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Holmes and the Stolen Stones Slot Review

Time to get out the old magnifying glass and hunt for clues on the reels as you join Sherlock Holmes himself in putting the pieces of shattered diamonds together to find the jackpot or is that 2 jackpots? No wait, 3 jackpots. No that’s not it… 4 jackpots, nope not that either, Ah yes 5 jackpots Mr Watson, that’s the one. The only time I ever got a clue was in Clueless, go figure.


Holmes and the Stolen Stones is a 5x3 reel, 20 payline video slot powered by Yggdrasilsoftware. Symbols include (in order of increasing pay value) unique gem designed Card Suits Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts and Spades, a Magnifying Glass, Journal, Mr Watson and Sherlock Holmes. Special symbols include a Bonus Keyhole Scatter, a Free Spins Keyhole Scatter and Diamonds and Shards of Diamonds. All these play a part in different features. There are also 5 Progressive Jackpots up for grabs. More detail will be given in the features section.

The game controls at the bottom of the screen from left to right are: a Plus Icon that expands to the Information button with the Pay Table, Game Settings button, Game History button, Game Rules button and Sound button. Next is the Ways Window, adjustable Coin Value window, Cash Bet window, Max Bet button, Spin button, Autoplay button, Win window and Balance Window.


Landing 3 or more Bonus Keyhole symbols anywhere on the reels triggers the Warehouse Bonus feature. Landing 4 Bonus Keyholes will also award you 1,000 coin bonus. Landing 5 Bonus Keyholes will award you a staggering 10000 coins.

The Warehouse Bonus Feature takes you to a new screen with 18 boxes staked in front of you. You have to pick a box to reveal a selection of cash prizes or missing shards of diamonds. You can continue to pick as many boxes as you can until you find the smoke bomb which ends the feature. The Shards of Diamonds that you were able to collect will be added to your collection in the base game and can help you get a step closer to triggering the Free Spins Feature feature and with it the chance to win 1 of 5 jackpots.

Unique Features

The Free Spins Feature can be triggered in two different ways either by completing the collection of Shards of Diamonds of the same colour or by landing the Free Spins Keyhole Scatters.

You can keep track of how many Shards of Diamonds you've collected in the base game by looking in the triangular boxes above each reel. Collecting 5 Shards of Diamonds of the same colour triggers the Free Spins Feature with 10 free spins and a complete Diamond in the Free Spins Feature (read below for what that means).

3-5 Free Spins Keyhole symbols also triggers the Free Spins Feature and awards 10 free spins with a 3x multiplier. Landing 4 Free Spins Keyhole symbols will also award you 1,000 coin bonus. Landing 5 Free Spins Keyhole symbols will award you 10000 coins.

During the Free Spins Feature you can collect 5 Diamonds of the same colour that will award you with the corresponding progressive jackpot for that colour. As mentioned above, if you have a complete box of the same colour of Shards of Diamonds that triggers the Free Spins Feature, you will start with 1 complete Diamond leaving you with only 4 Diamonds of the same colour to collect during the feature.


Holmes and the Stolen Stones can be as complicated as one of Holmes’ mystery cases. There is quite a bit to figure out which I guess fits the theme but can be off-putting for some players who just want to get on with the game. The graphics, animation and even the music is very well done. The RTP is at 96.8% with medium volatility.

Max Win

The max coin win is undefined.


There isn’t exactly a max coin win here as it depends how many coins you either pick in the Warehouse Bonus game as well as what the biggest jackpot value is considering it is progressive. All you need to know is that if you follow all the clues correctly you are able to win considerable amounts of cash. Just don’t be like me and follow clues until you hit smack bang into a wall… Holmes will deny your very existence.

Slot Details

Software: Yggdrasil
Game Type: Video Slots
Paylines: 20
Reels: 5x3
RTP: 96.8%
Bonus Round: Yes
Progressive: Yes
Free Spins: Yes

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