Since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first debuted the Sherlock Holmes character more than 100 years ago, the English detective has become one of the most popular crime solvers in the entire world, spawning multiple books, films, and appearances that have been spoofed on countless television shows throughout the world. The Sherlock Mystery slot by Playtech brings the legendary detective to the 21st century, allowing players to try and solve a murder while possibly taking home large cash prizes in the process.
Sherlock Mystery is a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot that features the Sherlock Holmes theme complete with characters and weapons from the stories as well as classic slot machine symbols. The game's symbols are as follows (from low to high paying): 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace, a knife, a gun, a magnifying glass, a thief, Sherlock, and Watson.
Feature wise, Sherlock Mystery contains free spins, random win multipliers, scatter symbols, and a pick'em game. The free spins mode is triggered when the game unveils three or more scatters on the reels, setting off a minimum of 10 spins and wild symbols that serve with a 3x multiplier.
Playing Sherlock Mystery, I was impressed with how the game played, as I was able to regularly score free spins from the game, and I saw some good wins come through, including several times when the five of a kind symbols brought me wins in excess of 200x my wagered amount. If you're a player who is looking for a new game to play and don't have to have the freshest graphics, Sherlock Mystery is a game that you should consider, as the excellent features more than make up for any lack of polish that you may miss.