The Steam Tower slot from NetEnt is set in the Victorian Age, bang in the middle of the Industrial revolution. However, all is not quite what is seems, as this is the Victorian era with a twist, featuring an inventor whose aim it is to rescue the blonde (princess?) from the tower and the clutches of the Dragon. Although not quite historically correct shall we say, it makes for a fun, original online slot which is a hallmark of many NetEnt games. With a nod in the direction of Steampunk, this is a very playable game with some innovative features.
This slot looks great. The inventor stands to the left of the reels with a contraption in his hands, which he’ll use to hoist himself up through the different floors of the tower during the feature round. He is the focus of the slot and stands in front of a Victorian skyline, smoke pumping from the steam tower. The slot itself looks good, the symbols set against a black background, the character symbols well drawn – the only small criticism is the number of playing card character symbols which make up the majority of the symbols in the game. The accompanying sound is very apt, much like the soundtrack you might find at a suspense-full Victorian era movie.
The feature of the game is the round where you’ll rescue the female character from the dragon and earn multipliers on your way up.
Steam Tower Slot Basics
This is something of a standard 5 reel slot which has 15 win lines. These win lines are set but you’ll be able to change both the bet amount and the coin amount, a combination of both setting your total stake for a single spin. A bet value of 10 and a coin size of $1 will see the maximum stake of $150 for the slot, a bet value of 1 and a coin size of $0.01 sees the minimum stake of $0.15.
This slot has an auto play button which opens an additional window where you’ll set the number of spins, options offering between 10 all the way up to 1,000. You’ll also find a settings button where you can change the sound, the quality of the graphics and perhaps best of all, a ‘quick spin’ option, where the spin time is much quicker than usual.
You’ll win at this slot by landing three or more consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line, the largest payouts awarded for landing 5 in a row. The biggest win in the game is awarded when landing the dragon symbol 5 times, with 2,000x the coin amount being the prize. The inventor is worth 500x, the lady 500x and the tower 300x. The playing cards from Ace to Jack diminish in prize size the lower card you have.
The game has two wild symbols. The first is a single wild, which is the ‘claw’ from the inventor’s contraption. This acts as a standard wild where any other symbol will be substituted to give extra wins. The other wild is a stacked one, featuring the inventor himself. This means that he will take up 1, 2 or all 3 positions on any reel, leading again to extra wins. However, should this stacked symbol take up an entire reel you’ll also have an added bonus – entry to the feature round.
The aim of the feature is to rescue the princess from the dragon. You’ll start off on the first floor with ten free spins and attempt to make it all the way to the 16th floor where the princess can be found. As you progress through the round you’ll receive larger multipliers as you progress from floor to floor. Every time you land the standard wild symbol in this round you’ll gain an additional 2 spins. If you can make it all the way to the 16th floor you’ll receive a top floor bonus and a very profitable 7x multiplier.
The Steam Tower Slot captures your imagination immediately. This is a game with a clear story line, almost a standard fairy tale story, all be it in an unusual Steampunk type setting. The graphics are top quality, as is the accompanying sound, so there is nothing not to like about this engaging slot from NetEnt.
Personally I’d return to this slot again and again and I imagine it will appeal to all players of slots – the free spins round being one of the most entertaining out there. Highly recommended.
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