Octoberfest Slot

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Octoberfest (more commonly spelled as “Oktoberfest”) is an annual beer festival that revolves around eating lots of food, dancing, and, of course, drinking enough alcohol to make your liver explode. The most famous example of this celebration takes place each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, where more than two-million gallons of beer are consumed during the 16-day event.

The folks at Booming Games must love a frothy beverage every now and again, as they’ve gone and created the Octoberfest slot machine. This is a 5-reel, 20-payline slot with multiplying wilds, scatters, free games, and 2-way pays. If you’re unfamiliar with how it works, this review should pass along everything you need to know.


Booming Games makes all their products for the online market, so you’ll need to find a virtual casino in order to play this title. I’m not sure if they support mobile gaming, so those who enjoy playing on a smartphone should pay careful attention before opening an account.

Players can wager on any or all of the paylines, with the maximum amount being 20. As for the available denominations per line, these include 0.03, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50, 0.75, 1.00, 1.50, 2.00, and 3.00.

For players on a strict budget, the game can be enjoyed for as little as 0.03. If you feel like taking a risk, the maximum possible wager costs 60.00 (but also offers larger payouts).

Octoberfest Pay Table

The pay table is vital to understanding how a particular slot machine works, as it details bonus games, payouts, and the various symbols that you’ll encounter. The following are the icons presented throughout Octoberfest, but keep in mind that their values change based on the player’s wager. In the following example, I’m using a 0.50 per-line wager, for a total bet of 10.00.

  • Eight – The lowest-paying of the poker symbols, the eight pays 1.50 for three matches, 5.00 for four, and 12.50 for five.
  • Nine – When part of a winning payline, this icons pays 2.50 for three matches, 7.50 for four, and 25.00 for five.
  • Ten – Pays 5.00 for three matches, 15.00 for four, and 30.00 for five.
  • Jack – Pays 7.50 for three matches, 20.00 for four, and 40.00 for five.
  • Queen – Pays 10.00 for three matches, 25.00 for four, and 50.00 for five.
  • Pointed Hat – This traditional headwear of Octoberfest pays 12.50 for three matches, 50.00 for four, and 150.00 for five.
  • Mug of Beer – Drinking alcohol is the focal point of Octoberfest, and this foamy icon adequately captures the appeal of the ice-cold beverage. Pays 25.00 for three matches, 62.50 for four, and 250.00 for five.
  • Valentine Cake – This delicious cake has “Two-Way Pay” written across its surface in icing, and the bonus feature is activated when three or more special symbols turn up on the reels at the same time. Pays 7.50 for three matches, 25.00 for four, and 75.00 for five.
  • Octoberfest Girl – This sexy gal holds a frosty mug of beer. When part of a winning line, she pays 5.00 for three matches, 50.00 for four, and 500.00 for five. She also serves as the game’s wild icon, substituting for all symbols except the scatter and special.
  • Octoberfest Guy – Dressed in traditional Octoberfest attire, this smiling fellow pays 100.00 for three matches, 250.00 for four, and 1000.00 for five. This is the game’s scatter symbol, and getting three or more on the reels triggers the free spin bonus.

Multiplying Wilds

Octoberfest has multiplying wilds, and these can be located by looking for the multiplying value on certain wild symbols. When a winning payline contains one of these symbols, the regular payout is multiplied by the number indicated on the icon.

Free Spins

If three or more scatter symbols end up on the reels, the player receives 10 free spins and is taken to a bonus screen. The spins immediately begin counting down to zero, although an additional 10 games can be earned by hitting another scatter combo.

2-Way Pay

When three special symbols show up on the reels, the 2-Way Pay feature is activated. For the next 10 spins, winnings are counted from left to right and right to left. If matching symbols occur in a row, then it counts twice (and doubles the player’s prize). This feature can also be re-triggered.


While it’s not going to reinvent the wheel, the Octoberfest slot machine from Booming Games is a lot of fun for those who like beer and/or Bavarian culture. The music is jaunty, the special features are unique, and the top base payout of 6,000.00 is perfect for low rollers.

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