Launched in September 2015 by a famous software developer, Yggdrasil, Holmes and the Stolen Stones is a progressive video slot offering 5 local progressive Jackpots, a maximum payout in the base game of 24,000 coins, alongside with some rewarding and interesting features, such as the Warehouse Bonus Game and Free Spins Round.
As you might have guessed, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are the main protagonists of this game. They are in search of stolen diamonds and helping them find and collect them will prove rewarding indeed. Set in a dark London alley with intense Victorian-sounding music, this slot boasts amazing graphics and animations.
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The most lucrative symbols are the slot’s main characters, Holmes and Watson, providing 4000 and 2000 coins respectively when 5 appear on a winline. Landing 5 Diaries or Magnifying Glasses will reward you with 1000, that is, 750 coins. Other symbols appearing on the reels deliver lower payouts, so the playing card suits award sums from 125 to 200 coins for 5 of a kind.
There is no Wild in this slot, however, there is a Scatter and Bonus symbol, triggering profitable features.
How to Play
Holmes and the Stolen Stones is a 5-reel, 3-row game with 20 fixed paylines to wager on. Lines will provide payout when at least 3 symbols land on contiguous reels from the leftmost position.
By pressing + or – you will increase or decrease the coin denomination, ranging from $0.01 to $2.00. The maximum number of coins you can wager is 20.
Press Max Bet, if you wish to play with the highest wager or opt for Autoplay if you don’t want to keep pressing Spin each time you want to set the reels in motion.
Strategy & Tips
The base game pays fairly often, but to earn massive sums, you should look out for Scatter. Landing 5 Scatters, depicted with a Golden keyhole will trigger the Jackpot Free Spins Mode awarding 10 Free Spins and 10,000 coins.
Collecting 5 shards of the same color will also activate 10 Free Spins. These 5 shards constitute a diamond which brings you closer to hitting a Jackpot. Obtain 5 Diamonds to trigger the corresponding Jackpot!
Hitting at least 3 Bonus symbols will activate the Warehouse Bonus Game, essentially a Pick Me Bonus, where you can choose crates which contain Cash prizes up to 1000 coins or Diamond shards. Finding a Bomb will end the feature.
In both Free Spin Modes wins are multiplied 3x.
Holmes and the Stolen Stones will set you on a frantic search for the lost Diamonds, and the thought of obtaining at least 1 out of 5 different, progressive Jackpots is truly alluring.
This slot is playable on mobiles and tablets, as well as on desktops, so you can spin the reels both at home and on the go.