Looking for a rocking online slot, NetEnt has a brilliant trilogy waiting for you to try out. In this ‘NetEnt Rocks’ trilogy you’ll find some of the best rockers including the guitar maestro Jimi Hendrix. Being the 2nd online slot in the ‘NetEnt Rocks’ trilogy, launched after the Guns N’ Roses online slot™ and before the Motörhead online slot™, you’ll receive the full Jimi Hendrix experience including some his best sounds and guitar masterpieces!
This mind-blowing slot game, Jimi Hendrix will climb up the stage again, performing as he did in the mid-1960’s. The guitar maestro might not be with us anymore, he seems livelier than ever before thanks to NetEnt and its talented game developers. The Jimi Hendrix online slot™ will bring you back in time, back to the period Jimi Hendrix changed the way guitar was played forever.
NetEnt has partnered up with Experience Hendrix, L.L.C for the development of NetEnt’s 10th branded slot game. NetEnt’s game studio was determined to develop a fitting and authentic homage to Jimi Hendrix, the reason you can look forward to some of the guitar God’s most famous songs like “Foxey Lady,” “Purple Haze,” “Crosstown Traffic” and “Little Wing”. The Jimi Hendrix online slot™ itself includes rich, colourful 3D graphics inspired by the historic era. If you’re from the Jimi Hendrix generation, memory lane will bring back Woodstock and flower power while this musical NetEnt slot offers a fantastic history lesson for younger generations. To keep you rocking, NetEnt is offering the ultimate Jimi Hendrix Jukebox while you’ll enjoy some very original slot features including the Red Guitar Re-spin feature and the Purple Haze feature, as well as three different types of Free Spins features named after three iconic Hendrix Classics (Crosstown Traffic, Little Wing & Purple Haze).
About Jimi Hendrix
I’m slowly turning into a rock expert as I already turned into a Guns N’ Roses fan after listening to their biggest hits over and over again while writing the Guns N’ Roses online slot™ review, the first of the ‘NetEnt Rocks’ trilogy. Now again I have the honour to write about one of the best artists in the history of music who was born as Johnny Allen Hendrix in 1942 in Seattle, USA.
Jimi Hendrix only started playing guitar at the age of 15, even though it was before, in the mid-1950’s, that Jimi’s habit of carrying a broom with him to emulate a guitar gained the attention of the school’s social worker. After Jimi “played” a “wooden broom guitar” for over a year, she requested the school to buy Jimi a guitar. Her efforts failed, but fate brought the first instrument into Hendrix’s life in 1957 as it was in this year that Hendrix found a ukulele when helping his father with a side-job. The older woman it belonged to told him to keep the instrument, probably the most important day of Jimi’s short life. Remarkable was the fact that the ukelele only had one string which seemed enough for Hendrix to learn single notes. At the beginning of 1958, Hendrix lost his mother due to liver cirrhosis. A tough period was what followed as Jimi was only 15 years old but a few months later he bought himself his first acoustic guitar for $5. Hendrix was practicing the instrument for several hours daily while watching others. Listening well to tips from more experienced guitarists, and listening to blues artists eventually paid off in acquiring a rare talent.
Never being much of a support for Jimi’s musicality, it was in 1959 his father relented and bought Jimi a white Supro Ozark, an electric guitar that gave him the ability to be heard over the sound of his first band, the Velvetones.
After law enforcement authorities caught Jimi twice driving a stolen car, he was given a choice between spending time in prison or joining the Army, which he enlisted on May 31, 1961, three years after he completed junior high school. When Hendrix experienced hard times in the army, he asked his father to send him his red Silvertone Danelectro. Even though his obsession with the instrument resulted in resistance of his peers, Jimi never gave up on the instrument.
End of 1961, Jimi met fellow serviceman Billy Cox in an army club who was obviously intrigued by the proficient playing of Hendrix. The two started jamming and performing at base clubs on the weekends. After Cox was discharged from the Army in September 1963, he and Hendrix moved to Tennessee where to formed a band called the King Kasuals. For the next two years, Hendrix made a living performing at a circuit of venues throughout the South, drawing popularity as a renowned guitarist. Before Jimi Hendrix formed his first band The Jimmy Hendrix Experience where he played the guitar and also sang as the lead vocalist, he backed artists like Little Richard, B.B. King, and Ike and Tina Turner.
