Faust Pokie Review
Sometimes we gripe that too many pokie games are recycling the same old themes over and over again, so kudos to Novomatic for using Faust – a character from German legend – as their inspiration for this release.
According to the folk tale Faust was a very successful scholar, who despite his success was extremely dissatisfied with life. Faust offers to make a deal with the devil – rarely a good idea – and the devil’s assistant Mephistopheles promises him unlimited knowledge and earthly delights in exchange for Faust’s immortal soul.
Despite his intellectual background Faust accepts these favorable terms and although he manages to woo the fair Gretchen this is little compensation for eternal damnation.
All of these characters make an appearance in this 5 reel slot, which offers 10 potentially winning pay-lines. The unusual source material was first used in a real-life Novomatic pokie machine, and has been transferred to the virtual world with few changes from the original.
Scatter Symbol: despite his leering grimace, the appearance of Mephistopheles is to be welcomed in this pokie. When he appears on 3 or more reels 10 free games are triggered. Mephistopheles is also the Wild Symbol and substitutes for any of the other symbols in the game.
Special Expanding Symbol: before the start of the 10 free bonus games a special symbol is randomly selected.
When three or more of these symbols appear on screen – it can be any symbol except the Scatter – it expands to cover the reels and acts as a Wild. Theoretically the whole screen could be covered in these Wilds, meaning that you won’t need to sell your soul to the devil in order to experience some earthly delight!
About The game
Coins Range:0.01 To 1.00
Fee Spins/Multiplier Better:10/No
Should our good friend Faust appear 5 times on a payline then you will win 5,000 times your bet, and the fair Gretchen is a good catch too as her image 5 times pays out 2,000x your stake.
However the devilishly delicious winnings are available during the Bonus Free Spins rounds, where those expanding symbols are the key to this Faustian treasure.
In common with many Novomatic offerings Faust is a high variance pokie, so don’t expect to see the bonus rounds appearing all that often.
As with any volatile pokie the jackpots are big when they arrive, but you run the risk of getting through your bankroll before the big win shows up.
This pokie may not be for the fun-loving player who is looking for the buzz of repeated bonus rounds, but for the serious pokie aficionado there is plenty to like about this game.
The theme is original but perhaps unlikely to appeal to a mass audience more accustomed to pokies based upon Ancient Egypt, superheroes and fruit machines.
It may take some perseverance, but when you get to those bonus rounds you will achieve a greater reward than the unfortunate Mr Faust ever managed.