The real mystery is why Playtech have released such a simple dull game when the Sherlock Mystery mobile slot could have been so much more.
It’s not often we give Playtech slots anything less than 3 stars. But we feel that there’s not very much to be said about this dull brown victorian themed game.
Not to say the graphics aren’t well done, they are fine in that ‘Saturday morning cartoon’ kind of way. Just… dull. Browns and black and more browns on a sea of beige.
Look, we know that sticking to one colour can be done well, like in the wonderful Outer Space Invaders slot, but if you’ve got to pick one colour, brown probably isn’t at the top of anyone’s list.
What you are really chasing is Moriarty, the evil nemesis to Sherlock’s brilliant mind.
Not because he is particularly interesting, but because he is wild and has the highest paying value. You know this Sherlock Mystery slot review is going bad if you have to start with the hope of catching 5 wilds on an active payline in order to have any fun.
Because the other two bonus features, though nice, are just there to keep you from realising that you haven’t hit the free spins in a while.
That said, when the Sherlock and Watson symbol meet, and you get 3x your bet, it does come with a nice animation.
And the Click Me Bonus feature, whilst only realistically giving you about 5x to 10x your bet, does come fairly often.
Look, we are trying to be positive ok?
3 scatters, the 221B Baker Street signs, will give you 10 free spins.
The draw of this is that you get extra wilds, which get shot and give you extra multipliers of 2x, 3x or 5x.
Now I wish we could say we’ve had good results here, but 20x our bet for a feature that takes a good 50 to 100 spins to show up, seems like under kill.
There is no doubt that if you can manage to get 5 of a kind with a 5x multiplier, you can walk away with more in your pocket than you walked in.
But in all honesty, we probably won’t stick around with the Sherlock Mystery mobile video slot for long enough to find out.
Both brilliant mobile slot games, with simple features, but decent wins. Unlike a certain brown detective.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2015|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||6% / 94%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 1.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 20|
|Max win||50,000 on a single line with 5 wilds + 5x Multipliers|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / Extra Wilds with Random Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Click Me Bonus, Free Spins, Wilds, Scatters|
Wilds: Moriarty is wild and replaces all other symbols except scatter and bonus.
Sherlock Meets Watson Bonus: When the Sherlock and Watson symbols sit side by side anywhere on the five reels, you'll win 3x your bet.
Scatters and Free Games: Get three scatter symbols, or more, and you'll trigger 10 free spins.
Here you'll get extra wilds which can come with multipliers of 2x, 3x or 5x.
You can re-trigger these free spin indefinitely, technically, but not particularly likely.
Crime Scene Click Me Bonus: Get the magnifying glass bonus symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 and you'll trigger a simple click me game.
You'll get a choice to pick from 8 pieces of evidence, each hiding a cash prize. Hit the 'collect' prize and you'll finish the bonus round early.
Needless to say, we weren't particularly impressed with the Sherlock Mystery mobile slot. We were tempted to give it a second star, as it is fairly playable but...
Once we thought about it, we realised we were unlikely to ever open up this game again. So why make you, our readers, do it?
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Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: June 3, 2020 - Rating