|6.||Maximum jackpot in coins||5000|
|10.||Betting range||from $0.01 up to $50|
|11.||Coin Bet Range||from $0.01 up to $5|
|12.||Coins per line||1|
The story of the man selling his soul to the devil in exchange for decades as the ruler of the planet is the motif behind the Faust online slot. This game features some pretty great graphics and sound along with scenes and concepts that really fit the original story. Using key stories from British literature isn't exactly a common way of generating theme ideas for online slots, and we have to give Novomatic some credit for that to begin with. Overall, this game has a medium volatility and just enough in terms of features to make the slot interesting.
The format of this game, as is the case with almost all Novomatic-powered titles is geared for the mobile platform. There are 10 paylines, which are clearly identified during play, with five reels and three rows. All-in-all, it's a pretty typical format for a video slot, and it offers enough ways to win to give the game a reasonable hit-rate without getting excessive, which can be tricky to keep up with, especially if you're playing via mobile.
In terms of bet size selection, players choose the amount they want to bet on each line instead of dealing with coin sizes and the number of coins per line. This simplifies the betting options to give players a chance to bet anywhere from $0.05 to $1 per payline, so your total bet size range is $0.50 to $10 per turn. That's reasonable enough to cover everyone but the high roller crowd.
Scattered Wild Symbol
In this game, the devil is a scattered wild symbol. Something that's really interesting is that there are ten paylines in this game, but you get paid for one of the top-paying symbols in the game no matter where those symbols show up. Five of a kind, anywhere on the reels, triggers a payout of 2,000x, and it also acts as a wild for the rest of the regular paying symbols. This is a cool way to combine the two most important types of symbols in most online slots, and we have to give it to Novomatic because we haven't seen this sort of thing in quite a while.
Top Paying Symbols
Faust himself is the highest paying symbol in the game with a 5,000x win available for players who get five of a kind. There's also a 1,000x win for just four. Five of the woman pays 2,000x, and five of the scales with the potions give you a win of 750x. You can also pick up 750x for five of the foot and flowers on the tray. All four of these top paying symbols will give you a win with just two of a kind, which adds significantly to the hit-rate and decreases the volatility of the slot.
You'll also find five low paying symbols on the reels as well. Novomatic has stylized the A, K, Q, J and 10 symbols in a way that they have a great appearance that's perfect for the game, and they give some pretty decent payouts as well. Five of the yellow A or red K symbol will get you a solid 150x win. Five of the green Q, blue J or purple 10 pays 100x. These are solid wins for the lowest available symbols in the game, and that also helps the pay table to be more balanced as a whole.
Free Spins Bonus Round
Three or more of the scattered devil symbol will give you a set of 10 free spins. A special symbol will be chosen at the beginning of the free spins, and it will expand to cover the entire reel after the regular pays are awarded at the end of each spin. If you get extra wins, then they are paid to you as well. This is a really cool and atypical way to handle giving more value than usual to free spins, and we have to say that it appeals to us a great deal. Novomatic has put a lot of thought into the features of this game, and they definitely aren't just rehashed versions of what you've seen in a ton of other slots.
Faust is a somewhat atypical slot from start to finish. From the theme to how the bet sizes on the paylines are handled to how the wild symbols, scatter symbols and bonus features work, it's a very atypical scenario all around. As such, this title is heavily driven by gameplay, and it's a good way for players to try out something new without getting too far out of their element. We recommend this game for players who are looking for something a little different without sacrificing a high hit-rate or a low volatility with a balanced pay table.