Jimi Hendrix is the second of three NetEnt online slots that form part of the NetEnt Rocks series which celebrates some of the biggest legends in rock music. The game pays homage to James Marshall Hendrix – the American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter who is known as one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. With psychedelic graphics, a soundtrack that consists of Jimi's greatest hits, and many legendary special features that include Crosstown Traffic Free Spins, Little Wing Free Spins, and the Purple Haze Feature, there's a whole lot to love about the Jimi Hendrix online slot, even if you're not a Hendrix fan or familiar with his music. So, get ready to rock out for as little as 20p per spin with the king of rock music at Samba Slots!
More about the Software Provider
NetEnt was founded in Sweden in 1996, and has become of the biggest influencers in the online casino world. When mobile gaming became popular in the 2000's, NetEnt was one of the first software developers to rise to the call, developing a fully-optimised mobile platform known as NetEnt Touch which allows players to enjoy top slots such as Starburst, Dracula, Jack Hammer, and Mega Fortune on smartphones and tablets.
Net Entertainment celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016, and to mark the event, it created a trio of music-themed slot games – Motorhead, Guns N' Roses, and Jimi Hendrix.
Appearance and Sound Effects
The first time that you play the Jimi Hendrix slot, you have the opportunity to enjoy a 3D-rendered video sequence that features Jimi playing against a Purple Haze-inspired night-time cityscape followed by a flower-filled garden. Once the intro has ended, the main game screen loads. It shows a desert-like planet with strangely-shaped mountains, musical instruments including a drum kit and a guitar semi-submerged in the sand, blue flowers, and playing card symbols. The soundtrack is provided by a rotation of Little Wing, Voodoo Child, and Foxy Lady.
The Flower Power–themed 70s vibe continues with the paytable symbols, which feature peace signs, vinyl records, hearts, flowers, guitars, eyes, speakers, and two headshots of Jimi.
Bonuses and Special Features
The wild symbol is the headshot of Jimi Hendrix with a purple background, and it can substitute for all symbols except scatters to make winning combos. The wild is not to be confused with the Purple Haze Symbol, which is an image of Jimi Hendrix playing a white electric guitar against a purple background. If the Purple Haze symbol shows up on Reel 1, it triggers the Purple Haze Feature which turns all playing card symbols on the screen into wilds for the current spin and also acts as a wild itself.
The white-and-red guitar symbol activates the Red Guitar Re-Spin Feature when it lands four times on the same spin. The feature re-spins the reels until no more Red Guitar symbols appear.
The game also includes a Pick and Click Bonus which is triggered with three scatter symbols (N.B., the scatter is the picture of Jimi in a white shirt playing a white guitar against the night sky). The scatters must appear on Reels 3, 4, and 5, and once the feature is activated, you're required to click on the images of loudspeakers to find three matching symbols. There are four types of matching symbols that you can reveal through the Pick and Click Feature – a white-and-purple guitar, a white guitar covered in blue paint, a flaming guitar, and a gold coin featuring an image of Jimi – and they award the following:
Purple Haze Free Spins – gives you between six and twelve free games with all five of the playing card symbols transforming into wild symbols whenever they appear;
Little Wing Free Spins – awards between six and twelve free spins with a minimum of three and a maximum of six additional wilds randomly added to the reels on each spin;
Cross town Traffic Free Spins – gives you six free games with one or two fully wild reels on each free spin (Spin 1 = Reel 5 is wild; Spin 2 = Reels 4 and 5 are wild; Spin 3 = Reels 3 and 4 are wild; Spin 4 = Reels 2 and 3 are wild; Spin 5 – Reel 1 is wild);
Coin Win – awards a random multiplier of eight to thirty times your bet.
Jimi Hendrix uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and twenty-five fixed paylines, and has an excellent RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 96.90%. The game lets you create winning combos using matching symbols in succession from the leftmost reel to the rightmost reel.
The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls.
The Jimi Hendrix slot offers you an unforgettable playing experience through virtual performances from one of rock music's biggest legends, and a host of special features including Purple Haze, Red Guitar Re-Spins, and a Pick and Click Feature that comes with three free spins bonuses and instant coin wins. It's a game that certainly deserves centre stage at Samba Slots; so, don't stay on the sidelines – enjoy the concert today!