The legendary songwriter, guitarist, and singer, Jimi Hendrix, is immortalised in NetEnt’s Jimi Hendrix slot. The game forms part of a three-part series of NetEnt slots that are designed to celebrate famous musical legends both living and dead. As Hendrix’s was at the height of his success in the heady 60s, you can expect plenty of psychedelic imagery, as well as some of his best hits, to form a significant part of the playing experience. The gameplay is almost as innovative as Jimi’s musical style as it includes no less than six bonus features – Purple Haze, Pick and Click, Red Guitar Re-Spins, and three free spins bonuses that are named after the songs Crosstown Traffic, Little Wing, and Purple Haze. So, “turn on, tune in, drop out” and prepare to play for prizes as big as 80,000 coins with the man, the legend that is Jimi Hendrix!
Why we love it
We highly recommend watching the intro as it includes some seriously good animations. It starts with a graphically rendered vision of Jimi Hendrix playing his guitar against a backdrop of the night sky and then cuts to him playing in front of a psychedelic cityscape as petals burst across the screen.
Once the intro has finished, you’re taken to a desert where a drum kit and a guitar lie half-submerged in the dust, and strange blue flowers rise out of the stony ground like some weird dream. And, as you’re spinning the reels, you get to listen to “the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music” perform four of his biggest hits: “Little Wing”, “Crosstown Traffic”, “Purple Haze”, and, our personal favourite, “Foxy Lady”.
The fact that the slot has six exciting bonus games is another great reason to give it a try, and whenever you get lucky and land a win, Jimi appears on screen to play a guitar solo in your honour. Plus, if you manage to hit the right winning combinations, you could be celebrating with the game’s top jackpot of 80,000 coins!
HOW TO PLAY JIMI HENDRIX
● Choose from the following coin values: 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50 or 1.
● You can then select from Levels 1 to 10 to play.
● Use the Auto-Play option to spin the reels automatically 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 250, 500, 750 or 1,000 times.
● Selecting MAX BET lets you play with the maximum paylines, highest bet level, and your current coin value.
● Clicking the ‘I’ button loads the paytable where you can see how much each symbol pays, and how the bonus features work.
It’s much easier to win prizes when the wild symbol’s on the screen. The wild is the headshot of Jimi wearing a burgundy jacket standing in front of a purple haze, and it can substitute for all symbols except the three scatter symbols.
PURPLE HAZE FEATURE
Purple Haze is triggered when the Purple Haze symbol appears on Reel 1. For one spin only, all of the playing card symbols showing on the screen, as well as the Purple Haze symbol, are turned into wilds.
RED GUITAR RESPIN FEATURE
When four of the Red Guitar symbols land anywhere on the reels, the reels re-spin once, and if another Red Guitar drops in to view, another re-spin is awarded, and so on.
PICK AND CLICK FEATURE
The Pick and Click Feature is a particularly fun bonus that’s activated when three of the symbols showing Jimi with a white guitar land on Reels 3, 4, and 5. Simply click on the loudspeakers that are displayed on the bonus screen to locate three matching symbols. There are four different types of prizes that can be won in the Pick and Click Feature:
Coin Win gives you a random multiplier worth a minimum of eight and up to thirty times your bet.
LITTLE WING FREE SPINS
If three of the white-and-blue guitar symbols appear on the screen, you receive between six and twelve free games with three, four or five extra wilds randomly added on each spin.
PURPLE HAZE FREE SPINS
Land three white-and-purple guitars anywhere on the reels, and you get between six and twelve free games with all playing card symbols acting as wilds.
CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC FREE SPINS
Three white-and-orange guitars award six free games with either one or two fully wild reels on each free spin.
Return To Player
Malfunction voids all plays and payouts.