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SHERLOCK MYSTERY

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Sherlock Mystery

5-reel 20-line slots

The objective of Sherlock Mystery is to obtain winning symbol combinations by spinning the reels.

To play the game:

  • Line bets are chosen by clicking + and – below Line Bet to increase or decrease the amount.
  • Paylines can be activated and their shape displayed by progressively clicking + and – below Lines. Paylines can also be activated by using the numbered buttons on either side of the reels. Selecting a high payline includes all the lower ones too. For example, selecting payline 6 also activates paylines 1 through 5. Clicking Bet Max activates all paylines with the currently selected bet per line and spins the reels.
  • Total bet per game round = line bet X active paylines.
  • Clicking Spin spins the reels with the current selection of lines and line bets. During the reel spins the Spin button changes into Stop. Clicking Stop ends the spin animation and immediately displays the spin result.
  • Reels can also be spun using the Auto Play function. Mouse over the Auto Play button to display the list of options. Select the number of spins to be played automatically or choose "Until Feature" to spin until the Crime Scene Bonus or the Free Games round is triggered. Clicking on an option starts the Auto Play function. The Auto Play button changes intoStop during the Auto Play mode. The Auto Play mode ends when the reels have been spun the number of times determined by the player, or when the Crime Scene Bonus or the Free Games round is triggered if you chose "Until Feature", or when you click Stop.
  • Clicking the Turbo Mode button switches on or off the Turbo Mode thus turning on or off some of the win animations and sounds, and making the reels spin faster or slower.
  • Wins are calculated according to the paytable. Line win = line bet X corresponding multiplier according to the paytable. Scatter win = total bet X corresponding multiplier according to the paytable. The paytable can be accessed via the Info page.
  • On a given payline, only the highest payline winning combination pays while simultaneous winnings on different paylines are accumulated.
  • In case of a winning spin, the Win field displays the accumulating winnings. The Win ticker can be stopped by clicking anywhere on the screen to display the total win amount immediately.
  • Payline wins and the total win are also displayed on the strip located at the bottom of the reels or the game window.

 


Info page:

  • Clicking Info opens the reference screen describing different game components. Clicking the arrow buttons at the lower right-hand corner of the screen enables navigating between the different info screens.
    • The Paytable screen shows all winning combinations. When opened after a winning spin, the winning symbol combinations (number of symbols and bet multiplier) are highlighted and blink.
    • The Crime Scene Bonus screen describes the symbol combination that triggers the bonus round and explains its rules.
    • The Free Games screen explains how the feature is triggered and what its rules are.
    • The Paylines screen illustrates all possible payline combinations and explains the payout rules in the game.
  • Clicking Back exits the Info screen and returns to the game.

Paylines:

  • Active paylines are represented by lines that appear over the reels as illustrated in thePaylines screen of the Info page.
  • There is a difference between the line bet and the total bet. The line bet shows how much is being bet on a single payline. The total bet shows how much is being bet in total on the game round. Payouts shown in the paytable are multiplied by the line bet.

The Scatter symbol is an exception to these rules. More information about the Scatter symbol can be found below.

About payouts:

  • Payouts are listed on the Paytable screen. To find the possible win amount, the line bet must be multiplied by the payout.
  • If two payline winning combinations occur on the same line, the higher of them is paid out. If more than one active payline has a winning combination, the winnings are accumulated.
  • Winning combinations must start from the left most reel, and the symbols have to be consecutive.

The Scatter symbol is an exception to these rules. More information about the Scatter symbol can be found below.


Wild Symbol

The Wild symbol can stand for any other symbol, except scatter and bonus symbols, to make the best possible winning combination, and appears both during main game and Free Games.

There is also a separate payout for 2 or more wilds on an active payline, as seen in the Paytable. This is paid out instead of the regular symbol win if the win amount from Wilds is larger than the win from the regular symbols (by Wild standing in).


Scatter Symbol

The Scatter symbols  do not have to occur on any particular payline and appear on the reels both during main game and Free Games.

If 3 or more scatters appear in any position on these reels during main game, the payout earned is multiplied by the total bet and added to payline winnings, if any. In addition, 10 Free Games with Extra Wilds and a random multiplier are triggered as explained here.


Bonus Symbol

The Bonus symbol appears on reels #1, #3 and #5 both during main game and Free Games. Whenever 3x symbols appear in any position on these reels simultaneously, the Crime Scene Bonus round is triggered as explained here.


Sherlock Meets Watson Feature

Whenever Watson appears to the immediate right of Sherlock, the Sherlock Meets Watson Feature is triggered and a prize is added to your current winnings.

Note: The Sherlock Meets Watson Feature is available during both main game and the Free Games round.