It was in September 1966 Jimi moved to London where he formed The Jimi Hendrix Experience along with Noel Redding as the bass player and John “Mitch” Mitchell on the drums. The group then performed their first hit single “Hey Joe” in a stage show at London. The first album from The Jimi Hendrix Experience was named Are You Experienced?, followed by Axis: Bold as Love and Electric Ladyland. The group broke up in 1967, due to a contractual dispute between Jimi and his producer Ed Chalpin in 1965. This break-up resulted in Jimi’s live album: Band of Gypsys but unfortunately no new albums were produced as Jimi died at the age of 27 due to an overdose of sleeping pills.
Jimi Hendrix online slot™
NetEnt as no other managed to bring a wonderful tribute to Jimi Hendrix and his band The Jimi Hendrix Experience, as well as creating a piece of slot art. This video slot will keep you rocking with Jimi Hendrix’s most famous songs like “Foxey Lady” but will also keep you captivated as packed with the best slot features.
Graphics used for the Jimi Hendrix online slot™ will bring back in time, evoking memories of Woodstock and the flower power era. The reels are covered with lots of flowers, peace logo’s, hearts, and vinyl records while a vintage look has been used in general. For this reason, you’ll find yourself in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, the exact time Jimi Hendrix came to prominence. The Jimi Hendrix character has been developed with 10 different morph targets, creating hundreds of unique facial expressions which have been modified by hand for added realism. This animated video slot has become available entirely in 3D responsible for stunning 3D graphics and vibrant animations.
Of course, Jimi Hendrix and his music are in the spotlights but don’t forget about the many original slot features used by NetEnt. The Jimi Hendrix online slot™ is packed with online slot features including Re-spins, Wild substitutions, Wild transformation, Pick and Click features, Free Spins and much more. The Red Guitar Re-spin feature and the Purple Haze feature will be available through the main game while additionally a Pick and Click game can award a coin win or activate one of the three different Free Spins features named after three iconic Hendrix Classics (Crosstown Traffic, Little Wing & Purple Haze).
Jimi Hendrix online slot™ features
If there’s one software developer in the industry that develops the most original slot features, it’s NetEnt for sure. The Jimi Hendrix online slot™ is just another piece of proof with original slot features like the Red Guitar Re-Spins and the Purple Haze feature. Both are available in the main game where four or more Red Guitar symbols activate the Red Guitar Re-spin feature. These Red Guitar symbols are there to stay for any subsequent Red Guitar Re-Spins acting as overlay symbols during each spin. As long as new Red Guitar symbols are added during a Re-spin, a new Re-spin will be activated. The Red Guitar Re-spin feature ends when no new Red Guitar symbols appear on the reel during a Re-spin.
The Purple Haze feature, activated when the Purple Haze symbol lands on reel 1, will transform the symbols 10, J, Q , K into Wild symbols for that spin only. The Purple Haze symbol itself acts as a Wild symbol after Wild transformation has occurred.
Three Scatter symbols in the main game will activate the Pick and Click feature with four different prizes to be won. It will either be a coin win, the Crosstown Traffic Free Spins, Purple Haze Free Spins or Little Wing Free Spins. You’ll get a chance to pick speaker symbols just until you manage to collect three of the same symbols after which the corresponding prize is awarded. if a coin win you’ll be awarded a random multiplier of between x8 and x30 of the initial bet.
Free Spins features
If you manage to activate on of the three different Free Spins features available in the Jimi Hendrix online slot™, you can expect either Crosstown Traffic Free Spins, Purple Haze Free Spins or Little Wing Free Spins. All of them require three symbols during the Pick and Click feature and award between 6 and 12 free spins.
During the Crosstown Traffic Free Spins, Wild Reels will be appearing on different reels for each spin while during Purple Haze Free Spins symbols transform into Wild symbols: 10, J, Q, K and A. Little Wing Free Spins are awarded with between 3 and 5 overlay Wilds appearing randomly on the reels for each spin.