James Dean Slots

James-DeanJames Dean is a game which is dedicated to the actor with the same name, and it was designed by NextGen Gaming. Known for the roles he played as a rebel and a troubled teenager, James Dean’s life was cut short when he was just 24, in 1955, but he is remembered to this day and is still considered a very cool guy. The game is dedicated to him, and uses real photos of James Dean, but it doesn’t go all the way and manages to screw things up with the playing cards which are also part of it.

25 bet lines are present on James Dean’s 5 reels. You can win up to $12,500 from its best paying symbols, but you will also take advantage of interesting features, including here the re-spins, the wilds, free games, legend spins with big multipliers and scatters.

Features of James Dean

The game’s features are unusual enough, as they should be for a James Dean themed title, which isn’t just another guy in a crowd. You will find wild symbols in it, expanded wilds, re-spins, multipliers, free games, scatter symbols and bonus games. As you can see, you get a little bit of everything from this slot.

James Dean is seen in the wild symbol, the one that has a blue background behind the actor. The wild icon is present on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels and from there it can substitute for any regular icon, excepting the special feature icons, the scatters (there are three of them). You don’t get paid directly by the wild, not being present on enough reels to be able to form a combo.


The re-spins of James Dean require the three reels which can host wilds to have them during the same spin. Get the three wilds and you win 3 re-spins and all the prizes tripled. One of the three reels will become entirely wild for the duration of these re-spins.


Free Games Feature

The James Dean Star is one of the scatters that the game offers. Appearing anywhere on the reels, with 2+ Stars present you can expect a prize to be offered, whose value will depend on how many symbols triggered it. The value will be from 2x to 250x the total bet value.


When 3 or more Stars are present on the reels, you will get a reward which consists in 10 free spins and with all their prizes being worth twice as much.

Legend Spins can be collected, and they’re free spins which have 5x multipliers for their payouts. The Clapper symbol is collected whenever it appears, and it will bring 3 legend spins. These Legend Spins are played once the regular free spins are all used up.

James Dean Pick Bonus

James Dean is seen in more than one symbol in this game. Besides the wild, the bonus game trigger also shows you the actor, this time wearing a red sweater. Get three of them to appear, and you get a bonus prize, which can go up to 150 times the bet.


The free spins, if they are in play when this bonus game is triggered, will offer up to 300x the bet. With Legendary Spins active, this bonus game prize goes to 750x the bet.

Betting options and jackpots

The wagers require you that you cover all the lines of the game, so you always use 25 coins in your bets. The value of the coins is up to you though, and you can modify it as you see fit, within the $0.01 to $2 range. The full betting range goes from $0.25 to $50.

The best payout that you can expect here will give you 6,250 coins, and that means $12,500 or less. The scatter symbol is the one that can offer you this amount.

Design and symbols

You will be very satisfied with any themed part of the game, and here I include both the background picture and some of the symbols, the ones that have the actor, motorcycles or cars on them. However, the game uses poker cards as well, and they tend to take up a very large portion of the game area each round. They manage to be the center of attention whenever this happens, and not in a good way.


Symbols: James Dean (wild), James Dean Hollywood Star (scatter, 250x the bet), Dean in Red Sweater (scatter), Sports car (5,000 coins), Motorcycle (2,000 coins), Film Reel (500 coins), Sunglasses (500 coins), Ace (200 coins), King (200 coins), Queen (150 coins), Jack (150 coins) and 10 (100 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

You don’t need to be a fan of James Dean to appreciate all the great features that the game has to offer. Considering all the options, even the top payout seems acceptable.

James Dean can be found at any NextGen casino, where you get a chance to play it for real money or in free mode.