Jimi Hendrix is powered by Net Entertainment and is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot game which can be played across desktop, mobile and tablet devices. Playable from 20p to £200 a spin, the game is based on the one and only guitar legend that is Jimi Hendrix – he is brought back to life in this psychedelic slot where you get to see how he changed the way guitar was played forever.
Graphically, it evokes memories of Woodstock and the flower-power era as it takes you back to a historic time in the world. It features Hendrix classic songs as the soundtrack with Crosstown Traffic, Little Wing and Purple Haze available.
In terms of bonus features, you have 2 in the base game and 4 available in the Pick and Click feature. First up is the Red Guitar Re-spins feature which is triggered by getting 4 or more Red Guitar symbols anywhere on the reels – these stay on the reels and act as overlay symbols during each re-spin. You will continue to get re-spins as long as new Red Guitar symbols land on the reels – it only ends when no new Red Guitar symbols appear during a new re-spin.
Then you have the Purple Haze feature which is triggered when the Purple Haze symbol lands on the 1st reel – then symbols 10, J, Q, K and A transform into wild symbols for that spin. Additionally, the Purple Haze symbol acts as a wild to further enhance your winning potential.
The encore is the Pick and Click feature which is played when 3 scatter symbols appear on reels 3, 4 and 5 – there are 4 different prizes with a Coin Win feature, Crosstown Traffic Free Spins feature, Purple Haze Free Spins feature and Little Wing Free Spins feature.
You click on the loudspeakers that can give you 4 varieties of symbols – when you collect 3 of the same symbol, you will player the corresponding feature. The Coin Win feature gives you between 8 and 30 times your total stake.
The Crosstown Traffic Free Spins feature gives you 6 free spins with wild reels appearing on different reels for each free spin. On the 1st free spin, a wild reels appears on the 5th reel whereas it’s the 4th and 5th reels for the 2nd free spin.
For the 3rd free spin, reels 3 and 4 become wild reels and for the 4th free spin, reels 2 and 3 become wild reels. For the 5th free spin, its reels 1 and 2. Finally, reels 1 and 2 become wild reels for the 6th free spin.
The Purple Haze Free Spins feature gives you between 6 and 12 free spins – as with the Purple Haze feature in the base game, symbols 10, J, Q, K and A become wild symbols for the duration of the feature.
Finally, you have the Little Wings Free Spins feature where you will again receive between 6 and 12 free spins. Between 3 and 5 overlay wilds appear randomly on the reels for each free spin.
I found the Jimi Hendrix slot to be a medium variance game with most of your wins coming in the base game. Saying that, I found the Purple Haze Free Spins feature to be the most rewarding as up to 5 wilds can appear on each free spin. I managed to get a wild on all 5 reels on a payline (on my last free spin) which resulted in a 400 times my stake win, the maximum amount won in the game. Across the 12 free spins I received, I won just over 1,000 times my bet in total! The Crosstown Traffic Free Spins feature can also be quite lucrative due to getting 2 wild reels on some free spins.
Visually, I like the retro/psychedelic theme and the music is excellent – like NetEnt’s Guns N’ Roses, the Jimi Hendrix slot will surely be a big hit (excuse the pun) with players due to its balanced gameplay and variety of bonus features. Thumbs up to NetEnt!