Anyone who enjoys a good mystery will want to play Sherlock Holmes: The Hunt For Blackwood. This especially applies to fans of the Sherlock Holmes movie of the same name. It can be played at certain online casinos and even downloaded to mobile devices.
The premise of the game is that Sherlock Holmes, along with John Watson, embarks on a quest to find Lord Blackwood in an effort to hold him responsible for crimes committed.
Both Watson and Holmes serve as the game’s wild symbol. They become locked wilds during the Picker Puzzle, one of the many features of this game. The Picker Puzzle Feature is triggered when players get three of the game’s scatter symbols on the reels at once. The scatter symbols must appear on the first, third and fifth reels to trigger this feature. During the feature players are tasked with choosing from five objects in the bedroom of Sherlock Holmes. Depending on which object a player chooses they can win coins and trigger one of the game’s bonus features. If a player finds three or four maps in Holmes’s bedroom they trigger the game feature known as the Hunt Bonus.
When this feature begins players that found three maps get 10 free spins. Players that found four maps get 15 spins for free. The map leads Holmes and Watson to five different locations in which Lord Blackwood committed crimes.
After a regular spin of the reels has been completed the Mystery Multiplier feature is triggered if none of the bonus rounds were. When this happens players get a multiplier of anywhere from 2X to 10X. It is possible for players to simultaneously trigger Mystery Multiplier and the Teamwork feature.
The game’s Teamwork feature can be triggered at any time. When this feature is triggered the Watson and Holmes symbols are automatically combined. While they are combined if they stay that way while each of the five crime scenes is visited, players win double the amount they bet.
The Blackwood Wheel Bonus feature is activated when players collect three wheels from Holmes’s bedroom. If players collected four wheels a Sherlock wedge is added to the wheel and potential winnings increase. Through 10 spins players not only collect prizes but do their best to avoid encountering Lord Blackwood.
Throughout the course of the 10 spins the wheel changes once after the fourth spin and once after the eighth spin. Every time the wheel changes the prizes players can win increase in value as more Sherlock and Lord Blackwood wedges are added to the wheel. As soon as the wheel’s pointer meets a Blackwood wedge the bonus feature is over. However, anytime the pointer meets a Sherlock wedge other pointers on the wheel are activated all over again. Players that win the prizes the Sherlock wedges represent. If at the conclusion of the 10 spins any one of the pointers is still activated, players win double the original amount of the prize.
|Coin Size||0.60 – 300.00|
|Scatter Symbol||Bonus logo|
|Wild Symbol||Sherlock Holmes / Watson|
|Bonus Round||Teamwork Bonus Feature|
|RTP||96% – 97%|