For some, slots and beer go hand in, and Bier Haus brings them together in this lucrative online video slot by WMS. So grab a pint of your favorite ale and sit down for some potential big wins in Bier Haus, a 5-reel, 40-payline slot machine. As you might guess, this slot is set in a traditional German pub, and you will be treated to the occasional chatter and murmuring that accompanies such a locale. The title of this slot, Bier Haus, is actually German for “the beer house.” As a game from the WMS’ Deluxe suite, Bier Haus offers enhanced audio, superior graphics, and even gameplay.
If you’ve ever dreamed of a slot game created around German beer, Bier Haus is your dream come true. While beer may be party-time ritual for many cultures around the world, German customs dictate that beer drinking is much more. It is a tradition and rite of passage that is forever engraved and appreciated in the German way of life. In fact, Germany celebrates a 16-day festival dedicated to just beer, a world-famous tradition known as Oktoberfest.
The brick wall of the beer house is the backdrop for this slot. Across the reels you will see a variety of related symbols on the reels, including the Bavarian Beer Drinker, Beer Stein, an Accordion, a German Castle, the Game’s Logo, Beer Mugs, Chestnuts, and the beautiful blonde German waitresses, who serve as the Feature and Gold Feature icons, which are triggers for the Free Spins round.
The Beer Pints are wild and have the ability to substitute all symbols with the exception of the Waitress icons. The Feature and the Gold Feature are represented by the busty, blonde bar wenches and as much as they look the same, they are different. The main difference is that the Gold Feature (with the purple background) will turn in to a locked wild during Free Spins mode. Locked wilds, not to be confused with shifting wild symbols, remain in the same place on the reels for every spin.
To activate the Free Spins mode, you will need at least 5 Feature icons scattered anywhere on the reels. Getting either 5 Feature or Gold Feature symbols will automatically trigger 5 free spins. Each additional scatter on top of the 5 scatters will add an extra 5 spins. Furthermore, any Gold Features that were available when you triggered the Free Spins mode will be transformed to locked wilds and will stay locked for the entire duration of the Free Spins round. You can retrigger free spins up to a maximum 80 spins.
Bet amounts are also user-friendly starting from as little as 0.01 and go up to 1.00, making this one of the best online video slots for low- to mid-stakes players. The max bet is worth 40.00 coins. Betting on all paylines means more chances of forming winning combinations, but the paylines are not fixed, so you can adjust the amount of paylines in multiples of 4 to suit your personal bankroll limits. Keep in mind though, that should you hit the Free Spins bonus event, you’ll likely want to have all 40 lines activated to ensure the best rewards possible.
Bier Haus is simple enough and easy to play in the wide range of playability options for online slot games. Free spins is as complicated as it gets in Bier Haus, but the real appeal of this game will be those who revere Germany, whether for ones heritage, home country, or just beer in general. Nonetheless, this is not one of those slots that throws money at you, as the paytable is fairly restrained to offset the player advantage of locked wilds. However, when you do hit free spins, especially with a high bet locked in, free spins and their exclusive locked wilds, can make for some pretty substantial payouts and increase of your bankroll, which makes up for the fairly low wins in base play (see Paytable from the slot interface to learn more).