Sherlock: A Scandal In Bohemia slot is a new game from Tom Horn Gaming, a company that we’ve yet to review but there was a lot of hype surrounding this new slot and I couldn’t resist checking it out. It has a good few bonuses that do a good job of using the theme of Sherlock making it a fun option, but how well does it pay?
The design of the slot is fairly basic but the graphics are quite impressive and the overall appearance is good. You have 5 reels here with 3 rows, generating a total of 25 paylines so that’s all pretty standard. To get a win you must line up the base symbols from left to right in the correct way, giving you a cash reward or perhaps a Bonus as we’ll soon discuss. The base symbols are as follows, ranked in ascending order based on their value:
These base symbols will give you payouts according to their position and number on the payline. However, Sherlock slot does have some other symbols that can help you get some extra wins. The first of these is the Wild symbol which will substitute for all other symbols in a winning combination apart from the Scatter and Bonus symbol. The Scatter symbol is used to provide some free spins which I’ll come onto later.
The Newspaper Bonus Game. This is triggered by 3, 4 or 5 Sherlock Bonus symbols. There is only 1 level which offers you 6 options. Each of these can give you a specific amount. 3 Bonuses offer up to 25x your total bet, 4 up to 55x and 5 up to 75x. The Bonus will end when a compromising photo is found, and wins are calculated and multipliers based on your total bet.
The Paparazzi Bonus Game. This Bonus is triggered by the King of Bohemia Bonus symbol, 3, 4 or 5 of them in fact. The Bonus has 4 levels and gives you a chance to win some big rewards. For the first and second level you have 3 options, while the third gives you 2 options and only one option remains for the 4 level. It’s quite simple to play, you just need to make a choice and try not to reveal a paparazzi as that will end the Bonus. All wins collected throughout will be added together at the end and could result in a big win should you make it all the way.
Free Spins Bonus. This time you need 3, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols appearing on the reels which will give you 10, 15 or 20 free spins, respectively. There’s nothing particularly special about these free spins, nor can you retrigger them. Furthermore, if all cumulative wins won in the Bonus are higher than a limit set by an operator, you’ll be given the limit sum and the Bonus will end.
Sherlock: A Scandal In Bohemia slot is the first game we’ve reviewed from Tom Horn Gaming and I was quite excited to test it out. I have to say that the range of Bonuses here seemed very exciting and well, they kind of are. They’re a bit different and I like how there are a several Bonus symbols, normally you get 1 or 2 at most. The payouts from The Paparazzi Bonus Game can be pretty decent, but the main thing I like is the story and how the game evolves as you play. It makes for a lot of fun. The payouts as a whole could be better, but this is a low-medium variance slot so bare that in mind. I think it’s worth checking out as it is fun, but for bigger wins you should look elsewhere like Dragon Maiden slot.