221B Baker Street – Video Slot Review

221B Baker Street from Merkur Gaming

Sherlock Holmes is one of recent history’s most famous fictional detectives, inspiring many movies, TV shows, and now, slot games! Merkur Gaming joins in with a Sherlock Holmes-themed slot game named after Holmes’ just-as-famous street address: 221B Baker Street!

221B Baker Street is a 5×3-reel video slot game with 20 paylines and a 96% RTP. You can choose the number of active paylines between 1, 5, 10, 15, or 20. Bets per line also run between 0.01 to 2.00 (or currency equivalent).

221B Baker Street game screen

While each of Holmes’ stories has a unique case to solve, the biggest in the whole series has always been his dispute with James Moriarty. In 221B Baker Street, that’s the main theme! The regular symbols in the game are your average sleuthing paraphernalia: a magnifying glass, DNA tracking liquid, and a pistol. Low-paying symbols are, of course, card symbols from Jack to Ace. One the game screen, there are four special symbols to look out for: Holmes, Moriarty, the two characters together, and the Big Ben.

Special Symbols

221B Baker Street special symbols

Sherlock Holmes Wild

As with most Wild symbols in video slot games, the Sherlock Wild replaces all symbols to form a winning payline, except both Scatters and the Free Games. It also offers the highest payout at x500 of your original stake for completing a payline – even rewarding at just 2 consecutive symbols!

James Moriarty Scatter

Looking as ominous as ever, Moriarty may show up scattered on the screen. That’s actually a good thing for once since as few as two of his symbols will reward a payout equal to your wager. 5 symbols completing a payline will reward x100 of your bet!

221B Baker Street Sherlock Wild221B Baker Street Moriarty Scatter

Duel Bonus Game

Three symbols showing both Holmes and Moriarty on Reels 2, 3, and 4 will trigger the Duel Bonus feature. 3 to 5 duels will be awarded at random, showing how many chances you’ll have to win the highest prize available! Both characters will take turns shooting a prize off of the board – Moriarty’s will remove a prize while Holmes’ will reveal a prize for you. You can choose to accept the prize as is or start another duel round. The bonus game ends when you run out of rounds or you reveal the highest prize on the board. Be careful passing up on a prize – if the last prize is the smallest, that’s all you’re going to get!

221B Baker Street duel bonus game

Big Ben Free Spins and Multipliers

Three or more Big Ben symbols will trigger the free spins and multipliers feature. Before the feature starts, choose between the symbols on the screen to find out the number of free spins and the multiplier value you’ll be playing with. 3 triggering symbols will award 2 to 6 free spins; 4 triggering symbols will award 6 to 14 free spins; 5 triggering symbols will award 10 to 20 free spins! The multiplier value will always be between 1 and 5. The best part is, each spin will reward an additional bonus of the game’s bet multiplier (i.ee if your multiplier is x5 on a £1.00 bet, each spin will reward a £5.00 bonus)!

The feature will always play with 20 paylines and can be retriggered.

221B Baker Street Free spins

Gamble Feature

After any win in the base game, you can collect your winnings or gamble for a chance to double it! Choose if the next card that appears will be red or black – it’s that easy. If you’re right, your winnings will double and you can gamble it again. If you’re wrong, you lose it all and go back to the base game.

221B Baker Street gamble feature

221B Baker Street is a simple but great video slot game to play for all fans of Sherlock Holmes! You won’t see the likes of Dr. Watson, but Moriarty will reward enough prizes and fun to make up for that. Play 221B Baker Street today!