Motorhead is one of three rock themed slot machines to be released by NetEnt this year. They were all part of the same series, called NetEnt Rocks, the other two being inspired by Guns N Roses and by Jimi Hendrix. Motorhead is inspired by a famous band formed in the 70s in England, by Lemmy Kilmister. The band’s members changed in time, but Lemmy remained throughout it all. The game has a superb design, features that include scatter and wild symbols, free spins, mystery reels and a Bomber bonus. You also have 76 winning bet lines on its 5 reels, which are not exactly standard issue. The big prize sits at $1,500.
You’re covering 76 paylines, but your bets only need the equivalent of 20 lines in order to cover everything. You have a fixed number of 20 lines for this purpose, on which you can have up to 10 coins per line, or 200 coins total. The coin value reaching a maximum of $1, you can spend at most $200 for one spin.
Motorhead game has its advantages, but the value of its biggest prize is not among them. There is a combo that will pay 150x back, which could mean $1,500.
The slot’s layout is far from standard. You get three symbols on reels 1 and 2, four symbols on reels 3 and 4, while reel 5 gets five symbols. There are 76 lines formed on them.
The Ace of Spades Logo is the wild symbol, which you will use for one purpose only, as a substitute for a regular symbol. It will not work with any scatters.
The Scatter is marked with its own logo and with some kind of skull in the middle. You get these symbols on the reels 3, 4 and 5, and you need all three in order to activate the feature with 10 free spins.
Every single spin that you go through, during base game or free spins, will have at least one column which will be considered a Mystery Reel. Once all the reels have stopped spinning, the mystery symbols will be turned into the same randomly picked symbol. It can be a wild, but it can’t be a scatter.
Finally, we have the Bomber Feature. This one triggers randomly, before a spin begins, and it places bombs on the reels, which have clusters of mystery symbols in them. You get a minimum of 10 overlay mystery icons from this feature when it starts up.
I was impressed with the graphics included in Motorhead slot. It’s not a crowded scene from some concert, instead it shows us the inside of a music studio, with the band’s instruments visible in a semi-dark room, a picture taken after practice maybe. The symbols have some images which are related, including one member of the band, a couple of logos, but there are also some that are not (shamrocks, cherries, horseshoes, sevens and stars).
Motorhead is a must play title for a fan of rock and roll. Even those that don’t know what a Motorhead song sounds like can give it a shot and find out, since the soundtrack includes some of their tunes.