|Game:||221B Baker Street||Paylines:||20|
|Manufacturer:||Merkur||Bet Per Spin:||£0.01 – £200.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||95.39%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
Victorian London was an action-packed environment and if you were a ‘ne’er do well’ or criminal of some sort towards the end of the 19th century then you might have had to contend with the amazing detective talents of Sherlock Holmes, the fictional creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He lived at 221B Baker Street and that’s the name of this online slot from Merkur Gaming. There are two bonus features to enjoy here so read on for the full review.
221B Baker Street is a five reel slot with three rows and up to twenty paylines; the graphics are excellent and the gloomy representations of Victorian London are spot on. A modern soundtrack kicks in when you spin the reels into a successful combo.
There are three high value symbols – a pistol, a bottle of poison and a magnifying glass – along with the standard J, Q, K and A.
Sherlock himself is the wild symbol and there are three scatters – Moriarty, the Duel icon and a foggy view of Big Ben.
This is triggered by landing three or more of the Big Ben scatter symbols anywhere in view. Now you need to click one of those symbols which will award spins and multipliers depending on the number of triggering symbols:
- Three scatters – up to 6 spins & 5x multiplier
- Four scatters – up to 14 spins & 5x multiplier
- Five scatters – up to 20 spins & 5x multiplier
It’s also possible to trigger the Duel Bonus from within this round as you can see from the video above.
Trigger this by landing three of the Duel scatter symbols in the base game of free spins. You will now be shown a screen displaying Holmes and Moriarty and when you press the button they will each shoot at the targets. If you are happy with the amount that Holmes’ shot reveals you can take that amount and end the round. If you think a bigger reward awaits you can continue until there are no shots left.
Each win can be gambled and there are two options here:
- Card Gamble – bet on the colour of the next card drawn to double your winnings up to a maximum of £140.00.
- Ladder Gamble – work your way up a fruit machine-style ladder, again the maximum win is £140.00.
221B Baker Street Online Slot Playing Tips
If you really must use the gamble feature then have a go at the ladder – there seems to be a small amount of skill involved, at least on the lower rungs.
There’s plenty to like about 221B Baker Street and it’s a cut above some other Merkur slots; there are some stylish graphics and two features to keep things ticking along. It comes with an RTP of 95.39%.