There’s nothing more intoxicating than a good mystery, and so what could be a better match than a high paying slot and a ripping yarn featuring the world’s most famous detective? Riddle Reels: A Case of Riches is a Sherlock Holmes story made for the medium of slot games, challenging Baker Street’s finest to unravel the clues and find the culprit even as the board keeps changing around him.
So will you be able to solve the mystery and grab the gold, or will you be stuck in the weeds? Let’s take a look at our Riddle Reels: A Case of Riches review.
The Riddle Reels: A Case of Riches slot game manages to pack just the right amount of atmosphere and intrigue into its design, capturing the foggy streets of Victorian London, the stomping ground of consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and the dastardly villains it’s his job to track. The graphics are very nicely drawn and presented, capturing the theme quite nicely without being over the top. This is a slow burn mystery so there’s not a huge amount of action, but the scene is set nicely with an array of grisly weapons as the low-value symbols, and a rogue’s gallery of heroes and villains as the high-value symbols. Smooth and well-designed animations bring the story to life, from the monopoly board style of the bonus games to the animated background that changes from day to night.
Like any good mystery, this case starts very simple and gradually gets more complicated as the details unfold, so you’ll actually start this slot with just three reels and three rows like a classic fruit machine, while there are just nine pay lines to play on. Similarly, while the betting limit is nice and high at £/€/$100 per spin, the highest-paying normal symbol is the evil Moriarty at 12x your stake. That’s not a lot, but everything is not as it seems, because this game’s wilds come in 2x and 3x variants that can push the value of five Moriartys to a much more promising 324x your stake. Just like in real life detective work is an inexact science, and you can go out on the case one day and find nothing while turning up a treasure trove another day! Having said that, the RTP of 96.22% is evidence that there is much more money to be found in this slot if you just look hard enough for it.
Riddle Reels: A Case of Riches really, desperately wants you to land some scatters it seems and is on hand to help you do it. Land two scatters and this game gives you a re-spin to help you try to land the third, and if that isn’t enough the scatters will change to reveal a high-value symbol to grab you a win even if you don’t get a bonus. If you do manage to land those three scatters though, things get more interesting as the game board opens. This is a Monopoly-style mini-game that rolls a dice four times, allowing you to move up to six spaces a time on the 14 space board, where each space represents a clue that grants up to four re-spins and a random bonus. Land a winning spin on each of these spaces to collect the clue and fill up the clue meter, which once completed will grant you a mega spin with fully wild reels.
Riddle Reels: A Case of Riches unfolds like a flower, becoming ever more complicated as you progress through the game. This also means the prizes get more and more enticing, allowing you to play on the game board and win some potentially massive prizes among the free spins and a potential jackpot of more than 37,000x your stake.