|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|4x Free Spins features (low, medium to high volatility)||Graphics slightly below par|
|Base game wins are good|
|Playable on mobile phones|
|Good value for money|
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Murder Mystery from Playtech is a 40 payline, 5 reel video slots with a ‘Whodunit’ theme. It boasts a score of bonus rounds starting with stacked wilds, Murder Spins, 4x pick me bonus features with multipliers of 10x and free spins. On each free spin you can get wilds with 3x multipliers and transforming reveals. Another interesting snippet about the slots is that during the free spins you can choose the volatility at which you wish to play.
Bets can be made from £0.40 up to £80 per spin be it on mobile devices or PC desktops. The top cash prize that you can win on a single spin providing you’re playing at the maximum bet is 750 coins. There are 5 in-play bonus modes that’s awash with transforming symbols and 3 free spins features.
The graphics of Murder Mystery is rustic and cartoon styled. An English countryside serves as backdrop for the reels, while symbols on them include, different coloured gemstones, knives, guns, bottles filled with poison, the detective (scatter), posh lady, plump woman and man. The latter three are the murder suspects. The symbol that pays the top cash prize is the posh lady, 5 of them at the maximum wager pays 12.5x your stake. In general base game wins are good we had had wins of 30x our stake.
The RTP or theoretical return to player percentage of Murder Mystery is 96.2%.
The slots really pays well even at the lowest bet level, wins can be anything from 2x, 5x, 10 to 250x your stake. We played it with a bankroll of £50 at an average bet per spin of £0.40, our biggest win was £50 during the ‘Reveal Spins’ free spins feature.
The wild symbol forms winning combinations when it substitutes symbols adjacent to it except the scatter (gentleman with hat and mustachio who happens to be the detective). Five wilds at the maximum bet pays 750 coins.
There are four different free spins features (pick one) that is triggered when 3 scatters or more appear any position across the reels. Each free spins feature has its own volatility that ranges from low, medium to high. Keep in mind that there are two free spins features with medium volatility (Reveal Spins and Clue Hunt). The Multi Spins with a 3x multiplier is the High Volatility one.
During this free spins feature two wilds can appear on each free spin on reels 1 to 3. You can win anything from 12, 16 to 25 free spins. The amount of free spins awarded are proportionate to the scatters and this is the low volatility option.
Reveal Spins (Medium Volatility)
Three or more scatters rewards you with 6, 8 or 12 free spins. On each free spin a total of 12 question marks can pitch which transforms into a randomly selected symbol. We picked this free spins feature and won a cracking £50.
Clue Hunt Free Spins (Medium Volatility)
During this free spins feature you must hunt for the murder in the garden. A screen of 12 questions marks pops up, each murder weapon you pick gives you a cash prize. The cash prizes awarded by each are as follow:
- 1x your stake for poison bottles
- 3x your stake for knives
- 6x your stake for guns
Multi Spins (High Volatility)
Here you get 12, 16 or 25 free spins for 3, 4 or 5 scatters subjected to a multiplier of 3x. 12 Questions marks (Murder Spins feature) can appear which transforms symbols into random ones including a murder weapon as well as three high value murder symbols. If you see the puff of smoke attached to a murder weapon the multiplier shoots up to 10x.
In the Murderer Spin, the murderer will be revealed. Up to 12 question marks are added to the reels on reels 1, 2 and 3 – again, they transform into 1 of the 3 high value murderer symbols. The moment a puff of smoke pops up the cash prize attached to each murder weapon has a multiplier of 10x.
Murder Mystery has all the twists and turns of a real whodunit, it’s not the sharpest slots visually but it more than makes up for this with its intriguing yet innovative bonus features. Of the free spins features the Multi Spins is the most rewarding because all wins are multiplied by 3x. Plus on any spin, Murder Spins for extra spins can be triggered making it a very lucrative bonus round.