Review: Holmes and the Stolen Stones by Yggdrasil

Holmes and the Stolen Stones Feature ImageInspired by an all time favourite detective tale Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Yggdrasil presents their all new slot game, Holmes and the Stolen Stones. In our opinion, slot games that are inspired by themes that are already widely known are the best. We as players not only get to reminisce the good old times watching or reading Sherlock stories but also get to play a game that we will definitely enjoy. In this game, all you need to do is find the stolen stones and you will be handsomely rewarded. Now, who’s ready for an adventure?

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Game Overview

Release Date September 2015
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Software Provider Yggdrasil Gaming
Slot typeVideo Slot
PlatformAndroid App, iPhone App, Browser
Return to Player (RTP)96.8%
RiskMedium
Slot Reels/ Paylines5 reels/ 20 paylines
Min/ Max Bets20p – £40
Max Win£30,000
Free SpinsUp to 10 free spins
Features Free Spins, Warehouse Bonus Game, Diamond Collections
Current Jackpot N/A
Pros Unique Diamond Collecting Feature, high paying Free Spins
Cons Not commonly available in many casinos
VerdictFour stars

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Gameplay

Lets begin with the facts and figures of Holmes and the Stolen Stones: the reel has a 5×3 configuration, and comes with 20 paylines. The wagering options in this game start at mere 20p. For those of you who are feeling luckier or who are more experienced you can wager all the way to a maximum of £40 per spin. With a Return to Player percentage of 96.8%, this game is also programmed to payout more frequently than usual. That being said, Holmes and the Stolen Stones slot will fit players of different budgets.

Holmes and the Stolen Stones Free Spins Gameplay

A new gameplay feature that is unique to this slot is the availability of a few Jackpot prizes to be won. To win this Jackpot, you have to successfully collect diamonds of the same type. Notice the diamond collection point at the top of the game? These slots will slowly fill up as you collect the diamonds.

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Features

All the features in this game are extremely exciting. At all times playing there will be an essence of suspense captivating you, all thanks to three different features present in this game. By industry standards, that’s plenty. On average other games only feature two bonus features in a game. Props to Yggdrasil for going the extra mile with this game.

Firstly, there is the Diamond Collection Feature. In this feature, you will have to collect diamonds of the same type and store them in the slots available on the top of the game. Once the slots are full, you will win a Jackpot prize of the value stated.

Holmes and the Stolen Stones Free Spins Gameplay Wins

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Next, we have the Warehouse Bonus Game. This is probably the most adrenaline inducing feature in this game. To be honest, playing this feature is a bit like playing the famous “Deal or no Deal” game we sometimes watch on TV. To trigger this feature, you will need three or more Bonus symbols to be present on the reels. Inside this bonus game, you can open boxes that are filled with either coins, diamonds or smoke bombs. You can continue playing as long as you do not open a box containing a smoke bomb.

Holmes and the Stolen Stones Warehouse Bonus Game

The final bonus feature is the Free Spins. To activate your free spins, you will need three or more free spins symbols to appear on the reels. This bonus feature pays from a range of 50 to 100 times your initial wager.

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Performance

Both the audio and visual aspects of this game are well designed. All the characters and symbols in this game are designed based on the real characters in the Sherlock Holmes series. You will find everything from Holmes himself to his magnifying glass which you will need to locate your diamonds. While you enjoy yourself gaming, a Sherlock Holmes themed soundtrack will be playing in the background. How cool is that?

Holmes and the Stolen Stones Warehouse Bonus Win

The most impressive visual aspect of this game is during the Warehouse Bonus Feature, where you get the opportunity to open boxes that reward you. The animations when you open the boxes to claim your prizes are spot on, making the game way more fun to play with for long periods of time.

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Unique Features?

Traditionally, you can only win Jackpots in slot games with certain winning combinations. In Holmes and the Stolen Stones however, you win the Jackpot by collecting diamonds of the same colour. In this department, Yggdrasil has certainly reinvented conceptions on how jackpots should work in a slot game. We definitely admire Yggdrasil for that. After all, its innovative steps like these that make slot games a whole lot more interesting.

Holmes and the Stolen Stones Diamond Jackpot Explanation

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Conclusion

Droid Slots' Stamp of ApprovalTime and time again, Yggdrasil has proven themselves to be a creative and reliable game maker. It’s no surprise that they have won the Software Rising Star Award at the eGaming Review’s B2B awards, one of the most sought after awards in the gaming industry. For now, are you ready to get into Sherlock’s shoes and find some stolen diamonds?

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