NetEnt unleashed this music-themed release back in August 2018 as part of its slot series inspired by accomplished rock musicians and bands. This one borrows its theme from one of the biggest rock acts of the late 1980s and the early 1990s, the famed (and slightly overrated in our opinion) Guns N’ Roses.
The reels spin to the sounds of the band’s biggest hits. There is a setlist to the side which allows players to choose from five songs – Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, November Rain, Chinese Democracy, and Sweet Child O’ Mine. Axl, Slash, Duff, and Steven Adler greet players from the reels as the top-paying symbols.
|Guns N’ Roses Slot Summary|
|Payline Number||20 fixed paylines|
|RTP||96.98% (low to medium volatility)|
|Wild Symbols||Expanding wilds with the band’s logo, stacked wilds, and Appetite for Destruction overlay wilds|
|Bonus Features||Solo Multipliers, Encore Free Spins, Crowd Pleaser Bonus, Legend Spins|
Symbols and Winning Combinations of Guns N’ Roses Slot
Guns N’ Roses plays on a standard set of 5 reels with 3 three symbols, awarding prizes across 20 paylines. This number is fixed, meaning that players cannot deactivate any lines, but there is the option to increase or decrease your bet level. You can wager up to ten coins per payline, with denominations ranging from $0.01 to $1.00.
The reels are positioned over an animated background showing you an enthusiastic crowd at a Guns N’ Roses concert. The frontman of the band, Axl Rose, is understandably the highest paying symbol here, awarding 750 credits for five matches.
Next comes Slash with his distinctive top hat, with five of his symbols resulting in a payout of 500 credits. Five Duff McKagan symbols award 300 coins. The red guitar pick pays 200x your line bet while the blue one returns 150 credits.
The software developers have opted to go for the regular card initials for the low payers. But these are not your ordinary card symbols. They, too, are themed after the iconic band’s style, with blooming red roses for decorations.
There are five of those, A, Q, K, J, and 10, listed from the highest to the lowest payers. The card symbols award payouts that range from 5 to 125 credits, depending on the initial and the number of matches. As for the winning criteria, the requirement is for identical symbols to align from left to right on one or more paylines.
Bonus Features of Guns N’ Roses Slot
As befits a slot themed after a legendary rock band, Guns N’ Roses is packed with cool features that render its gameplay all the more interesting.
To begin with, there is a wild with the band’s logo that appears as a substitution symbol on all reels but the third one. This one subs for all symbols bar the bonus icon. The wild can also expand to fill all three positions of a reel.
The Appetite for Destruction Wild is an overall substitution symbol that appears on the third reel. It is easy to spot since it is shaped like a cross and features skulls that represent the different band members.
The software developers have incorporated several bonus features into the slot, all of which get activated when you land three record-shaped bonus symbols with a vinyl on the first, third, and fifth reels. A giant record-shaped wheel will appear on the screen to randomly award one of three different features.
The first one is a round of 10 Encore Free Spins, during which a symbol with a Guns N’ Roses member will land as an overlay stacked wild on the second, third, and fourth reels. There is no option to retrigger more free spins, though.
The bonus wheel can also reward players with extra coins or trigger the Crowd Pleaser bonus game. This is a three-stage feature where you need to pick from different items to receive additional cash prizes or free spins.
There is also a round of Legend Spins that gets triggered randomly. When it does activate, the player starts with 3 Legend Spins with stacked and expanding wilds. Finally, we have the Solo Multiplier that can boost your winnings 4x to 10x. For this to work, you need at least three matching symbols from the leftmost to the rightmost reel.
NetEnt’s Guns N’ Roses is an eye-catching video slot with nice graphics and electrifying soundtrack, especially if you are keen on the band and its catalog. This is a low-to-medium variance game packed with original features and a must-try for all fans of music-themed slots.