Jimi Hendrix Slot
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Jimi Hendrix Slot
The wombat says: My one and only regret wombat fans was not having the chance to be a swinging marsupial back in the Sixties, and hanging out with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones and Janis Joplin. My Uncle Moonjava was there at the time and he has some stories from Woodstock that would make you blush, I can tell you!
But enough about my wayward family, let’s get down to business with this Jimi Hendrix slot instead, shall we?
This game was launched shortly after the Guns n Roses Slot, and is part of NetEnt’s ‘Rock Out’ range of music based games. But you don’t need to love the great man’s tunes to be into this slot, as there’s plenty on offer to occupy even the most fussy of slot aficionados – with 5 Bonus features! But if you do happen to be a Hendrix fan then you’ll probably going to love it, too.
To borrow a catchphrase from Jimi himself, we want this game to go into the soul of the players, and see if it can awaken some little thing in their minds… ’cause there are so many sleeping people. Yeah.
Look and Feel
This game was designed by those nice people at NetEnt, you know, the same gamesmakers behind the Drive slot and Gonzo’s Quest. Jimi Hendrix slot has a real Swinging Sixties vibe about it, and cartoon Flower Power and a thumping Jimi soundtrack are the name of the game here when it comes to the graphics. The action is mainly made up of 3D animations that bring the guitar legend to life on your reels, and the intro that sees Jimi perform one of his famous guitar solos is totally worth a watch. Overall this game looks a bit different, and this wombat likes it!
Jimi Hendrix slot has a 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 paylines. Pick your coin values from £0.01 to £1.00 and bet from £0.20 to £20 (one coin per line). You can also adjust the Level from 1 to 10 which sets the number of coins you will be betting per line – this means that both casual and serious slot gamers will be kept happy.
Your symbols on the reels are made up of a whole load of Jimi-Hendrix and 1960s-related paraphernalia and include a red Fender Stratocaster, a white Fender, a CND sign (you know, symbolising peace, man), a love-heart, a record, a hippy flower, an eye (?) and then the standard playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K & a Star Spangled Banner Ace as your low value symbols! The Jack icon also features a guitar fret board which is a rather nice touch.
The Jimi Hendrix portrait symbol will act as the Wild symbol in this slot (the one with the purple background), and does the usual job of substituting for all other symbols on the reels to help you make extra winning combos.
With an RTP of 96.5%, Jimi Hendrix is a medium variance slot which means your payouts happen often enough. This wombat was spinning the reels for an hour or so and managed to keep our coffers ticking over nicely with mainly base game wins. However, when you do land a bonus, the wins are chunky which makes all that hanging about worth it. And besides you can always stick it on autoplay and listen to the awesome soundtrack if you are getting bored!
Free Spins and Bonus Features
During the base game, you’ll be able to trigger off the following bonus features:
You’ll set off Purple Haze bonus feature wombat fans when the Purple Haze symbol lands on the first reel. The 10, J, Q, K and A will morph into wilds, and the original Purple Haze symbol acts as a wild, too.
From here, you’ll also get the chance to set off the Red Guitar Re-Spin and the Pick and Click in the Purple Haze bonus – it’s kind of like a bonus within a bonus, if you get our drift. Sounds complicated but it makes sense when you’re playing…
Red Guitar Re-Spin
If you manage to land 4x of the red guitar symbols anywhere on the rock reels you will set off the Red Guitar Re-Spin bonus. You will get one re-spin which can be re-triggered that gives you a chance to land a fifth red guitar and a nice chunky payout to boot. These re-spins continue until there are no more of the red guitars left on the reels. This wombat loves the spinning guitar graphics on this feature
The guitar in this bonus looks just like Jimi’s 1964 Fender Stratocaster which our man set on fire during his legendary performance at the Monterrey Pop Festival. Jimi created the design himself. I mean we could be wrong. As big fans of the legend, we’re just saying.
Pick and Click Bonus
Get 3 Scatters on the last 3 reels.
If you manage to land 3x of the scatter symbols on reel 3,4 and 5 in the base game or the Purple Haze feature and you will enter the Pick and Click Bonus. FYI: The scatter is represented by Jimi with his white guitar (it’s his 1968 Fender Stratocaster Woodstock Electric for you guitar nerds out there! What a beauty).
And when this cool little icon hits reel 3, Jimi will punch out a one hell of riff while you’ll be praying that 2x more drop of them in on the last 2 reels! Check out my video clip below to get an idea of how this awesome feature goes.
One you are in the Pick and Click Bonus you’ll have the option to win coin prizes, Crosstown Traffic free spins, Purple Haze free spins or Little Wing free spins. You just need to pick and click 3 matching symbols on Jimi’s impressive line-up of Marshall amps.
If you pick the coin win, you’ll get a win worth from between 8 and 30 times your original bet up to a maximum of 6000 coins. As for the rest:
Crosstown Traffic Spins
In the Crosstown Traffic spins you will be treated to 6x free spins with Wild Reels. In spin 1, the Wild Reel will show up on the last reel. On the 2nd, it pops up on 4 and 5, on the 3rd it’s on reels 3 & 4, on the 4th 2 & 3, the fifth 1 & 2 and on the final free spin it’s on the first reel. They kind of walk from right to left. Basically like crossing traffic! Ah, ok we see what they did there…
Purple Haze Free Spins
During the Purple Haze free spins, you’ll be given between half a dozen and a dozen free spins where the low value icons 10, J, Q, K, A morph into wilds – which is very good news for building up some tidy wins!
Little Wing Spins
If you get 3x of the Little Wing symbols anywhere on the reels, you will receive between 6 and 12 free spins again, but this time you’ll see between 3 and 5 Overlay Wilds on the reels.
Rock on, wombat fans!
Play Jimi Hendrix slot on Mobile
Just like the other Rock Out slots in the NetEnt range ( that includes Guns ‘n Roses and Motorhead), this Jimi Hendrix slot was designed to look and play like a dream on mobiles and tablets. Give it a go on a smaller screen and you will see what we mean. Simply swipe up for full screen, swipe down for the normal display.
You can even change the settings for Left Hand Mode if you are a leftie like Jimi was! Did you know that he was a natural leftie, but his dad tried to make him play right-handed because playing left handed was a sign of the devil in his book? Hmmm, nice guy… So instead, Jimi just restrung his right-handed guitars for playing left-handed. Clever bloke.
Need to stop the spins to put the kettle on but want to keep up the ante? Then you can also set up automatic spins in the settings (up to 1000 of ’em) with various options like “Stop if Pick and Click is won”, or “Stop Auto-play if cash increases/decreases by….” All you need to do is set the amount that you are comfortable with, and get spinning!
In fact, the only thing that is really different on the mobile settings is you are unable to set your space-bar to spin. But then you don’t have a space-bar on your phone, now do you?
It’s not often that this wombat is speechless, but NetEnt have definitely blown our minds with Jimi Hendrix slot. A cracking soundtrack, bonuses galore and some very exciting base game play all combine to make this slot a ruddy rock star as far as this Wombat is concerned. Stop what you’re doing and play it immediately!
Wombat Score: 4/5
Check it out. And if you’re after more rocking guitars try spinning the reels in Motorhead slot game that belongs to the same Net Ent Rocks range. Just in case Jimi wasn’t loud enough for you…