Jimi Hendrix Slot Review
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Jimi Hendrix is video slot with 20 paylines on 5 reels, made by the Swedish game developer NetEnt. Like you have already figured out, this slot is entirely dedicated to a huge rock legend– Jimi Hendrix. The game has a total hippie vibe to it, beautifully coloured in pastels, actually mainly shades of purple and magenta. While you play this slot you can obviously enjoy some of the most famous songs from Jimi Hendrix. Play for free or with real money, but remember that there is a maximum win of £100,000 available.
Theme, characters and environment
We head straight to Woodstock out in the desert, during a time when it was all about sex, love and rock’n’roll. Even if we never got to experience it first hand, this is our chance to step into the world of the hippies, with symbols of hearts, flowers, a guitar, vinyl records, peace signs, an eye, and Jimi Hendrix himself of course. When you get winning combinations flowers spread across the screen, next to the pulsating hearts. NetEnt also don’t usually take any shortcuts, meaning that this game has a lot more to offer than what is on the surface.
History and background
Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter, who is know all over the world for his incredible music. He is one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century, on par with Elvis, Janis Joplin and the Rolling Stones. His most famous tracks include Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, Hey Joe, Little Wing and All Along the Watchtower, and you can enjoy a couple of those in this video slot. Hendrix was inspired musically by American rock and roll and electric blues, and it is no wonder that there is a slot game dedicated to this magnificent musician.
Theme and characters
Described as “the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music” by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is a rock star that most people are familiar with. To combine these brilliant tracks and the rich culture in which this star was born, with the sweet joy of a well made slot game is truly brilliant.
Environment and atmosphere
The environment is chill and exciting at the same time, with those cool Woodstock vibes really hanging over the theme. Some winning combinations are saluted by Jimi himself with an ‘Oh yeah!’. Psychedelic rock atmosphere and lots of love is what you can except of this game. The minimum bet is set at €0.20, with a maximum of €200. The maximum coinciding win is €80,000 or 80,000 coins. Play on desktop computer or on your mobile devices, where the gaming experience is a little bit more minimal for smooth play.
Symbols and soundtrack
One of the really great things about this slot is, as mentioned, the fantastic graphics. We just love that they didn’t give it a rough look because it has a rock’n’roll theme, but instead they rolled with the psychedelic look. There are lots of interesting symbols on the reels in this game, such as:
- Wild symbol –Jimi Hendrix himself
- Scatter symbol – Jimi playing the Guitar
- Green flowers, peace sign, a heart
- Several different guitars
Jimi Hendrix himself is the Wild symbol in the game, meaning that he can substitute for all other symbols in the game, apart from the Scatter symbol. Wild symbol can also make winning combinations on its own, with a hefty payout of 400 coins for five of these on an active payline.
Another special symbol comes in form of the purple haze symbol. When it lands on reel 1, you trigger the Purple Haze feature. In this exciting feature the low-paying symbols 10, J, Q, K and A transform into the Wild symbol for that single exclusive spin. The Purple Haze symbol acts as the Wild on reel 1 after Wild transformation has occurred. You can just imagine what sort of payouts this can lead to.
Music and sound effects
Turn up the volume, please, because this is the heart of the game. The slot features classic Hendrix songs, like Crosstown Traffic, Little Wing and Purple Haze, accompanied by sound effects and some “Oh Yeah!” cries here and there when there is something extra special going on. And make no mistake, this slot keeps on bringing you winning combinations, which also come with some really awesome animations.
Don’t get fooled by the peace and love vibe and the soft pastel colours, because there is a lot of action going on this game, with three different types of free spins, respins and a pick and click feature. It is not all sweet and lovey-dovey here.
There is a respin function built in the main game, which is triggered when players get at least four Red Guitar symbols anywhere on the reels during the main game. This makes the reels re-spin, and if you get another guitar there is an additional respin in store for you. This goes on until you have no more guitars on your reels.
When at least three of the Scatter symbol (Jimi playing the Guitar) appears on 3, 4 and 5, the Pick and Click feature is triggered. This feature offers a coin win, Crosstown Traffic Free Spins, Purple Haze Free Spins, or Little Wing Free Spins, depending on what is behind the loudspeakers that will choose. But you need to get three of the same kind to get the prize.
In the Crosstown Traffic Free Spins bonus game you will be awarded with 6 spins and Wild Reels. The Purple Haze Free Spins offers between 6 and 12 free spins, during which the lowest standard symbols transform into Wilds during all spins. Players that get to play Little Wing Free Spins also get between 6 and 12 spins, plus between 3 and 5 overlay Wilds that show up at random as you spin the reels. As you can see, each free spins feature have their own flavour, with unique winning opportunities.
Pros and cons of the slot
Top grades for a top slot – this is one that will go down in casino history, at least among music lovers. There is plenty of interesting functions within this awesome video slot, and although it looks rather simple at a first glance, you quickly realize that it is loaded with exciting bonuses and features.
- Fantastic graphics and soundtrack
- Totally unique gaming experience
- Lots of free spins
- Great atmosphere for music lovers
- Does not offer any multipliers
- No progressive jackpot
Rock lovers might also enjoy Guns N’Roses, the Kiss slot, ZZ Top and the Motörhead slot.