Detectives are always exciting to follow, whether they are featured in a movie, book or slot machine. Private Eye is a slot from Microgaming that continues the adventurous genre of the 1950s by featuring reel symbols that identify a detective’s style. Examples include rotary phones, a 50-styled car, and a box camera.
It’s the player’s job to help solve the crime by spinning the right formation of symbols. Random cash around the scene, tumblers of whiskey identifying a secret meeting, and a mysterious body outlined in chalk suggest mystery. Other symbols include the possible suspect and a girl. Wild symbols are marked by a badge, while the Scatter symbol is the Private Eye.
Animation and sound are an entertaining part of this slot machine. Pistols fire a few shots, the phone dial moves, and the private eye swaggers slightly as he walks.
Paperboys in the 50s sold the extra edition that brought the public up to date on the latest crimes. A newspaper boy on reels 3, 4, and 5 starts the Private Eye free spins feature. The player is presented with a newspaper rack holding 3 rows of newspapers. Up to 20 free spins is offered from the choice of papers in the first row. The second row features up to a 4X multiplier, while the third row has a cash award. Free games cannot be retriggered, and the maximum amount to win in the feature is 100,000 coins.
All 243 paylines are enabled by default on this multidenominational game, which ranges from .01 to .025 for the amount bet. The game allows a ten coin wager per payline. Reels pay from left to right in any position.
A set of clues under a magnifying glass helps solve the case in the Clue Bonus and Solve the Case Bonus. Played in two levels, the player starts with the Clue Bonus. The player picks clues from a table until the telephone rings. Each clue is recorded in old typewriter font and results in a cash award for the player. A cop examines each of the player’s picks under a magnifying glass.
The cop’s senior is informed if one of the clues has a fingerprint mark. The player wins the credits for all the clues on the table and goes to the second level to identify the suspect. If the suspect’s fingerprint and clue card with the fingerprint match, the top cash prize is awarded to the player. Otherwise, a consolation prize is earned.
What is Hot
– Free Spins Feature
– Solve the Case Feature
– 243 ways of winning
– Audio theme of Private Eye
Not too Hot
– Jackpots only climb to a low level
– Private Eye has no progressive jackpot
We give Private Eye rates a score of 9.5 out of 10. There are 243 ways to win. The interactive bonus games are creative and fun to play. Autoplay and adjustable game speed let each player set the game to personal preferences. The first jackpot pays 1000 while the second pays 500. Game rules are easy to understand, while the software program delivers quality and dependability.