Sherlock Holmes Slot Game – IGT's Engaging Slot Adaptation of the Warner Bros. Movie
Sherlock Holmes is IGT's online slot adaptation of the Warner Bros. 2009 Sherlock Holmes movie sub-captioned as “The Hunt for Blackwood.” IGT gave justice to the branded theme by showcasing the film's lead characters via enlarged icons and Bonus Games; whilst bringing generous rewards in the form of Win Multipliers, Instant Wins and Free-Spins Round.
IGT's Sherlock Holmes Slot Game uses two sets of reel icons; one for the base game play and another for the free round. During base game spins, special pay-boosting Mystery Multiplier and Teamwork Features appear at random to enhance payline wins. In the Free-Spins Round, the game mechanics, the slot framework, and the reel icons are entirely different. This is because the bonus game aims to depict via slot play, super sleuths Holmes and Watson in a mission to solve the Blackwood crimes.
Sherlock Holmes Slot Game Special Pay-Boosting Features
In any base game spin outcome, the Mystery Multiplier and Teamwork Features could appear arbitrarily.
The Mystery Multiplier Feature – For no reason or condition at all, this Sherlock Holmes online slot awards at random, a Mystery Multiplier anywhere from 2x up to 10x the total wins gained from the triggering spin.
The Teamwork Feature – Also a random feature, this Sherlock Holmes slot could turn base game/regular Holmes and Watson tiles into a single reel icon representing the duo. If the results of the triggering spin include matched payline combinations of the merged Holmes-Watson images, the wins are likely greater as the additional reel symbol pays 75, 150, and 300 for every 3, 4 or 5 of a kind Holmes-Watson combos.
Sherlock Holmes Slot Game Bonus Games
Three BONUS Symbols appearing simultaneously in the first, third and fifth reel launch the Picker Puzzle Game. Through this introductory game, players determine which of the two Sherlock Holmes Bonus Feature will come into play.
Picker Puzzle Bonus Game – A new game panel furnishes an illustration of a room containing several clues related to the Blackwood crimes. Bonus Game players initially have five (5) picks for selecting objects to collect. Each object selected reveals an icon symbolising the Bonus Games: The Hunt Free-Spins Round and the Blackwood Wheel Bonus Game. The objects could also reveal cash rewards or an additional Pick.
The Hunt Free-Spins Bonus Game – Sherlock Holmes online slot players who unravel 3 or 4 Hunt Free Spins icons receive 10 or 15 free spins, respectively.
The reel icons are set against a pseudo map background with pre-markings as crime scenes. Here, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson icons are in play as high-paying symbols. If the Holmes or Watson icon lands on any of the marked spot, the symbol transforms into Locked Wilds and will stay in that position throughout the remaining spins.
If all marked spots are filled with the Holmes or Watson Locked Wilds, all bonus wins earned from the free-spins and from the Picker Puzzle game will be doubled.
The Blackwood Wheel Bonus Game – Collecting 3 Wheel Bonus icons in the Picker Puzzle Game activates the Blackwood Wheel Bonus. The Wheel initially has three active pointers that could land on Sherlock Prize Wedges. Players then stand to receive the corresponding prizes at the end of the wheel play.
However, a Blackwood Wedge poses as a pointer deactivator. A deactivated pointer will reactivate if it subsequently lands on a Sherlock Prize Wedge. By the 4th and 8th wheel spins, more Blackwood Wedges will be added to the Bonus Wheel, while the Sherlock Wedges will have higher prize values.
Players who are able to maintain at least one active pointer at the end of the 10th spin, stands to receive twice the amount of all Bonus Game winnings, including those gained from the Picker Puzzle Game.