You’ll be hunting down shards of diamonds as this Holmes and the Stolen Stones slot promises you the reward of 5 progressive jackpots as an incentive for you brilliance.
The graphics here are beautiful, using simple design and subtle colours to bring to life victorian London. But then, Holmes and The Stolen Stones mobile slot by Yggdrasil was always going to look good.
Even when they create silly slots, like Cyrus the Virus, they are visually stunning whether you play them on Android, iPhone or Windows. Certainly better than the brown disaster that was Playtech’s Sherlock Mystery.
Basically, if you’re a fan of the most famous detective, this is a great mobile slot game to get started on.
There’s no denying that the main draw of this Holmes jackpot slot is that you can win one of 5 prizes.
Not all are as impressive as each other, they ‘seed’ at 40, 200, 600, 1,500 and 10,000, and certainly do not go into the millions of the likes of Mega Fortune Dreams for example.
That said, they trigger more easily, as these jackpots are localised to the casino, rather than over a network. On average, these slot jackpots are expected to trigger once they reach 108, 500, 1600, 4000 and 30 000, respectively.
It feels exciting, as winning a jackpot is well within reach. All you need to do is trigger the free spins in order to get there.
As the full title would suggest, Holmes and The Stolen Stones slot game concentrates heavily on you finding little shards of glass throughout the game.
In the base game they fill up meters above the reels. Get five of the same colour and you trigger the free spins.
You can also trigger the free spins with 3 or more bonus symbols – so two ways into the bonus feature, much like they did with the Vikings Go Wild mobile slot.
And finally, in the click me game, you can win instant cash or… you guessed it… shards of diamonds!
All this hunting of diamonds made us totally not notice that there’s no wild symbol – and that’s ok, we didn’t miss it through all the action.
The thing is, the free spins themselves can be fairly lucrative. On one hand, you want to collect those glass shards, as five of the same colour will trigger one of the five jackpots.
On the other hand, as you get a 3x multiplier on the wins, you’re hoping for a good 5 of a kind to get you some decent 50 times or more, to top up your budget. The most we’ve gotten is about 164 times our bet.
Basically, it’s usually one or the other. The Holmes and the Stolen Stones video slot will either give you hope of a jackpot, or hope of a big win, but not both.
That said, this is probably one of the friendlier Yggdrasil games, and the few of their mobile jackpot slots.
Overall, a decent machine that mixes some decent wins, and an awesome 5 possible prizes that feel well within reach.
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|Mobile Slot released||September 2015|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Jackpot amount||5 jackpots hitting an average of 100 to 30,000|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.2% / 96.8%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 2.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 40|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / 3x Multiplier + Chance at 5 Jackpots|
|Bonus rounds||Free Spins, Click Me Bonus, Scatters|
Collect Shards: In the base game you have 5 spaces for shards over each reel. On the reels, there will show up, five possible colours of shards, randomly.
If you collect 5 shards of the same colour, you enter the free spin round with an extra diamond of that colour, giving you a leg up.
Click Me Bonus: Find 3 or more locked crate bonus symbols to trigger this feature.
If you find 4 you also get 1,000 coins, and 5 will start you off with 10,000 coins.
Basically, you have a stack of crates. If you pick shards of diamonds, they go into your 'collection to trigger free spins', if you pick piles of cash, you win cash... and if you pick a smoke bomb, the game ends.
Mostly you walk away with 3x to 5x your bet. The bigger draw is those shards.
Free Spins: If you don't manage to trigger the free spins using the shards of glass, you can trigger them by getting 3 or more golden lock scatter symbols anywhere on screen.
Either way you get 10 free spins with a 3x multiplier. So some good chances of getting a decent payout.
And then, of course, there's those 5 progressive jackpots. To keep with tradition, all you need to do is find 5 shards of the same colour, and you win one of the five jackpots.
A well done theme, and some decent in-game wins, makes Holmes and The Stolen Stones mobile slot a solid 3 star casino game.
Adding 5 local progressive jackpots that feel like they are well within reach, and this is one that most casino jackpot hunters need to try.
If you feel like something a little harder hitting, and love the look of Yggdrasil slot games, then we thoroughly recommend the quirky Chibeasties.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: June 15, 2020 - Rating