Scientific Games

With this slot, Scientific Games brings a classic WMS theme to the TwinStar J43 cabinet, the new format featuring a curved LCD monitor in the shape of a “J.” Heidi’s Bier Haus is one of the first group of titles designed exclusively for the TwinStar J43, one of the manufacturer’s new cabinets designed to present content from the game groups of the former WMS or Bally game groups.

The theme of a Bavarian beer garden, and its voluptuous barmaid Heidi, is played out here in fun animation in several different bonus events triggered through a basic free-spin event. The base game is a six-reel, 50-line video slot, with mystery wild symbols possible on any spin. A collection of bonus events is available through the basic free-spin bonus, triggered by five or more scattered red, green or purple Heidi symbols.

The number of free spins depends on the number of Heidi symbols—it can range from five free games to a maximum of 100. Any purple Heidi symbol in the bonus combination is replaced with a locked wild symbol that remains in place for the entire free-spin round. A red Heidi symbol in the triggering combination enacts a wheel feature on an oversize wheel depicted on the vertical monitor.

Slices on the wheel include one of three other bonus events applied to the free spins, extra free spins, an extra spin of the wheel or one of four progressive jackpots. The progressives reset at 800, 3,000, 15,000 and 100,000 times the denomination. (In the common penny version, that’s $8, $30, $150 and $1,000.) They’re marked, respectively, as the Pretzel, Accordion, Hans and Heidi jackpots.

If the wheel lands on the symbol depicting two beer mugs, it triggers the Hans Wild feature. Hans places wild symbols randomly on the free-game reels. If it lands on the Tapper symbol, the beer taps on top of the reels come into play as Heidi pours beer into random reels to transform them into wild reels for the current free spin.

Manufacturer: Scientific Games
Platform: TwinStar
Format: Six-reel, 50-line video slot
Denomination: .01-100.00 (multi-denomination)
Max Bet: 600
Top Award: Progressive; resets at 100,000 times denomination
Hit Frequency: 30.7%
Theoretical Hold: 4.56%-13.93%

Author: GGB Staff

Staff writers for Global Gaming Business magazine, Las Vegas, Nevada.