There is a fairly large number of Sherlock Holmes-themed online video slots out there, which is no surprise, since the Arthur Conan Doyle stories have served as an inspiration for over 130 years and still keep inspiring movies, TV shows, games and many online video slots. This time, the world’s greatest detective has inspired Playtech to bring a really cool slot game that will let you solve mysteries and go on adventures with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
Sherlock Mystery features 5 reels and 20 fixed paylines. The game will let you play any of the 20 paylines and bet a coin value anywhere from 0.01 to 100 per line. All symbols are related to the Sherlock Holmes theme and to 19th century London. You can enjoy the gameplay with the autoplay feature and set a certain number of spins. The game will automatically pause once you trigger one of the bonus features. You can also play the game in turbo mode, although this is not recommended to anyone who really wants to be part of the game.
A Classic Story With A Classic Design
All symbols used in the game are basically classic items used by detectives back in the day and featured in the Sherlock books. While the design is low on colourful symbols and extravagant graphics, it features a well-crafted interface and well-designed animations that let the characters of Holmes and Watson come to life when you land them in winning combos. Sherlock will smoke his pipe while Watson will drink his tea during the animations.
During the basic game, there is no real background soundtrack playing, with only sound effects and music playing in intervals when you actively spin the reels. Once you come across winning combos or trigger the bonus game, you will hear mysterious music playing that is true to the game’s theme. The game also uses a narrator’s voice to instruct you on what to do when playing the bonus game, which is fantastic.
A Classic Tale With Classic Gameplay
If you know the Sherlock stories, you know we haven’t mentioned Professor Moriarty. This is because he is the game’s Wild symbol and also the highest valued symbol. It will substitute for all other symbols but the Baker Street Scatter and the Magnifying Glass bonus symbol. Moriarty can also handsomely award you if you land 5 of him. This will unlock the big jackpot and shower you with 10,000 coins.
If you can get Watson to the right side of a Sherlock symbol, you will be awarded with a 3x multiplier to your total bet. This can happen quite often so don’t be surprised when it happens.
Landing 3 of the Magnifying Glass Bonus symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 will trigger a mini game inside this game. This will take you to a separate screen with a crime scene. Here you need to pick pieces of evidence. Each of these pieces is worth a cash prize, so keep collecting them until you find ‘Collect’ and the round is over.
In order to win Free spins, just land 3 or more Baker Street signs on the reels to receive 10 Free spins. The revolver symbol will become a special Wild during this round and will award you with random multiplier of 2x, 3x or 5x. If you can get more Scatter symbols during this round, you can win even more Free spins. In addition, this round enables you to trigger the Crime Scene and the Sherlock Meets Watson bonus games.
Join Holmes On A Fantastic Adventure
This game might be low on astonishing graphics, but it makes it all up with its excellent gameplay and intriguing special features.