Review of the New Jimi Hendrix Online Slot from NetEnt
I’ll admit to enjoying the occasional blast of Jimi Hendrix. This new slot takes the 1960’s guitar icon, and gives you an immersive experience – with lots of tracks featuring, as well as themed bonus games. You can play the Jimi Hendrix online slot via your mobile phone, or online – the real money version starts at just 40c per spin.
This review covers the base game – where you will find some entertaining features – as well as the bonus round, where you can hit one of 4 different games via a game where you will choose from a huge bank of speakers.
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Jimi Hendrix Online Slot – Base Game and On-Reel Features
While you are playing the main game, the background music is ‘Foxy Lady’ and ‘Voodo Chile’. Whenever you hit wins you will hear a short burst of guitar, with the occasional ‘ohh yeah’ spoken over the top. This does interrupt the flow of the tunes, though on the plus side these interruptions happen when you hit a win!
The overall look of the slot is psychedelic as you would expect. The symbols are varied and are on top of a beige background with a 1960’s pattern. Several of these involve Jimi himself, with guitars and without. A portrait symbol is a wild, which will substitute for the other symbols to create extra wins across the 20 win-lines.
In addition to Jimi you will see guitars, records, flowers, an eye and a heart – there are also (golden) playing card symbols which trigger smaller wins.
There are two notable on-reel features. The first is extra wilds, which come when you get an oversized symbol on reel one featuring Hendrix playing a white guitar. This distributes between 1 and 5 extra wilds onto the reels, which can sometimes help to create a lot of extra wins.
Red guitar symbols initiate a respin feature. If you get 4 or more red guitars anywhere on the reels, these are held in place, and the remaining symbols respin. If that extra spin results in one or more extra red guitars, then they spin again – and so on. If you get some good coverage, you might well end up seeing the separate ‘big win’ screen which sees Hendrix playing on a cloud!
Hendrix Online Slot Pick N Click Feature
When you get 3 symbols with Jimi playing a white guitar (along with the yeah or yeah-baby sound effect) then you go to the break out part of the bonus feature. You will see a bank of speakers, and need to click on each one to reveal a coloured symbol. This is a random way of choosing one of 4 different bonus games. Whichever one you hit 3 of first will be triggered. 3 of these games are free spins rounds with different play variations, while the 4 th is a cash prize.
Each of the free spin games has different ways of awarding more wins, and each of them is based on a different Hendrix track, which you will hear while playing. The ‘Little Wings’ bonus gives you up to 12 free spins. When you spin wild symbols will float over the reels, coming in to land after the other symbols stop to trigger extra wins. Purple Haze keeps things simple. All of the playing card symbols (ace down to 10) on the reels from normal play are replaced with wilds. Finally the Crosstown Traffic game gives you fully wild reels that move from the right to the left, you start with 1 in reel 5, then 2 in reels 4 and 5, those 2 then go all the way to the left.
Is the Jimi Hendrix Slot Worth Playing?
I enjoyed this slot a lot. There is a lot more to it than just some famous tunes and graphics. The 80,000 coin top prize per spin did help to keep my interest up too!
There are some annoyances, the interruption of the background songs when you hit wins is a small one. I also found that 2 of the Pick N Click bonus symbols appeared a lot, though the 3rd did not hit very often (that bonus game is worth waiting for though!). Even though I quite like Hendrix, the music did get a little intensive after 20 minutes or so… and had to be turned down!
Overall this is an excellent slot, which holds its own against other rock slots like Guns N Roses (also from NetEnt) and MegaDeth from MicroGaming.
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