How do you know when you’ve established yourself as one of the most iconic bands in rock history?
Is it when you’ve sold out arenas and festivals around the globe over a career spanning four decades? No. Is it when you’ve moved over 15 million albums worldwide and had 13 albums rank in the UK top 40? Nuh uh. How about when your band’s logo is so iconic that it’s featured on everything from posters to leather jackets and even bottles of wine over the years? Not even close.
No. The real test of hard rock credibility is when you’re one of the select few acts chosen to become a casino game courtesy of the NetEnt Rocks series – and now Motörhead can finally claim their rightful place alongside Jimi Hendrix and Guns N’ Roses in the pantheon of video slot immortality.
With the passing of the legendary Lemmy Kilmister in late 2015 uniting rock, metal and punk fans from around the world in collective grief over the loss of one of the industry’s true iconic frontmen, you knew full well that software developers NetEnt would have to pull something special out of the bag to do the great man justice – and thankfully they’ve done just that in their new Motörhead slot.
As you can read in the full review at Mobile Casino Man the game is a five-reel, 76-payline title that’s every bit as loud as the band it’s based on, Motörhead features video and audio clips of the boys in action at concerts around the world and plays a selection of their greatest hits that will have you frantically thrashing your air guitar as you spin your way to big wins.
Capable of providing some eardrum-shattering payouts, the game will be available to play on desktop, mobile and tablet devices at all NetEnt-powered casinos from September 20 for as little as £0.20 per spin. Whatever their chosen stake, however, players won’t be Born To Lose with a maximum jackpot of 1,500x their bet up for grabs and a host of hard rocking features also available.
With the game being set in front of a stage backdrop that includes amps, guitars and a drum kit shrouded in smoke, the symbols used on the reels include lucky symbols like stars, clovers and cherries and several unique icons that will be fairly familiar to Motörhead fans – namely, the band’s instantly-recognisable Snaggletooth logo and Lemmy himself, who features as the jackpot symbol.
Players should keep an eye out for the Ace of Spades icon as this acts as a substitute wild that can replace any regular symbol to form winning paylines, while the game also boasts a randomly-triggered Bomber feature that causes multiple symbols to explode and be replaced with the band’s logo. These logos then transform into identical regular symbols to create huge combination payouts.
Naturally, the game is a must-play for Motörhead fans and online slot aficionados alike – and with the late, great Lemmy known to have enjoyed a flutter or two in his time, having players raise a bottle of Jack and rock their way to decibel-defying prizes is likely just what he would have wanted.