About Sherlock Holmes
The music on Sherlock Holmes – The Hunt for Blackwood is spot on. It has an old style Victorian flavour to its chimes and sonic effects with that sharp sounding organ sounds that set the perfect backdrop to the action on the reels. Your wins and spins are punctuated with clever sound effects that give everything a real sharp edge, making this a pleasurable playing experience at every spin.
Visually this is a more than compelling slot game that gives you pretty much everything you could possibly want in terms of high class graphics and top notch pictures. There are tons of photo real effects on the reels that give you loads of interesting animations to get your teeth into and then when you land your way in the fast paced bonus rounds. Watch as the features are superbly illustrated adding a frisson of excitement to every movement.
This is one of those IGT slot machines that charges an extra premium for features as well as the standard cost for pay-lines running across the five reel set up. In addition to the normal symbols on the reels there’s a wild symbol and a bonus scatter that both operate in the normal fashion. At any point during a normal spin on the reels of Sherlock Holmes Hunt for Blackwood you can earn yourself a multiplier spin with an accelerator of between 2x and 10x paid out on top of any wins you receive off the reels. This is a nice way to boost your standard play gains and because it happens completely randomly, it’s usually a cool surprise.
Stop in three of the bonus symbols anywhere in view and you’ll be taken to a second screen pick a win feature. Here you have to match symbols to find out what kind of bonus you’ll receive. Match three symbols for the standard version of each bonus round or if you are lucky enough to match four then you’ll be taken into the super bonuses with added features. There’s also the chance to earn extra multipliers and picks to help you on your winning ways.
The first bonus round is called the Wild Hunt free spins. These are taken on a special second set of reels where you’ll get a chance to lock in sticky wilds with the Holmes and Watson symbols. This is an exciting bonus round where you’ll earn ten spins at the standard level and fifteen spins at the extra level giving you a chance to earn the big time rewards.
Spin the Blackwood Wheel bonus to earn straight up cash rewards on Sherlock Holmes – The Hunt for Blackwood. Here you have three pointers. Land these in a Blackwood segment and you’ll poison the pointer and remove it from play. Remove all three pointers and you’ll end the round. However if you can land on a Sherlock symbol you’ll not only earn a top prize for, but also bring all three pointers back into play.