Motorhead is one of the biggest rock bands in the world, and even though its lead singer, Lemmy has now shuffled off this mortal coil, the music lives on through the band's millions of fans as well as in one of NetEnt's most-played online slot games.
The Motorhead slot is a feature-rich game that uses five reels and seventy-six paylines, and costs between 20p and £200 to play. The highlights include stacked Mystery Reels which accompany every spin, the Bomber Feature which explodes random symbols to create matching symbols, the Free Spins Bonus which awards ten free spins with stacked mystery symbols and wild symbols, and a Rock Mode that lets you listen to a medley of Motorhead songs while playing.
More about the Software Provider
NetEnt is a Swedish software manufacturer that was established in 1996. Previously known as Net Entertainment, NetEnt has become one of the most popular and successful online slots and casino software providers that the world has ever seen. The company has achieved international acclaim for its live dealer offering, as well as its mobile-optimised slots which are deployed on a platform called NetEnt Touch. With regards to online slot games, NetEnt has made everything from progressive jackpot slots games to classic slots, including Big Bang, Copy Cats, Dracula, Hall of Gods, and Gonzo's Quest.
Appearance and Sound Effects
The game starts with black-and-white video footage of Motorhead performing live to a huge crowd of adoring fans, and then cuts to the main game screen. If you've got Rock Mode enabled, you'll be able to enjoy some of the band's best tunes including "Ace of Spades", "Overkill", "Iron Fist", and "Killed By Death" as you spin the reels, but if you prefer, you can disable it so that the only noises are the sound effects for the reels spinning and the win announcements.
The stage is quite literally set for the band to arrive, and massive speaker systems, amplifiers, guitars, a drum kit, and microphones can be seen through the reels where mist from a smoke machine seeps onto the stage from the wings.
The over-stage lighting rigs also cast an ethereal glow on the reels, where you'll find symbols like the lucky horseshoe, cherries, four-leaf clovers, five-pointed stars, Lemmy, 7s, silver bells, the Ace of Spades logo, and the Motorhead logo.
You'll also notice that the reels use an odd format, which is why the game contains an unusual number of paylines (N.B., seventy-six). The first two reels are three rows high while the third and fourth reels are four rows high, and the fifth reel is five rows high.
Bonuses and Special Features
Thanks to the Mystery Reel Feature, each spin that you take in the main game and the Free Spins Bonus is accompanied by one or more Mystery Reels (N.B., unless the Bomber Feature is active). So, each time the reels stop, any mystery symbols that are present are transformed into one randomly chosen symbol. Mystery Reels are fully stacked reels, so they can prove extremely helpful when it comes to scoring big prizes.
The Ace of Spades logo is the wild symbol, and it can help you win prizes by substituting for all symbols except scatter symbols. The scatter is the Motorhead logo (the gold skull), and when three scatter symbols appear anywhere on the third, fourth and fifth reel in the base game, the Free Spins Bonus is triggered. The Free Spins Bonus gives you ten free games, and this time, the Mystery Reels feature uses both wild symbols and mystery symbols to improve your chances of spinning fully wild reels.
The Bomber Feature can be randomly activated before any base game spin in the Motorhead slot. It adds a series of bombs to the reels which then detonate to create ten or more mystery symbols. Once the mystery symbols have been added, the reels are spun to transform the mystery symbols into one matching symbol.
Motorhead uses five reels, between three and five rows of symbols, and seventy-six fixed paylines, and has a superb RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 96.98%.
The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls when played on mobile devices.
You win some – you lose some, but at least with the Motorhead slot, there's the potential for any spin to reward you with up to 114,000 coins. Whether you love the band's music or not, you'll be stage-diving with excitement as you experience the multiple special features that make this game one of the best NetEnt slots on the market.