Guns N’ Roses Slot
Guns N' Roses is a new, rock-inspired 5-reel 243-pay line slot from NetEnt. You'd have to be a real butt-head (or beavis) not to work out that this online slot is based upon the legendary rock group of the same name. The group has existed in one form or another since 1985, but the 'classic' line-up of Axl Rose (vocals), Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), Izzy Stradlin (Guitars) and Steven Adler/Matt Sorum (drums) were blow-drying their poodle-inspired hair until 1996, when Slash decided enough was enough and decided to do his own thing. In 2015 it was announced that Slash and Duff had decided to reconcile their differences with Axl for both the good of music, and the good of their bank accounts. The LA-based band (although Saul 'Slash' Hudson was raised in Stoke-on-Trent in the UK) announced they would tour once again, headlining the Coachella festival in Indio, California in April.
This slot comes with its own playlist! As you play, you can listen to five Guns N' Roses classics, including 'Welcome to the Jungle', 'Sweet Child O' Mine' and 'Paradise City'.
As you might expect, the members of Guns N' Roses feature heavily in this slot, alongside a few bonus symbols plus playing card values ten to ace. All possible pay lines (all 243 of them) are in play at all times. You can select the size of the coin you wish to have in play from 0.01 to 1.00. To compensate for the fact that there are 243 pay lines, your coin size is multiplied by twenty to make your final wager. When you're ready to get rockin', hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest payout is x5 your coin size for three tens, jacks or queens. The top jackpot in normal play is for five of front man Axl Rose, who will score you 750x your chosen coin.
The Guns N' Roses logo acts as the Wild symbol in this game and can appear on any reel aside from on reel three in the 'Appetite for Destruction Wild' game. It substitutes for all other symbols aside from the bonus symbol.
The bonus symbol is a vinyl record with the word 'Bonus' written across it. If you land bonus symbols on reels one, three and five you receive one spin of the bonus wheel. You can either win a cash amount or entry into one of the following bonus games:
- Crowd-Pleaser Bonus Game: For each of the three levels in this game you must choose three icons from the eight available. Each icon hides a coin amount plus possible free spins and bonus picks. You must score 20 to reach round two, and 300 to reach round three. If you total over 800 your win in coins is doubled.
- Encore Free Spins: You get ten free spins in which a band member will appear as a stacked wild on any of the central three reels. The band member symbol also acts as an additional wild for that spin. Free spins cannot be re-triggered.
- Appetite for Destruction Wild: An overlay wild in the shape of a cross appears on the reels. All parts of the overlay wild count as a wild symbol, and substitutes for all other symbols aside from the bonus symbol.
The 'Legend Spins' features is triggered randomely. These are three spins – on spin one one reel is a stacked wild, on spin two reels one and five are stacked wilds, and on spin three reels two and four are stacked wilds.
The 'Solo Multiplier' is another random feature that awards a win multiplier of 4x to 10x to any winning bet line.
Whether you're a fan of Guns N' Roses or not (and you can turn the music off if you aren't!) you're likely to be a fan of this slot after you've given it a few spins. The bonus features are truly excellent, and add a great deal to the gameplay separating this slot from the hundreds of mundane online slots that are available. In short, if you've an 'appetite for jubilation' then you should give this slot your consideration.