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Oktoberfest is a Chartwell game. Chartwell appears to have closed down with the casinos offering their games standing alone with no further updates. Chartwell do not as standard release the house edge information of their games. However some of the casinos offering Chartwell games have started releasing this information. Doxx lists the house edge of Oktoberfest as 6%. When playing at other venues this figure should be treated as a guideline only as the game may be configurable.
Themed on the German festival that runs through the last few weeks in September and first few days of October in Munich, Oktoberfest has plenty of buxom German maids and beer sloshing all over the place.
This game is a 5 reel game, with 9 paylines and you can bet up to 5 coins on each payline.
There’s only one bonus which is activated by getting three or more of the bonus beer symbols on adjacent reels. Any of the three different bonus beer symbols can activate the feature, but all three have to match. When this happens you will be taken to a screen with a stack of beer barrels. You have to choose which beer barrels to take a drink from. In the barrel is either a multiplier or the word ‘Collect’. If you choose the Collect symbol first you win all the multipliers available, at any other time the Collect symbol ends the bonus feature.
While the appeal of German beer is large, the appeal of the Oktoberfest the game ain’t. This is another of Chartwell's stencilled games that they just had to fit a new theme over before slapping up. More thought put into the game design would go a long way.