Rock on! The NetEnt Rocks series thrashes on with the Motorhead Slot. An ode to the band widely credited as the founders of the new wave of British heavy metal in the 1970s and 80s. Like the other online slots in the NetEnt Rocks Tour. The Guns N’ Roses Video Slot™ and Jimi Hendrix Online Slot™, this title celebrates the band, showcasing its seminal work and thrashing out pulsing bonus features across the game’s breathless five reels and incredible 76 pay-lines.
Like dipping into Motörhead’s 23 studio albums, where to start when it comes to imparting the features on display in this wild and reckless video slot? After an intro that puts us smack in the middle of a Motörhead mosh pit, we are faced with a reel case as wild and funky as one of the band’s album covers. Designed in a 3, 3, 4, 4, 5 formation, the reels look appropriately like a megaphone, set in front of a stage, set-up with amps, guitars, speakers and a drum kit. Any gamer who has spun the reels of NetEnt’s Dazzle Me will know the score and be itching to get spinning, for this reel case design hits us up with a whopping 76 pay-lines. That’s right. 76.
So when we spin the reels and land winning symbol combinations of stacked Horseshoes, Cherries, Shamrocks, 7s, Bells, Golden Stars and – the top-payer – Lemmy himself, our combinations light up like scatter lights flaring at a gig. When we land a Big Win or Mega Win, heavy rock thrashes in in true Motörhead style to accompany our win. Unless, of course, we choose to play in Rock Mode, in which case we are treated to a set of classic Motörhead tunes and can barely hear ourselves think. Yeah!
Aside from a scary number of pay-lines, Motörhead Video Slot™ throws us some surprises in the shape of random features. Firstly, the Mystery Reels feature fills at least one reel with mystery symbols –Motörhead’s famous Golden War Pigs emblem. Once the reels have spun, the Mystery Symbols transform into base game symbols, thus completing combo wins.
The Bomber Feature also activates randomly, and sees Bomb symbols thrown across the reels. These Bombs will explode and create at least 10 Mystery Symbol overlays, after which the reels not covered by these overlays will be re-spun to create winning combos as the symbols are revealed.
Landing three War Pig Scatter symbols launches Motörhead’s Free Spins feature, granting us 10 free spins spun at our Total Bet wagered. Sure, it’s a free spins round, but like everything else about this slot it rocks the hell out of us – the stage pyrotechnics kick in, the lights go wild, Ace of Spades blares out and rocks us through the feature at 100mph.
NetEnt knows how to produce an online slot that celebrates an iconic rock band, and the Motörhead Video Slot™ signs off the NetEnt Rocks Tour in style. Like a record from the band, this title is breathless, in your face and, crucially, in your ears. Surely there is no better tribute to Lemmy than this gaming rock gem, and hearing his dulcet tones throw out a few rock-style profanities bring him rocking onto our screens and into our souls.