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Sherlock Holmes The Hunt For Blackwood Slot Review

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The game is afoot dear Watson

It’s time to use your super sleuthing skills as you spin to hunt down Blackwood and make him pay for his crimes in this Sherlock Holmes The Hunt for Blackwood slot.

Based on the 2009 Sherlock Holmes movie starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, this IGT Sherlock Holmes slot provides you with all the action and thrills that the movie provided.

Here your mission, if it’s not obvious, is to hunt down Lord Blackwood and reap the rewards as you do; with random multipliers in the base game, to free spins and bonus wheels.

In short this Sherlock game has plenty of entertainment to offer all, but will be particularly appealing to experienced players.

And the theme sticks with the whole movie,  as you find Sherlock, Watson, Lestrade, Mary (Watson’s fiancee) as the higher paying symbols, and Gladstone (Sherlock’s bulldog), violins, pocket watches, magnifying glasses and smoking pipes as the lower paying ones.

But what brings the action to this Sherlock Holmes video slot is the multiple bonus features, giving you a chance to win more as you spin.

Mystery (up to 10x) Multipliers and stacked symbols

We loved the random mystery multipliers in the base game. They will reward you when you least expect it, on any spin, to provide you with up to a 10x multiplier on all wins.

Generally, expect it to occur with wins on the lower paying symbols more often than those higher paying ones – not unusual for IGT slots. The pocket watch seems to be a favourite winning symbol with this multipliers.

That said, you do get stacked Sherlock and Watson symbols, providing some big thrills as your screen can fill up across 5 reels and 30 paylines, and some good wins with the multipliers.

Then you have the fact that the Sherlock and Watson symbols can, on any spin, transform into a combined symbol of them both. Its pays out more and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

This so called Teamwork feature appear randomly, and if you can trigger the Mystery Multiplier, you are talking wins of over 1,000 times your bet.

And that’s just in the base game. There’s far more to be enjoyed in the Sherlock Holmes bonus game.

  • Software: IGT
  • Min Bet: 0.60
  • Max Bet: 600
  • Slot Type: Video
  • Paylines: 30 Paylines
  • Reels: 5 Reels
  • Return to Player: 96.39%
  • Variance: Medium
  • Free Spins: Up to 15 free spins with locked wilds in The Hunt game
  • Wilds: No wilds
  • Other Bonus Games: Blackwood Bonus Wheel, Mystery Multiplier
  • Mobile: Yes
By SlotSumo | Updated: Oct 18th 2016 | Rating 5
Combining symbols, stacked symbols and bonus games

Picker Puzzle leads to bonus spins and cash prizes

There are multiple bonus games on offer, however triggering them is a multi stage process.

Find 3 of the golden cog bonus symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5, and you’ll trigger the Picker Puzzle bonus game. Here you are taken to Sherlock’s room where you get to pick different object to reveal different symbols.

  • Green cash coin rewards you with 2x to 10x bet and a +1 awards an additional pick
  • The blue scroll activates The Hunt Bonus when 3 or more are found
  • The purple wheel activates the Blackwood Wheel Bonus when 3 or more are found

After all your picks, if you’ve managed to find 3 or more of the bonus game symbols, the bonus game will start.

The Hunt Bonus

Find 3 of the scroll symbols and you’ll get 10 free spins, and 4 will reward you with 15. Here you get taken to a different set of reels based on a map showing five locations.

If a Holmes or Watson symbol lands on the locations, it will remain locked for the remainder of the spins and become a wild.

If you manage to lock in all five locations your total wins at the end of the game will be doubled, producing some very decent 250x – 400x your bet wins in our experience.

Blackwood Bonus Wheel

This bonus game is a little more involved, 3 triggering symbols activates the bonus, but 4  will trigger it with richer reels from the start, allowing for bigger wins.

You spin a bonus wheel with three green pointers lit up at the top of the reel. Your challenge is to spin the wheel and try and land on the cash symbols. If your pointers land on the Blackwood symbols, that pointer will turn colour and stop rewarding you with wins.

After 4 and then 8 spins, you get bigger cash prizes on the reels and Sherlock symbols appear on the wheel. If an active pointer lands on Sherlock, it will reactivate all your pointers and you get a big reward.

The bonus game ends when you deactivate all three pointers, or you manage to last all 10 spins. If you do this, all your your wins are doubled.

Is the Sherlock Holmes slot worth a spin?

If you like to play mobile slots on the go then you’re in luck. This IGT game is available to play on most mobile phones and tablets including, Android, iPhone and iPad.

Fans of the film can enjoy some sleuthing spins in the hope of some very decent wins at every turn.

And not just with stacked symbols and multiplier, but in the bonus games which occur every 100 spins or so, and add to the intrigue whilst can bring some of the biggest wins of the game.

Each bonus game provides a different type of thrill, but The Hunt Bonus is our favourite – even more fun that the Cleopatra 2 slot free spins.

Plus with a 96.39% return to player rate, and a betting range of 0.60 up to 600, everyone should be able to enjoy this beautiful, well-balanced, slot machine.

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Sherlock Holmes The Hunt For Blackwood Review
  • By IGT
  • RTP: 96.39%
  • 5 Reels, 30 Paylines
  • Min Bet: 0.60
  • Max Bet: 600
  • Sherlock Holmes slot theme based on the movie with great graphics themes and sounds
  • Multiple bonus games for more chances at big wins
  • Stacked symbols and combining symbols for more winning opportunities
  • Play online, Android, iPhone and iPad
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