Crime Scene is a 5 reel, 20 payline online slot game from NetEnt, and takes its inspiration from a host of forensic crime and police procedural TV shows.
Look and Feel
Crime Scene owes a clear debt to the popularity of crime and forensic shows, blending a gritty urban alley backdrop with a sleek, modern-looking UI that features scene-of-crime tape and brushed metal effects.
Lower value symbols are shown as typewriter font alphanumeric cards, while higher value symbols are a bloody footprint, a black light and goggles, a forensics kit, and a handgun. Bonus symbols are a set of fingerprints, while the sticky wilds are represented by police badges.
The soundtrack of police radio chatter and low-key electronic musical stings is fair quality but extremely repetitive, and matching symbols on the reels are announced by bursts of much louder music that is quite a contrast to the main soundtrack.
The electronic music used in the bonus game is similarly repetitive and not terribly atmospheric, but does fit well with the theme and styling. Like the stings announcing wins, it’s much louder than the main soundtrack, so players with sensitive headsets may need to adjust their volume!
Crime Scene is a simple online slot game very similar to many other NetEnt properties. The game features 5 reels, with 3 rows and up to 20 pay lines, with a floor of 15p and maximum bet of £150 per spin. Bet amounts can be set by the “level” and “coin value” buttons on the UI, and there are also autoplay and max bet features.
Wilds are sticky, remaining on the reel for up to five spins, plus offering a 3x multiplier on wins and potentially substituting for any other symbol except the bonus symbol. Scoring three bonus symbols in the game will activate Crime Scene’s innovative and unusual bonus game, which takes the form of a mock-up computer screen.
The bonus game, made to look similarly high tech to the kinds of computer simulations regularly seen in crime TV shows, presents you with thirty digital folders. Players must click on the folders – or use the auto spin function – to match symbols and find “evidence.”
There are four evidence symbols, shown as fingerprints, to be found. Each one is worth a cash prize, which will increase in value according to how many pieces of evidence you find.
Some folders will also contain red crosses. The first red cross enables the player to pick from a number of envelopes, which may contain extra bonuses. The third cross, when found, ends the bonus round and returns you to the main game.
All in all, Crime Scene offers an inventive take on police procedural-inspired online slots, with a genuinely innovative mini-game that will keep many players entertained.