Players shouldn’t need too much assistance in trying to decipher the theme of the Sherlock Mystery slot.
Of course, this Playtech developed slot is based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s tales of Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Dr Watson.
You won’t be trying to solve any crimes in this video slot, though you will be trying to land a more than respectable, non-progressive jackpot.
Look and feel
There is an old-fashioned look to Sherlock Mystery, and that is just as well.
Things would look out of place if this game contained modern graphics.
The Victorian look and feel to the game really works out well, and one might almost mistake this Sherlock Holmes themed slot for a game of Cluedo, with the weapons and suspects it contains on its reels.
At the mood has been set with this slot.
Sherlock Mystery offers up 20 paylines over its 5 reels, and there is nothing strange about that.
Like most of Playtech’s older slots, you can feel free to alter those paylines as you see fit.
You cannot, however, alter your coin values, although line bets can be tinkered with.
Players are ultimately looking at a wagering range which extends upwards from 1p per line per spin to a mouth-watering £2,000 per spin.
On the upside, the slot machine carries a non-progressive jackpot which is worth around 5,000 coins.
The downside is that the slot’s return to player RTP rate is only 94.09%, which is a bit south of where most players would like it to be.
Moriarty (Sherlock’s nemesis) is the wild symbol in this crime-themed slot, whilst Baker Street appears as a scattered sign icon.
Wilds can replace all other icons save for bonus symbols, whilst scatters will trigger a free spins bonus if 3 or more of these symbols appear.
In that bonus, players get 10 free spins with revolvers counting as secondary wilds in the bonus.
Wins with revolver wilds can boost your wins by up to 5x the normal rate of pay. Keep an eye out for bonus icons, which appear as magnifying glass symbols in the slot.
These can trigger a bonus if they appear on the first, third and fifth reels. In the feature, players must choose from evidence to win cash prizes until a collect sign appears.
It is worth noting that if players land Dr Watson to the right of Sherlock Holmes, they will pocket an instant cash prize worth 3x their total stake.