Journey back in time to the 19th-century Victorian era on the slot from NetEnt and climb the Steam Tower to the top to defeat the dragon and rescue the princess. The epic steampunk-inspired game was released in 2015 and has since been a stalwart of the Swedish developer’s games portfolio. Wild substitutions and a free spins round with a progressive multiplier of up to x7 as well as an extra reward for reaching the top floor can lead to wins of up 1,633 times your bet or 245,000 credits on a single free spin.
Steam Tower is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 15 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. You can face the fiery dragon on desktop or mobile from 0.15 to 150 credits per spin. The game has medium variance with a high hit rate of 32.81% and a generous RTP of 97.04%.
Loading the game will take you to a fantasy steam tower inspired by the Victorian industrial era of the 19th century with the steampunk character standing on the left of the game window. On hand is holding a steam-powered hook that will allow him to climb up to the 16th floor in the bonus round to rescue the princess from the clutches of the dragon and collect his extra reward. An epic soundtrack coupled with metallic noises provides the fitting audio to the gameplay.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from J through to A, awarding 3.33x to 10x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by the steam tower, the princess, the steampunk and the dragon. Hit five on a line to win 20x to 133.33x your stake. The steampunk in full height is the wild and scatter symbol in the base game. A single hook symbol is the second wild, appearing in the base game and free spins.
Steam Tower Slot Features
The slot has only one bonus feature but it is very engaging and suspenseful on every occasion. You will need to land the steampunk in full height on any reel to trigger 10 Free Spins. Three dials will appear at the bottom of the game window, one for the current floor you are on, the second for the number of remaining free spins and the third for the current win multiplier.
The round starts off on floor 1 with an x2 multiplier and can increase up to x7 should you reach the top floor. One or more hook wilds landing on a free spin will see the steampunk rise by one floor, plus you will get +2 free spins. The win multiplier will increase as you scale up the floors:
- Floor 1 – 3: win multiplier is at x2
- Floor 4 – 6: win multiplier is at x3
- Floor 7 – 9: win multiplier is at x4
- Floor 10 – 12: win multiplier is at x5
- Floor 13 – 15: win multiplier is at x6
- Floor 16: win multiplier is at x7, plus you will collect a reward of 1,000 coins/66.66x your bet.
The steampunk will rise always by just one floor and only +2 free spins will be added per free spin, no matter how many wilds land. The extra reward will be paid once you reach the top floor. After that, you will get the +2 free spins only when a wild appears, no limits. The feature ends once you run out of free spins.
Steam Tower is one of those epic NetEnt slots that has weathered well the storms of our fast-changing online casino world. Ever since its release in 2015, it has featured among the most played games in the portfolio of the Swedish studio. What helps are the unusually high hit rate for any win and the frequent free spins triggers as well as the generous RTP of 97.04%. Thus the relatively low maximum win potential of roughly 2,000 times your bet becomes rather negligible as the game provides ample bang for your buck.