Based on one of the most popular rock bands of all time, Guns N’Roses made a real splash in the online gaming market as it marked the launch of the NetEnt Rocks series of slots that would also contain games themed on Jimi Hendrix and Motorhead.
The January 2016 release has incorporated the band’s leading members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan into gameplay, which is further enhanced by the famous Guns N’Roses tracks such as Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City and November Rain, among others.
Net Entertainment has been setting standards in the industry of late and their Rocks series is already proving to be quite a hit among casino gamers, with the first of those titles featuring high-quality graphics and excellent soundtrack.
It is not too difficult to pinpoint why NetEnt games have become so popular over the last few years, seeing that these tend to be quite visually appealing, while housing a plethora of bonus rounds and extra features, and some of them even awarding bumper payouts in the main game.
How to Play
While the game is played at fixed 20 paylines, it does offer a good choice when it comes to the stake size, seeing that coin value can be anywhere from $0.01 to $1, whereas the number of coins wagered can be increased up to 200 using bet level.
The bottom panel is incorporated nicely into the main screen and doesn’t hinder the gaming experience, with Set List allowing you to choose one of five songs to play definitely a nice touch. The overall graphics are quite impressive as the reels come with concert stage background.
Guns N’ Roses slot game is packed with special features and it all starts with Wild symbol that can appear both as regular Wild and Expanding Wild.
Three Bonus icons occurring in any position on reels I, III and V trigger the Bonus Wheel, where one of Encore Free Spins, Crowd-Pleaser Bonus or Coin Win is randomly awarded.
Appetite for Destruction Wild is a cross-shaped overlay Wild that can appear randomly, covering up to five positions on the reels before wins are awarded.
Another randomly activated feature is Legend Spins, which awards three re-spins with extra Stacked Wilds added to the game screen. Last but not least, Solo Multiplier can award a multiplier of x4-x10 to a winning line.
Guns N’Roses video slot features a top payout of 225,000 coins, which translates to $225,000 if you are betting the maximum, which is enough to suggest that the game does offer players an opportunity to strike it rich, and it is always nice to have a chance, no matter how small.
When it comes to payouts that you have a realistic shot at winning, the situation is not that great, considering that main game wins are pretty pathetic, whereas Expanding Wild is the only extra feature that occurs on fairly regular basis.
If we take game visuals, sound effects and overall gaming experience into account, Guns N’ Roses is up there with the best of them, but this is just one side of the story.
NetEnt probably thought that gamers would be so engrossed into the storyline that they wouldn’t notice utterly disappointing payouts, and we don’t really see the point of so many extra features when you will probably get tired of rock music by the time one of those strikes.