Sherlock Holmes

Not everything about the Sherlock Holmes slot is magical, but the mystery of the slot should keep you entertained most of the time you are playing it.

Seek out the new Sherlock Holmes slot

The Sherlock Holmes slot which has been developed by IGT is certainly one of the finer looking slots developed with this theme, and there have been quite a few. This one is based on the successful Hollywood movie of the same name ("The Hunt for Blackwood"), so on its 5 reels and 30 lines you are certain to find plenty of quality Sherlock Holmes imagery from that movie, as well as classic “whodunit” symbols.

Movie-style Sherlock Holmes action

Of the Sherlock Holmes graphics which appear in this game, realism is a must. Having a slot which looks the part will certainly help IGT peddle this slot to players. It isn’t all about imagery, though. There are other aspects of the game which are worth a look, as we will discover in our Sherlock Holmes slot review.

Elementary bets, and gaming structures

At the bottom of the reels, players will be able to adjust their bets. Mind you, they won’t have too much control over this. Players will be forced to play with 30 lines, and they will also be charged extra for playing with the features in this game. That’s a bit harsh. Adjustable coin values aren’t that flexible, but players are looking at getting involved with a wagering range which stems from 60p a spin, up to £3,000 per spin in all. As far as wagers in the Sherlock Holmes slot go then, the game is suitable for everyone no matter what budget they play with.

Mad movie features

The base game of the Sherlock Holmes slot machine doesn’t not feature any wild icons, and that is a bit of a shame. Even so, there are a few special features you can enjoy. A Mystery Multiplier Feature can see players mysteriously land multipliers worth up to 10x on any win entirely at random.

Sherlock Holmes IGT slot machine game play

The slot also contains a Teamwork feature. When Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson appear next to each other. These symbols can combine to become a single better paying icon, with wins worth as much as 300 coins in all.

Bountiful bonuses aplenty

There is a vast wealth of Sherlock Holmes slot bonuses in this game. Landing three of the bonus symbol icons on the first, third, and fifth reels will trigger a Picker Puzzle bonus round. In this bonus, players can select objects from Sherlock’s room to pocket cash prizes, or clues. You’ll get to start with 5 choices in total.

Should a player land 3 or 4 of the timer icons, the Hunt Bonus will begin with a total of 10, or 15 free spins, respectively. In this free spins bonus round, wild symbols can appear. They do not appear at any other point in the game. Wilds can be locked and remain for the duration of the bonus. Wilds take the shape of both Sherlock and Watson.

Should players land 3 or 4 of the wheel icons they will trigger the Blackwood Wheel feature. In this bonus, players can pocket cash prizes from 3 pointers. As soon as the pointer lands on a blackwood wedge, they lose one pointer. Land Sherlock icons to win back pointers.

The king of whodunit slot machine games

Telling it like it is, the Sherlock Holmes games has plenty of special features, and could rightly consider itself the king of the “whodunit” slot machine games. There are plenty of special features to enjoy, although the fact that you are going to have to pay extra for features is a shame. Not everything about the Sherlock Holmes slot is magical, but the mystery of the slot should keep you entertained most of the time you are playing it.

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