Jimi Hendrix Slot
Jimi Hendrix is a 5-reel, fixed 20-pay line slot from NetEnt. It's the second of three music-themed slots to be released by NetEnt in 2016. 'Guns N' Roses' is already with us, and there are rumours of a 'Motörhead' slot to be released later in the year. To those not up to speed about their rock legends, Jimi Hendrix was one of the most influential guitar players of his generation – and remains one of the most influential guitar players of all time. He was born in Seattle in the US, but after playing in a few backing bands he moved to England in 1966. He formed the 'Jimi Hendrix Experience' and within a few months had compiled a mighty trio of hits – 'Hey Joe', 'Purple Haze' and 'The Wind Cries Mary'. His career was short-lived though – in September 1970 he was discovered dead at the Samarkand Hotel in Notting Hill, London. It was found that he had choked to death on his own vomit after barbiturates intoxication.
Some of Hendrix's classic tunes play in the background as you take this sixties-influenced slot for a spin. The symbols are all rendered in a sixties-style – there are guitars, a peace sign, a heart, a record, a flower, an eye, plus playing card values ten to ace. There are twenty pay lines, and they are fixed. You can choose your coin size from 0.01 to 1.00, and your 'bet level' from one to ten. Your final bet is your bet level multiplied by your coin size, multiplied by twenty. When you're ready to touch the sky (or kiss this guy), hit the 'spin' button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The biggest pay out in normal play is for five of Jimi – that wins your 400x your line bet. The lowest winning pay out is for three identical playing card symbols anywhere on an active pay line. This will win you five times your bet-per-line.
Jimi is also the wild symbol in this game. He substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter symbol.
The 'Purple Haze' feature is triggered when the 'Purple Haze' symbol lands on the first reel. The symbol, plus any playing cards symbols, are transformed into wild symbols for that spin.
If you land four or more 'Red Guitar' symbols anywhere on the reels then you activate the 'Red Guitar Re-spin feature'. You receive one free re-spin, which can be re-triggered if another red guitar symbol appears.
Jimi with a white guitar activates the 'Pick and Click' feature – you need to land three of them on the reels, and they only appear on the central three reels. You can win one of four features when you trigger 'Pick and Click'. You click on loudspeakers to reveal symbols – once you have collected three the same, you trigger the appropriate feature:
- Coin win: You win a prize of your line bet multiplied between eight and thirty
- Crosstown Traffic free spins: You win six free spins in which reels turn completely wild – either one or two at a time
- Purple Haze free spins: You win a dozen free spins in which all playing cards symbols turn wild
- Little Wing free spins: Between six and twelve free spins are awarded with between three and five overlay wilds appearing on each spin
There's no question that Jimi Hendrix is a legend, but is the 'Jimi Hendrix Online Slot Experience' likely to be a legend too? It certain steps up to the plate in several ways – scatters, wilds and a variety of bonus games backed by a funky soundtrack (although we wish there were more than just two songs, 'Voodoo Child' and 'Foxy Lady'). It's definitely a decent effort from those slots kings at NetEnt, complete with a very cool intro. When it comes to giving our rating from one to five stars, we're going to go with: groovy!