Based on the iconic 1960s rock legend whose name it bears, the Jimi Hendrix Online Slot is an increasingly popular online slot game that just happens to have paid out two six-figure jackpots in a less-than two-week period shortly after its launch in New Jersey in 2016.
The online slot was developed and designed by NetEnt with licensing from Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. and its subsidiary Authentic Hendrix, LLC, which manages the complete Jimi Hendrix music catalog and copyrights and trademarks related to the artist. It is the second installment in the NetEnt Rocks series following the successful 2015 launch of Guns N’ Roses Video Slots. The Jimi Hendrix Online Slot was released in April of 2016 and is now featured on a number of New Jersey online casino platforms that feature NetEnt games, including Golden Nugget, Betfair, Virgin, Caesars, SugarHouse, Tropicana, Mohegan Sun, Resorts, and Borgata.
Hendrix’ Hot Summer
Less than two months after the launch of the game, players on the Golden Nugget online casino hit it twice for two massive paydays. First, on June 14, 2016, one New Jersey player turned a $5 spin into a $100,760 jackpot playing the Jimi Hendrix Online Slot on Golden Nugget. Less than two weeks later, on June 26, 2016, the game was hit for six figures on Golden Nugget again, as another New Jersey player turned a $5 spin into an even bigger $105,200 jackpot.
The Jimi Hendrix Online Slot features three rows and five reels of psychedelic-rock symbols, including images of the famous Fender Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster guitars and caricatures of the legendary Jimi Hendrix himself with 20 paylines. The game recreates an authentic Jimi Hendrix experience with sampled sound effects that include some of Hendrix’ most popular guitar riffs and a soundtrack featuring some of the artists most famous songs, including Foxey Lady, Crosstown Traffic, Purple Haze, and Little Wing.
Additional features include a pick’em bonus feature offering free spins and credits, re-spins, wild substitutions, and wild transformations.
The Jimi Hendrix Online Slot offers players two different bonus features through the main game and an additional Pick and Click bonus game.
The first bonus feature is triggered when the Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze symbol lands in the first row. Hendrix sprays the screen with a purple haze that turns the 10, Jack, Queen, King or Ace symbols wild and can offer some rather large payouts.
The second bonus feature is triggered when four or more red guitars appear on the screen. This kicks off a re-spin feature that continues when more red guitars are hit on successive spins and the payouts continue to grow.
Land three Jim Hendrix scatter symbols in reels three, four and five and players will enter the Pick and Click bonus game. Here. players are asked to pick spots on stacks of animated speakers and amplifiers with the chance to win one of three different sets of free spins and coins named after three Hendrix classics, including Crosstown Traffic, Purple Haze and Little Wing.
Pick three Crosstown Traffic free spins symbols first and the player wins six free spins with changing wild reels. Pick three Purple Haze free spins symbols first and the player will earn from six to 12 free spins where all the 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace symbols are wild. Finally, click on three Little Wing free spins symbols first and the player wins from six to 12 free spins where anywhere from three and five wild overlays will appear across the reels randomly.
Are You Experienced?
A NetEnt press release surrounding the launch of the Jimi Hendrix Online Slot claims the game offers players “the full Purple Haze experience, with iconic graphics and music from the guitar maestro.”
It also claims the game brings Jimi Hendrix to life on the reels.
“This psychedelic slot game provides players with the full Jimi Hendrix experience taking them back in time to when Jimi changed the way guitar was played forever.”