|Name:||Sherlock of London|
|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Free spins with expanding wilds||Triggering the free spins requires some work|
|Re-triggerable free spins feature||Not the biggest jackpot|
|RTP is above 96%|
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Sometimes we are a bit cynical when it comes to Microgaming teaming up with lesser-known software providers to design new slot games. We just feel that the majority of their slot machines tend to focus on the fun side of things instead of the big wins. One fact we can’t deny though is that Microgaming’s collaborative efforts thus far produced some of the best looking slots we’ve seen to date.
Sherlock of London is Rabcat’s Gaming/Microgaming’s next 25 payline, 5 reel medium volatility mobile slots creation that whisks casino patrons off to the foggy streets of London. The maximum payout (non-progressive) offered on a single spin/free spin is 2,000x your stake (£100,000). If this is too low for you and you are looking for a game with a massive jackpot, Mercy of Gods from Net Entertainment is a must-play.
The theme draws its inspiration from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock of London set within the Victorian Era. The visual fidelity is spectacular while gameplay is eased with double win multipliers and wilds. It carries a Free Spins Bonus that awards 10 free falls with expanding wilds with the possibility of winning more free spins. Bets per spin start at £0.25 to £50 per spin. The game can now be played for free or with real cash at our top UKGC-regulated casinos.
A dark London ally serves as the backdrop for the reels. Symbols on them are Dr. Watson, Irene Adler, Moriarty, Inspector Lestrade, the 221B Baker Street sign, Holmes and Watson scatter, and Sherlock Holmes (wild). The premium symbol is the 221B Baker Street symbol, and when 5 of them appear on the reels, you’ll receive a payout of 40x your stake. To be eligible for this cash prize, your maximum wager must be £50 per spin. Sherlock of London has an average return to player percentage (RTP) of 96.03%, or House Edge of 3.97%.
Sherlock is the game’s wild. This renowned sleuth substitutes symbols adjacent to it when it completes winning combinations, except for the scatter. It is not just a stand-alone wild, but it also plays a pivotal role concerning the in-game bonus rounds:
Connecting Wilds – When more than 1 wild pitches, they leave a trail (walk), transforming the standard symbols into wilds.
Double Win – When 2 wilds pitch next to each other, the payout attached to them comes with a 2x multiplier.
Bonus Spins – When 1 or 2 wilds appear on reels 1 or 2, then one or two bonus spins are awarded. They stick to the reels, and they give you a chance at triggering the Connecting Wilds and Double Wins feature.
Three or more Holmes and Watson scatters at any position on the reels awards 10 free spins. The main player in the free spins is the wild that can be transformed into an expanding wild. The Double Win and Connecting Wilds features make their presence felt in the Free Spins too. Furthermore, Dr. Watson is the extra wild, and it is a re-triggerable free spins feature where another 10 free spins can be gained, making it a total of 20 free spins.
Sherlock of London has charming graphics and includes a Free Spins feature with plenty of wilds which pays a top cash prize of 2,000x your stake. The volatility is in the mid-range, and payouts in the main game are good enough to make it an enjoyable online slots to play. However, it won’t make you rich. If you are looking for something along the same theme that is a tad more classy and volatile, Yggdrasil’s Holmes and the Stolen Stones has a smattering of goodies.
Sherlock of London Rabcat/Microgaming Slots FAQ’s
Which bonus round offers the biggest win?
The free spins round is the most rewarding because the jackpot of 2,000x your stake can be won here. It benefits from a range of extra goodies, and should 3 or more scatters appear again, more free spins will be gained.
What’s a unique trait about the game?
It has plenty of 5x wilds (spreading wilds) where wins are doubled (2x multiplier) that gives you successive wins across various paylines.