NetEnt released the Jimi Hendrix online slot game in early 2016. The game is based on the 1960’s iconic rock legend, Jimi Hendrix. Although the game was released by NetEnt, it is licensed from Experience Hendrix LLC and its subsidiary Authentic Hendrix LLC which manages the complete Jimi Hendrix music catalogue, copyrights and trademark of the artist.
The game is a five reel, three row game with twenty pay lines. The Return to Player percentage (RTP) is an average 96.9% so nothing wildly exciting. The game has lots of images of Hendrix himself as well as his famous guitars and naturally the music of the game is samples of some of his most famous songs.
The game has the usual low value symbols of the playing cards, ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace as well as symbols of higher value such as red guitars, Jimi Hendrix slot game and various symbols relating to Hendrix’s music, the Purple Haze symbol and the Crosstown Traffic symbol being a few. There are a few hippie symbols too along the way. It helps if you are a Hendrix fan to play this game.
Jimi Hendrix’s face is the Wild symbol which as always substitutes every other symbol except for the scatter, which is Jimi Hendrix again, but this time in a dark blue background and a gold frame. The scatter will only appear on reels three, four and five and landing three of them leads you on to the bonus round. The bonus game is called Pick and Click and has the benefit of four different prizes or rather additional bonus games. Players should click on the loudspeakers and once three identical symbols are collected you can activate one of the corresponding bonus rounds.
Coin Win (gold coin) gives you a multiplier from eight to thirty of the initial bet. Crosstown Traffic Free Spins (burning guitar) gives you six free spins and up to two Wilds will also appear on each spin. Purple Haze Free Spin (guitars in purple slime) gives between six to twelve free spins and each spin transforms the low value symbols into Wilds. Finally, the Little Wing Free Spins (guitar in water) again gives six to twelve free spins but with three to five Wilds appearing on each spin in different places. The bonus rounds can be triggered several times and is not restricted to just one chance.
Although the game is a non progressive slot and therefore more likely to pay out smaller but more frequently than a progressive slot, only a few months after the launch of the game, it paid out big amounts twice within the space of a few weeks. A player in New Jersey placed a $5 bet and won $100,760 and then another player placed the same bet but got luckier and won $105,200 jackpot. Both jackpots were landed at the same casino.
Jimi Hendrix slot game is a cool game with interesting features and snippets of Jimi Hendrix and his music but it is best enjoyed if you are a Jimi Hendrix fan.