Bavarian Forest takes its name quite literally and it taking gamblers at the heart of a deep forest, probably not too far from Munich. The background is full of trees and plants, which frame the reels at the centre quite nicely. As always with Casino Technology games, Bavarian Forest probably does not have the most impressive graphics on the market, objectively speaking, but this time we really were impressive by how coherent the entire game was.
The reels and symbol are perfectly integrated with the background, and even the standard, bulky command bar at the bottom did not manage to break the spell. Not to mention the unmistakable Oktoberfest music playing as you spin the reels. So surprisingly enough, Bavarian Forest had us hooked right away.
In terms of basic gameplay, Bavarian Forest follows a set of easy rules that most, if not all players are familiar with. The game setup contains 5 reels with 25 paylines, which you can activate at well. Your betting range goes from 25 to 500 credits per spin when all 25 paylines are activated, which is not much but this is also a characteristic of Casino Technology slots. Choose your wager and play turn-by-turn or use the autoplay game mode to just let the reels spin loose for a while. As always, an optional mini game can be triggered after a win on the reels for a chance to double up your latest cash reward.
Bavarian Forest is a balanced slot game, with a medium volatility that makes any win possible at any time, big or small. Overall, we had many occasions to score decent wins when we tried the game, and we did not have to wait that long to go up on the paytable. Talking of which, the symbol menu features both classic card icons and forest animals such as foxes, hedgehogs, deer and more, with a nice maximum payout of x1250 available.
Most modern slot games feature a couple of special symbols that all players are eagerly awaiting, and Bavarian Forest is no exception there. The bear icon, for instance, is a very generous wild card here. You can use it to replace the basic symbols or create special combinations worth a maximum of x15,000, which is the ultimate jackpot of Bavarian Forest.
The local Bavarian man and his gorgeous moustache is the scatter of the game, only available on the 3 central reels. 3 scatters award a prize and 15 free spins as well. Moreover, scoring 3 more scatters while in free spin mode awards an amazing bonus of 100 free games instantly.
Bavarian Forest is taking players to a place where they did not think they would go. Besides the great graphics and easy gameplay, the game has been quite generous to us as we tested it. Scoring the wild jackpot is still a challenge, but the free spin bonus is well within your reach – and so is perhaps the amazing 100 free game extra bonus.
In a nutshell, Bavarian Forest is clearly a Casino Technology slot but still manages to feel like a unique game, with generous rewards available at basically every turn thanks to a generous RTP – just in case you needed one more reason to go and give the game a try.