Microgaming distributes the All41 Studios-made December 2020 video slot Shamrock Holmes Megaways whose title is a corruption of— and its leprechaun resembles—Sherlock Holmes, an 1880s-1920s fictitious English investigator.
Themes: Irish superstition, lucky charms, enchantment, card game values, and supernatural. The Megaways series also includes: Forgotten Island Megaways (January 2021), Joyful Joker Megaways (April 2021), and Dia del Mariachi Megaways (May 2022).
One symbol (leprechaun) requires two, three, four, five, or six neighboring combinations. Nine symbols (pixie/pot, shamrock, flower, A, K, J, Q, 10, and 9) require three, four, five or six neighboring combinations. Winning symbols vacate, with new symbols rejoining the previous round’s locked winless symbols.
Shamrock Holmes Megaways Game Characteristics
Shamrock Holmes Megaways’ outstanding features: limitless progressive win multipliers in prolongable free games; free re-spins; X28000 bet multiplier; and randomly-assigned rightward winning where the three sets of unlockable pay lines are capped at 117649 winning ways.
The backdrop of an agaric-strewn cyan-lit enchanted forest contrasts with Shamrock Holmes Megaways’ leafy, stick-framed, dark brown and irregular grid whose six vertical reels support another horizontal reel above them.
Shamrock Holmes Megaways has seventeen total bets. Six quick bets: $0.40, $0.80, $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, and $20.00. All total bets: $0.20 (minimum bet), $0.40, $0.60, $0.80, $1.00, $1.20, $1.60, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00, $6.00, $8.00, $10.00, $12.00, $16.00, and $20.00 (maximum bet).
Shamrock Holmes Megaway has twelve square or rectangular engraved symbols. Two special symbols: the substituting wild is a glittery gold-embossed “W” rainbow; and the free games-activating scatter is a runic golden shamrock coin.
Ten ordinary symbols: a smiling Sherlock Holmes-like leprechaun with a tobacco pipe and golden magnifier; a dark purple pixie and pot of gold; three-leaf shamrock; purple shamrock flower; yellow A; purple K; blue J; green Q; orange 10; and 9.
Shamrock Holmes Megaways’ pays from X0.10 to X50. Three 9, 10 or J pay X0.10; four 9 pay X0.20, five 9, 10 or J pay X0.40; and six 9, 10 or J pay X1. Three A, K or Q pay X0.20; four A, K or Q pay X0.40; five A, K or Q pay X0.60; and six A, K or Q pay X1.50.
Three flowers pay X0.30, four flowers pay X0.50, five flowers pay X0.80, and six flowers pay X2. Three shamrocks pay X0.30, four shamrocks pay X0.50, five shamrocks pay X1, and six shamrocks pay X2.50.
Three pixies/pots pay X1, four pixies/pots pay X2, five pixies/pots pay X3, and six pixies/pots pay X5. Two leprechauns pay X1, three leprechauns pay X2, four leprechauns pay X10, five leprechauns pay X25, and six leprechauns pay X50.
Four shamrock coins prompt ten free games, with +2 free games for each re-appearing coin; the horizontal reel’s three re-landed coins offer +3 free games and four re-landed coins offer +4 free games. In regular and free rounds: the basic X2 win multiplier repeatedly rises by +1 after each winning reel.
In the horizontal reel: a pixie among three coins unlocks a re-spin’s 10000 winning ways; a leprechaun among three coins offers a re-spin’s 32400 winning ways; and a pixie and leprechaun among three coins offers a re-spin’s 117649 winning ways. The X28000 maximum single win (28000X20) is a $560000.00 non-progressive jackpot.
The HTML5-based Shamrock Holmes Megaways supports desktops and mobile devices; it has a fast mode and 10-100 auto spins. Sounds: melodic background music; whooshing, jingling and clopping effects. The Animated 3D graphics: fireflies; diverging coins; luminosity; shaking and dolly zooming symbols that disintegrate into colorful glitter.
Luck in Shamrock Holmes Megaways
Shamrock Holmes Megaways is a game of luck. Statistics: 35.34% hit rate; 96.44% RTP rate; and 3.56% house edge.