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Follow along through the cobblestone streets of 19th Century London as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s dapper detective, the masterful Sherlock Holmes, tracks down clues. This entertaining video slot game from Quasar Gaming, The Secrets of London, has five reels and three rows of symbols that offer 20 betting lines and plenty of chances to win. Now come with us on a sleuthing adventure, because, as the most famous detective in literature says, “The game is afoot.” Set against a nightscape of England’s capital city, the Thames River flows past a bridge while the famous landmark clock tower, Big Ben, looms in the background. The slot game’s 15 symbols help complete this snapshot of London, with symbols that include a fog-shrouded Big Ben, a meerschaum pipe, pocket watch, magnifying glass, gems, maps, keys and Sherlock himself.
The basics are all here, but also some more advanced functions, which makes The Secrets of London a great game for beginners and for more seasoned gamers. The basics include winning combinations that read left to right and “wild” replacing all but the scatter symbol. You can choose to play one, five, 10, 15 or 20 betting lines, and wager one, two, five, 10 or 20 coins (the wager must be equal on each line). Advanced features include progressive jackpots, free spins and a game of chance that keeps this slot game fun.
The wild symbol has two functions and both add to your winnings. It stands-in for all symbols to make betting line wins and it also doubles the payout when it appears in a winning combination. A book hiding a key inside is featured on the scatter symbol, which brings you cash just by making an appearance, anywhere on the reels. When it shows in a winning bet line, you’ll discover a double payout.
If you’re lucky enough to hit three scatters anywhere on the screen at the same time, it triggers seven free spins with triple multipliers. Catch a win during the free spins and you’ll win more than enough to buy some extra pipe tobacco. Bonus spins can also be launched when the bonus symbol hits on all three lines. You’ll find another way to win when you get a shot at four progressive jackpots during the main game. No special conditions need to be met first, entry into the progressive game is totally random. When you get your chance, you’ll select from 12 cards of all four suits, face-down on the screen. Collect three cards of the same suit and you can win whatever amount is at stake.
If you’re daring, you can take advantage of the gamble feature and double up on your winnings. This feature is available after a win of any type in the main game and it’s your choice whether to play or not. Click on the “gamble” button at the bottom left of the screen and take your chances at winning based on a red or black card drawing. Only your current winning is at stake, it doesn’t affect your overall total (unless, of course, you win and that will only add to your total).