After Night Falls is an html5 video slot that games developer Betsoft released in June 2012. It is about a fictitious crime scene investigator named Inspector Rousseau whose climax is investigating a black criminal’s nightly burglary in a French grandmother’s apartment. Themes: jewelry, burglary, crime, and forensic investigation.
Other Betsoft-owned investigative games: Who Spun It (August 2013), A Night in Paris (June 2011), A Night in Paris JP (June 2011), and Heist (June 2010). After Night Falls’ rival games include Perfect Detective (June 2019) from Dream Tech, Detective Chronicles (December 2016) from IGT, and Cash Detective (July 2016) from Concept Gaming.
Six symbols (Inspector Rousseau, cat, jewelry box, CCTV camera, CCTV monitor, and carryall bag) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
After Night Falls Game Characteristics
After Night Falls’ grid is embedded on the siding of a storied corner building, overlooking garbage bins in an illuminated French downtown street. Its partitioned 5X3 grid’s margins are lined with orange spots, indicating its 30 left-to-right adjustable paylines (seventeen options). There are eleven coin denominations, five bet levels, 935 total bets, eleven symbols, locked symbols, wandering magnifying glass, nine win multipliers, click-and-reveal game, bonus game, (extra) free games, a side game, and regularly pays from $2.00 to $1250.00.
After Night Falls has five special symbols and six ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the free games-offering scatter is Inspector Rousseau’s office whose desk has a gloved hand, beverage, police badge, and “wanted” criminal poster; an extra free games-triggering feature, the substituting wild is a magnifying glass on a mahogany table; the click-and-reveal game-unlocking feature is a smirking muscled black criminal in an apartment; the granny bonus game-unlocking feature is a bespectacled white-haired grandmother in her apartment; and a golden coin for the side game.
Ordinary symbols: beaky, gloved and mustached French Inspector Rousseau; brown cat; red jewelry box; CCTV camera; CRT screen; and a carryall bag with looted jewelry.
After Night Falls coin denominations: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, $0.10, $0.15, $0.20, $0.25, $0.50, and $1.00. Active paylines choices: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, and 30. Minimum bet: $0.01. Maximum bet: $150.00.
The $150.00 bet offers these After Night Falls payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations. Inspector Rousseau pays $125.00, $500.00, and $1250.00. Cat pays $100.00, $250.00, and $750.00. Jewelry box pays $75.00, $200.00, and $500.00. CCTV camera pays $50.00, $125.00, and $250.00. CRT screen pays $25.00, $50.00, and $125.00. Carryall bag pays $10.00, $50.00, and $125.00.
A winning combination with all active paylines offers X3 to any stacked three-of-a-kind that then unifies to create two vacated spaces, wherein falling symbols fill up while the other symbols are locked.
Inspector Rousseau’s offices: two offices offer $300 free bet, three offices offer 10 free games, four offices offer 15 free games, and five offices offer 25 free games. The “?X multiplier” atop case files spins concurrently before showing X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7, X8, X9, or X10 win multipliers.
Landed magnifying glasses, which start wandering leftward, offer 1-5 extra free games. Click-and-reveal game: 3+ black criminals load five mahogany “click here” doors where players press for a collectible credit-stealing spree.
Three grandmothers load the bonus game, where—in her apartment—she welcomes Inspector Rousseau who—according to his notebook—is finding credits-earning crime evidence on her chair, flowers, television, clock, floor plant, and gramophone.
Collectible current wins can be gambled (doubled or nullified accordingly) by pressing “2X Double Up” that involves predicting an upcoming coin’s side—heads (Rousseau’s image) or tails (flying eagle). After Night Falls’ non-progressive jackpot is $1550000.00.
The good After Night Falls software features: a quick spin; and 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 100 autospins. Ambient background: chanson instrumental music. Sound effects: whirring, chinking, emotive utterances, bubbling, alarm, and distantly police siren.
The 3D graphics are cinematic, notably: peeping burglar, hobbling grandmother, roving magnifying glass, tracking shot technique, rotating and spray painted CCTV camera, and dramatic detective conducting forensic investigation.
Luck in After Night Falls
A game of chance, the RTP rate of After Night Falls is 97.27% and the house edge is 2.73%.