Today sees the official release of the much-anticipated Jimi Hendrix Online Slot from NetEnt, this is the second release in their “NetEnt Rocks The Tour” series of slots, with Guns N’ Roses already released and the final slot Motorhead Video Slot scheduled for release on the 22nd September 2016.
The Jimi Hendrix is slot is a regular 5×3 reel layout and has 20 fixed paylines packed with lots of different bonus rounds and mini features that can occur in the base game too.
The first impressions whilst the slot is loading look good, but the overall design of the slot looks like a missed opportunity, as many of the lower paying symbols although animated for wins look rather bland and washed out.
Given the amount of psychedelic styled images and paraphernalia that surround Jimi Hendrix, we would have preferred the slot in a similar theme. There’s definitely some nice animations with flowers growing around the reels to indicate wins but overall it left us disappointed for such a big name slot.
Jimi Hendrix Base Game
The base game is a fairly standard 20 liner with the main pick and click bonus round triggered by landing 3 of the Scatter Symbols on reels 3,4 and 5. There are a couple of random features that can occur ion the base game worth noting though.
The stated RTP (Return to Player) is listed as 96.9%, which is very decent.
Purple Haze Feature
Purple Haze is triggered when the special symbol lands on reel 1 only, this will then transform any of the 10, J, Q, K, A symbols that land on the reels into Wild symbols.
Red Guitar Re-Spins
When 4 or more of the Red Guitar symbol land on the reels this feature is activated, the existing symbols are held in place and re-spins of the reels occur, any additional Red Guitars that land on the reels are held in place and the re-spins keep occurring.
Pick and Click Bonus Round
If you manage to land 3 of the Scatter symbols on the reels then the Pick and Click feature is awarded with 3 different free spin modes on offer or a cash prize.
- Crosstown Traffic Free Spins
- Purple Haze Free Spins
- Little Wing Free Spins
- Cash Prize
You then have to pick and click the various music speakers in this bonus round until 3 of the same are revealed, the one you are hoping not to pick is the coin reward which only ranges from an 8x stake win up to a maximum of 30x stake.
All of the free spins rounds seem to have some potential, although being such a big name slot players will find overall it’s going to be in the low to medium variance category.
The three different free spins rounds all feature extra wilds in various formats with Wild Reels sweeping across the screen in Crosstown Traffic, and Random Overlay Wilds in the Little Wing Free Spins.
The Jimi Hendrix slot is a solid release from NetEnt, it’s definitely worth playing to check out the many bonuses and free spins, the hardcore slot players maybe a little disappointed with the variance of the slot but it comes as little surprise for such a big release that NetEnt would target the biggest audience.
The biggest disappointment is the lack of a wow-factor in the visuals as we found the base game graphics very underwhelming, to say the least.
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