Before we even start to talk about the overall design of the game and its graphics, we need to discuss the clever animation that takes place every time you spin: the barrels roll away. They literally fall off of the cart and then are replaced by other icons. Don’t get confused though, for these are in no way cascading reels because no combos trigger a series of wins. Genesis might have missed a trick there.
Regardless of whether they missed out or not, you have to give them a round of applause for the attention to detail that’s gone into this 3D video slot. It’s probably one of the most contemporary examples we’ve seen from the brand, and we’ve played plenty of Genesis titles. Even by just having the grid set out inside the cart, you create a richer interface for users to engage with.
Having investigated the paytable before playing – we know your sort – you may be confused when you keep seeing a pint of beer symbol on either the second or fourth reels. It isn’t listed as being part of the paying icons, so what’s the deal with this large beverage? Well, it’s actually a little extra designed to take you by surprise. Whenever it appears, the drink will be consumed and behind it either another symbol or a prize will lurk; prizes are always multipliers.
Think of this as a potential instant win, for even if you only find another symbol, it may lead you into an unexpected winning line. Bier Drinking wasn’t a feature we had anticipated, but we’re so pleased that it was included because it helps jazz up the reels, especially if you’ve been playing for a long time. By the way, guys (and gals!), the minimum here is 0.25 and maximum 250.00.
Here Piggy Piggy
Although it’s a stereotype, the idea that Germans are all about beer and sausages is a strong image to ignore, and so Genesis have included the Wild Pig Racing Feature. As the name aptly suggests, you’ll watch as pig zooms across the barrels in order to get the pretzel at the other side.
Launching this round isn’t as easy as it sounds though, as the pig needs to be on the first reel and the pretzel the fifth, and then they need to be on the corresponding tiles; if they don’t line up, you don’t get to race. Once again, this is a small bonus for a slot machine, but we like the originality of it, and how that, even though it’s a base game feature, it feels special.
Two Can Play at That
Genesis Gaming isn’t the only brand that includes extra wilds as its special features, in fact there’s a great deal many other games out there that provide that type of win. So if you’ve downed your beers and are looking to get more substituting symbols, why not look into 2Can from Aristocrat. Also consisting of 25 winlines, you’ll easily navigate the interface as you jump from Bier Fest straight into this type of action. Not to mention you’ll get a shiny new interface to play with.
Bier Fest is an exceptional title from the brand. From the way it looks to the clever yet compact features of the extras, there’s something of value for everyone here. What is more, you get to play on the move as the activity is mobile friendly, as is the norm for most Genesis Gaming slots. If we had to give a rating for this slot machine, it would be a firm four out of five stars, a sign that a high level of innovation is at work inside the matrix.