Jimi Hendrix is one of three slot machines with a rock inspired theme, that Net Ent has launched in 2016. It’s the second game in the Net Ent Rocks trilogy, the previous title being Guns N Roses, while the third one was called Motorhead. Its subject is Jimi Hendrix, one of the greatest rock guitarists of all times. It’s a hippy themed game, thanks to the time period when Hendrix lived and was famous. He died in 1970, at just 28 years of age. This game is dedicated to him and his legacy. The game is unusual in a lot of ways, but the layout couldn’t be more average than it is here. You’re going to have 20 lines to play with, and they will be fixed on 5x3 reels. The game does have a lot of features, so its payouts don’t go higher than $4,000 for a single combo. As for those features, you have wild symbols, scatter symbols, re-spins, multiple types of free spins and a couple of simple bonus games.
If you’ve played one Net Ent slot machine, you can predict quite easily what the betting system will look like here. You have the 20 lines that are fixed, so the bets start at 20 coins, with a minimum value of $0.20 ($0.01 per coin). If you’re working with a bigger budget, the lines allow for the use of a maximum of 10 coins, and their values can be increased to $1. You spend up to $10 per line and up to $200 per spin, if you maximize the settings.
The rock guitarist and singer that this game focuses on, Jimi Hendrix, lived between 1942 and 1970, so he died before even reaching his 30s. He was a singer and guitarist for just four years, professionally at least, yet he managed to write his name into the annals of rock history. He is still widely recognized today as one of the great musicians of the rock genre. The theme itself is inspired by the late 60s and the early 70s, the period when Jimi Hendrix was a huge star, and so we have a hippie looking design. Net Ent certainly wasn’t too concerned with creating a realistic design here, and they chose a style for the symbols which is trippy. You have symbols with red hearts, with flowers, eyes, the peace sign, guitars and Jimi Hendrix himself. Five yellow poker cards were selected for the less impressive part of the paytable.
Players should expect to have wilds to help them out along the way, as they do in most slots. It’s the image of Jimi Hendrix that is used here for that particular symbol. The wild symbol is going to pay the most in the game, its own combinations offering up to 400x in prizes. It’s going to be much more often used as a simple substitute though, being capable of replacing all regular symbols, but no scatters. Jimi Hendrix, shown with a purple haze background behind him, will trigger the Purple Haze bonus game for you. You just need one symbol to get that feature started, and it has to be on reel 1. Whenever that happens, you will find that the poker symbols are transformed in the game, all of them being turned into wilds for that one round. As for the triggering Purple Haze symbol, it is also used as a wild for that particular round. Red Guitars are symbols which can pay the big prize, of 400x, same as the wild. They can do something else for you though, they can trigger the Red Guitar Re-spin. You get the re-spin when there are four scattered Red Guitars on the reels. They are locked and the other positions re-spin. If new Red Guitars appear, then the re-spins continue. This seems designed to give you a better chance at forming one or more top jackpot triggering combinations. Many of the cool features of Jimi Hendrix come through the Pick and Click feature. Triggered by three scatter symbols, showing Jimi Hendrix while he’s holding a white guitar, it needs those icons on the last three reels at the same time. You can get one of the four prizes available here, including a cash prize or the three types of free spins. The cash prize can reach maximum values of 30x the bet. Crosstown Traffic Free Spins – you win 6 free spins which have wild reels. The wild reels are placed on reel 5 for the first spin, on 4 and 5 for the second one, 3 and 4 for the third spin, 2 and 3 for the fourth one, on reels 1 and 2 for the fifth spin, and on reel 1 for the sixth round. Purple Haze Free Spins – here, you get between 6 and 12 free games. The poker cards are all transformed into wilds for the duration. Little Wing Free Spins – from 6 to 12 free spins can be won, with 3 to 5 overlay wilds placed in random locations each round.
The best possible prize of the game seems to be the one coming from the bonus game, delivering there up to 30x the bet, or $6,000. If we’re talking about regular combinations, they pay up to 400x, or $4,000. Since the average RTP for Jimi Hendrix is sitting at 96.90%, it should be a decent paying title.
Jimi Hendrix is capable of delivering good payouts, but it’s something that it does in the long run, and with the many features it has helping you out. For the fans of Jimi Hendrix, it’s obviously a game that shouldn’t be avoided.