Do you consider yourself a gambling Rebel Without a Cause? Are you a Giant when it comes to making bets? If so then NextGen have got you covered with their upcoming release of the James Dean slot. Its quite a baffling choice for a slots theme, but in a world where Machine Gun Unicorn is possible it actually seems tame. NextGen will be hoping James Dean can follow Starmania and the soon-to-be-released Cash Stampede as a slots success.
Preview: At a Glance
Before we begin speculating on whether or not this strange and confusing game is going to be any good or not, let us watch the strange and confusing trailer… Not for educational purposes by the way, because its essentially a montage of James Dean snippets with American Pie played over the top, I just want you to experience the weirdness.
Okay, so everybody take a minute and we'll move on.
The James Dean slot features a typical 3×5 reel layout with 25 paylines. The video you just watched did actually contain a small amount of info on the game, but I'll forgive you if you missed it.
The theme features digitally restored photos of James from ‘official archives', which is a good thing because a large number of symbols appear to have his face on. Not a bad thing for those of you out there with a crush on him.
Another titbit of info is that this game will be available on desktop and mobile, which is a good thing. The game has quite a few bonus features including re-spins with a multiplier, expanding wilds, and legend spins (free spins with the word legend).
Legend Spins: Three or more scatter symbols, which are represented as the James Dean Hollywood Boulevard star, will trigger 10 free spins with a 2x multiplier.
- During this feature the clapper board symbol (that black thing people snap and shout “ACTION!” with in films) becomes available on reel 3. Every time this symbol shows up you earn another 3 legend spins.
- Legend spins are played after your bog-standard free spins with a 5x multiplier attached.
- Re-Spins: You win 3 re-spins with all prizes tripled when three blue James Dean symbols appear.
- During these re-spins expanding wilds will appear on reels 2, 3 and 4.
James Dean Pick Bonus: Hitting 3 purple James Dean symbols triggers the James Dean pick bonus where you can win up to 150x your bet.
- Trigger this bonus during free spins and win up to 300x your bet. Trigger it in Legend spins and win up to 750 times your bet.