NetEnt's Guns N' Roses Slot Review
Are you a Rock fan? Well, it doesn't matter because, even if you're not, Guns N' Roses are probably one of the most famous Rock bands of all time along with Metallica and The Rolling Stones. Their music has been playing on radios worldwide since the 1980's. And in 2015, they made a glorious return! Okay, so maybe they didn't really make a comeback (god we wish they would already!) but developer NetEnt has released the long-awaited slot themed around the famous Rock group and their music. But does it live up to the hype or is it a nostalgia-fueled cash-grab? Read on to find out more.
Slot Game Overview:
Okay so we're going to go on record and say that Guns N' Roses the Online Slot Game is un-buh-lieveably addictive. It's your standard 5x3 slot reel that features many wild symbols bearing the bands emblem. Every time one of these shows up the game multiplies your win by seven.
Aside from these, the bonus symbols also feature a portrait of each band member. This makes it quite easy to obtain large amounts of money, but they appear quite rarely enough not to make things dull, showing well-executed restraint on NetEnt's part -- knowing when not to deliver too much. But the best thing about Guns N' Roses? After being treated to a pretty awesome intro, players get to choose which feature they want to take advantage of before even playing the game.
Guns 'N Roses has 8 distinctive slot bonus features helping you rack up big wins. Starting out with the basics the Guns n Roses Video Slot features the following wild slot features:
- Wild Substitutions - Features standard wilds that can substitute for any other symbol.
- Stacked Wilds - Expanding wilds cover all rows on a reel and can be used across the pay line to form winning combinations.
On top of these simple bonuses, these features are available for you to sink your teeth into as well:
- Bonus Wheel - 3 Bonus Wheel symbols will trigger the chance to hit either Encore Free Spins, the Crowd Pleaser Bonus or a simple yet effective coin win
- Crowd Pleaser Bonus Game - A simple Pick and Click style bonus game the Crowd Pleaser lets you choose from GnR related content to unveil cash prizes
- Encore Free Spins - Encore Free Spins will award you with 10 free spins plus the added bonus of extra stacked wilds
- Appetite for Destruction Wild - This is effecitvely a massive cross shaped stacked wild that substitutes for any symbol other than the bonus wheel symbol
- Legend Spins - The Legend Spins feature awards a combination of stacked wilds and re-spins
- Solo Multiplier - Offers a multiplier between x4 and up to x10
It's NetEnt, so naturally Guns 'N Roses is sleek in its performance with graphics that are amazing. The sound design is top-notch (it has to be considering what it chose to have as its soundtrack) and not a single jolt will appear throughout your gameplay, maintaining your enjoyment and longevity with this title.
And every time you win? You get a cheer from the audience. We cannot express enough how pleased we are by this. The functionality even goes as far as being able to chose which Guns 'N Roses song you can play while you... well, play. However, considering the performance, is it that much of a stretch to ask for more songs? It is? Oh. More on that down below.
Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine
What makes this slot really special is, of course, the inclusion of some of Guns 'N Roses best hits. As mentioned, not only do they play but you can select from the list provided by the game itself, which is awesome. There are only five songs and although we really wish NetEnt had included more, we understand why they probably couldn't. Music licensing fees can't be cheap. It's a miracle they managed to get what they have!
Saying that, though, the songs present are still awesome enough for you not to want to reach that mute button. They're also surprisingly motivating... The songs on the game include:
- Welcome to the Jungle
- Sweet Child O' Mine
- Paradise City
- November Rain
- Chinese Democracy
We hope we don't get sued by copyright lawyers for using those titles in this review.
In conclusion, Guns 'N Roses is an awesome slot and definitely lives up to the hype. The music makes a strangely compelling backdrop for a simple video slot -- but then, this isn't a simple video slot. Chock full of features and different slot modes that introduces the right kind of variety, old Rock fans and non-Rock fans alike will definitely find this an addictive title.
NetEnt have once again blown us all away. Our one complaint would be that there could be more of a selection of music from the band themselves, however NetEnt probably couldn't afford the licenses. Anyway, it's a nitpick as the music they do have is some of their very best.