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Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister was Motörhead. He was the only member of the band (and its founder), who has been there from the beginning and it was his death that hailed the end of it. Lemmy was known for playing the pokies himself and perhaps that is why we find plenty of classic slot symbols on the reels. Horseshoe, stars, cherries, bells, 7s, four-leaf clovers are all here. Lemmy himself stands in as the highest paying symbol and the mystery symbol shows the band’s logo, the war pig.
This is, of course, a rock slot, which means music features heavily here. If you play in rock mode, which is done by easily clicking a button, you’ll be listening to “Ace of Spades”, “Killed by Death”, “Iron Fist” and “Overkill”. The slot starts on a video clip and every once in a while you’ll hear Lemmy shout something as well. We certainly appreciated that we were able to turn the music off, because, well, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
The slot has the same 3x3x4x4x5 layout that was first introduced in the Dazzle Me slot. Hence we get 76 paylines here as well.
The main feature that you’ll see more than anything else is the mystery reel feature. The golden war pig will speed past on the reels and you’ll be hoping that it’ll stop on as many of your reels as possible. It won’t always happen, but often enough at least one or two mystery reels will stop and turn into one random symbol. We’ve come tantalizingly close to seeing five reels stop, only to be disappointed and getting none. But three or four is possible as well and when they turn into the right kind of symbol, big payouts are possible here.
The bomber feature only works in the base game and can be activated before any spin. A bomb can ‘explode’ on the reels and create a cluster of at least 10 mystery symbols. Then the reels spin and will turn into one randomly chosen symbol as well. Whilst it seems pretty much just a spin (no pun intended) on the mystery reel feature, here you are guaranteed that the overlay symbols will remain on the reels and not speed past.
Finally you get the free spins. The scatter symbol appears only on reels 3, 4 and 5. When you get 3 of them, you’ll trigger ten free spins. Throughout the free spins the mystery reels will also appear, but the bombs won’t. Unfortunately the free spins cannot be retriggered. But here the mystery reels can also turn into wild symbols, giving you better chances at a winning combination.
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We definitely like the look of this slot. The dark soundstage, the massive loudspeakers and the crisp and somewhat stark looking symbols on the reels. One wonders what Lemmy might have thought about this slot.
The gameplay is solid and certainly reminds us of Dazzle Me. We do prefer the Motörhead video slot, however. In Dazzle Me wins always seem a little elusive, whereas here we found the mystery reel feature to be quite beneficial, providing us with frequent wins. The free spins didn’t come by too often, though, which was a bit of a shame.