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Holmes & The Stolen Stones slot review

Added by Yggdrasil. Information last updated: 24/08/2020

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Tester rating:

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Game information

Game supplier:Yggdrasil

Release date:09/2015

RTP:96.8%

Volatility:Low

Max. win:bet x 172640

Mobile version:Yes

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Themes

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RTP (Return to player):
96.8%
Volatility:
Low
Max. win:
bet x 172640

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
67
Yggdrasil score (compared to other slots of supplier)
58
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Slot tester's review: Martin Anastasov

Sherlock Holmes is the most popular literary figure in the world. When people think ‘private detective’ his is the first name that comes to mind. So it is a small wonder that there are more than a dozen online slots bearing Holmes’ name, but I am yet to find a more appealing rendition than Holmes and the Stolen Stones.

This is a memorable Yggdrasil slot that owns its reputation. It stands apart from the rest because it comes with five instant jackpots that can be won by collecting shards and precious stones in two bonus features.

Anyone who is willing to embark on a clue-finding adventure with Holmes and Watson will have the pleasure of placing bets between 20p and $40.00. The layout consists of three rows and five reels, which in my opinion is a perfect structure for a multi-tier jackpot slot.

I’ve enjoyed every single spin on this game and I especially like it that it has medium variance, which gives the game a consistency in triggering win outcomes, with the possibility of throwing in one or few surprise big wins.

Theme and Graphics

The theme ought to be more than familiar to anyone who has seen a Sherlock Holmes movie, the TV series featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, or have possibly read the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

To be perfectly honest, I was imagining Holmes' character more of a slender, coffee doused gumshoe than a square-jawed rougher, but hey! It's not my business telling Yggdrasil how to draw their games.

Jesting aside, the symbols appear just fine. Perhaps they lack a bit of animation but are well-drawn and consistent with any of Sherlock Holmes’ crime-solving predicaments. Symbols such as a magnifying glass, a heavy leather-bound notebook and fractal-patterned cards’ suits leave it all to the imagination.

On the other hand, the game has a flawless musical theme, complete with a noir ambience, string-instrument undertones and reverberating trombone punctuations. Personally, I can have the sound on, and loud, for as long as I play this game.

Bonus Features

Two bonus features can trigger on any turn of the reels that produces three or more of the specific bonus-scatter symbols.

It may mean something to the jackpot hunters out there to know that both bonus features can make a contribution towards the prospect of piecing together the jackpot-triggering shards. And here is how.

  • Pick-me Bonus Game

    One of the two bonus symbols on the paytable is a keyhole on an old wooden door. Three, four or five symbols on the reels will let you enter a wine cellar that's been decked out with 18 crates.

    Each crate may contain the following: cash prize that is relative to the bet, a shard in any of the five colours, or, the least desirable object - a clockwork explosive, which brings the pick-me bonus to an end. Unlike the other bonus, this one lets you hold on to the shards, of which you can collect more in the base game.

  • Free Spins

    Another keyhole, this one made of gold, is the symbol that can trigger the free spins bonus with three, four or five landing on the reels. Regardless of the number of symbols, the player gets 10 free spins, 3x multiplier on every win and a chance to collect five diamonds for one of the jackpots. When the bonus spins are over, the diamond meter resets to a blank slate.

  • Wild

    This is just to make a note of the fact that a substitute symbol is not part of the game. I am still amazed that it took me many spins to realize it, which means that the gameplay is doing just fine without it.

Bets and Payouts

Holmes and the Stolen Stones has the potential to become cash prize galore, if you hit the right clues, ahem, symbols. I didn’t get any of the jackpot prizes. Perhaps it was not meant to be for me on this particular game, but what I found amazing is that there are so many big prizes on the paytable.

For example, both bonuses can pay a cash prize if you’ve had it trigger with four or five bonus scatter symbols. In the first instance, you can get 1000 coins and in the second, 10,000 coins. These coin amounts translate to 50x your bet for four scatters and 500x your bet for five.

I want the slots players out there to be on the same page, so let me just emphasize that it is not very common to hit the free spins bonus with five scatters in any given game, however, unlike most other games, Holmes and the Stolen Stones can pay you quite a beautiful sum.

In terms of payouts with standard symbols, the paytable has four card suits that pay between 1x and 10x your bet for any of the possible combinations, while the high-paying symbols can dispatch amounts between 2x for three loupes and 200x your bet for five of Holmes’ portraits.

Holmes and the Stolen Stones Jackpot

So how do you go about winning a jackpot prize? There are five prizes in total, and each is tied to a stone (diamond) of a certain colour. The highest jackpot is connected to the pink diamond, which means you need to collect pink shards.

Like I said, the game provides more than one setting in which you can amass the shards. Once you've got five for any of the particular colours, a 10 free-spin game is triggered which pays 3x on the wins and turns up diamonds on the reels.

Collect five diamonds and you've won the corresponding jackpot prize, which is displayed above the reel set.

Summary

Holmes’ jackpot slot has above-average RTP of 96.80% and medium variance. I prefer both to high variance and higher RTP simply because with a medium variance slot you are going to see more regular payouts. Speaking of, the payouts aren’t going to be anything grand.

Three of a kind wins will dominate the events on the reel set, but that is not to discourage anyone because this is a game that packs a rarely-seen payout structure. If a big-symbol win crops up, it will be enough of a reason to feel mighty glad. Do I recommend the game? I surely do, and those who aren’t so sure can always try it out with 20c per spin.

Overall rating:

4.7

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RTP (Return to Player):96.8%

Volatility:Low

Max. win:bet x 172640

Min. bet:C$0.2

Max. bet:C$40

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Reels:5

Rows:3

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Max. lines:20

Min. lines:20

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Languages

You can play Holmes & The Stolen Stones in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 18 other languages.

All supported languages:
English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai

Currencies

Holmes & The Stolen Stones supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

Stats

Release date 09/2015
73rd newest on Yggdrasil 1,684th newest on Bojoko
RTP 96.8% 0.95% > average
7th highest on Yggdrasil 195th highest on Bojoko
Win up to 172640 x your bet
2nd highest on Yggdrasil 91st highest on Bojoko
Paylines 20 0% < average
40th highest on Yggdrasil 941st highest on Bojoko
Min bet C$0.2 per spin
43rd lowest on Yggdrasil 1,045th lowest on Bojoko
Max bet C$40 per spin
66th highest on Yggdrasil 1,615th highest on Bojoko
Rated 0 by 0 members
2nd most rated on Yggdrasil 38th most rated on Bojoko
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Martin Anastasov

Martin Anastasov

I see life as a chance occurrence, like a one in a gazillion probability that there is a planet within the Goldilocks zone that can support life. Isn't this kind of a jackpot for humankind? Besides science and a good laugh, I like games of chance. I've played on more than 150 slots in the past three years and learned what they do and how they work. I may write a review now and then about some of the slots I come across on my igaming journey. Hopefully, some of the players out there are going to find my opinion useful. Keep it chancy, and best of luck!

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Game supplier:Yggdrasil

Release date:09/2015

RTP (Return to player):96.8%

Max. win:bet x 172640

Mobile version:Yes

User rating: 0
Tester rating: 4.7

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