This week we're investigating Detective and police themed slots. We're using cutting edge forensic science and Victorian sleuthing techniques to look for evidence of great game designs.
We head off to Victorian England first to check out the London Inspector. Clues suggest this game is from developer Realtime Gaming and it's 5 reel 25 payline video slot with free spins and a progressive jackpot feature.
Obviously inspired by Sherlock Holmes, the game's 5 reels depict the Inspector, Magnifying Glass, a Policeman's Helmet, a Lantern, pocket watch and Police Badge. These symbols are joined by playing card symbols.
Watch out for The pocket watch which acts as the game's Wild symbol. Landing 3 or more of the London Inspector scatters anywhere on the reels will trigger the Free spins feature.
During the Free Games feature all wins are doubled. Landing more scatter symbols during the free spins will earn you between 1 and 5 extra free spins.
This is a Progressive Jackpot game with a jackpot awarded completely at random regardless of your wager.Where to play London Inspector Slot? London Inspector slot machine can be played for free at Slotastic Casino (Not suitable for U.K. players).
The second Sherlock Holmes themed game in our list is a 2019 release from Microgaming: Sherlock of London.
Developed by Rabcat, for Microgaming, Sherlock of London is a well designed 5 reel, 25-payline video slot with a 3D feel. The game is set in a smog filled Victorian London and stars Holmes and Dr John Watson who are on a mission to pursue London's most wanted criminals including the notorious Moriarty. The famous detective and his side kick are assisted in the base game special connecting wilds feature, double wins and free bonus spins.
Sherlock himself is the game's Wild. Connecting wilds occur when you land more than one wild symbol on the reels. The wilds will then link up and transform all other symbols on the path into connecting wilds. When two wilds appear adjacently, they merge to activate a double win feature, causing all line wins from that spin to be doubled.
Land 1 wild symbol on either the first or second reels and you'll win 2 bonus spins during which the triggered wild is fixed on the reels while other symbols spin again.
Holmes and Watson appear together on the Scatter symbol and this is your key to triggering the free spins feature. Land 3 or more Scatters to trigger the Free Spins feature with 10 free spins plus Dr Watson transforming into a wild. Landing a Sherlock Wild on the reels during free spins will see it expand and cover the entire reel.
Bets start at just 0.25 and Microgaming state this game has a RTP (Return to Player) of 96.03%. Overall this is a very well presented Sherlock Holmes themed slot and the connecting wilds feature helps keep things interesting.Where to play Sherlock of London Slot? Sherlock of London slot machine can be played for free at Comeon Casino. U.K. players can play at Casino Gods. (Not suitable for U.S.A players).
Overview: Not to be confused with the Miami Hotline video game, this great looking game from Swedish developer Net Entertainment is obviously inspired by the Miami Vice TV show. Instead of the show's Crockett and Tubbs you get Baretta and Shade, two cops who look so much like their Miami Vice counterparts that it's a wonder Net Entertaiment hasn't been sued!
Hotline is a great looking game with 5 reels packed full of well drawn and animated symbols. The action is set against a glamorous Miami beach sunset and a funky 80s retro soundtrack adds to the cool vibes.
As well as Baretta and Shade the symbols depict a female criminal mastermind, high end jewels and palm tree scatters.
Note that there are three buttons to the left of each of the 3 rows which are your "Hotlines". You need to have at least one active "Hotline" and any wild that lands on that row expands to cover the reel. For the total cost of 0.45 a spin, you can active your "Hotline" on all three rows so when a wild lands you are guaranteed an expanding wild. Best of all when a wild expands, you get a free re-spin of all the other reels with that wild staying in place.
We think you really need to be playing with all 3 of the hotlines active to keep the game exciting.
Overall, the glamorous 80s theme really helps Hotline stand out from the crowd. There's a generous 97.04% Return to Player and you can play on both mobile and desktop.
Where to play Hotline Slot? You can play Hotline slot game for free at ComeOn! Casino and (Not suitable for U.S.A players).
Overview: The Heat is On is a 40 payline, 5 reel video slot from top slots developer Microgaming. This game features Jean, a police woman and Selina, a bank robber. You don't have to pick sides as both ladies bring you luck in the firm of wilds! As well as wilds, The Heat is On brings you scattered icons and up to 80 free spins.
Cartoon style symbols on the reels feature a Bank, a suitcase full of gold bars, dynamite, police helicopter and motorbike. These symbols are joined by playing card symbols.
Watch out for the Bank symbol which acts as the game's scatter. This symbol can appear stacked on reels 2 and 3. When you hit 3 or more of the scattered bank icons you will trigger the free spins feature.
Landing 3 scatters will trigger 5 free spins, 4 scatters earns 10 free spins and 5 scatters gives you 20 free spins. Stacks of scatters can double or quadruple the free spins given - up to 80 free spins available in total.
Free Spins round can be re-triggered during the free spins games.
Jean the police woman and Selina the bank robber act as the game's wild symbols. You can land both at once to trigger big wins. When the symbols arrive on the screen and form part of a win.
Slick graphics and a decent music track help make this game an enjoyable enough ride on the wild side although we note it is very similar to many other Microgaming games.
Overview: From developer Saucify software comes the highly original Traces of Evidence slot game. Clearly inspired by popular shows such as CSI Miami, Traces of Evidence challenges you to hunt out clues and solve a murder.
This is a 5 reel, 40 payline slot with graphics that of a higher standard than many of the older Saucify games. The symbols on the reels depict a murder victim, murder weapon, bullets, forensics and even a pair of feet on "the slab".
The police badge symbol can replace all other symbols (except the scatter and free spins symbols) to unlock new winning combinations. You'll get 3000 credits if you land 5 on a payline.
The fingerprint Scatter symbol activates the free spins feature. You get 8 free spins for 3 fingerprints, 15 for 4 and 20 for 5. You can retrigger free spins during the free spins games.
The Autopsy bonus feature is triggered by landing 3 of the murder victim symbols anywhere on the reels. A bit of a grim theme for a bonus game, perhaps, but never fear. In this bonus feature you must search any 5 of 31 possible evidence locations to solve the crime. It's a "pick item" type of game.
If you're a fan of CSI Miami Vice and similar shows then check out this game.
Where to play Traces of Evidence Slot? You can play for free at Lucky Creek Casino (Not suitable for U.K. players).
Overview: Last but not least, we have our very own Cops and Robbers slot machine which is one of our sponsored casino games. This feature packed, 25 payline slot machine has a video intro, multiple bonus games, loyalty and progressive jackpots, free spins & 5 reels.
Cops and Robbers slot is one of our Progressive Jackpot games which means that if you login and spin you can win $20 cash if you hit the jackpot.
Symbols on the reels depict British bobbies, a police car, judges and bank robbers. There's a Wild bulldog and scatter symbols too.
Play Cops and Robbers Slot for free (Flash required).
That's it for our round up of Detective themed slots games for this week. We'll be adding more Detective slots in the future. For more slots articles check out the links below!