Yggdrasil does not exactly specialise in branded games, but that has not stopped them from bringing a number of notable and familiar characters to the reels, just as long as no actual licence fee is involved! Through various appearances in all sorts of different media, just about everyone knows who the iconic detective is and he has even made his name on quite a few different slot games too. Yggdrasil’s own take on it all is a typically good looking game with plenty of features and bonuses to be enjoyed throughout too, and we have everything that players need to know about playing in style in the full review below.
What to Expect
The choice of Stolen Stones in the name is by no means an accident and players will notice them playing a part, right from an early stage here. There are five different segments above each reel when you start the game and they do of course start life empty. However, stones will randomly appear on the reels and the goal is to fill the segments with stones of the same colour at every opportunity. Do so correctly and you will trigger the free spins round immediately, and one diamond of the corresponding colour will already be in play. That is actually a very decent head start as you will be able to find out all about below.
Before we get on to that part of Holmes and the Stolen Stones, we will take a look at the pick a win bonus on the game, which comes into play when three or more crates land in view on a single spin. You can land more, but that will simply lead to a larger instant win rather than any change in the round itself. You will be picking from crates and will be able to find shards to build up the segments above the reels and also instant cash as well. The picks keep on coming until you find the smoke bomb, and there is actually quite a bit of winning potential involved here.
If you find yourself having no luck triggering the free games from the shards above the reels, then hitting three gold lock symbols at the same time will see you entering the round nicely. Ten free spins are awarded, complete with a three times multiplier, and this is also the part of the game where the five progressive jackpot prizes come into play. To win a jackpot, you will need to match five of the corresponding shards once again, and that is why it can be so important to grab a bonus shard when entering the round as noted above.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
Holmes and the Stolen Stones is a good-looking game with some great gameplay features. Players may find the lack of a wild card to be a bit unusual but the frequency with which the free spins hit thanks to two different triggers means that there is still plenty of fun to be had here on this one. Holmes fans will love it and Yggdrasil fans will too, and that all sounds like a pretty decent setup as far as we are concerned!