Steam Tower Slot from NetEnt
Steam Tower is a slot set in a slightly surreal industrial age. The main character at the game is a bearded inventor who is the game’s hero.
The reason he is the hero is because he has taken it upon himself to rescue a blonde female character who is trapped at the top of the tower by a dragon.
Overall, this game has a steampunk look and feel to it. The highlight is the free spins feature where the inventor uses a mechanical contraption to climb the tower.
How to Win on Steam Tower
The base game of Steam Tower is much like any other where you’ll win by landing three or more consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line. The dragon is the highest paying symbol, worth 2,000 coins when you land the yellow eyed creature five times in a row. The inventor is next on the pay table and pays 1,000 coins, while the female character in need of rescuing and the tower pay 500 and 300 coins respectively. The standard symbols are completed by the playing cards J, Q, K and A.
There are two different wild symbols in the base game. The first is a grappling hook which comes from the end of the inventor’s contraption and the second is a stacked image of the inventor, this three symbols high. Each of these wilds will substitute for any other symbol, ensuring extra wins come your way.
Climbing the Steam Tower Bonus Feature
To enter the bonus feature you’ll need to land the stacked inventor wild so it covers an entire reel (if it lands partially, it will only act as a wild symbol). The feature starts by giving you 10 free spins and moving you to the first floor of the tower.
To move to the next floor of the tower you’ll need to land the grappling hook wild symbol and the tower has 16 levels in all. Your aim is to make it to the top level and if you do you’ll earn a cool bonus of 1,000x your total bet.
As you progress up the tower you’ll receive increasing multipliers, starting at 2x on floors 1-3, then increasing by 1 for each set of 3 floors. By the time you reach floors 13, 14 and 15 you’ll see a very healthy 6x multiplier heading your way, while making it all the way to floor 17 will see a 7x multiplier added to your bonus payout.
The round will end when you either reach the top of the tower, or if you run out of free spins. Although starting with just 10 free spins, you’ll usually find that you’ll earn 20 or more spins as those grappling hooks will regularly appear and this feature becomes highly exciting as you begin to reach the upper levels – those multipliers increasing and the possibility of the huge bonus as you rescue the lady!
This slot is one of the most striking you’ll find online. The tall figure of the inventor stands to the right of the reels throughout the game, standing on cobbles ready to start his climb. All of the symbols on the reels are nicely designed, the character symbols adding some color to this grey looking slot, while each of the playing card symbols is backed by cogs and gears. The upbeat, almost movie-style soundtrack to the slots add a level of anticipation and excitement to the game.
Steam Tower is a five reel slot with a total of 15 win lines. Each spin comes at the cost between 15 and 150 credits due to you having the option of setting the bet level to between 1 and 10 (hitting Max Bet automatically sets the bet level to 10). You’ll also set the coin value to between 1c and $1, ensuring the game can be enjoyed by players at all bankroll levels. The best options at the game are the auto play and the quick spin which work perfectly together if you like your slot action thick and fast!
Steam Tower is one of those games which is all about the bonus feature. Yes, the base game looks fantastic, but the game really goes into overdrive during the feature. Every time the reels come to a stop you’ll be looking out for that grappling hook to move you up a level and see those multipliers increase, as the wins mount up and you move closer to the all-important 16th floor.