Take on Lord Blackwood as Sherlock Holmes and make him pay fortunes for his crimes!
Based on the popular movie, Sherlock Holmes The Hunt For Blackwood is a late 2015 release from IGT that captures the tension of a crime thriller into a video slot packed with bonus features.
The 5-reel, 30-payline slot is mixed volatility and has been designed so that it is accessible to slots players of all levels.
In the base game, Holmes and Watson pay symbols can stack (Teamwork Feature) to boost wins, whilst there is also the chance to multiply all spins that do not trigger a bonus, up to 10x. If these two bonuses combine, you are looking at a decent payout - and that's even before you've got to the interactive bonus game.
The bonus game triggers when you get three bonus symbols on the first three reels. You then pick five objects from the scene - this is reasonable effort at an interactive bonus game, but it does feel long winded and the slot game loses momentum. You can find out more details about the bonus game below.
Sherlock Holmes The Hunt For Blackwood is a good effort from IGT but it just lacks the cutting edge. The bonus features could do with being more immersive and engaging.
Triggered by 3 Bonus symbols anywhere on reels 1, 3, and 5.
Begin with 5 picks and select from 11 objects in scene.
Objects reveal cash, cash + extra pick, The Hunt Bonus clues, or The Blackwood Wheel Bonus clues.
Revealing 3 clues for either bonus wins that bonus.
Revealing 4 clues for a bonus wins an enhanced version of that bonus.
Revealing cash + extra pick adds an additional pick.
Blackwood Wheel Bonus
Begin with 3 pointers and a wheel with cash prizes and Blackwood wedges.
If 4 Blackwood Wheel Bonus clues were revealed in the picker, then the initial wheel is richer and includes a Sherlock wedge.
Any time a pointer lands on a Blackwood wedge, that pointer is disabled.
Anytime an active pointer lands on a Sherlock wedge, the Sherlock prize for that wheel is won and all pointers are re-activated.
All prizes pointed to by active pointers are collected.
The wheel upgrades every 4 spins to have higher prize values, more Blackwood wedges, and more Sherlock wedges.
If all pointers are disabled, the bonus ends and the accumulated prize is awarded.
If the player makes it through 10 spins with at least one pointer remaining, the bonus ends and the accumulated prize is doubled!
The Hunt Bonus
3 or 4 map clues in the Picker Puzzle earn 10 or 15 free spins respectively in The Hunt Bonus.
The reel background shows a map with the 5 locations of Blackwood's crimes.
Holmes and Watson are Wild symbols and whenever they land on a crime scene, they become a locked Wild symbol, which remains for the duration of the spins.
If Holmes and Watson lock on all 5 crime scenes, the total win for the bonus is doubled.