You’re given the standard selection options allowing you to bet one to five credits on any number of the fifteen pay-lines available to play. Cluedo doesn’t have an auto-spin function, but this minor detail is unlikely to distract you from playing this excellent slot game. The reels themselves are set in a brilliant background, one of the best we’ve ever seen on any slot game, detailing the very mansion in which the Cluedo mystery takes place.
Moving on to the reel art, you’ll see the standard poker card symbols doubling as the six murder weapons that are used in Cluedo, alongside the six characters suspected of murdering poor old Dr Black as the game’ symbols. The only other symbols in the game are the Newspaper wild symbol that can substitute for all other symbols barring the scatter, the Cluedo jackpot symbol and the Who Won It symbol that holds the key to this game’s bonus round.
The audio too, as we’ve mentioned is stand out and uses anthemic film-like tones to create an air of suspense and ‘what might happen next’ on the game’s reels. In fact, each time you successfully score with a character combination you get a signature sound-effect notifying you of the win, which is a very nice touch. So, now we’ve waved our magnifying glass over the reels, artwork and graphics on the Cluedo slot, what about the sub games? The Who-Won-It bonus game is predictably started by stopping three ‘Who-Won-It’ scatter symbols on any pay-line. This bonus game sees you transported to the Tudor Mansion in 1926 to solve the mysterious murder in some second screen action.
The Cluedo bonus game screen is divided into three sections – the first is the list of suspects, each with a cash value attached to them. The second is a list of the rooms of Tudor Mansion, again each with a cash value attached and finally the third section is a list of weapons, each with a multiplier value attached. Then, when it comes to making your ‘deduction’ the game selects a murder suspect, a room and a weapon.
The values of the suspect and the room are added together, then the weapon multiplier is applied to the value, and you’re offered this amount as a prize. You get three offers in this game and if you turn down an offer you can’t return to it – so sometimes it’s best to play the game in free-play so you can get a good idea of what constitutes a solid offer on the game and what kind of prize doesn’t quite cut it. Be aware that the prizes for each character and location change from game to game so keep your beady eyes on those suspects and don’t let anything escape your sleuth like gaze in the hunt for those precious slot game wins.