Sherlock Mystery Slot Review

Sherlock Holmes is one of the great literary creations, but does this video slot from Playtech live up to the famous detective’s high standards? You can play for real money at Bet365 Casino to test it out for yourself, but before that let’s get the deerstalker cap firmly in place and try to make some deductions about this game.

This is a stylishly designed slot game, with the music a nice accompaniment to the images which relate to the cases of the eminent Mr Holmes.  There are plenty of nice little features which mark this out as a more than respectable tribute to the legendary sleuth.

  • Turbo Boost Spins
  • Holmes Meets Watson
  • Crime Scene Bonus
  • Baker Street Free Spins
  • Autoplay Spins until Feature
  • Find Moriarty

Sherlock Mystery Bonus Features

Just in case you find the whole business of clicking to spin the reels too much like hard work, the Sherlock Mystery slots offers a couple of ways to speed the process up. First of all you can switch to ‘Turbo’ spin mode so as to spin the reels extra fast. Then you can also use the Autoplay function with the option to select that the autoplay keeps going until you hit one of the special bonus features of this game.

The first such feature you may encounter is when Holmes meets his companion Doctor Watson. When the Watson symbol appears anywhere on the reels directly to the right of Sherlock Holmes then this mini-feature is activated and you will receive three times your bet amount.

Ten free spins are triggered when you find three or more of the Baker Street signs on the reels. During these spins Extra Wild symbols come into play with random multipliers (either x2, x3 or x5) if they feature on winning paylines. Perhaps the most entertaining bonus feature is activated when you find three Bonus magnifying glass symbols anywhere on lines 1, 3 and 5. You are taken to a new screen showing a crime scene where you must pick various items to examine. Each item will reveal a cash prize until you come to the item which displays a ‘Collect’ symbol, meaning that the bonus round is over and it is time to collect the accumulated prizes you have discovered.

During the regular game the wild symbol takes the shadowy form of Holmes’ arch nemesis Moriarty. Put your detecting skills to good use and try to discover 5 of these symbols across the reels to unlock the top pay-out of 10,000 times your stake.

Sherlock Mystery Editor's Review


Playtech can be relied upon to produce slot games of a high standard, and Sherlock Mystery does justice to the much loved source material. The stylised graphics have a quaint Victorian era charm which fit nicely with the theme, and the ability to speed up your spins will certainly appeal to the hard-core slot players. Nice bonus features make this slot game worthy of closer inspection, but we do have one major problem with this game, which is the very feeble return to player of 94.09%. Unfortunately this means that we cannot get too excited about this otherwise very decent slot.