Head to the wrong side of the tracks in John Doe, a private detective themed slot with 5 reels and 40 paylines from Stake Logic. With a back story of murder, bribery and corruption, this film noir style slot is available to play on all devices and comes with wild symbols nudges and jackpot payouts of up to 20,000 coins. Play from between 40p and £40 per spin.

John Doe is a beautifully designed game – boasting comic book style imagery, the design has a real classic movie feel. Overlooked by a dingy, cityscape backdrop, the reels include a chalk body outline, bullets, case notes, the private detective assistant Liz, a machine cop, a gun toting cop, our hero gumshoe and the mystery man John Doe.

The latter is the most lucrative standard symbol. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of him on a payline and you’ll pocket a payout of 4, 60, 200 or 1,000 coins. The newspaper symbol is the wild – appearing on the middle 3 reels only, it replaces everything apart from the scatter. All of these symbols can land fully stacked and fill whole reels.

The cop’s badge is the scatter – it doesn’t award anything in the way of features but can be extremely lucrative in its own right. Landing 3, 4 or 5 of them anywhere on the reels pays 2, 20 or 500 times your total stake.

The only extra to report in John Doe is the Wild Symbol Nudge feature which can be automatically awarded following any spin. 1 reel will move down 1 position if it results in adding another wild symbol onto the reels. If this creates a winning combination, up to 3 more Wild Symbol Nudges can be awarded. These start on reel 2 and then work their way across to reels 3 and 4 once they have reached their maximum potential.

If that sounds a little complicated it soon becomes clear after they have hit a couple of times – needless to say, landing multiple fully formed wild reels can result in a flurry of coins in next to no time. There’s over 880 times your stake to be won on each spin!

There’s much to like about Stake Logic’s private eye themed slot – the visuals are top notch, backed by a brooding soundtrack that matches the film noir theme perfectly. The features are somewhat limited though so if you’re looking for a range of extras you may be left disappointed.

That said, the Wild Symbol Nudges feature come along at regular intervals to keep the pace high. They can deliver too. Get lucky with those nudges and the mystery man can produce some very decent rewards. I also recommend you try Stake Logic’s flagship slot, Football Gladiators which is excellent.