Motörhead Video Slot

Motörhead Video Slot

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Motörhead Video SlotMotörhead are one of the most successful rock bands in history, with a prolific career spanning over 40 years and 22 studio albums. The band is responsible for the creation of one of the most iconic rock anthems of all time, the crushing Ace of Spades, a song with a distinct gambling theme, so it is only fitting that NetEnt developers decided to pay tribute to the British rock giants by releasing an entire online slot, inspired by the band’s legacy and music.

The game in question has five reels, 76 fixed lines you can create wins on, and an original reel structure which distinguishes it from the crowd. The first two reels contain three rows, the third and the fourth columns offer four rows and the last reel comprises five rows. The spinning action is set against a background featuring a stage with different pieces of musical equipment like amps, electric guitars, and a drum set.

Winning combinations are created with symbols containing nicely designed cherries, lucky sevens, stars, four-leaf clovers, bells, and horseshoes. The band’s frontman Lemmy is the top payer in the game. A wild and a scatter are included to create more winning opportunities for players. The slot offers several distinct special features such as free spins, Mystery Reels, the randomly-triggered Bomber feature with clusters of mystery symbols, and a Rock Mode which, when activated, blasts some of the band’s most iconic songs like Aces of Spades, Killed by Death, Overkill, and Iron Fist.

Special Symbols

There are several great symbols to look forward to in this music-themed slot. The Ace of Spades is wild and substitutes for all symbols, with the exception of the scatters. The symbol with the Snaggletooth logo is scattered and is used to activate the free spins feature in the slot. You need to land Snaggletooths on the third, fourth, and fifth reels within the base game to trigger a round of 10 free spins.

There is also a mystery symbol with the band’s logo which operates as part of the Mystery Reel feature. Neither the wild, nor the scattered Snaggletooth return any payouts but this appears to be a tendency with many other slots developed by NetEnt. Whenever this symbol is present after the reels come to a halt, it can help you out with a few extra wins since it transforms one or more symbols on the mystery reel into the same icon. This considerably increases the chances of matching identical symbols and receiving a payout.

Motörhead Video Slot Paytable
Symbol Two on a Payline Three on a Payline Four on a Payline Five on a Payline
Clover 0 2 5 12
Cherry 0 2 5 12
Horseshoe 0 2 5 12
Lucky Seven 0 3 10 30
Bell 0 3 10 30
Star 0 5 15 50
Lemmy 1 8 30 150

Bonus Games and Features

The absence of a separate bonus game may let some players down but they are sufficiently compensated with a free spins round and two unique bonus features which aim at improving the gameplay while at the same time helping players with additional wins. You qualify for 10 free spins when you succeed in landing the scattered Snaggletooth on reels 3, 4 and 5 on the same round. There are no multipliers on the wins you generate for the duration of the bonus round but you will benefit from the Mystery Reel containing both wilds and mystery symbols in free-spins mode.

The above-mentioned Mystery Reel feature is available on every spin, both in the base game and during free spins. This special reel consists of stacked regular and mystery symbols. It is deactivated only for the duration of the Bomber feature. Once the reels stop rotating, all mystery symbols contained within the special reel will transform one or more of the other symbols to assist you in scoring more wins. Basically only the scatter cannot be transformed by the mystery symbols.

The Bomber feature is also of significant interest but it is not activated by any specific symbol or combination of symbols. Triggered at random, the feature drops “bombs” on the five reels in the form of clusters of mystery symbols. One or more bombs can explode on the reels at the same time, creating a minimum of 10 overlay mystery symbols which are all transformed into one of the regular icons from the paytable.

Conclusion

The hype that surrounded last year’s release of this NetEnt offering was entirely justified as the game indeed stands out from other products on the famed developer’s portfolio. This slot is a rarity as far as design is concerned. The structure of the reels deviates sharply from the standards but unfortunately this innovative design comes at a cost – it has a negative impact on the game’s variance, making it all the more volatile to play. But this is not to say the game does not generate decent wins. Players will certainly scoop a nice payout, especially if they succeed in catching a round of free spins.

Other than its slightly higher volatility, this NetEnt offering has no other shortcomings and is meant to be played for its sheer visual appeal, great presentation and fantastic soundtrack, especially by those who are avid fans of the legendary rock band. To quote the lyrics of Motörhead’s iconic Ace of Spades “the pleasure is to play”, so if you enjoy spinning the reels occasionally, do give this NetEnt offering a try – you certainly will not regret it. If you happen to enjoy it, you may also like the other two titles from NetEnt’s Rock Trilogy, inspired by Guns N’ Roses and Jimi Hendrix.

Motörhead Video Slot
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