NetEnt Just Launched Jimmy Hendrix Pokie Machine
NetEnt finally released the long announced Jimmy Hendrix video pokie game today, April 21st 2016. This provider recently set out to create a new franchise of video pokie games under the “NetEnt Rocks” motto. This step was welcomed by all gamblers around the world because it is a chance to try some fresh new games and a good marketing move by NetEnt.
Like most video pokie games coming from this provider, Jimmy Hendrix has outstanding graphic details, amazing background music and exceptional animations. If you are a rock music fan you will definitely enjoy playing this game even if your balance is on a descent.
What We Love
When you try this game for real money you will surely like the overall game play. There are a lot of bonus features available so you won’t get bored spinning and waiting for that one bonus round to come.
There is a lot of action going on in the bonus round and in base play. The best feature of the game is the Red Guitar Re-Spin. It is activated if you get 4 or more of these symbols in one spin. From there on it’s a sticky win feature where every extra Red Guitar symbol that lands on the reels stays in place.
This feature continues until no more of these symbols land on the reels. The Red Guitar symbol has the highest possible payout of 400 coins for 5 of them on a pay line, which is equal to the wild symbol payout.
The highest possible payout can come in this feature if you are lucky enough to get a full screen of Red Guitars and the highest win of about 400 x bet. There are also a few other classic free spins features with extra wild reels which can pay pretty good.
What We Don’t Like
As much as we like the overall design of the game, we are very disappointed by the pay table. The highest paying symbol only has a small 400 coins payout for 5 of them on a pay line.
This is equal to a 20 x bet win which is too little, considering that it is very hard to trigger. During our session we only had small to medium wins which isn’t quite enough to say that Jimmy Hendrix is a great video pokie games. Even when we had a few big wins on the screen it was only 30-40 x bet.
We are sure that NetEnt wanted to make a great video pokie game and pay tribute to a legend like Jimmy Hendrix. Still they failed because the pay table is just too weak. The entire game is basically a clone of the Guns and Roses pokie with a few modifications. If their intention was to create a clone game they could have at least kept the pay table where Axel pays almost as twice as Jimmy.
With a similar pay table this could be a decent game to play and try and win some money. Anyway a big man like Jimmy Hendrix doesn’t deserve to be a cheap copy. He was original all the way. I can bet you a big fat deposit if Jimmy Hendrix was alive today, his guitar would end up on the game designers head singing Hey Joe along the way.