Rock Legends and Slot Machines

Casino games are a popular form of online entertainment, attracting millions of players each day. These games are available in multiple forms, from “social casino apps” that simulate the real thing, and bona fide online casinos that offer their users a true-to-life gaming experience, complete with live games, real-money bets, and jackpots to win. And, of course, a much wider selection of casino games.

Online casinos are famous for having something for players with every taste you can imagine – including those passionate about classic rock. Among the many developers building games for these operators, there’s one that goes out of its way to cater to every taste, one that has built slot machines inspired by the work of some true legends of the genre: Swedish developer NetEnt. Today, let’s take a brief look at their games inspired by legends of classic rock.

Motörhead

Formed by bassist, singer and songwriter Lemmy (born Ian Fraser Kilmister) who remained the only consistent member of the band from its inception to his passing, Motörhead blasted into the British rock scene in the summer of 1975. Lemmy decided to go with a “loud, fast, city, raucous, arrogant, paranoid, speedfreak rock n roll” on his own after being dismissed from early space rock group Hawkwind. Over the years, the band recorded 22 studio albums, 12 compilations and 10 live recordings, and influenced the budding speed metal and thrash metal genres.

NetEnt’s tribute to the band was released in 2016, one year after Lemmy’s passing. It is a game with a unique atmosphere fuelled by the band’s signature sound and visuals.

Jimi Hendrix

The true genius of James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix shows when you take a look at his career: in just around four years of mainstream success, he became one of the most influential electric guitarists ever, one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century, and is considered to this day one of the greatest instrumentalists ever to step on any stage.
Launched in 2016, NetEnt’s Jimi Hendrix slot machine pays homage to the musician’s legacy not only through its soundtrack but also with its psychedelic, flower-powered look and feel.

Ozzy Osbourne

Finally, here’s one to honour the “Prince of Darkness” who once bit the head off a live bat while on stage – admittedly, he was high as a kite at the time. John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne, the voice of Black Sabbath and one of the legends of rock who is still alive and kicking, even though his drug and alcohol consumption were so high that he was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979. But this didn’t get him out of the spotlight – he started a successful solo career with a dozen or so albums, Ozzfest, and even an MTV reality show, while ultimately earning the title of “Godfather of Metal”. He is in the studio even as we speak, preparing a follow-up to last year’s album “Ordinary Man”.

The “Ozzy Osbourne” slot machine is a tribute to his career (so far) with imagery inspired by his “Prince of Darkness” days, filled with bats, blood, and runes. The game has a unique atmosphere and an excellent soundtrack to be enjoyed by fans of all ages (18 and above).