Join Sherlock Holmes and his trusted partner Dr. John Watson in the hunt for unscrupulous Lord Blackwood and prevent the villain from performing ritual murders on young women. Search for clues and decipher them together with the world's most famous detective to solve the latest mystery and the London residents will make sure to generously reward your efforts in helping keep the city a safe place to live in.
Developed in collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures and based on the 2009 movie featuring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, Sherlock Holmes: The Hunt for Blackwood made its way to online casinos on 26 November 2015, and the first signs have been more than positive. And while the 60-coin default wager may prove too pricey for some, the good news is that the video slot offers very good opportunities to drive up your earnings.
Play Sherlock Holmes
The game has four characters from the original motion picture appearing on the game screen and these obviously include Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, as well as Inspector Lestrade and Mary Morstan. A dog, violin, pocket watch, magnifying glass and smoking pipe are other objects populating the reels in the base play, whereas the thug Dredger are various other items are added to the reels in the Free Spins round.
How to play
As we have already mentioned, the minimum wager stands at 60 coins, whereas your coin value can be anywhere from $0.01 to $5.
This means that maximum 30 paylines are active at all times, whereas you also have a chance to land mystery features on every single spin.
A mystery multiplier up to x10 can occur randomly to multiply your current base line wins, whereas all Holmes and Watson icons can transform into combined Holmes & Watson symbols as part of the Teamwork feature.
Strategy & Tips
Obtain Bonus symbols anywhere on reels I, III and V to unlock the Picker Puzzle. Select from a number of objects to win cash prizes, the Hunt Bonus or the Blackwood Wheel Bonus.
You will receive between 10 and 15 free spins in the Hunt Bonus, with Locked Wilds and Bonus Doubles in place to further improve your wins.
The Blackwood Wheel Bonus will see you receive cash prizes, multipliers and more, with the objective to ensure that the pointer does not land on a Blackwood wedge.
The good news is that Sherlock Holmes: The Hunt for Blackwood can also be enjoyed on smartphone and tablet, and all you need is a good internet connection to play the five reel, thirty payline game on the move.
The IGT's mobile interface looks pretty good, with a green icon on the left used to select your total bet value and drop-down menu on the right containing important tabs such as Home, Deposit, Help and Paytable.