James Dean

The Hollywood Walk of Fame celebrates the lives of scores of actors, both living and dead, and one of the most iconic faces to ever grace the silver screen is James "Jimmy" Dean. Even though the Hollywood heartthrob whose motto was "live fast and die young" had his life tragically cut short at the tender age of twenty-four, he's been immortalised by NextGen Gaming in the James Dean online slot.

As well as containing some incredible imagery from Dean's most famous films, the slot boasts some superstar-worthy special features including free spins, Wild Re-Spins, and a James Dean Pick Bonus. You can play the game with 25p up to £50 per spin, and the top jackpot is valued at five thousand times your bet!

More about the Software Provider

NextGen Gaming (which is short for Next Generation) is an Australian company that makes games for the offline and online gambling industries. The company has been in operation since 1999, and has so far created well over six hundred slots. In 2011, NextGen Gaming was bought out by NYX Interactive and now acts as its subsidiary. Many of the brand's names can be found on social media websites where they can be played for fun, as well as at online casinos across Europe and beyond.

Some of NextGen's best-known online slots include Wild West, Medusa, Doctor Love, Joker Jester, Call of the Colosseum, and Foxin' Wins Again.

Appearance and Sound Effects

A bar in a back street of New York City is the location used as the background for the James Dean online slots game, and the hazy neon blue and black colours are very atmospheric. As James was at the height of his success in the 1950s, the game uses 1950s rock ‘n' roll music for its soundtrack.

The fifteen positions that form the five-by-three reel set are made to look like film reel clips, and they can contain a variety of symbols including two different headshots of the actor, Jimmy's Hollywood Walk of Fame star, a clapperboard, Aviator sunglasses, a film reel, a motorbike, a silver sports car, and five playing card symbols.

Bonuses and Special Features

The wild symbol that's represented by James in a navy-blue suit only appears on Reels 2, 3, and 4 where it can replace any symbol except the Hollywood Star, the Clapperboard, and the other picture of Jimmy. Get three wild symbols anywhere in view, and you get three re-spins with all prizes tripled plus expanded wilds on Reels 2, 3, or 4.

The Walk of Fame scatter symbol gives you ten free spins whenever it lands three or more times on the screen, and any prizes won during the feature are doubled. During the Free Spins Bonus, the Clapperboard symbol is introduced to Reel 3 where it can award as many as three Legend Spins each time it appears. Legend Spins are awarded after all of your free spins have been used, and they apply a 5x multiplier to all winning combinations.
Three of the symbols that contain the picture of James in a red sweater trigger the James Dean Pick Bonus. Simply pick one of the three symbols to reveal an instant prize of up to 150x your bet, the chance to make another pick, or "Win All".


James Dean uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and twenty-five fixed paylines, and has an average RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 95.42%.

Mobile Compatibility

The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls when played on mobile devices.

Our Verdict

Prepare for an intense and dramatic cinematic experience as the movie-themed reels of the James Dean slot start to play. The brooding actor is beautifully brought back to life on desktops and mobile screens using screenshots of his most famous films, and there are three innovative special features which could help you get your hands on Giant wins without having to trek East of Eden!