|Manufacturer:||Playtech||Bet Per Spin:||£0.01 – £200.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||94.09%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation is of course the detective Sherlock Holmes who, along with his sidekick Dr. Watson, solved some of the 19th century’s most devious and fictitious crimes. Playtech have now created an online slot with Holmes as its theme; it’s called Sherlock Mystery and it combines some nice graphics with several bonus features.
Sherlock Mystery takes place over five reels and twenty paylines; there’s no real background image as such because the symbols are so big but you can just make out some 19th century London streets at the top of the screen.
The low value symbols are the standard 9, 10, J, Q, K and A but the higher values are a bit more theme-specific. They include a silver letter opener, a revolver, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
The evil Moriarty is wild, the Baker St. sign is a scatter and there’s also a magnifying glass bonus symbols.
Sherlock Meets Watson
If you can land Dr. Watson to the immediate right of Sherlock anywhere on the reels to will this prize. It’s worth 3x your total bet and seems to occur quite regularly.
Crime Scene Bonus
To trigger this mini-game you will need to land three magnifying glass symbols anywhere on reels one, three and five. You will now be taken to a screen which displays a crime scene and your task is just to choose pieces of evidence from the scene. Each will be worth a cash prize and you can keep collecting until you find the ‘Collect’, which indicates the round is over.
If you can land three or more of those Baker St. signs anywhere on the reels you will receive ten free spins for your troubles. The revolver becomes an extra wild during this feature and if it contributes to any wins, you will receive a random multiplier of 2x, 3x or 5x for that prize.
An infinite number of extra spins can be won if you can keep landing more scatter symbols. The Crime Scene Bonus and the Sherlock Meets Watson bonus can also be won here.
Sherlock Mystery Online Slot Playing Tips
The Crime Scene Bonus and the Free Spins are both triggered by scatter symbols so they’ll be active however many paylines you have active. This means low rollers have the same chance of activating the features with just one line.
Arguably the graphics here aren’t state of the art but they seem to fit the Victorian theme well enough. The sound effects are entertaining and there’s several bonus features to keep us busy.