Released in January 2016, Guns N’ Roses is the first in a trio of rock-themed online pokies to be released by NetEnt (the next two being Jimi Hendrix and Motorhead, both set to be out later in 2016).
A fantastic soundtrack, engaging graphics and innovative gameplay have all contributed to this game being one of the most successful online slot releases of recent years.
The range and variety of the bonus rounds help to make this a fast-moving, highly engaging pokie, designed for players who like plenty of onscreen action.
Guns N’ Roses is a 5 reel 20 payline online pokie where wins pay left to right on the reels and are multiplied by the total bet size. There are six different coin sizes (0.01. 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50, $1.00) and players can bet between 1 – 10 coins per payline. All 20 paylines are in play on every spin, and so the minimum bet is $0.20 while the maximum bet ranges in size from $2 – $200.
Hitting the Bonus symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 brings up the bonus wheel, which provides entry to the Crowd-Pleaser Bonus Game, Encore Free Spins and Coin Win bonus features. Spin the wheel and hit the stop button, and where the LP record stops reveals the bonus feature that has been activated.
This bonus is a pick-and-click game with three levels, each of which offers a minimum win. Progress through the levels is cumulative, with the next level up being reached when a set number of coin wins has been achieved at the preceding one:
Encore free spins round can be triggered during this bonus feature.
This bonus awards 10 free spins. During the free spins, a band member symbol appears as an overlay Stacked Wild on reel 2, 3 or 4 on each spin. This symbol is also wild on all other reels during the free spins. (Additional free spins can’t be re-triggered during the bonus.)
In this feature, players are automatically awarded a coin win of between 200 coins and 600 coins (up to $600).
This is a randomly activated overlay Wild in the shape of a cross that turns up to 5 symbols wild at a time. It can appear in one of three positions and substitutes for all other symbols except the Bonus symbol.
This free spin bonus feature is randomly activated and consists of three free spins. On the first, there is 1 Stacked Wild, followed by two Stacked Wilds on the next two free spins. On the 1st spin, the Stacked Wild appears on reel 3, on the 2nd spin they feature on reels 1 and 5, and on the 3rd spin the two Stacked Wilds appear on reels 2 and 4
From the intro, to the symbols, to the soundtrack, it’s hard to imagine any Guns N’ Roses fan being disappointed with the look and feel of this pokie. Five classic tracks play throughout the game (Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City, November Rain, Chinese Democracy), symbols include the band members (who animate on a winning spin), and there are also excepts from their videos. The reels are set within a live performance arena (the crowd cheers when you win!) and there is parallax scrolling, both of which combine to produce fast-paced gameplay. Overall, the pokie successfully captures the spirit of the band and the times, and is sure to prove a hit both with Guns N’ Roses fan and those who just enjoy high quality online slots.
The biggest jackpot available is up to 75,000 coins (up to $75,000) for hitting 5x Axel Rose symbols with the maximum 10x solo multiplier in play and when betting the maximum coin size and number. Without the multiplier, the biggest jackpot on offer is up to 7500 coins (up to $7500), likewise when betting the max.