Jimi Hendrix, possibly one of the best guitarists ever, comes to life in this NetEnt tribute slot. This is a feature-filled video slot and you’ll be rocking out to Hendrix’s hits from the 60s while spinning through a purple haze and riffing through free spins and much more. This Jimi Hendrix slot review takes you throw the game.
Look and Feel
The Jimi Hendrix slot is set against a stylized cartoon drawing against the desert. NetEnt has tried to capture the flower power vibe of the 60s in this slot. It’s a well-illustrated game, but the flat, pastel style is perhaps just a touch too cute to really capture the mood of those times. The soundtrack is of course Jimi’s most popular hits that go on largely uninterrupted until you hit a winning spin. The problem we have here is that while we absolutely adore Hendrix’s music, it’s just a little bit too jarring to match the light lilac visual theme on the reels. However, that’s just our personal preference and other players may very well enjoy this.
How to Play
The Jimi Hendrix slot game features a standard NetEnt game menu button at the bottom of the screen. We always recommend by starting with the Coin Value as this impacts your actual bet size and potential wins. Coin Value ranges from 1p to £1 here. This is a 20 fixed payline game, so you’re always betting on all 20 paylines making each spin a minimum of 20 coins, which adds up to 20p if your Coin Value is £0.01. Then choose your Level from 1 to 10. Each level will add another 20 coins to your bet size. After setting your bet size, press the Spin button whenever you’re ready. If you’re looking to kick back into the haze, Autoplay is available so the machine will spin until you win.
Symbols in Jimi Hendrix
Symbols, especially special symbols, in the Jimi Hendrix slot are plentiful. Here they are, starting from the highest value.
- Jimi Hendirx
- Red Guitar
- White Guitar
- Vinyl Record
- A, K, Q, J, and 10
- Jimi Hendrix: Wild
- Purple Haze (Hendrix playing guitar): Scatter
- Red Guitar: Scatter
- Jimi Hendrix playing guitar at night: Scatter
Special Features and Bonuses
You might have noticed there are several Scatter symbols. They all translate into a variety of special features.
Purple Haze: If you get Jimi playing the guitar on Reel 1, all the low value symbols (A, K, Q, J and 10) on that reel will transform into wilds, and the Purple Haze symbol will transform into a wild as well.
Red Guitar Re-Spin: 4 Red Guitars landing anywhere on the reels will trigger a free re-spin. Re-spins can be re-triggered.
Appetite for Destruction Wild:This is an overlay Wild in a cross shape. It’s randomly triggered and is always centered on Reel 3, although sometimes it may be higher or lower so you only get part of the cross. The cross area substitutes for all symbols, except for the Bonus Scatter.
Coin Win:This isn’t a bonus game per se, but a straightforward coin win with a random multiplier between 8x to 30x added on top.
Purple Haze Free spins:If you collect 3 of the Purple Haze (White guitar with purple haze) symbols, you’ll get 6 free spins, during which all the low value symbols (A, K, Q, J and 10) are transformed into Wilds.
Little Wing Free Spins:Collect 3 of the Little Wing (White guitar with blue haze) symbols, and you’ll also get between 6 to 12 free spins, with 3 to 5 Wild Overlays on the reels.
Jimi Hendrix Compared to Other Slots
Following the hugely popular Guns ‘n Roses slot, Jimi Hendrix is the second out of a 3 part game series by NetEnt dedicated to music icons. Perhaps NetEnt decided to keep the winning formula they had with Guns ‘n Roses because many of the features the Jimi Hendrix slot game are very similar. Loads of free spins and Wild Reels along with a pick me game, and it kind of feels like the Guns ‘n Roses slot just got moved into a different skin. That’s all fine and jolly, but sometimes we wish that big game developers could just try a little harder and be a little more creative, especially when you’re dealing with the legend like Hendrix.
Jimi Hendrix Fairness
The Jimi Hendrix slot has a 96.91% RTP so you should see wins often enough, especially with the abundance of Wilds and Wild Reels floating around. The game is generally considered a mid-variance slot so payouts can be decent but they won’t be astronomical. If you hit a 30 multiplier in the Coin Win bonus game, things do get much more exciting though. In short, Jimi Hendrix is a fair and playable game.
Tips for Playing Jimi Hendrix
With a high RTP of 96.91%, players can expect relatively frequent wins although this rarely happens immediately. What we suggest trying is to start off with the minimum bet size of 20p per spin, and after warming up a little, increase your bet size so that your final payout will be higher. This can help stretch your playing budget a little further.
Hype or Not?
To be honest, the Jimi Hendrix slot is nowhere close to the legendary status of the man himself. The illustration feels just a bit too flat and lacks flower power. It’s not a bad game, but you could say we weren’t particularly blown away by this NetEnt slot. We think it’s because it followed the Guns n’ Roses gameplay too closely and doesn’t do justice to Hendrix, one of the biggest musical icons in American rock history.
Our feelings towards the Jimi Hendrix slot is rather lukewarm. To be clear, this is not a bad game and it’s filled with all sorts of bonus features and free spins. But it seems like NetEnt could have tried a little harder than just copy the Guns ‘n Roses onto a flower power skin for one of the biggest stars in rock history.
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