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Flower-power and psychedelic are two keywords you’ll find plenty when reading about NetEnt’s newest slot Jimi Hendrix. And you’d be hard pressed to think anything else when you first check it out. Woodstock anyone? For those of us who’re too young to have been there, the Jimi Hendrix Online Slot certainly provides an idea of what it might have been like.
The design, whilst simple, comes with the right retro feel and doesn’t distract from the many features of the slot. Jimi Hendrix himself provides the soundtrack and ‘Foxy Lady’ and ‘Are you going to walk my way’ are playing in the background in the base game. A few other songs are featured in the bonus game, but you’ll hear them seldom and we have to admit we liked Guns n’ Roses playlist a little better for variety.
Whilst we can’t say that NetEnt have outdone themselves with the bonus features, they are definitely pretty good in this slot. The base game alone has two features, which keep things interesting.
The Red Guitar re-spin is triggered as soon as at least four red guitar symbols fall onto the reels. You’ll get re-spins as long as further red guitars appear. If they don’t, then the re-spin ends with or without a win, depending on where the symbols were on a given payline.
The Purple Haze feature is triggered by the Purple Haze symbol showing up on reel 1. It will transform all low-paying symbols (10 to Ace) into Wild symbols and act itself as a Wild to enhance winning options.
The Bonus Round comes in four different variations and is triggered by 3 or more bonus symbols. In the first part of it you’re looking at a ‘Pick and Click’ game. You’ll be choosing among a bunch of loudspeakers until you have collect three of the same symbol, which thereby decides the bonus feature you’re going to play.
The Coin Win feature is the simplest and will give you a random win between 8 and 30 times your stake.
With the Crosstown Traffic Free Spins feature you’ll get 6 free spins and during each spin 2 reels will be completely Wild, though the Wild reels won’t stay in the same place for each round.
In the Purple Haze Free Spins feature you’ll get between 6 and 12 free spins and here the low-paying symbols (10 to Ace) will become Wild for the length of the feature.
Lastly, the Little Wings Free Spins will once again offer between 6 and 12 free spins, though here between 3 and 5 overlay Wild will appear at random during each spin.
If that doesn’t keep you entertained, we don’t know what will.
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The Jimi Hendrix Online Slot is very different to NetEnt’s previous rock offering and that’s a good thing. We didn’t quite get as blown away by it as we did by Guns n’ Roses, though. Whilst the slot has a good range of features, is graphically well done and definitely unique, the soundtrack can become a little repetitive, especially in the base game.
The makers at NetEnt have definitely let their creativity shine here and the Jimi Hendrix Online Slot is absolutely worth checking out. But nobody would blame you for muting the sound after a while.