Great news for all fans and admirers of the legendary Jimi Hendrix and his music: NetEnt has taken care of releasing the game based on this theme. Surprisingly, this game was very original in terms of graphics. Someone compared it to the Guns'n'Roses slot, someone decided that this is a unique presentation of the material, but the fact remains the fact: looking at the screen is more than a pleasure. From the first seconds of the game, we see a cartoon animation, the silhouette of Jimmy and his guitar are easy to be guessed in the main character.
As for the slot Jimi Hendrix characters, there are also used the musical images: guitar, notes, and records. Among images that are more abstract, there are portraits of the singer, the letters of his initials and the simple numbers. On the background are playing the immortal hits of a musician, and the entire game is made in pastel colors that remind of hippie times. Additionally, once the player collects a winning combination, bouquets of bright flowers blossom around the line.
In total, the slot has 20 lines on the 5 rows, this is a classic set. Before the game starts, you must choose the size of the bet and the number of rows that you want to obtain for a possible win. There is a standard set of options: the maximum rate, the automatic rotation.
Whilst we can’t say that NetEnt have outdone themselves with the bonus features, they are definitely pretty good in this slot. The base game alone has two features, which keep things interesting.
The Red Guitar re-spin is triggered as soon as at least four red guitar symbols fall onto the reels. You’ll get re-spins as long as further red guitars appear. If they don’t, then the re-spin ends with or without a win, depending on where the symbols were on a given payline.
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The Purple Haze feature is triggered by the Purple Haze symbol showing up on reel 1. It will transform all low-paying symbols (10 to Ace) into Wild symbols and act itself as a Wild to enhance winning options.
The Bonus Round comes in four different variations and is triggered by 3 or more bonus symbols. In the first part of it you’re looking at a ‘Pick and Click’ game. You’ll be choosing among a bunch of loudspeakers until you have collect three of the same symbol, which thereby decides the bonus feature you’re going to play.
The Coin Win feature is the simplest and will give you a random win between 8 and 30 times your stake. With the Crosstown Traffic Free Spins feature you’ll get 6 free spins and during each spin 2 reels will be completely Wild, though the Wild reels won’t stay in the same place for each round.
In the Purple Haze Free Spins feature you’ll get between 6 and 12 free spins and here the low-paying symbols (10 to Ace) will become Wild for the length of the feature. Lastly, the Little Wings Free Spins will once again offer between 6 and 12 free spins, though here between 3 and 5 overlay Wild will appear at random during each spin.
If that doesn’t keep you entertained, we don’t know what will.
The Jimi Hendrix online slot is very different to NetEnt’s previous rock offering and that’s a good thing. We didn’t quite get as blown away by it as we did by Guns n’ Roses, though. Whilst the slot has a good range of features, is graphically well done and definitely unique, the soundtrack can become a little repetitive, especially in the base game.
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The makers at NetEnt have definitely let their creativity shine here and the Jimi Hendrix slot is absolutely worth checking out. But nobody would blame you for muting the sound after a while.