Sherlock & Moriarty Wowpot! Online Slot Review

Just for the Win
5 Reels
Min / Max Bet
0.10 / 100.00
Release Date
18 March 2021

Sherlock & Moriarty Wowpot! Online Slot by Microgaming and Just for the Win is a tribute to the tale of bitter, genius rivals created by the pen of famed author, Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes is a famous detective and his arch-enemy, Moriarty is a nefarious criminal whose hate for Sherlock is only matched by his intelligence. The duelling duo appear as symbols on the reels against the backdrop of a gloomy street. Features include free spins and respins.

Game Symbols

  • J to A card royals are the low-paying symbols.
  • A Bobby in uniform, a mysterious lady, Dr. Watson, and Holmes are the high-paying symbols.
  • The wild is the word ‘WILD’ in flowing, gold letters that substitute for all symbols except the scatter, mystery, and progressive token symbols.
  • The scatter symbol is a cane-wielding Moriarty that activates free spins.
  • The Mystery Symbol is a gold question mark that triggers a special feature.

Bonus Features

Free Spins

If 3 scatters appear in the base game, you will be awarded 10 free spins and any additional scatters that appear will provide you with an extra 2 free spins each. This feature allows special triple question mark feature symbols to appear. When these land they will reveal sticky wilds, +1 multiplier, or 1-3 free spins.

Mystery Respins

When up top 4 mystery symbols appear on the reels, they will all change into the same pay symbol. To trigger Mystery Respins, you will need 5 or more mystery symbols which will instantly become sticky while all other reel positions respin. If any new mystery or wild symbols land, they will also become sticky and another respin will be triggered. The round ends when no more respins are triggered and the accumulated mystery symbols will all change into the same pay symbol.


To claim a chance at the jackpot wheel, you will rely on the appearance of magnifying glass progressive symbols, attached to high-value symbols. These are collected as they appear and can trigger the jackpot wheel where you will have a chance to win prizes starting at $10, $100, $50 000, and $2 000 000 for the Mini, Minor, Major, or Wowpot! jackpots, respectively.

Our Verdict

Sherlock & Moriarty Wowpot! Is it a fresh interpretation of an old classic with one of the most coveted slot prizes in the world? The slot’s theme is slickly executed with realistically detailed graphics and eerie atmospheric quality. The $2 million Wowpot! prize is naturally the main reason to try this title, but the free spins and Mystery Respins features combined with the gameplay combine to make for a superior standalone experience. If you like your classic literature with millionaire potential, this is the slot for you.