If you’re ready for some mystery and intrigue, then you need not look any farther than the specialities of this game. This is initially true during the base game, which is when the Mystery Multiplier Feature can activate. It triggers at random during any spin and it will provide you with a multiplier of up to 10 times if you form a win! And additionally, during the base game, all Holmes and Watson symbols can transform. They will merge together to form a Holmes and Watson icon in one, with higher pay out than the standard offerings. This is known as the Teamwork Feature. And take note that the Mystery Multiplier and Teamwork features can occur on the same spin!
The game also contains its own bonus icon. This is clearly visible and whenever three of them show up anywhere on reels one, three and five, the Picker Puzzle begins. All you need to do is select from the many objects seen in Sherlock’s room. These will reveal cash prizes or clues that can lead to a big bonus. Initially, you are given five picks. Prizes begin with the Cash Award. Collect one of these to win a multiplier of times two. Collect two to win a multiplier of times five, or collect three to receive a 10 times multiplier. If you discover a +1 cash award, this provides you with an extra pick.
If you uncover the scroll-like icon, you can collect three of these to receive 10 freespins in The Hunt bonus round. Collecting four of them will give you 15 freespins instead. Finally, revealing the icon of the wheel gives you the chance to access the Blackwood Wheel Bonus. Collect three of them to simply trigger this or collect four of them to trigger it with a richer initial wheel!
The Blackwood Wheel is basically a wheel of fortune, featuring coin wins and character symbols. When a pointer lands on Blackwood, that pointer becomes inactive. There are three pointers to begin with. If an active pointer lands on Sherlock, all pointers become active again and the Sherlock prize is won for that wheel.
Finally, the previously talked about Hunt Bonus of either 10 or 15 freespins features intrigue of its own. To begin with, there are locked wilds available in the game. You’ll find five locations with a circle around them on the reel map. These mark the scenes of Blackwood’s crimes. If either Holmes or Watson icons land on these areas, the symbol becomes a wild that locks in place. This means that it will remain there for the duration of the freespins round. Should all five of these crime scenes be locked, the total bonus win at the end of the round receives a double multiplier!