Being part of the ‘NetEnt Rocks Tour’, which also includes the rockin’ slots Guns N’ Roses™ and Jimi Hendrix™, the Motörhead Video Slot™ is bringing you a perfect homage to the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time. The third, and last title from the pioneering ‘NetEnt Rocks’ trilogy is bringing you a grand spectacle with the one and only Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister and the boys rocking away! Motörhead’s distinctive loud and hard style rock ‘n’ roll is now brought back into one of the most energetic video slots ever developed.Lemmy has always claimed that Motörhead wasn’t a heavy metal band, but a rock ‘n’ roll band. Let’s just stick to the fact that Motörhead was the fastest, nastiest, heaviest and loudest rock ‘n’ roll band, so are you ready to rock and roll? You should because once you open the Motörhead Video Slot™, you’ll be swept away by one of the world’s loudest rock ‘n’ roll bands performing Ace of Spades while you enjoy innovative slot features such as the Bomber Feature and the Mystery Reel feature while Free Spins and Wild substitutions are available as well.
The music experience in the Motörhead Video Slot™ is going to rock your casino world and there are a few features that are about to make this happen. NetEnt honors the members of Motörhead with an old-school video slot which is set on a live music stage while the “Rock Mode” turns on the speakers, cranks up the volume to the Max so you can experience the true excitement of Motörhead Video Slot™.
Who is Motörhead?
Writing an extended slot review becomes so much more fun having a background story to tell. Thank NetEnt for a slots series like the NetEnt Rocks trilogy which gave me the opportunity to get deeper into some of the world’s best bands including Guns N’ Roses and Jimi Hendrix. Of course, I knew some of their songs, but it wasn’t until the slot announcements that I became familiar with the songs and their interesting history.
I have to admit that I’m not the headbanging type of person and I confess that there’s not a chance that my Spotify will include a Motörhead playlist after I’ve finished this review, but I do admit that the band has an impressive music record history with 23 studio albums, ten live recordings, twelve compilation albums, and five EPs produced in the 40 years the band has been on stage. Once lugging gear for the Jimi Hendrix Experience™, it was years later that bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister started a band of his own in 1975. But before Motörhead, Lemmy was already into rock and roll for over ten years. Rock and roll was a big part of his life and whoever mentioned the words heavy metal was told that Lemmy had more of an affiliation with Punk Rockers than with the so-called Heavy Metal scene. Incidentally, Ian Kilmister earned his nickname, Lemmy, because of his persistent requests to others to please lend him some money. In other words, “Lemmy a few bucks.”
During the 60’s, Lemmy played with a number of bands including the Rockin’ Vickers, Gopal’s Dream, and Opal Butterfly while working briefly as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix as well. It was in 1971, though, that he joined the rock band Hawkwind as a bassist. Instead of the initial 6 months, Lemmy stayed with the group for four years, in which he wrote and sang several rock songs with the band. Lemmy was fired from Hawkwind in May 1975 after being arrested in Canada for drug possession. Lemmy was known for his ‘love’ for chemical substances and he even stated that the band fired him because he was “doing the wrong drugs”
Hawkwind’s loss seemed a win for the rock industry with Motörhead becoming one of the the heaviest and loudest rock ‘n’ roll bands, not a heavy metal band, the music history has ever known. Motörhead released its debut album in 1977, in the middle of a period better known as ‘the punk boom’. The first song Lemmy wrote for Motörhead was inspired by the final song he had written for Hawkwind, the beginning of a long four decades in which Lemmy was the sole constant member.
Motörhead’s extensive discography also include their successful second and third albums, Overkill and Bomber, both recorded in 1979. The Ace of Spades album reached number four in the UK charts, and the single number 15. But despite the band’s successes, Lemmy once mentioned that he had made more money writing Osbourne’s 1991 hit Mama I’m Coming Home than from the entire Motörhead catalogue.
“I didn’t really want to be in the lifestyle without the music. And I didn’t want to be in the music without the lifestyle.”
With 5 reels, 3-5 rows, and 76 bet lines to play with, the Motörhead Video Slot™ isn’t a standard NetEnt slot. This is due to the five distinctive reels as before in the Dazzle Me™ slot. The that form the base of an interesting gameplay as seen before in the Dazzle Me™ slot. The 3-3-4-4-5 layout forms the base of an interesting gameplay which proved to be a success in both Dazzle Me™ and the Motörhead Video Slot™. This together with 10 bet levels and 7 different coin values, you can choose to play the Motörhead Video Slot™ with a bet of 0.20 or 200.00 or anything in between.
Motörhead™ slot features
With Motörhead being known to produce no less than 126 decibels in their live shows, this band can be easily called one of the world’s loudest rock ‘n’ roll bands. So if you’re looking for a musical explosion while playing your favourite casino game, I can certainly recommend the Motörhead Video Slot™. If there’s one software developer in the iGaming industry that can bring a spectacular homage to a band like Motörhead, it’s NetEnt for sure and both NetEnt fans and Motörhead won’t be disappointed. Not when it comes to the design of the video slot, its gameplay, the slot features, and certainly not when it comes to the fastest, nastiest, heaviest and loudest rock ‘n’ roll music produced by the band in their 40 years of existence. Some of their best songs have been used by NetEnt to entertain the player while innovation can be found in slot features such as the Bomber Feature and the Mystery Reel feature. Get ready to rock ‘n’ roll, because when NetEnt is promising you rock ‘n’ roll, rock ‘n’ roll is what you get! There will be Free Spins and Wild substitution, but the real action on the reels comes from the Mystery Reel Feature and the Bomber Feature. As many NetEnt slots, also the Motörhead Video Slot™ is offering a Free Spins feature and 10 free spins will be activated when 3 Scatter symbols appear on reels 3,4 and 5 at the same time.
I just can’t omit the fact that the Motörhead album titles do reveal the band’s fascination with violence. Think of the Overkill, Bomber, and Iron Fist albums, and since it’s up to NetEnt to bring players a tribute to the band, such names can’t be ignored. This resulted in a Bomber feature, one that might end up with you being blown away. Blown away by the action on the reels, I mean, don’t worry, you’ll be safe! The Bomber Feature is from the type of features I like the most as it can appear completely random. Once it does, a number of bombs occur on the reels creating 10 to 15 overlay mystery symbols which always results in a winning spectacle.
The same goes for the Mystery Reel Feature which can be activated on every spin in the main game as well as Free Spins. During the Mystery Reel Feature, one or more reels will be Mystery Reels and will consist of a stacked reel filled up with mystery symbols. These will be revealed the moment the reels stop with all mystery symbols showing one single mystery symbol and an explosion of winnings, especially when several reels are involved.
Now let’s rock ‘n’ roll and what song fits the Motörhead Video Slot™ better than their famous song Ace of Spades. Enjoy the best Motörhead experience available on the internet, but don’t forget “You win some, lose some”.
“If you like to gamble, I tell you I’m your man,
You win some, lose some, it’s all the same to me,
The pleasure is to play, makes no difference what you say,
I don’t share your greed, the only card I need is The Ace Of Spades.”