Slot Name: It’s a Mystery
USA Players: Accepted
It’s a Mystery looks like the perfect game for a fan of Sherlock Holmes, giving you the chance to solve a murder. You have the Sherlock Holmes character in one of the symbols actually, while the others are with the suspects and the mansion where the crime took place. There are 25 pay lines on the 5 reels of this game, and its payouts can reach a top value of $37,500.
If you like the sound of it, and you can’t wait to try it out, the good news is that it’s a title accessible to US-based players.
Betting & Jackpots
There is no option to change the number of active pay lines here. You have 25 of them active during each spin, and you can just decide on what the line bet should be. The range for it is between $0.01 and $5, so for all 25 lines, a bet will vary from $0.25 to $125 per spin.
The big prize of It’s a Mystery consists of 7,500 coins, which can be worth as little as $75, or as much as $37,500, depending on the line bet that was used.
A beautiful crystal ball with a gold casing was chosen to be the wild feature. It has a question mark in the middle, so it should be easy to recognize. One way to use this symbol is by getting it to appear as part of another combo, which doesn’t have all the required symbols to give you a prize. The wild can act as a substitute if it’s in the exact position where that other symbol was needed. Wilds are also capable of forming combinations directly, just with wilds, and they pay better this way, as much as 7,500 coins.
As is often the case in modern games, a scatter symbol is present as well, and it can be responsible for some very interesting prizes. Get it to appear in three or more locations in the base game, and you get paid 2x to 200x the round’s bet value.
That same scatter can activate a feature called Portrait Puzzle. You need the same 3+ scatters to activate it. Next, you are shown a portrait with 9 pieces in it. The pieces are shuffled next, creating a puzzle. The ones that end up in the same position as the one they started in will be locked there. Other shuffles take place after that, and once again the pieces which end up where they belong will stay there. You get three to five shuffles, depending on the number of triggering scatters. From this feature, you can win up to 50 free spins, multipliers of up to 6x and with a complete portrait you also get an extra bonus prize of 500x the bet.
The game looks great whenever you’re looking at themed symbols, but the ones that don’t have that connection are simple playing cards. The action takes place inside of that mansion and among the themed symbols you will find the detective, the suspects and a magnifier glass.
Fans of mystery novels will love this game. It’s not unusual as far as the theme goes, and it has some competitors out there, but this one is quite good and is worth a shot.