Murder Mystery gives its players a chance to try their hands at a crime solving story, and best of all you could make a lot of money while you’re trying to uncover who the killer is, along with the murder weapon that was used. It’s Playtech’s interpretation of this very old and popular theme, with quite a few others available out there right now.
In Murder Mystery, the player has a relatively large set of reels, 5 with 4 symbols each and with 40 fixed lines present as well. Winning combinations don’t pay more than 750x, but that still translates to $18,750. A big collection of features has been implemented, with stacked symbols, scatters, about four types of bonus features, wilds and mystery symbols.
Betting and Prizes
You will pick the game’s bet, mostly by choosing what the lines should get. You can go low, with a line bet of just $0.01 and a total bet of $0.40, but the high roller category isn’t neglected either, and they have their chance at using higher amounts, even up to $1,000 ($25 per line).
Wild symbols are responsible for the bigger payouts that are delivered through winning combinations, as they pay you directly up to 750 coins if they can. Their payout will go up to $18,750 in value. With everything that is going on, it’s not surprising that an RTP of 96.46% is possible in this slot.
Murder Mystery Slot Features
The simplest feature to explain would probably be the wild symbol, since you’re going to see it in a lot of slot machines. It comes stacked in Murder Mystery, so you potentially could fill up entire reels with it. You get paid by its combinations, up to 750 coins, but usually you can expect just to have it replace some other symbol.
Mystery Symbols take the usual form, of the Question Mark, and they are transformed into a single type of symbol. These are only offered during Reveal or Murder Spins.
At random, as the game is played in its paid version, you could trigger Murder Spins if you’re lucky. Your spins could reveal what the murder weapon is, with mystery symbols added to transform into weapon icons and create winning combinations. Murderer Spins are going to come via the free spins and will deliver to you the same mystery symbols, but with the murderer revealed as a result.
The Detective, the one that you’re personifying, is the scatter of the game. Have it show up multiple times in a single round, to get one of four possible features from it. The four types of features are Wild (12 to 25 spins, 2 random wilds), Reveal (6 to 12 spins, up to 12 mystery symbols), Clue Hunt (bonus game) and Multi Spins (12 to 25 spins, with 3x multiplier). The volatility goes from low to high, so you pick the one that fits your gameplay style.
Theme & Design
Though it’s not a new theme, the murder mystery angle is not going to be terribly easy to find, so there is still some glamor left in this subject. The graphics look very good, with symbols mostly relying on murder weapons (poison, knife, revolver), murder suspects (three of them) and gem like stones. Additional symbols place the detective and the Wild logo on the reels.
Since Playtech created a good-looking slot here, with a lot of different features, chances are that it’s going to be one of the better games with this particular theme. I certainly enjoyed playing it.