Motörhead is a 5-reel, fixed 76-pay line slot from NetEnt. This rockin' game is the final game in NetEnt's 'rock 'n' roll' trilogy of slots that were released throughout 2016 – the others being 'Guns n' Roses' and 'Jimi Hendrix'. This game is of course based upon the legendary UK heavy rock band, which was led by Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister from the groups formation in 1975 until Lemmy's passsing forty years later. Motörhead purists might not be too pleased that the line-up joining Lemmy on the reels is the one from 1992 onwards, which featured Mikkey Dee on drums and Phil Campbell on guitar. The 'classic' Motörhead line-up existed from 1976 until 1982, which was Lemmy, Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor on drums and 'Fast' Eddie Clarke on guitar. Fast-living Lemmy (called Lemmy, apparently, because when he was a youth he'd constantly ask people to 'lemme a fiver') began the rock life as Jimi Hendrix's roadie before joining Hawkwind. He was kicked out and formed his own band (originally called 'B*st*rd) which became Motörhead. After years of near-misses health-wise, Lemmy died of prostate cancer just after Christmas 2015.
This slot has five reels but they are arranged in a 3-3-4-4-5 configuration, making 76 possible pay lines. All are in play at all times and you pay twenty coins per spin. Your coin value can be anything from 0.01 to 1.00, and you can gamble with between one and ten coins at a time. When you're ready to rock, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest winning payout in this game is for three four-leaf clovers, which will win you two coins. The 'ace of jackpots' in normal play is gained by landing five of Lemmy himself, which wins 150 coins. As a bonus if you land Lemmy on reels one and two you win your stake back.
The 'Ace of Spades' symbol is wild in this game and substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter.
Motörhead maintained a 'war pig' logo throughout their existence and this is the scatter symbol in this slot. If you land a scatter symbol anywhere on the three right-hand-most reels after any spin, you win ten free spins. During your freebies the 'Mystery Reels' (see below) consist of both mystery and wild symbols.
On every spin in both the main game and in free spins, one or more reels become the 'Mystery Reel' (unless the other feature – the 'Bomber' feature – is active). After the reels have stopped if any mystery symbols appear on the reels, the mystery symbols transform into a random symbol (any symbol aside from a scatter).
The 'Bomber' feature activates randomly before a spin, but not in free spins. Each 'bomb' that lands consists of a cluster of mysery symbols, and a number occur on the reels that make at least ten overlay symbols a mystery symbol. Once each bomb has created a mystery overlay, the reels spin and the symbols are chosen at random as with the 'Mystery Reel' feature.
You can play this game in 'rock mode' where you can enjoy four of Motörhead's finest: Ace of Spades, Iron Fist, Killed by Death and Overkill.
This slot really does rock. The mystery reels feature adds an extra layer of excitement, as the mystery symbols are not revealed until the rest of the reels have come to rest. This leads to anticipation as you can work out which symbol would give you the best results, so you can keep your fingers crossed before it is revealed.
Of course "gambling's for fools" but if that's how you like it (baby) then you'll love this Motörhead slot from NetEnt!