As usual, MS4U is first to bring you the latest news in the industry of mobile slots, and we couldn't be more excited this morning. NetEnt has released a video teaser of its Jimi Hendrix mobile slot that's coming out on the 22nd of April and we have watched it and re-watched it to pin-point exactly what this new slot will be like. Let's take a look at all the cool features and the gameplay of the machine in this Jimi Hendrix mobile slot preview.
Up until now, we knew very little about the Jimi Hendrix slot, other than that is part of the NetEnt Rocks Tour 2016. Celebrating its 20th birthday, NetEnt has taken its time developing this mobile slot and it certainly looks and feels true to the greatest musician and guitar virtuoso of our times. Jimi Hendrix mobile slot is everything you'd expect – part hippy, part rock and roll, it has got plenty of features to get excited about!
Jimi Hendrix Mobile Slot Gameplay
We've been spoiled by NetEnt with the nearly five minute long demo video, so there's plenty of information we could distill from it. While the teaser video doesn't reveal much about the gameplay mechanics, NetEnt have kindly provided some of that information in the video description.
Thus, Jimi Hendrix will be a mobile slot of five reels of three symbols each (all standard) and will feature 20 fixed paylines. And although the sizes of the bets available, the hit rate or the return to player percentages haven't been published yet, we expect it to be very similar to Guns N Roses. After all, it's a rock n roll slot!
What about the looks of the slot itself? Well, you will surely get carried away and experience the 1960s to the fullest. In our humble opinion, the slot looks smashing, but probably that's because we had a hippy phase growing up. The look and feel of this slot is definitely dreamy in a ‘world peace' sort of way. The reels are adorned with the man legend himself, plenty of guitars, flowers, hearts and peace signs. Needless to say Hendrix tracks such as Voodoo Child, Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, Crosstown Traffic and Little Wing all play in the background.
Lastly, the win potential of this slot is great from what we saw in the teaser. For example, a win of £80,000 was triggered by a powerful combination of all Red Guitar symbols, plus a full reel guitar too. We'd expect this to be towards the higher end of the payout spectrum, as NetEnt surely would want to entice players.
Packing A Lot Of Features!
And while the demo might be light on the gameplay specifics, all of the excellent features are clearly highlighted. Actually, you could be surprised at the amount of them if you haven't yet played Guns N Roses, but in some cases, the features are that much better on Jimi Hendrix. We know, we could hardly believe that was possible too!
Purple Haze Random Wilds And Stacked Symbols
The Jimi Hendrix on the reels is the Wild symbol, which we're guessing can substitute for any other symbol except bonus ones. But what you should really look out for is Hendrix with a Guitar symbol as those are the Purple Haze Random Wilds.
It seems like this can appear on any reel and a purple haze effect will turn other symbols into Wilds, getting you a nice winning combo. You can expect three, four or even more Wilds to appear during the Purple Haze Random Wilds feature. Sweet!
Then, there are the Stacked Symbols which can also improve your wins. Whenever the feature is triggered, a flowery pastel garland will pop up around the symbols that not only looks lovely, but pays well too. Keep in mind though, that only the character symbols will trigger this and not the relatively low paying Ks, Js and 10s.
Red Guitar Re-Spins
You've got much more to look forward to, as Jimi Hendrix slot has got unlimited re-spins and sticky Red Guitar symbols too. So, how exactly does this work? From what we've observed in the demo, whenever two or more stacked Red Guitars appear on your reels, they will become sticky and trigger the re-spins. The guitars stay on the reels while the rest of the symbols re-spin.
So you could potentially get another Red Guitar symbol, increasing your win and getting a bonus Extra Spin. How cool is that? If in any single go you don't get a Red Guitar, then the re-spins end. Or the feature will end when you fill the entire screen with Red Guitars and walk away with a massive win credited to your casino account!
Pick and Click – 3 Types Of Extra Spins
Of course we saved the juiciest feature for last! It's very much like the bonus wheel feature on Guns N Roses, where an pre-round feature stands in your way to Extra Spins. You can trigger the Pick and Click with three scatters and collect three symbols to get to one of these bonuses:
- Crosstown Traffic – six Extra Spins with massive two reel Wild
- Little Wind – not been revealed yet
- Purple Haze – 11 Extra Spins with Purple Haze Wilds in every spin
- Coin Prize – a random amount of cash awarded
You will soon be able to check out Jimi Hendrix slot for yourself on April 21st, but f you can't wait for it to be released, then in the meantime, you should definitely check out the Guns N Roses machine – a true rock'n'roll offering in the world of mobile slots!