Sherlock Holmes has always been a popular subject for slot developers, as they know players around the world are always looking forward to seeing how the best detective ever will solve the mystery as to their missing money. Yggdrasil's Holmes & The Stolen Stones slot is Sherlock's newest adventure, and it brings about an interesting presentation, although a lack of features keeps the game from being truly great.
Holmes & The Stolen Stones is a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot that takes punters back to the Victorian era where Sherlock and Watson work to solve the latest mystery. The game's symbols do a good job of mixing in traditional slot symbols alongside images of crime and mystery. Game images include clubs, spades, hearts, diamonds, a magnifying glass, a book, Watson, and Sherlock. There are also locks that serve as Wilds and bonus symbols.
There is another symbol in the game that can award a progressive jackpot if you're lucky enough. This symbol is a diamond, and five diamonds of the same color will net you the progressive jackpot for that corresponding reel.
Feature wise, the game includes free spins, wild symbols, a pick'em bonus, and the above-mentioned progressive jackpot. The game also has a posted RTP of 96.8%, which is very respectful for an online slot.
Having spent some time with Holmes & The Stolen Stones, I feel that the game is solid, but not great. I went way too long without having any features or wins hit for me. The game thus became not much fun, and I was quickly looking for something else to do. Of course, there will be a large number of punters that will love this game for its theme, and those players will play it no matter what. So hop on board and prepare to solve a mystery and hopefully win big with Holmes & The Stolen Stones!