The NetEnt Rock Tour was an event in slots gaming, both online and on mobile, that will live long in the memory. It led to the creation of three great musically themed slot games, but as far as we are concerned, the pinnacle of that range was Guns ‘n Roses. We are not even biased towards the band either, and we actually prefer the music of Motorhead to be honest, but in terms of pushing slots gaming to the limit, this is the one that hit the spot properly. Indeed, this game even had to be stripped back somewhat from its online counterpart as mobile devices could not actually handle everything that was going on. Fortunately, this has done nothing to affect the gameplay, as it simply resulted in the removal of some of the songs and video clips compared to the online version. Welcome to the Jungle is more than enough to tide us over on the rare occasions that we play with sound anyway, and the same feature-packed experience awaits anyone that fires this one up on their phone or tablet.
What to Expect
Guns ‘n Roses may get things underway with the traditional combination of playing card symbols and themed icons, but in the case of this particular slot, it looks absolutely amazing. It does not get too carried away with the gameplay either, with the action taking place across the conventional five by three board and with twenty win lines, but there is far more going on here in terms of features than on pretty much any other slot out there.
Kicking things off on the board is the wild card, which is depicted by the Guns ‘n Roses logo. It lands regularly and when it does, it will instantly expand to cover its whole reel. That is not the only exciting element of the base game either as there are three randomly triggered features too, which get underway with the Legend Spins. Three free spins are awarded, with Axl Rose being wild on the whole of reel three on the first, Duff McKagan being a stacked wild on reels one and five on the second and finally slash being the stacked wild on reels two and four on the third spin.
Next up is the Appetite for Destruction wild card, which is shaped like a cross and covers five symbol positions across the three middle reels. When this bonus is triggered, one spin is awarded with this symbol added to the reels, and while there are no guarantees that it will land in view, the sheer size of it always gives it a good chance.
Finally, when it comes to the random bonus awards, is the Solo Multiplier. It is as simple as it gets, but can be very lucrative. Whenever a three or four of a kind win lands on the board, this feature can come into play, applying a multiplier of between four and ten times to all wins present on the board at the time.
Now we move on to the main bonus features, and they all come into play when three or more vinyl records land on the board at the same time. First up, players will need to spin a wheel in order to determine which of the three bonus features will be triggered, although the weakest one is the instant coin win, which basically is not really a feature at all! In the Encore Free Spins, ten spins are awarded and one of the band members will appear on the reels as an expanded wild on each of them. Any matching band member symbols that land on the same spin will also be wild for that spin, leading to some potentially huge returns.
Alternatively, players may receive the Crowd Pleaser pick bonus, which is a bonus round with three different levels. On each of them, players can choose three musical instruments, all in the hope of earning enough points to move on to the next one. In addition to wins and multipliers on each level, it is also possible to find a free spin symbol and if you find all three, you will trigger the Encore Free Spins on top of anything else won as part of the round.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
Rock and roll has played its part in inspiring slots developers, with WMS having launched games based on Kiss, and several Elvis slots in the IGT range. However, Guns ‘n Roses from NetEnt has them all beat and it is most definitely the best rock and roll slot that we have ever played. Even if you are not fond of the band, the features are truly outstanding and you can always mute the game before you get spinning!