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The wombat says: It’s not often that NextGen Gaming – the makers of the Spin Lab Slot – throw us a curve-ball, but that’s what they’ve done here Wombat Fans. A legend of his time, and probably most well known for his role in the 1955 movie Rebel Without A Cause, this slot is based on Hollywood movie star James Dean.
The actor tragically died in a fatal car accident in 1955 at the age of 24 but his legend lives on (in fact Mrs Wombat loves to watch his old movies). But now to the game; will this slot live up to James Dean’s legendary status, or will it be a box-office flop? Well, with 3 bonus features there’s a good chance you’ll scoop some blockbuster wins…
James Dean slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 pay-lines just like the Ragnarok slot (but that’s where the similarities end). Your symbols on the reels include the silver car from Rebel Without A Cause, moody shots of the American icon, some film reels, aviator shades, Hollywood stars and of his Triumph motorbike. Then there’s the usual playing cards 10, J, Q, K and A that make up the lower values.
Wilds and Wild Respins
The man himself is so smooth, he looks like he’s just stepped out of the Barber Shop Uncut slot shop. The blue James Dean is the slot’s Wild, substituting for other symbols to create more wins for you, but it also triggers one of the game’s bonuses. Land 3x of the Wild symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 and you’ll get 3 free re-spins with an expanded wild on one of the reels. You’ll also get a 3x multiplier on all your wins. Awesome!
James Dean Pick ‘Em Bonus
Land 3x of the James Dean in the red jumper symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 and you will trigger off the Pick ’em Bonus. Here you’ll be presented with 3 boxes to choose from which contain a hidden cash prize, a Win All, or Pick Again. You’ll can sccop up to x150 your bet here!
But Wombat Fans, there’s more. If you manage to set off the Pick Bonus during the Free Spins round, you can win multipliers of up to 300x. Or 750x if you land this bonus during the Legend Spins (but more on those later).
Free Spins Feature
3x or more of Hollywood Star Scatters on your reels means it’s 10 free spins for you – with all wins doubled thanks to a x2 multiplier! Cheers NextGen! During the Free Spins you can also collect something called Legend Spins whenever you land the movie clapper symbol. Each clapper will award you 3x Legend Spins that are added up and dished out at the end of the normal Free Spins – here all your wins are multiplied by x5. It’s basically a Free Spins round within a Free Spins round!
James Dean fans will enjoy this NextGen slot, and as for the rest if you, it has some very lucrative features which keep it interesting. It’s also packed full of 50s’ rock n’ roll music which we love. That said we think there are better movie-inspired slots out there, for example this Wombat loves Tomb Raider and Jurassic Park. But overall, James Dean slot is still a great game, so check it out.