NetEnt’s Jimi Hendrix slot is a psychedelic music infused entertainment trip into the guitar legend’s back catalogue that can deliver some nice runs and a feast of bonus features. And you don’t even need to be a musically gifted primate like me. Follow me, chums, and let’s meet the maestro at work.
The Jimi Hendrix slot is part of NetEnt’s Rock Out range of games that celebrate music legends in style while you spin the reels. This range of games is up there with the like of the Dracula slot and Jungle Spirit as some of the finest that this Swedish company have ever produced. They really are that good!
It’s hard, even a tough chap like me, not to be bowled over by the sheer effort that’s gone into making this game look and feel like the 1960s era of our guitar legend- flower power and free love reign supreme here in a beautifully designed game that packs a punch with its sights and sounds.
Jimi brings five reels, 3 rows and 20 pay-lines to this slot party. This is quite a bit more than NetEnt’s most famous game: the Starburst slot, which will give you an inkling of how it plays.
The game’s far out look can be enjoyed equally on all of your devices- despite the 60’s vintage feel, this game comes packed with all the modern day technical gizmos and looks good enough to eat on a mobile phone.
You are about to be transported back to the heady days of the sixties in these 5 reels- all the paraphernalia of the era is summed up in the high value icons of this game. The most valuable icon is the genius himself, followed by two splendid guitars: one red one (looks like his Fender Monterey Stratocaster) and a white one (I reckon this is the white 1968 Fender Stratocaster that Jimi had played at Woodstock in 1969). As you can see, I know my guitars!
The middle level icons are the stuff of flower power- a peace sign, a red heart, a vinyl disc, a power flower of course and a cosmic eye. At the bottom of the stack are the Ace through 10 of the card deck in 60s styling. It’s all a bit different to the Red Riding Hood slot – another one of NetEnt’s games!
There are a duo of base game bonuses to kick off all that rock and roll action.
Purple Haze is the first bonus (the name of one of Jimi’s best known guitar anthems of course). A single Purple Haze icon, that’s a white guitar with a mist of purple around its neck, landing on the first reels sets this bonus gamed into action. Lucratively and luckily, all the lower value icons on the reels transform into Wilds as well as that special Purple Haze symbol, and then you get a free spin.
When the heavens align in your favour, it’s hard to see through the Purple Haze of money making excitement this bonus game can deliver if your luck is in.
The second of this pair of base game treats is the Red Guitar Re-spin bonus which involves you bringing the gods of rock and roll into order and persuading four or more of those red guitar icons onto the reels. You get a single free spin to try & make a winning combination and, if those gambling gods are on-side, you’ll land another red guitar icon, which will lead to another free spin. As long as you can land those beautiful guitars you can re-spin!
The main bonus feature is the Pick and Click which is activated by landing the Scatter on reels 3, 4 and 5. Now you enter a whole new scenario with a wall of animated musical amps. Just pick from the speakers and collect three matching icons to reveal a coin win, or one of three different types of free spin side games; all named after anthemic Hendrix tracks including Crosstown Traffic Free Spins, Purple Haze Free Spins, and Little Wing Free Spins. You might want to play a little air guitar at this point.
The Coin Bet rewards a potentially hefty multiplier bet of between x8 and a rock and roll inducing x30 your wager!
The Crosstown Traffic Free Spins will give you six free games during which each spin will cause different reels to turn completely Wild, starting with reel 5 and gradually working towards reel 1.
The Purple Haze Free Spins is quite an invitation with up to 12 free spins to start the side game and then all the low value icons on the reels turn into Wilds. Nice.
Little Wing Free Spins gives you up to 12 free spins, only this time there’s an intriguing and welcome variation of between 3 and 5 over-layed Wilds appearing on the reels- if that doesn’t encourage you to take up the guitar, I don’t know what will.
The Monkey Verdict
This guitar legend’s slot is just that: a legend. This is a medium variance slot- a festival of music making all from your own device, and with that many bonuses it’s hard not to break out into your own guitar solo! Time to rock out and spin those reels.