Bier Haus Slot
Bier Haus is a 5-reel, 4-row, max 40-pay line online slot from WMS (Williams Interactive). Bier Haus (in case you can't work it out for yourself) is German for … er … 'Beer House', or what would be called a pub or bar around the rest of the world. The theme of this slightly sozzled slot is Bavarian beer, or approximately 'Oktoberfest'. This is a fortnight-long festival that's officially celebrated in Munich, but is also one that's become an annual event in cities, towns and villages all around the world. The aim of the festival is to celebrate the world's most popular intoxicating beverage – beer! Despite the name, the festival actually begins in September. Perhaps 'Septemberfest' just doesn't sound as good. Anyhow, all the symbols used in this game are suitably beerish: a jolly German, mugs, barrels, glasses and a buxom barmaid who's bursting out all over.
The range of symbols is completed with the four playing card suits: spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs. Some symbols are stacked four high (this is a four row slot) to increase your chances of winning.
There are forty lines available in this game, and all are selectable. You can also select your bet-per-line – any value from 0.01 to 1.00 in increments of 0.01. If you want you can use the 'quick bet' option in this game – just hit the tiny 'QB' button. This will give you a range of fixed bets from 0.40 to 40.00 in increasing increments. When you're ready to raise your glass, hit the 'spin' button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest payout-giver in this slot is any of the playing card suit symbols. Three the same of those on an active pay line will win you five times your bet per line. You'll be buying beer to celebrate if you land five of our cheery German chum. as doing so wins you 500x your line bet.
Three pints of the golden stuff acts as the wild symbol in this game. This symbol substitutes for all other symbols aside from the 'Feature' and the 'Golden Feature' symbols.
The boob-tastic barmaid acts as both the feature and 'golden' feature symbol – in the golden feature symbol she is clutching three pints. If you land at least five of either symbol in any position on any of the reels in total then you are awarded five free spins. You win an extra five free spins for each symbol you land above the minimum total of five. Any feature symbol that is a golden feature symbol locks in place as a sticky wild for the entirety of your freebies. You can retrigger free spins during your freebies up to a maximum of eighty free spins.
Bier Hours both looks and sounds amazing – particularly the 'oom-pa' music that plays during the bonus round. In fact the music proved so popular that WMS released it to Soundcloud. You can hear it here if you so desire. Despite the beery ambiance this game does leave you feeling a little flat after a while, but it's certainly fun before the novelty wears off. Wunderbar!