Guns N' Roses Slot Machine Overview
In a market which they already dominate by way of fantastic slot releases all around, you’d think they’d give themselves a break. However, NetEnt look to be restless in producing quality upon quality. These past few months they’ve launched, or at least announced, a number of video slots that will soon become available across UK online casinos.
Of course, none other is more anticipated than Guns N’ Roses. All eyes in the iGaming world will be turned towards NetEnt casinos come January 21st, in anticipation of this presumably marvelous slot release.
Naturally, online casinos will look to bank on the slot name itself, which will surely bring more than a handful of players. However, once the hype dies down, the real question at hand remains – Is Guns N’ Roses worthy of putting your hard-earned cash on the line, or are we looking at a slot release that won’t offer much beyond its aesthetically rich exterior?
Guns N' Roses Slot Machine Theme
The slot theme places you amidst a concert audience, where you’re attending a Guns N’ Roses concert. The game’s fitting backdrop, as well as the symbols themselves, which directly relate to the band itself, are all wonderfully crafted. It is a standard which we’re used to by now when it comes to NetEnt.
The graphical side of Guns N’ Roses certainly holds a special charm, but the picture’s not fully complete, not until we’ve taken the stunning background music into account. You will have five authentic GNR tracks to choose from to keep you company while playing the game.
When looking at the technical side, the game features 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 paylines – downright standard for a video slot today. The minimum bet you can place is 20p, whilst the maximum ranges up to £100. Nothing out of the ordinary there, but things do start heating up once we take a look at the bonus features.
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Guns N’ Roses Bonus Rounds
Guns N’ Roses has an abundance of bonus rounds. We’ve hardly, if ever, seen a NetEnt release carrying so many special features at once, which instantly tells us we’re looking at a winner here.
First things first. Three or more bonus symbols (record symbols) will trigger the game’s Wheel of Fortune, or Record of Fortune, to be more precise. The wheel can land on three options; a random multiplier win, the Crowd Pleaser bonus game or the Encore Free spins bonus round.
The Crowd Pleaser
The Crowd Pleaser bonus game work as a pick and click, or pick to win feature. Once triggered, you will start out with three picks where you can choose between eight hidden symbols, all of which award a varying amount of coins and possibly free spins.
If you earn enough coins, you can progress to levels 2 and 3 of the bonus round. Naturally, the higher you go the greater the multiplier of your initial stake. The Crowd Meter to the left signifies how far are you to reaching the next level of the bonus round, while an indicator on the right serves to show how close you are to getting 10 free spins.
Encore Free Spins
The Encore Free Spins feature may be seldom seen, but it can be rather rewarding once activated. When you’ve triggered it, you’ll be awarded with 10 free spins with a guaranteed Stacked Wild on each spin. A Stacked Wild is spread across the entire reel from top to bottom, and it can lead to fantastic winnings should you get even remotely lucky. The Stacked Wilds are represented by the legendary Slash, Axl Rose and or Duff McKagan.
Wild & Expanding Wild
The game’s Wild, which is the Guns N’ Roses symbol, can appear anywhere on your reels and substitute for all symbols except for the centermost reel in the Appetite for Destruction Wild feature.
Moreover, the Wild can turn into an Expanding Wild and over an entire reel from top to bottom. In this case, the Expanding Wild substitutes for all symbols except for the Wild in the Legend Re-Spin feature, the Appetite for Destruction Wild feature, as well as the Stacked Wild during Encore Free Spins.
Lastly, we’re going to break down the game’s random trigger features. You’ll have no indication on how or when these special features will be triggered, but you’ll be in the know of their possibility of happening.
Appetite for Destruction Wild
The Appetite for Destruction Wild feature can partially or fully appear as an overlay Wild, across the entirety of your reels in the form of a cross. This Wild can team up with other symbols in order to form a massive combination. You’ll definitely know if you’ve scored a big win in Guns N’ Roses, as the game will let you know via a set of concert footage cutouts and a win counter in the middle of your screen.
The Solo Multiplier feature awards a seemingly random spin with a multiplier ranging between x4 and x10. The prerequisite for this feature to trigger is that you have at least 3 matching symbols on a winning payline. The Solo Multiplier isn’t the most lucrative of features, but it can be considered a much-welcomed side plus.
The Legend Re-Spins are triggered completely at random, and award 3 free spins with a guaranteed Stacked Wild on each spin. On your first spin, the 3rd reel will turn into a Stacked Wild, on your second spin reels 1 and 5 will become Stacked Wilds, and lastly on your third spin reels 2 and 4 will get the Stacked Wild treatment.
Guns N'Roses Slot Machine Summary
NetEnt have obviously spared no expenses, nor held any ideas in reserve, when it comes to Guns N’ Roses. If we are to judge the game by the sheer volume of bonus features, coupled with the base game random triggers, players should have a massive incentive to play.
When all is said and done, we may be talking about a game that will dazzle your eyes and ears, but one that may fill your pockets to boot.