Sherlock Mystery Slots
Wearing his trademark deerstalker whilst smoke billows from his curved pipe, Sherlock Holmes is the star of the reels of this PlayTech designed slot. He is joined by the bespectacled Dr. Watson who also has a line in nifty hats, while the shady Professor Moriarty also makes an appearance, his overcoat pulled up so most of his face is covered, but his evil looking eyes are certainly in evidence. In a nod to the crime genre, both a sharp knife and a gun appear as symbols (what no candlestick?) and you’ll also find the 221b Baker Street sign and the magnifying glass that the fictional detective would use to such effect. You’ll play the role of Sherlock Holmes during the Crime Scene Bonus round, while the free spins round certainly entices, especially when the gun makes an appearance.
Brown is a not a colour that you would usually find as the predominant one at a slot, but it strangely works here, giving the game a definite 19th century air. This is epitomized by the ornate title etched in gold, which any calligrapher would have been proud of designing. The character symbols are all drawn in the style you might expect from a caricature and alongside these you’ll find playing card symbols – these in a dull gold colouring with fingerprint smudges across each. Each spin is accompanied by an interesting little soundbite which certainly might have been used at an early Sherlock Holmes movie during a moment of cunning by Mr. Holmes himself.
How to Play & Real Money Versions of Sherlock Mystery
This PlayTech game has 5 reels and a total of 20 win lines, although you’ll have the option of playing any number between 1 and 20. You’ll choose your line bet size, which you’ll multiply by the number of win lines to give you your total stake for each spin.
You’ll win when landing consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line. The highest paying of the standard symbols is Sherlock himself and five in a row will pay you 2,000 coins. Dr. Watson comes next with a top prize of 1,500 coins. These two symbols are linked, as if Sherlock meets Dr. Watson to his immediate right (so the two symbols are facing each other) your win amount will be subject to a 3x multiplier – those two are so much better together! The other symbols pay between 400 and 150 coins for a full house of 5.
Who better to be a wild symbol than the evil Professor Moriarty? It looks like there is quite a reward for catching this villain as a 10,000 coin prize is yours if he appears five times in a row. However, he might be just as valuable as the wild, where he will substitute for any other symbol on the reels apart from the bonus and the scatter symbols.
The street sign is the scatter symbol and hitting 3 or more across any of the reels will give you an instant win, but more importantly this also gives you entry to the free spins feature. Here you’ll have 10 free games, but the gun symbol acts as an extra wild. Should this enable any additional wins, you’ll be awarded a random multiplier of 2x, 3x or 5x. During the free spins, all of the bonuses are still available, so you’ll be able to re-trigger this round, earn the Holmes/Watson multiplier and also gain access to the ‘crime scene’ feature.
This crime scene feature is activated when you land the bonus symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5. You’ll be taken to a crime scene featuring a small room featuring just a bed and a bedside table. The window is wide open and the curtains are blowing in the wind. There are eight pieces of evidence and each awards a prize – although one will reveal ‘collect’ and the round will come to an end.
Sherlock Holmes has appeared in a great many films and TV series over the years and it would be fair to say that he is one of the most portrayed characters ever. He has also appeared in his fair share of slots too, so to make an impact, PlayTech had to set their standards high here. This they have certainly achieved. With two feature rounds as well as the multiplied wins for Holmes and Watson, there is much to keep you entertained throughout, and this will keep the interest levels higher than at many other games. If you examine the evidence well, you might well find that this slot is certainly worth paying a visit to Baker Street for.