For those not in the know, James Dean was a much-loved actor and symbol of teenage rebellion, owing to his roles in films like Rebel Without A Cause and East Of Eden. Luckily, you won’t need to be a star of the silver screen to enjoy the riches on offer in this slot game from NextGen Gaming, which includes a 750x multiplier as its top prize!
James Dean boasts five reels and 25 paylines, and from the get-go you will love the quality, graphics, smooth as silk gameplay and the 1950s rock and roll soundtrack – which features hugely enjoyable guitar riffs when you spin a winning combination.
As is the case in most NextGen games, wins are paid from left-to-right starting on reel 1 (the left-most column), except in the case of scatter and James Dean Pick Bonus prizes which can be earned anywhere on your reels.
James Dean was a maverick who lived life to the fullest, and this slot game bearing his name will enable you to enjoy fantastically lucrative payouts if you spin its more rewarding winning combinations.
First things first, those playing card symbols – which are the bread and butter of many a slot game – pay out for matching three or more; up to 500 coins in fact for spinning five Aces on a payline from left-to-right.
Then you’ve got the Sunglasses and Film Reel symbols, which pay from 20 coins for a triple right up to 500 coins for a full set. Live life a little dangerously on the motorbike and you will be rewarded with up to 2,000 coins, and take a spin in that fantastic sports car and you will earn a whopping 5,000 coins for matching five on a payline.
Then there are those extra special symbols which can create magic on your reels. The wild symbol is James Dean himself looking pensively to his left. Pick up three of this symbol on your reels and you will enjoy a trio of re-spins as well as a 3x multiplier!
Reels 2, 3 or 4 will become an expanded wild just at the sheer presence of the great man, and he also substitutes for all other game symbols apart from the other James Dean (with his natty red sweater on), the movie clapperboard and the scatter symbol: the James Dean Star on Hollywood Boulevard.
The scatter symbol pays out nicely – from 5 coins for matching three anywhere on your reels up to 250 coins for five. And remember that these wins are multiplied by your total bet. But the riches for spinning thee scatters don’t end there: you will be awarded ten free spins with all payouts subject to a 2x multiplier!
And there’s more to the movie clapperboard than meets the eye too. This awards Legend Spins whenever it appears, and here prizes are enhanced by a fantastic 5x multiplier!
Spotted James Dean on your reels wearing a classic burgundy roll neck sweater? Well, this is a good thing, a very good thing. Three of these trigger the James Dean Pick Bonus, in which you can win a staggering 150x your total bet during normal pay, 300x during a Free Spin or a sensational 750x your bet if spun during a Legend Spin!
Those are phenomenal payouts; some of the very best around in fact from standard game action, rather than a progressive jackpot.
The Free Spins Bonus, or Free Games as it is termed by NextGen Gaming in James Dean, awards untold riches. It is triggered by three or more of the Star scatter symbol, with prizes doubled across the 10 Free Games awarded. The Clapper symbol is added to reel 3 to offer a number of fantastic opportunities, with three of the lucrative Legend Spins awarded each time it appears.
If you are lucky enough to re-trigger the Free Games round then you’ll bag another 10 freebies, and you can even re-trigger the Legend Spins feature as well.
And last, but by no means least, is the Gamble feature. This enables you to have the chance to double or quadruple any main game win simply by guessing the correct colour (2x) or suit (4x) of an upturned playing card. This gamble can be made up to five times for each winning spin.
If you are a James Dean fan, feeling a little rebellious, or just fancy a crack at a new online slot, then why not give the James Dean slot a spin for real. It's available at all Nextgen casinos with our favourites being Mega Casino and the oddly named Super Lenny. And like the man himself, remember to dream as if your bankroll will live forever.