Holmes and the Stolen Stones

by Yggdrasil

Holmes and the Stolen Stones is a 5-reel, 20 payline jackpot slot from Yggdrasil that brings one of the world's greatest fictional detectives Sherlock Holmes to life in slot form. This wonderfully designed game could see you win 30,000x your initial stake and boasts an innovative pick and click feature and a highly lucrative jackpot free spins round.

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RTP: 96.80%
Volatility: Medium
Reels: 5
Paylines: 20
Min Bet: 0.20
Max Bet: 40.00
Max Payout: 30,000x stake
Jackpot: Progressive Jackpot
Themes: Adventure, Crime
Release Date: September 2015

Our rating

“ With the chance to win 30,000x your stake - it’s elementary, my dear Watson ”

3.8 out of 5

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Design
Gameplay
Win potential

Holmes and the Stolen Stones Features

The main pulling power of this wonderfully designed online slot is no doubt the jackpot free spins (which are localised to the casino, rather than being networked). All you need to do to trigger free spins and be in with a chance of winning one of five separate jackpots is collect multiple coloured diamonds as you spin the reels. 

Collecting these diamonds fills meters above the reels, once five of the same diamonds have been collected the reel will be full and a free spin bonus round triggers. All wins during the free spins round come with a 3x multiplier.  

Alternatively, players cans also trigger the bonus by simply landing three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, much like in the popular Vikings Go series, also developed by Yggdrasil.

Players can also trigger a pick and click Warehouse Bonus when 3 or more bonus symbols fall on the reels. If 3 symbols land players get an automatic payout of 1,000 coins, if players land 5 symbols then they'll receive an impressive 10,000 coins.

Players are then taken to a mysterious looking warehouse where 18 sealed crates sit ominously waiting to be opened. Players are tasked with picking creates that are filled with coins, diamonds and a smoke bomb. Players can pick as many crates as they like until they open one that contains a smoke bomb, doing so will end the bonus. 

Holmes and the Stolen Stones - Warehouse Bonus

Warehouse Bonus

Land 3 or 5 bonus symbols on the reels and players will be presented with an opportunity to play a pick and click mini-game featuring 18 sealed crates. In these crates are coins, diamonds and a smoke bomb. 

Holmes and the Stolen Stones - Jackpot Free Spins

Jackpot Free Spins

Land 3 or more free spin sybmols or collect enough diamonds and you'll trigger a free spins game that will see players potentially trigger a local jackpot. All wins during this round are multiplied by 3x. 

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Holmes and the Stolen Stones

Holmes and the Stolen Stones is an atmospheric 5-reel, 20 payline slot that sees players on the hunt for stolen diamonds. With a number of local jackpots to trigger and two lucrative bonus features, what's not to love about this Victorian-era hit?   

Design

It hardly comes as a surprise to us that Holmes and the Stolen Stones looks absolutely stunning, as this game was created by Yggdrasil, a studio renowned for creating slots that take your breath away they look that good. 

The reels are adorned with symbols that are synonymous with Sherlock Holmes, the world-famous detective. High paying symbols feature hand-drawn portraits of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson a leather-bound book and a magnifying glass atop a broken piece of glass. Low paying symbols are intricately designed card suits, clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades.

Behind the reels sits an alleyway with a couple of houses either side of the reels.

As far as sound goes, Holmes and the Stolen Stones has a mysterious soundtrack that plays on repeat throughout gameplay, it can get annoying after a while, but that's usually the case with most online slot games. There are no unique sounds when the reels are spinning unless a win is registered. 

Gameplay

All of the game's essential buttons are laid out across a bar at the bottom of the screen, as is the case with almost all Yggdrasil slots. On the left-hand side of the screen is the coin value button that allows players to change their stake from anywhere in between 0.20 and 40.00. Everything else can be found by pressing the + button that floats just above this.

The max bet button and autospin button (that allows players to place up to 1,000 automated spins) can be found either side of the spin button that's situated in the very centre of the bar.

Win Potential

Holmes and the Stolen Stones is a medium volatility slot with a slightly above-average RTP sitting at 96.80%. Players can win a maximum of 30,000x stake which is highly inviting. We'd genuinely recommend this slot regardless of whether you're on a small or large bankroll, it sits neatly in the middle of the road and has plenty to offer.

Our Verdict

This is a fantastic slot that not only looks brilliant, but has genuinely great gameplay to match. Chasing after the diamonds to trigger free spins and put you in line to win one of the game's jackpots is an exciting endeavour and adds a new dynamic to the game that not many others can boast.   

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