|Min Bet Per Line||0.01|
|Bet Range||0.20 - 20|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol, Scatter, Free Spins, Bonus Feature|
Sherlock Holmes is one of those characters that will probably live on until the end of time. He has inspired many modern works of art, and there are a fair number of online slot games based on him, as well. Sherlock Mystery is one of them and it is brought to you by none other than leading software developer Playtech. You can expect this title to live up to Playtech’s high standards, both in terms of gameplay as well as the great visuals, which while not exactly 3D, are still of good quality and fit the theme perfectly. We especially liked the almost portrait-like depictions of Sherlock Holmes and his faithful friend and associate Dr. Watson. The murder weapons on the reels, as well as the alleged suspect, give off that whiff of mystery that is essential to the theme.
Now as for the layout in Sherlock Mystery it boasts 5 reels and 3 rows, and these come with a total of 20 paylines for you to place your wagers on. The paylines aren’t fixed so you can play with a lesser amount as well, and the betting range here is good for your average player, ranging from a minimum bet of 1p per single spin to a high of £20 per spin.
Sherlock Mystery boasts a whole host of different bonuses and special features. One in particular is the Sherlock Meets Watson special feature. It occurs whenever you land the Mr. Watson symbol on the immediate left of Sherlock. Where exactly on the reels this happens doesn’t matter, but it will award you a cash prize worth 3x your total bet.
The Wild can land in any position on the reels at any point during gameplay, and it has the capacity to deliver payouts of up to 10,000 coins per winning combination. But more importantly, it will be responsible for contributing to winning combos by substituting for other symbols. The only exceptions are the Scatter and Bonus symbols.
Crime Scene Bonus
Look out for the Bonus symbol landing only on reels 1, 3 and 5. You will have to land all three of these symbols at the same time in order to trigger the Crime Scene Bonus Feature, and when you do you will enter a new screen. Before you there will be someone’s bedroom, which is in fact also a crime scene, and it will be up to you to search it for evidence.
You can keep examining pieces of evidence that will award you cash prizes until you stumble across the Collect option. This will award you whatever prizes you’ve gained so far and will end the feature.
Last but by no means least is the Freespins Feature. Trigger this by landing at least 3 Scatter symbols in any position, anywhere in view during the same spin. You will then benefit from a total of 10 freespins with the gun symbol acting as an extra Wild. Furthermore, whenever that extra Wild participates in a win it will randomly multiply it by 2x, 3x or 5x.
On top of that, players will also have the opportunity to retrigger the feature; simply land another 3, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols simultaneously to receive an additional 10 freespins. Better yet, you get to make use of the feature retrigger option as many times as you possibly can.
Sherlock Mystery is a very interesting offering from Playtech, although the graphics don’t exactly feature all of the latest bells and whistles. Nevertheless, it’s a good medium variance slot game with a variety of special features to keep you entertained.