The third installment of the NetEnt Rocks series will launch next month and this time you'll be able to play with the rock giants, Motörhead. The trilogy of slots pays homage to some of the greatest musicians of the genre, and much like the Guns N' Roses and Jimi Hendrix slots that have already been released, the new Motörhead slot will feature the bands music and 3D graphics of it's members. It's a perfect tribute to the late Lemmy, the band's frontman, as he was actually know for loving a good session on the one armed bandit. The slot will be coming to casinos on September 22nd, but here at GoWin we've had a sneak peek and we can tell you it's a game you won't want to miss!
We're very glad that during this trilogy of slots NetEnt hasn't just repackaged the same game with different musicians. Already the Guns N' Roses slot differs from the more recently released Jimi Hendrix title, and we're happy to report that the new Motörhead game offers players something fresh and unique.
The first thing you'll notice is that the slot features a 5×5 layout, rather than the usual 5×3. NetEnt have used this design before in their Dazzle Me slot and it seems to be popular, as it offers players a huge 76 winning paylines.
The second most obvious change is the symbols. Whilst the other two slots in the series featured artist-specific symbols, the Motörhead game is packed with more traditional icons, like lucky horseshoes and fruit. Whilst each symbol is fittingly darkened for the game, it does seem a bit of a cop-out by NetEnt. That being said, we know Lemmy was an avid slots fan so maybe it's more apt than it seems.
The rock and roll background is however, unadulterated Motörhead. There's strobe lights, speakers, amps and, of course, that all important soundtrack. If you don't know who the band are, we've got to ask where on earth you've been living since 1975, but we're sure that iconic songs like Ace of Spades, which are featured in the game, will trigger your memory. Don't like rock music? Fear not as this heavy metal theme is only a fraction of the slot's appeal.
Netent's branded slots are well know for packing the features in and this Motörhead game is no different. From the sneak peek we've seen, we can identify four bonus features: Extra Spins, Mystery Reel, Bomber and Rock Mode. Unfortunately, Rock Mode does seem to simply refer to the background music, but the other three features look sure to be deliver big wins and rocking bonuses.
The Mystery Reel feature shows up randomly throughout the game and it will turn one full reel into any other symbol on the board. They can appear stacked and and such can create some gigantic wins. In addition, there's a extra spins round to be triggered by collecting three scatter symbols. This gives you 10 extra spins, and was the Mystery Reels can appear here too, it makes it very exciting and action packed.
The biggest and best feature of the game looks to be the Bomber mode. Here, bomb symbols will appear before the reels stop spinning. These then explode to reveal symbols of the same design, creating huge clusters of the same icon and therefore generating lots of winning paylines. The bomber feature also comes with some great graphics, as the stage darkens when they appear and the spotlights flash to heighten the tension. It's fun, lucrative and dramatic – how very rock and roll.