Meet the fabled detective and his assistant on the slot from Rabcat Gaming powered by Microgaming. Sherlock of London is taking you to the misty streets of Victorian-age London where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional characters were solving mysterious crimes. It comes with expanding wilds, multiplying wilds, special wilds, respins and a free spins round that can lead to wins of up to 2,000 times your stake.
Sherlock of London is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 25 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. Join the detective couple on desktop or mobile from 0.25 to 50 credits per spin. The game has medium volatility with an RTP of 96.03%.
The creative team at Rabcat is known for elaborate and authentic graphics. On this slot, they took a scene of the famous Baker Street at dawn as the backdrop to the frameless game window. Misty fog is blurring the light coming from the street lanterns giving the Victorian-era houses a harrowing appearance. The sounds of an awakening city combined with the usual reel noises are the main audio.
Much effort has gone into the design of the pay symbols. At the low end are the card royals from 10 through to A, each with its own distinct background and awarding 1x to 4x your bet for single five of a kind. They are followed by Dr Watson, Inspector Lestrade, Irene Adler and Moriarty, paying 5x to 20x your stake when five land on a line. The top payer is the 221B Baker Street sign with 40x your bet for a 5OAK.
Sherlock Holmes is the wild symbol, awarding as well 40x your bet and substituting for all regular pay symbols. An icon with Sherlock and Watson marked with the words “Free Spins” acts as the scatter.
As to be expected, Sherlock Holmes is at the centre of the action on the reels. He will trigger a range of features, expand or multiply wins. Most are active during the base game and free spins.
Landing three or more scatters in one spin will trigger 10 free spins, which can be retriggered once for a total of 20 free spins. The Connecting Wild and Double Win features can be triggered during the round, however, the Bonus Spin feature is replaced with the expanding wild. On any free spins with just one Sherlock wild, it will expand to cover the entire reel for the current spin.
There is one more kicker that can have quite an impact on your potential winnings from the free spins. Dr Watson will also appear as a wild symbol, substituting for all pay symbols, however, it will not trigger the extra features.
Well, Sherlock of London is quite a surprise considering the lacklustre games that we have seen to date from Rabcat Gaming. Elaborate graphics, decent animations, a good selection of features and medium win potential should entice plenty of players to start their investigations into the reel case of Sherlock of London.