Sherlock meets Shamrock in All41Studios newest Irish instalment Shamrock Holmes Megaways Slot.
All41Studios have been a Microgaming partner since 2019, and so far, it’s been a fruitful endeavour for both parties as they continue to work in unison to bring out some gripping titles.
All41Studios have been bringing out some great games of late, such as Electric Avenue and Alchemy Fortunes, and they even had a go at their own sort of Megaways spin off with Wanted Outlaws Nobleways.
In this game, it looks like they’ve ditched that and succumbed to the immense appeal of the Megaways Slots licence, and as such, Shamrock Holmes Megaways Slot was born.
Shamrock is sniffing around and looking for clues, and we’re right there by his side with a magnifying glass as we cast a spotlight on this game to see what it can offer.
As is the case with most Irish/Leprechaun themed games, you can expect a very jolly experience.
The backdrop is set within a picturesque green forest with the sun shining through the canopy.
The sound is somewhat tame while idle with the sound of birds and a slower soundtrack, but it’ll pick up once you start spinning as it turns into an upbeat Irish folk tune.
It’s designed to an expert level, but with this kind of theme nothing can really feel new, and apart from the name and the Leprechaun dressed as Sherlock, there isn’t really any crossover in theme that you might have expected given the name of the slot.
With Shamrock Holmes Megaways Slot you’ll have your bog standard Megaways game betting options, which spans from a low option of £/€0.20, to its highest option at £/€20.
These options and all of the selectable bet levels in between pretty much suit the needs of everyone, so there’s definitely no complaints here.
When it comes to symbols, it’ll shock nobody that the highest paying symbol in the game is our keen investigator Shamrock.
Following on from him is a Pixie, a Four Leaf Clover and a Flower. A, K, Q, J, 10 & 9 account for all the low paying symbols, and there’s also a Wild, which substitutes for all symbols except for the Scatter.
Shamrock Holmes Megaways Slot is a Megaways game to its very core. To generate a win, 3 or more matching symbols will be needed on consecutive reels, starting from the left-most reel.
Any winning symbols will be removed, followed by a cascade which will fill the empty spaces with new symbols, potentially creating more winning combinations.
Megaways seem to have massive potential in the base game, and it’s no wonder considering there can be up to 117,649 ways to win on any spin…
But any seasoned Megaways player will know too well that max Megaways doesn’t tend to rear its head too often. Thankfully, Shamrock Holmes Megaways Slot comes with a handy feature that’ll help induce such magic.
4 Scatters are needed to trigger the bonus in this game, and many will know too well the stages of grief experienced when you only land 3…. namely denial, anger, an overwhelming sadness and eventually, acceptance.
Thankfully this game has a remedy for such a traumatising experience in the form of the Magic Forest Re-Spins.
To trigger this, you’ll need 3 Scatters + 1 of the high paying symbols on an extra reel, which will then offer a consolidation prize to an ‘almost’ bonus in the form of a re-spin with guaranteed Megaways.
It may not be the bonus, but its something for your troubles at least.
If they hit, then you can at least hope for some wins, cascades and more wins, and if they don’t then you’ll probably revert back to the anger stage as you shout expletives at your screen. Get it out of your system and soldier on detective, we’ve a bonus to hunt for.
As mentioned, Free Spins are obtained when you land 4 Scatters on the reel, and 10 spins are awarded.
Free Spins will start with a multiplier at x2, and will increase by an increment of 1 for every winning combination, with no limit.
Extra spins may also be won within the round, with 2 extra spins up for grabs for each additional scatter within the bonus.
A decent feature, and it’s one that seems to be pretty integral in most Megaways games.
Hope for hits to get that multiplier up, then a big one for that massive hit! Sadly, there’s no mystery symbols in the game, which can be the bread and butter of a Megaways bonus when you’re looking for those long connections.
Shamrock Holmes Megaways Slot may not be the most innovative Megaways title out there, opting for more of a safe and traditional style of play rather than pushing the boundaries of the format like other games dare to, but it’s a reliable game with some big potential.
Wins of up to 28,000x can be hit on this game, which is absolutely massive, but you’ll need some of that Irish luck if you’re to get anywhere near it.
Other than that, there’s not really much else to say, everything you’ve seen in the game has pretty much been seen elsewhere before.
There’s no real expectation for this game to go the distance or sit up there with the legendary titles, but it’s All41 Studios’ first entry in the Megaways bull pen, and what they’ve done with it is decent enough.
Shamrock Holmes Megaways Slot is available to play on selected Online Casinos now.
Written by Fruity Scotty
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Last modified: January 3, 2021