Holmes and the Stolen Stones slot – Yggdrasil

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Holmes and the Stolen Stones reviewThis slot is afoot in London with Watson and Holmes. Follow the infamous crime solving team as they unlock hidden treasure in Yggdrasil’s Holmes and the Stolen Stones. Released in September of 2015, this online video slot offers an RTP of 96.8% with the chance to win 1 of 5 local Progressive Jackpots. Unlock hidden doors to collect Diamond Stones, coins and Free Spins.

Explore Underground Tunnels with Holmes & Watson

Holmes and the Stolen Stones is a 3-row, 5-reel, 20-fixed payline online video slot set against the dark, dank walls of an underground tunnel. At the top of each reel, a Progressive Jackpot is displayed. Holmes and the Stolen Stones utilizes a few minor animations such as an electric blue streak which runs across winning symbols and surrounds reels, as well as keys turning in locks and secret doors opening. The music is as mysterious as it is adventurous. The overall effect of the graphics and music lends an ambiance of intrigue. Visually and thematically, this online slot is reminiscent of fantasy adventure slots such as Thunderkick’s The Rift which also leads players on with the promise of mysterious items that deliver riches untold.

Holmes and the Stolen Stones allows players to select a Cash Bet ranging from 20p-£40 at LeoVegas by choosing a Coin Value (0.01-2.00). Values for Bet, Balance and Win are displayed in cash by default along the bottom of the slot screen. However, players may select ‘coin view’ instead to have all values displayed in coins only. Paytable values are listed in coins and remain fixed despite changes in bet selection.

Winning CombinationThis online slot’s 11 symbols consist of 3 special symbols and 8 regular symbols. Holmes and the Stolen Stones’ special symbols include various colored Diamond Stones, a Free Spin Scatter and a Bonus Scatter. The Diamond Stones count toward earning a Progressive Jackpot. The Free Spin and Bonus symbols are involved in activating Free Spins or the Warehouse Bonus Game respectively. Holmes and the Stolen Stones’ regular symbols, listed in order of highest to lowest value, include Holmes, Watson, Book, Magnifying Glass, Spade, Heart, Diamond and Clover.

Holmes and the Stolen Stones pays left to right only. So, get 3+ matching symbols starting from reel 1 to win (with the exception of Scatters of course). For a single payline profit, get a 4+ symbol match of Magnifying Glass-Holmes or 5+ of any symbol. Multiple payline wins are counted toward the Total Win each spin.

The highest paying symbol of this online slot is Holmes which pays (4.000, 250, 70). This gives the Holmes and the Stolen Stones Main Game the potential to award up to £2,000 along a single payline, and up to £40,000 each spin. Of course, Free Spins Mode has the potential to triple that amount.

Special Features

As seen in most Yggdrasil online slots, Holmes and the Stolen Stones offers an Autoplay ranging from 10-infinity. Of course, there is the option to set Autoplay to stop if cash increases/decreases by a set amount, on a set minimum win, in the event of a Jackpot win or upon Free Spins activation. Speed up gameplay manually by pressing stop once the reels are in play.

Additional Holmes and the Stolen Stones game options include displaying values in either cash or coins, setting the spacebar to spin when playing from desktop, adjusting the sound effects/background music or even the overall spin speed.

Holmes and the Stolen Stones Bonus Features

Diamond Stone5 Progressive Jackpots and Diamond Stones: Holmes and the Stolen Stones allows players to collect 5 Diamond Stones of matching colour to win 1 of 5 Progressive Jackpots. The Blue Diamonds atop reel 1 offer a shot at the lowest Jackpot followed by Red atop reel 2, Yellow atop reel 3, Green atop reel 4 and Pink Diamonds atop reel 5 which offer the largest Jackpot.

Free Spins ModeFree Spins Mode: Get 3+ Free Spin Scatters starting from either reel 1 or reel 5 to trigger 10 Free Spins initially. Get 4 Free Spin Scatters to be awarded a 1000 coin bonus in addition to the Free Spins, or get 5 Free Spin Scatters to be awarded a 10,000 coin prize. Another way to trigger Free Spins is to collect 5 Diamond Stone Shards of matching colour. Free Spins are retriggerable, and all wins during Free Spins mode are automatically TRIPLED.

Warehouse Bonus Game: Get 3+ Bonus Scatter symbols starting from either reel 1 or reel 5 to trigger the Warehouse Bonus Game. Click 18 crates to win coins, collect Diamond Stone Shards or set off smoke bombs. Keep searching until you set off 1 of the 2 smoke bombs hidden which automatically end this Holmes and the Stolen Stones Bonus Game.

Summary table Holmes and the Stolen Stones

Software developer Yggdrasil
Supported on mobile devices Yes
Release date September 2015
Payout Percentage RTP (?) 96,8%
Volatility / variance (?) Low/Medium
Features (?) 5 Progressive Jackpots, Bonus Game and Free Spins
Roles / pay-lines (?) 5 / 20
Min. / Max. bet £0.20 up to £40
Coin value 0.01 up to 2
Max. prize £40,000

 

Trust Holmes to Ferret out a Jackpot

Progressive slots are notoriously exciting. Holmes and The Stolen Stones is no exception and even increases the chance to win a Progressive Jackpot by offering not 1 but 5 of them! This online video slot is low to medium variance, the graphics are excellent (as expected from slots designed by award winning Yggdrasil) and the chance to win big is present whetting our appetite to win big. If slots with multiple Progressive Jackpots interest you, check out NetEnt’s Hall of Gods which offers 3 Progressive Jackpots.

7.8 -
  • Graphics & Sound 8
  • Features 8.6
  • Bet Options 7
  • Usability 8
  • Originality 7.5
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