Holmes and the Stolen Stones Slot Review + Casinos in United States
|Released||Sept. 9, 2015|
|RTP (return to player)||96.8 %|
|Bet Size||0.20-40 EUR|
Theme and basic information.
The theme of this slot describes the usual Sherlock Holmes investigative story. There are all components of treasure hunting including diaries with notes, magnifying glasses to look up needed information, pipe in the mouth of Sherlock and other things related with this mystery character. The slot was released in September 2015.
Holmes and the Stolen Stones is a slot with 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 pay-lines that pay from the left side. As for coin size settings, you should press the button called “coin value” and choose the size you prefer from 0.01 cent to 2 euro maximum. There is a “Max bet” option equals 40 euro you can pick once the slot was opened. If you choose min bet equals 0.20 cents “the coin per line value” will be 0.01 cent. And if your bet is 40 euros the coin value will be 2 euro. So, your bet may be set from 0,20 cents to 40 euros.
There are 8 symbols used in the slot, the highest paying symbol is the picture of a Sherlock smoking a pipe. The lowest paying symbol is a one with a green colored club suit symbolic. Highest win per line is 4000 coins. The Wild symbol isn’t used in this slot, instead of this, you’ll see the Bonus symbol. It is a corroded turquoise keyhole. The Scatter symbol is replaced with the Free Spin symbol that looks like the glittering golden keyhole.
Slot Bonus Features.
Speaking about the Free Spin mode, it could be activated by collecting three or more Free spin symbols:
10 Free Spins if you hit 3 symbols.
10 Free spins +1000 coins if you collect 4 symbols.
10 Free spins +10000 coins if you hit all 5 possible symbols.
About Bonus games, if you’re lucky enough you can win the bonus game that is triggered by collecting 3 and more Bonus symbols. Bonus round means going into the mystery looking storage room filled up with closed wooden boxes. And you should open them one by one getting money prizes and collecting gems of different color that will be transmitted to your main game after the ending of the round. If you’ll bump into a smoke bomb the bonus round will be finished and the money you got will be credited on your main account.
Slot Special Features.
Wilds or Scatters symbols are replaced with more unusual and appealing Bonus and Free Spins symbols.
You should collect 5 gems of one color to trigger additional 10 Free spins.
While you spin the reels during your “10 Free spins round” you’re able to get a progressive jackpot by collecting 5 landing diamonds of one color. It ranges from 40 euro up to 30000 euro.
As for such feature as a Multiplier, it is activated when you play Free spins by tripling all the winnings you got for the round. It works every time for every player.
Slot RTP (Return to Player %) and Volatility.
RTP is high (96.8%). The higher RTP level, the better chances not to lose your own money during the game.
Volatility is estimated by the provider as low (26 out of 100) it means that winnings couldn’t be too big, but they will be hit more frequently throughout the game (without waiting for a big win for a long time).
Slot Graphics and Sound.
Even though there is no intro, the graphics of Holmes and the Stolen Stones is really impressive and top-notch sound effects add mystery to the atmosphere of the game.
There are some Pros I found while playing this slot:
high level of RTP
top-quality animation and sound
low level of volatility (so I can keep my money long enough to hit a jackpot)
html5 is supported
There are only two Cons:
relatively low maximum of the possible winnings
only 3x Free spins multiplier that could be bigger
Summing up, Holmes and the Stolen Stones is a graphically fascinating slot with a surprising concept of bonus games. And I dare to say, that exactly this concept especially attracts players because of the permanent expectation of a close win.
I was satisfied with my experience of playing this slot. It’s pretty simple in use, it has an appealing interface and surprising features. RTP and volatility rates are more than appropriate for players, so it should have a high rank in the list of popular (must-try) slots participating in the market.