfest has some excellent animations during winning combinations. Beer mugs are clinked in the pub and mustard applied on the sausages which then disappear from the plate. Excellent music is played in the background.

Quest for Beer and Steinfest can be played at Microgaming online casinos like Roxy Palace, All Slots, River Belle and Platinum Play. Roll Out the Barrels can be played at Rival Gaming online casinos like Ruby Royal.

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