One of the most popular bands of all-time, Guns N’ Roses have had many different lineups since the band was first formed in 1985. By the early 1990s, Axl Rose and company were household names across the globe thanks to a string of hit songs that included Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City and November Rain.
Now you can celebrate all this and more, as well as hearing a selection of the songs that made the band so popular, with the NetEnt-developed Guns N’ Roses slot.
Released back in 2016 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band coming together, this mid-to-low variance slot game offers a wide selection of different features, including a number of bonus games to play as well as a couple of randomly triggered bonus features in the base game.
Add to that the crowning glory of the slot, the ‘Set List” of five top Guns N’ Roses songs featuring Sweet Child O’ Mine, Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, November Rain and Chinese Democracy, all original recordings and the perfect accompaniment to play on a loop as you play your way through the slot.
The slot is a standard 5×3 set up with 20 pay lines in play on each spin. Spins star at just $0.20 per spin, but higher rollers can ramp up the value to $200 per spin if they so wish. The top win in the standard game is 750x your bet, but this can be increased thanks to some of the different bonus features on the slot.
Let’s now take a look at the game in a bit more detail, including a look at those all-important bonus features.
- Name – Guns N’ Roses Slot
- Released – 2016
- Theme – Music
- Studio – NetEnt
- Reels – 5
- Reel Set Up – 3-3-3-3-3
- Pay Lines/Ways To Win – 20 lines
- Minimum Bet – $0.20
- Maximum Bet – $200.00
- Jackpot – 750x
- Key Features – Bonus Wheel, Encore Free Spins, Crowd-Pleaser Bonus, Expanding Appetite For Destruction Wilds, Legend Spins, Solo Multiplier
- Volatility – Low to Medium
- RTP – 96.78%
- Find The Game at – DraftKings Casino
Graphics & Sounds – 10/10
The setting for the slot is a Guns N’ Roses concert with the stage lighting framing the reels and theaudience at the foot of the screen. The way this has been brought to life with the lights sweeping around the audience and the audience members leaping up and dancing whenever you land a win, is truly superb.
The reels are animated nicely and feature a mix of lower value symbols (playing card symbols), as well as higher value symbols (including band members from Guns N’ Roses). There are also the Appetite For Destruction Wilds on the reels (more on them later) and the Bonus symbol, which is a record.
What lifts this game well above the ordinary however is the soundtrack. In addition to the crowd and concert sounds, there is also a fantastic soundtrack featuring five classic Guns N’ Roses tracks in full and all original recordings. This makes playing the slot an absolute treat, especially if you are a big fan of their music.
Slots don’t come much better presented than this and even if you are not a love of the music, then there’s still a huge amount to enjoy in the game itself.
Gameplay – 9/10
What appears on initial inspection to be a rather bog-standard 5-reel, 20 pay line slot actually delivers a whole lot more than you would expect.
The base game is mid to lower variance and that means that you hit wins relatively frequently, although they tend to be lower value wins. However, over time these do add up and this means that this is a slot that won’t take too big a bite out of your bankroll should you play it at the right bet amount for your balance.
The game does play along at a lovely pace which gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the music while you are playing and its relatively low level of variance means you can work your way through the set list without it costing you too many dollars.
Bonus Features – 9/10
It is when the bonus features kick in that the slot really kicks into life. The most common feature is the Appetite For Destruction Wilds, which can land on any of the five reels during a spin and when landed, will expand to cover the reel in full. This is a good way to trigger many wins in the base game.
There are also two bonus features you can trigger at random in the base game. The first of these is the Legend Spins bonus which sees you handed three free Respins with Stacked Wilds placed on various reels for each of those three respins.
The other randomly triggered base game bonus is the Solo Multiplier. Land one of these on a win and you will receive a multiplier of 4 up to 10x the standard win on the bet line that have the matching symbols, which does include any Wild symbols landed on that spin.
There are three other bonus features in the game, all of which are activated when you land the Bonus Wheel Scatter three times across the first, third and fifth reels on a single spin.
When this occurs, you get to click stop to stop the bonus wheel. Whatever color the bonus wheel stops on will determine which bonus you get.
The first bonus is a cash award which is a multiplier based on your standard bet in the game. However, the other two bonuses are more involved and offer better rewards.
The first is the Crowd Pleaser Bonus game, which has three levels you can play through and which is a simple picking game where you can win up to 10 Free Spins playing the game. Win enough coins in each level of the game and you can progress onto the next level where higher value prizes are available to be won.
The other bonus is the Encore Free Spins bonus which sees you land 10 Free Spins, with each Free Spin seeing a member of the band overlaid across one of the reels as an additional Wild symbol for that spin. All other symbols landed of that band member will also become Wilds for that spin.
The Guns N’ Roses slot is a fantastic game from NetEnt and has a number of exciting features that gives the game great longevity and appeal. Add to that low to mid variance, some decent-sized wins in the bonus games in particular, and you have all the ingredients for a superb slot.
However, the soundtrack also elevates this slot above many run-of-the-mill games and as such, it is a must-play slot, especially if you love Guns N’ Roses music.
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