James Dean was one of the world's most recognisable actors, as he starred in some of the early 1950's most influential films including Rebel Without a Cause and East of Eden. The world was deprived of his talents in 1955 after he died crashing his Porsche on a California highway, but his legacy lives on to those who still enjoy his movies. NextGen Gaming has released their James Dean slot to the world, allowing fans of the late actor to relive some of his glory moments while also possibly winning some cash.
James Dean is a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot that takes you back to the 1950s in Hollywood where you get to experience life with Dean. The game's symbols include 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace card symbols, while there are also sunglasses, a motorcycle, a Porsche, a clapper, Dean himself, a star on the Walk of Fame, and another Dean symbol, which serves as the game's wild.
The game has a bunch of extra features that give you many opportunities to win extra prizes. The first of these is a free re-spin feature that is launched when you land 3 or more Dean wild symbols on a single spin. When this happens, you get 3 re-spins with all prizes tripled while one of the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th reels is held as an expanded wild. There is also a 10 free spins round that is awarded If you manage to land 3 or more walk of fame star scatters and during this round your prizes are doubled. Throw is a pick-em round and "legend spins" mode where prizes are multiplied by 5x, and you can see that this game is bursting with features.
Overall I came away impressed with what I saw while playing this game. While the man himself was a bit before my time, I found the game to be a lot of fun and I hit a lot of the features regularly. I can see the James Dean slot being popular among players who lived during the time when the actor was making his movies, but younger players should also take the time to play this game, as it packs in a lot of great features that make it well worth a spin.