Crime Scene Bonus

The bonus symbol appearing anywhere on reels #1, #3 and #5 simultaneously during main game or Free Games, trigger the Crime Scene Bonus.

To start the bonus round, click on Click to Start.

The screen that follows reveals a room, where a crime has been committed. There are 8 items to pick from, each standing for a bonus cash prize. Objects highlighted when mousing-over can be picked. If an item chosen reveals the Collect option, first a cash prize is awarded and then the bonus round ends.

At the end of the bonus game, a win screen displays your winnings. Game Win shows the winnings that were received from the main game that won the bonus. Feature Win shows the winnings that were received during the bonus. Total Win shows the accumulated winnings (Game Win andFeature Win added up). Click Continue to return to the main game.

If the Crime Scene Bonus has been triggered during the Auto Play mode, the Bonus round will begin after you click on Click to Start. After the Bonus has ended, click Continue, and the Auto Play mode will resume. When returning to the main game, clicking anywhere on the screen will stop the win ticker and display the full prize.

Note: The Crime Scene Bonus and the Free Games round cannot be triggered during one and the same main game spin. The Crime Scene Bonus cannot be triggered during the Free Games spin that re-triggers the Free Games round.

Note: If the Crime Scene Bonus is triggered during Free Games, the Free Games will interrupt for the Bonus round to be played. After the Crime Scene Bonus ends, the bonus cash prizes will be added to your current winnings and then the Free Games round will resume.


Free Games

Whenever 3 or more Scatter symbols appear during main game, 10 Free Games with Extra Wild and a random multiplier are awarded.

Note: The Free Games round and the Crime Scene Bonus cannot be triggered during one and the same main game spin. The Crime Scene Bonus cannot be triggered during the Free Games spin that re-triggers the Free Games round.

Note: If the Crime Scene Bonus is triggered during Free Games, the Free Games will be interrupted in order for the Bonus round to be played. After the Crime Scene Bonus ends, the bonus cash prizes will be added to your current winnings and then the Free Games round will resume.

To start the Free Games round, click on Click to Start.

During the Free Games, the reels are spun automatically using the same number of lines and bets per line as on the spin that won the Free Games round. After each spin, the win is displayed in the Win field. The Free Games Win field shows the accumulated winnings from the current Free Games.

After all Free Games have been completed, a result board summarizes the winnings. Game Win shows the winnings that were received from the spin that won the Free Games. Feature Win shows the winnings that were received during the Free Games. Total Win shows the accumulated winnings (Game Win and Feature Win added up).

Clicking Continue will return you to the main game. When returning to the main game, clicking anywhere on the screen stops the win ticker and displays the full prize.

If the Free Games have been triggered during the Auto Play mode, the Free Games round begins after the player clicks on Click to Start. When all Free Games have been played and the player clicks Continue on the screen summarizing the Free Games win, the Auto Play mode resumes. When returning to the main game, clicking anywhere on the screen stops the win ticker and displays the full prize.


Return to Player

The theoretical percentage return to player (RTP) is 94.09%.


Buttons

Info

Open the reference screen that describes the different game components.

Lines + and – buttons

Increase or decrease the number of active paylines.

Line Bet + and – buttons

Increase or decrease the bet per line.

Bet Max

Activate all paylines with the current line bet, and spin the reels.

Auto Play / Stop

Spin the reels a number of times in succession. / End the active Auto Play reelspin mode.

Spin / Stop

Spin the reels. / Stop the reelspin animation and immediately display the spin result. In the active Auto Play mode stop the reelspin animation and immediately display the result. Clicking Stop in the active Auto Play mode does not end the Auto Play reelspin mode.

Turbo Mode

Turn on/off the Turbo Mode, available during the main game only. Switching to turbo mode speeds up the game play by switching off some win animations and sounds while making the reels spin faster.



 Note on disconnections: If you are disconnected from the Internet in the middle of the main game, the spin will be automatically completed. If you re-open the game, it will start from the very beginning. Your previous wins will be paid and you can click the History button to see the outcome of your previous round after you log back into the casino.

  • If you are disconnected from the Internet during the Sherlock Meets Watson Feature, your wins will be paid and you can click the History button to see the outcome of your previous round after you log back into the Casino.
  • If you are disconnected from the Internet during the Crime Scene Bonus or the Free Games round, you will be automatically directed back to the game after you log back into the casino so you can continue the game from the next pick or next spin respectively. Your previous wins will be paid and you can click the History button to see the outcome of your previous round after you log back into the casino.
  • If you are disconnected from the Internet during a spin using the Auto Play function, the spin will be automatically completed, but further spins will not automatically commence. You can click the History button to see the outcome of your previous round after you log back into the casino.

Note on malfunctions: A malfunction voids all pays and plays.

Note on unresolved bets: Unresolved bets placed become void after 90 days.

 

 

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