Join a dapper Victorian detective on the hunt for a jackpot in A Night of Mystery. Created by High5 Games, it's a 5 reel, 40 payline video slot that comes with stacked symbols and the Clue Collection Game which offers free spins and sticky wilds. Stakes range from 40p up to £120 per spin. You will find this slot, like many High5 Games titles in land based casinos too but under the IGT brand.
The reels in A Night of Mystery feature a quartet of glamorous female suspects brandishing an assortment of murder weapons as well as the dandy detective, complete with pipe and magnifying glass, charged with solving the crime. It has dark and edgy graphics creating a tense and thrilling experience.
The suspects can appear as stacked symbols, filling entire reels. Fill multiple reels with the same symbol and the coins can soon mount up. The detective is the best payer of the standard symbols offering payouts of 500 times your line bet if you find 5 of a kind. The A Night of Mystery Logo is the wild and substitutes for everything apart from the bonus.
Find 3 Free Games symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 (the 3 middle reels) and you'll trigger the Clue Collection Bonus feature - you'll be awarded 9 free spins to start with. The reels during the feature include a selection of ghoulish clue symbols including perfume, lipstick, boots, sticks of dynamite, knives, handkerchiefs, whips and spoons.
Collecting the clue will turn that symbol into a wild which will remain for the remainder of the feature. You can hit more free spins by matching pairs of clues during the feature. Two matched clues will give you 3additional games. A maximum of 21 free spins are possible before the feature draws to a close.
A Night of Mystery may not be drowning (excuse the pun) in features but the Clue Collection Bonus feature is a decent enough offering. Throw in the stacked symbols and stacked wilds and there's plenty to enjoy here. The images on the reels are excellent, set against a dingy, moonlit, Victorian alleyway.
It's a shame then that the backing track is a pretty generic affair. Something more original would have certainly added to the feel of the game. That said, the gameplay is silky smooth and there are plenty of chances to secure a decent win.
A Night of Mystery may have a theme more suited to a Sunday night TV show than a traditional online slot but get lucky with the stacked wilds and the clues and some bumper payouts are certainly possible. It’s a medium variance game and one I think will make the transition from land based casinos to online well. These wise, you should also try Microgaming’s Immortal Romance which is about a tale of love and intrigue and is high variance.