Glastonbury 2017: NetEnt Rocks’ Motörhead Under the Spotlight
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Glastonbury Festival 2017 is now in full-swing, with the bands and artists coming thick and fast as revellers go out to soak up the entertainment. If you’re yet to devour Netent Casino’s exclusive Glasto casino starter package with BGO, you only have a few more days left, and we’re now down to our final entry into the NetEnt Rocks Trilogy series review – Motörhead!
Less than a month after the sad passing of Motörhead founding member, and hard-rock legend, Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister, NetEnt released the first of their video slots based on famous rock n roll bands. This honour was bestowed on the Guns N’ Roses video slot, before February 2016 saw NetEnt announce both the Jimi Hendrix and Motörhead casino games to complete the trio.
Whether NetEnt felt obliged to honour notorious gambler Lemmy in the way they know how is highly likely, with a cracking video slot created which we’re going to take you through after introducing Motörhead themselves. If you missed them, you can always start with our Guns N’ Roses video slot review before viewing our Jimi Hendrix video slot review for the full package.
An Introduction to Motörhead
Formed in June 1975, English band Motörhead had a career that spiralled just under four decades, touring all over the world to their legions of fans. During that time, a jaw-dropping 22 albums were released, with countless singles and videos to match. Although guitarist Larry Wallis and drummer Lucas Fox are credited as co-founders of Motörhead, they were only around for the first few years.
Long-time members Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee and the late Phil Taylor also need to be given huge credit for adding to the band’s sound, yet it’s frontman and bassist Lemmy that Motörhead is recognised for.
Those growling vocals combined with heavy bass lines became famous for their nature, with perhaps the greatest example coming from Motörhead’s Ace of Spades hit (see below).
Amazingly, Motörhead are yet to be inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame despite their incredible success and longevity, with 15 million album sales recorded from around the world.
Many have commented on Motörhead’s lack of acknowledgement over the years, with other hard-rock and metal bands puzzled by their Hall of Fame absence.
They were even about to begin their 40th Anniversary Tour in January 2016 before Lemmy passed away within days of finding out he had cancer, with Phil Taylor’s death coming only a month or so before. The remaining members quickly declared Motörhead to be over.
Thankfully for Glastonbury, they’re the only NetEnt Rocks Trilogy member to have graced the festival – although it took long enough!
Motörhead Glastonbury Festival Trivia
Despite forming just 5 years after the original Pilton Festival which would go on to become Glastonbury, Motörhead shockingly didn’t play until 2015. Quite why it took the Eavis organisers this long to book an English band with 40 years of experience is anyone’s guess, but we’re delighted they managed to do so in the nick of time.
This is the first time we’ve ever played here and we’re looking for a good reception, so remember that – Lemmy, Glastonbury 2015
The set was predictably filled with heavy tracks, and the crowd were more than willing to give the band the kind of response that Lemmy was after. After 40 years of watching from the sidelines, Motörhead were finally given the chance to rock Glastonbury – and that they did!
NetEnt’s Motörhead Reviewed
As you’d expect from this band’s online casino game, the slot opens up with “good evening, we are Motörhead” to rapturous applause. Ace of Spades then kicks in to get gamers in the mood, with the slot warning any epileptic viewers that it contains flashing lights.
Just like with Guns N’ Roses and Jimi Hendrix, you can choose to listen to Motörhead’s greatest hits as you play. Simply enable ROCK MODE in the bottom right hand corner to be treated to some heavy classics as you spin the reels, which are slightly unusual as you can see.
The standard 5×3 structure is shunned to make way for something a little bit different, an aspect that we think hardened gambler Lemmy would have been happy with. The symbols don’t always match with Motörhead’s image, as traditional slot icons such as cherries, number 7’s and horseshoes are found, but there are a few gems to be spotted.
Lemmy’s portrait is included, with bonus symbols for special rounds.
The Mystery Reel Feature is a stacked reel of mystery symbols which occurs during the main game and free spins section, except during the Bomber Feature. These can then change into other symbols to help land combinations. 10 free spins will also be awarded if 3 Scatter Symbols appear in reels 3, 4 and 5.
Finally, the Bomber Feature is randomly activated before a spin, with multiple bombs appearing on screen. These are filled with several mystery symbols also, which, again, helps you to net those lucrative coin wins.
Remember, Netent Casino gives you the chance to play NetEnt’s Motörhead video slot for free before diving head first into the real money rounds, and we recommend doing so if you’re not used to the unfamiliar reel layout.
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