Motorhead slot game was launched by NetEnt in September 2016 and is a 5 reel, 76-line video slot. Inspired by the UK rock-band from the 1980s, the game is part of the NetEnt Rocks Trilogy which also includes Guns 'N' Roses and Jimi Hendrix.
Motorhead Slot Background
Motorhead were formed by Ian Fraser ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister in 1975 during a time when rock music was at its lowest ebb. In spite of the incursions made by Punk music, the band enjoyed quick success and went on to release 22 studio albums over a 40-year period. Although band members came and went, Lemmy remained at the helm until his untimely death in 2015. In tribute, NetEnt released a casino slot to honour is memory. How proud he’d be.
After a brief warning message to the 0.3% of the UK population with Photosensitive Epilepsy, Motorhead’s main interface loads up. Utilising a muted colour scheme of black and grey, the game is set on a stage fringed with rock-n-roll paraphernalia including amplifiers and a guitar. Well-drawn stage rigging and a set of drums are also thrown in for good measure.
The reels in Motorhead, which follow an unconventional 3-3-4-4-5 format, are decorated with many of the symbols associated with the band including a horseshoe, a bell and a four leaf clover – it’s unclear where the cherry fits in though.
Visually, it all looks very polished and clean which probably wasn’t the kind of image Motorhead were trying to project. Nevertheless, four of their songs play in the background by way of compensation. This includes the aptly entitled, ‘Ace of Spades’ – a whimsical ballad about the pitfalls of high-roller casino gambling.
There are seven standard symbols:
The wild symbol in Motorhead is signified by an Ace of Spades image and it substitutes everything apart from the Scatter. The band’s war-pig logo, replete with golden wings, represents the scatter function.
- Jackpot Win 150
- Scatter Symbol Yes
- Volatility Medium
- Wild Symbol Yes
- RTP 96.98%
- Quick Spin Yes
- Bet Value £2 - £200
- Max Bet £200
Special Bonus Features
Motorhead includes three game features: mystery reel, bomber and free spins.
The mystery feel feature is active for every base game spin as well as fee spins and occurs on at least one reel. Any mystery symbols that remain once the reels stop are transformed into another symbol, excluding the scatter.
The Bomber feature occurs randomly before base game spins and is signified by several bombs exploding on the reels. There are five in all, which trigger at least 10 mystery symbols overlays which substitute in the same way as the mystery reel feature.
Motorhead free spins are activated when scatter symbols land on reels three, four and five. When this happens, 10 free games are awarded.