If there’s one thing many metal fans like to do, it’s gamble. With bands including Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses and Def Leppard doing residencies at Les Vegas in the past few years, it’s pretty obvious that hard rock and metal fans have disposable income to give to their favorite bands. Lending your name to a slot game is a great way to both merchandise your band and keep your name out there, and here are some of the bands that have done just that and the descriptions of their games.
KISS (Williams Interactive)
Like the makeup-adorned rock stars themselves, this slot from Williams Interactive (WMS) is unique and parties hard. With reels featuring Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley Ace Frehley and Peter Criss (or is that Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer) , this is one game that’s sure to make you wanna rock ‘n’ roll all night and party every day. KISS is a band famous for their over-the-top shows and striking appearance, not to mention their streak of hits that began in the early 70s and continue to this day. Like the band themselves, this KISS slot is immediately striking, boasting not just a typical set of five reels but also an additional set of colossal reels. This game may be familiar to slot machine aficionados, as it was released to much acclaim in casinos in Las Vegas and around the world; KISS was the first slot to feature the Colossal Reels that are now a part of many successful games. These colossal reels feature five rows of 13 symbols, all stacked for maximum winning potential.
The Shout It Out Loud scatter symbol will grant you a feature bonus round if you land three or more on the reels. You’ll receive a backstage pass, with which you can progress to the Rock n’ Records Free Spins feature, the Band Prize win or the Alive pick and win bonus. Its perks like this that are helping the online slots (Also known as Pokies in Australia) become even more popular. Not only can you play online pokies on the go now using your mobile device but with slots becoming musically influenced, everyone is catching onto this buzz. However, be careful if you are a beginner -there are many new casinos out there, so do your research before you begin playing.
Guns N’ Roses (NetEnt)
Welcome to the jungle of online slots with a 25-payline NetEnt game that is jam-packed with bonus features and winning possibilities that will be sure to take you down to Paradise City. This great five-reel game rocks and rolls to the classic hard rock of the legends that are Guns n’ Roses. Before the reels is the band’s set list, so you can choose which classic track you want to spin the reels to: “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Paradise City,” “November Rain” or “Chinese Democracy.” If you want to be a buzzkill, you can turn off the music entirely (or, y’know, choose “Chinese Democracy.”
The game has a ton of bonus features to give online slots fans a big win. Legend Spins is activated at random, awarding a stacked wild followed by two free re-spins with additional stacked wilds. The Solo Multiplier is a great feature that awards all winning spins with three matching symbols a 4x to 10x multiplier! On top of that, the Appetite For Destruction Wild can overlay on the reels at random, awarding additional wilds across the reels – and all that before we even get into the Free Spins.
Last, but not least, is the Crowd-Please Bonus game, in which you have three levels of instant win prizes that award free spins and multipliers for the Encore Free Spins feature. This feature gives you 10 free spins with a stacked wild guaranteed on each spin, also providing extra wilds for maximum wins!
Return to Player: 96.98%
Wild symbol: Guns N’ Roses Logo
Scatter symbol: Bonus Vinyl
Bonus Features: Crowd-Pleaser Bonus Game, Encore Free Spins, Appetite For Destruction Wild, Legend Spins, Solo Multiplier
Online slots players usually prefer their favorite video slot to the blackjack or poker tables, but either way you’ll be chasing the Ace of Spades if you decide to rock out on this unique slot based on the music and performances of legendary rock band Motorhead. Motorhead have 22 studio albums and 13 live albums to their name, with more than 30 million record sales over a hard-rocking career spanning more than four decades. While the band ceased to exist with Lemmy’s sad passing last year, this NetEnt slot lives up to their legacy, giving online casino fans a slots experience with a great soundtrack.
This game boasts a trio of bonus features that you can hit as you spin the unique reels, which get larger from left to right rather than being a standard size as per most slots. This gives them the look of a loudspeaker, and when the guitars and drums crash in after a big win you’ll see why! Real metalheads can switch on “Rock Mode” as they play, which will switch on a riffing guitar to serenade your spins.
The three bonus features you can hit are as follows:
- Mystery Reel Feature: on each spin in the main game and the Free Spins bonus, one or more reels will be mystery reels. These are full of mystery symbols, and if you land some on the reels after a spin, they’ll transform into one random symbol and pay out all new winning combinations.
- The Bomber Feature: this is activated at random before any regular spin. Each “bomb” is a cluster of mystery symbols; these bombs will explode on the reels to give you at least 10 mystery symbols for your next spin.
- Free Spins: as you might expect, this is your regular old free spins feature, triggered by scatter symbols on reels three through five. Mystery reels will also feature wild symbols during the Free Spins feature.
Return to Player: 96.98%
Wild symbol: Ace of Spades
Scatter symbol: Scatter
Bonus Features: Mystery Reel Feature, Bomber Feature, Free Spins