NextGen Gaming went back to their roots with the James Dean mobile slot machine, which provides big wins and many bonus features. NextGen has a well-earned reputation for creating innovative games, but it can get overwhelming when there are too many features incorporated into the game. The James Dean slot machine strikes a nice balance between accessibility and eccentricity.
That NextGen would take such a classic approach to this slot machine is a bit shocking, but given that the theme is based on an iconic movie star, this isn't all that much of a surprise. Even if you're too young to fully appreciate who James Dean was, you can still enjoy what is, essentially, a cinematic theme. Fast cars, aviators, film reels, and James Dean's famously brooding stare make this one of the most visually appealing NextGen slot games to be seen for some time.
With its cool 1950s rock and roll vibe, which increases in momentum during the free spins, the game takes you back to a much cooler place in time. Even if the theme wasn't great, the game would still earn a 4-star rating just for the special features alone.
There are 3 main bonus features, each providing a huge opportunity for a big payout. Just make sure that, like James Dean himself, you don't burn out too soon. You may well find that at times you won't be able to go more than 20 spins without hitting a feature, but at other times you could hit nothing for 150 spins or more. It's during these features that this video slot really comes alive, either by providing expanded wilds with a 3x multiplier, or free spins with extra super spins and a 5x multiplier.
There's really no middle ground when it comes to the James Dean slot machine. You'll either be captivated by the slick bonus features or you'll be bored waiting for one of those features to hit. Generally speaking, though, this game is a favorite amongst many slot players and if often considered to be one of NextGen's best mobile slots.