Steam tower is a nineteenth century Victorian themed slot from developer NetEnt. The actual theme of the slot is classed as Steam Punk, which is a cross between historical Victorian industrial era and fantasy. In Steam Tower the main aim is to climb up the great Victorian Steam Tower to slay the Dragon and rescue the Princess. These different theories may not seem like they go together, but they do add up to an interesting and different online slot machine game.
Steam Tower slot has five reels, three rows and fifteen paylines. Interestingly these 15 paylines are obligatory, and you cannot play with any less. Luckily the coin level can be set as low as 0.01, so Steam Tower even with all of its obligatory paylines will fit into most players budgets. The game features stacked Wilds and free spins, as well as increasing multipliers. The game is also available on mobile platforms, supported by both iOS and Android. Due to the games animations and graphics however it is better viewed on a larger screen.
Steam Punk Feel and Symbols
As mentioned Steam Tower has a Steam Punk feel, which is a cross between Victorian Industrial and fantasy. The overall feel is slightly grungy, with dark colors highlighted with silver metalwork. There are no bright colors found in this slot but the animated symbols are pretty and entertaining. The basic symbols are taken from the deck of cards namely J, K, Q and Ace.
The font is typically curly, with just enough sharp edged to make it look mechanical. The rest of the symbols are straight out of the story line, a dragon’s eye, the Steam Tower itself, the Princess, A mustachioed Hero and others. Compared to the static design where you check the Super Bowl odds, these symbols are all animated and when a players lines up three or more of them in a row they each have a little video to play.
Wild Symbols and Bonus Features
The Mustachioed Hero is our main symbol in Steam Tower, and he is represented with a large steam powered harpoon presumably for the slaying of the dragon. Oddly enough his hook is the games wild symbol, and not the man himself. The hero does show up stacked across the reels, but it’s his hook that the player needs to look out for which may be a bit confusing. He does however trigger the free spins, and they tend to happen often.
The aim of the free spins game is to climb to the top of the Steam Tower and slay the dragon to rescue the princess. Initially a player will receive ten free spins, with increasing multipliers with each floor gained. At the top if the tower the dragon awaits with a 7x multiplier and a large coin win, this being the jackpot of the game. One or more wilds appearing anywhere in the reels during the free spin game will increase the free spins round by two, thus increasing a players chance of ascending through the floors. Also during the free spins round, all bet lines are multiplied by the Multiplier, and are shown in the Multiplier Meter found to the side of the reels. This is updated before each free spin and is a great way of keeping tabs on your progress. At the end of each free spins game, the game returns to the ground floor in the main game, and the multiplier is reset.