NetEnt has already established its hard rock pedigree with its outstanding Guns N Roses slot, and now it's back to solidify that reputation with an officially licensed Jimi Hendrix slot.
Taking a slightly different tack to Guns N Roses, the Jimi Hendrix slot is set in a surreal world reminiscent of famous Salvador Dali paintings – we can only wonder what kind of purple haze the folks over at NetEnt were in when they came up with this one!
NetEnt's Jimi Hendrix slot is an officially licensed slot featuring music and visuals relating to one of the most iconic rock legends of all time. The game takes a slightly different stylistic slant to fellow "NetEnt Rocks" slot Guns N Roses, but is still a typical 5-reel slot at heart.
Jimi Hendrix (the slot, not the man!) has 20 paylines and an astonishing number of different bonus features to keep its gameplay fresh including Crosstown Traffic, Purple Haze and Little Wing Free Spins as well as several Pick And Click mini-games.
Jimi Hendrix's reel icons are pure psychedelia, featuring flowers, hearts, eyeballs, peace signs and records that turn into planets when they're involved in a win. Oh, and of course the wild symbol is our man Jimi himself. They animate during wins and, we have to say, they all look great.
There's also the usual A, K, Q, J and 10 symbols (albeit with a Jimi twist, like Stars and Stripes) that you'll be used to from other video slots, but these aren't much to write home about.
This game couldn't truly claim to be a Jimi Hendrix slot without some of the great one's songs backing it up and, thankfully, NetEnt doesn't disappoint. Purple Haze, Foxey Lady and Kiss The Sky are just a few of Hendrix's most famous songs that make an appearance here.
Jimi Hendrix is still a relatively new slot, so you won't necessarily be able to find it at every single NetEnt online casino, but it's well worth going on the hunt for one that does offer it or simply following one of our links because it really is a game that we think most players will enjoy.
Listing all of Jimi Hendrix's bonus rounds would take quite some time, purely because there are so many of them. We'll do our best to provide a quick overview of what's on offer, but you should be aware that this is one game that's very heavy on bonus features! Very good news for players who can't get enough free spins and mini-games when they hit the slots.
Jimi Hendrix features two bonus features that can be activated during the main game: Purple Haze and Red Guitar re-spins. During Purple Haze, triggered by the appropriate symbol landing on reel 1, symbols 10, J, Q, K and A turn wild for that spin. This is a very good way to turn a weak win or even a losing win into something much more lucrative.
Then there's the Red Guitar Re-spin feature. Land four or more Red Guitar symbols and you'll trigger a re-spin, as well as consecutive re-spins should further Red Guitar symbols appear. We have to admit that we're a bit partial to this feature since it resulted in us racking up a win worth 25,000 coins from a single spin.
In addition to these bonus features, there are also two Pick and Click features (with prizes ranging from coin wins to free spins) and THREE different Free Spins bonus rounds that each come with varying numbers of free spins and extra wilds. You'll soon pick a favorite after playing the Jimi Hendrix slot for a while.
So many bonus rounds might sound like overkill, but the result of all these bonus features is a game that feels different every time you play it and it's not as if you'll encounter too many of them in a single sitting anyway. In our opinion, a game is only as good as its bonus features, and Jimi Hendrix does an outstanding job of keeping players interested through all of its extra chances to win.
Jimi Hendrix's jackpot of 80,000 coins, equating to $80,000 thanks to the game's maximum coin size of 1.00, isn't exactly earth shattering but is definitely one of the better non-progressive NetEnt jackpots on the market today.
One nice thing about the game is that, with so many bonus features available, there's a sense of excitement throughout – it really does feel like a jackpot, or at the very least a sizeable win, is within reach at any moment. Put it all together and you've got the recipe for a very compelling slot.
You may have to suffer through the occasional drought during standard play when playing Jimi Hendrix, but the game almost always makes up for it during some bonus feature or other. We can't recall a slot where we've encountered as many big wins in such a short space of time.
With its driving rock soundtrack and beautiful animations, Jimi Hendrix really is a joy to play. And that jackpot, at the thick end of $100,000, certainly helps to sweeten the deal. It's sure to cement a place for itself as one of NetEnt's signature titles.
Whether you're a big fan of Young Jimmy's music or not, there's a lot about this slot to fall in love with. We think you're going to love it.