Motörhead is a slot game that’s part of NetEnt’s NetEnt Rocks trilogy and is the last installment in the series, after the brilliant Guns N’ Roses slot and the groovy Jimi Hendrix slot. Motörhead was released in September 2016.
Although Motörhead is quite as good as the first two Netent Rocks slots, it can certainly hold its own.
Come on, with a frontman like Lemmy (may he rest in peace), what else can you expect?
Motörhead features a reel set up with 76 paylines, against a live stage rig, complete with flashing lights, thundering speakers and Lemmy’s famous bass guitar.
Motörhead introduction, including RTP and variance
Motörhead slot game features a reel set with a total of 19 symbols and 76 paylines.
The first two reels only have three symbols each, the next two reels have four symbols each, and the final reel has five symbols. Most of the time, the symbols are stacked on the reels, so it’s possible to land a big win with some luck.
However, with this setup, it’s reasonable to expect that the game doesn’t pay often. The theoretical return to player (RTP) is 96.98%, which is very good even for NetEnt’s high standards.
The variance of Motörhead slot is medium, and you need to land a good winning combination of Lemmy symbols to even stand a chance of getting ahead of the game.
Gameplay and Pay Table
There are three medium-paying symbols and three low-paying symbols, with Lemmy Kilmister as the highest-paying symbol that pays three times better than the next best one.
The paytable is unbalanced, with Lemmy paying a lot, and the three low-paying symbols – Horseshoe, Cherry, and Clover – being practically worthless.
The Star, Bell and Seven are paying a decent amount so you won’t be too disappointed when they form a winning payline on your reels.
The Mystery Reel is a somewhat unnecessary feature that doesn’t bring anything to the table, except that it hides the symbols on the reel until after the reel has stopped spinning. It just increases the suspense somewhat, especially as you know that all the symbols revealed will be the same, but it’s still unnecessary. This will have a bit stronger effect in the other base game feature.
The Bomber Feature can be activated randomly in the base game only before the spin takes place. Each bomb consists of a cluster of mystery symbols, and some bombs create at least 10 overlay mystery symbols. Once each bomb is done generating symbols, the reels spin, and the mystery symbol is chosen randomly.
This feature doesn’t get triggered often, but when it does, you can be almost certain a big win is coming your way.
Scatter symbols appear on reels 3, 4 and 5, and you need three Scatters to trigger 10 free spins. This doesn’t often happen at all as scatters are rare, and even when it does happen, the free spins game likely won’t bring you a big prize.
CasinoWizard’s verdict: 3 out of 5 stars
Motörhead will be played by fans of the band, and by slot players who enjoy the 19-symbol 76-payline setup which many players avoid as soon as they see it.
This is probably the least fun of NetEnt Rocks slots, as it’s also deficient in bonus features. Good for fans of stacked symbols though. And Lemmy fans.
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