After a 10-day exclusivity period with gambling giant William Hill at the beginning of the month, leading online and mobile casino software provider iSoftBet has made available for general release the latest addition to its wildly popular Twisted Tales games series, Moriarty Megaways.
The British provider has perfectly timed the launch of what is its ninth Megaways title in 12 months as it comes just days before the May 22nd birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Scottish writer who created the famous fictional private detective, Sherlock Holmes.
“Moriarty combines more excitement and more features than we’ve ever included in a game.”
Feature-packed and ready to roll, iSoftBet’s flagship slot, which is inspired by the pipe-smoking super-sleuth’s nemesis Professor James Moriarty, has a maximum win of 37,500 times the stake while also showcasing superb graphics and immersive soundtrack, which includes voice actors for an added layer of excitement. Meanwhile, the detective extraordinaire and his 221B Baker Street, London flatmate, assistant, and bestie Dr. Watson, serve as the game’s charismatic leads while the top hat-wearing criminal mastermind gets much of the spotlight.
Powered the popular Megaways mechanic on lease from Australian developer Big Time Gaming (BTG), the high volatility game is set in what looks to be the famed London street where six main reels and between 2 and 7 reels hold a mixture of character-themed objects including the low pays 10-A card values and the more valuable chess pieces, an “M” signet ring, and the “Napoleon of crime” Moriarity at the top of the pecking order.
Players who land six identical premiums earn between 2 to 50 times their stake, while payouts require at least three of the same symbols to payout, with the exception of Moriarity, who will with two or more. Always one step ahead, the mathematics professor/criminal mastermind’s pocket watch, which can be found on reels 2, 3, 4, or 5, on the top tracker, is Wild and substitutes for any of the pay symbols to complete winning combinations.
All the action is on the reels where Holmes and Watson search for riches, while they also trigger special features of their own, such as Sherlock Reels and Sherlock Max Megaways, along with Watson Reels and Watson Mystery Symbols.
Triggering the potentially lucrative extra spins mode requires at least three bonus symbols to be in view. When that happens, 15 extra spins are awarded, with 5 additional for each extra scatter on the reels, up to as many as 30. The game offers a max of 352,947 ways to win, giving players the opportunity to earn a whopping 37,500 times their stake!
In keeping with its Twisted Tale narrative, iSoftBet’s latest slot enhances the London-headquartered provider’s rapidly-growing Megaways stable with its extra spins mechanic, which features a pair of unlockable mini reels with ever-present views of Sherlock and Watson, as well as the increasing multiplier mechanic non-stop for the duration of extra spins.
Unlocking Watson guarantees a mystery symbol and a chance for a big win and to unlock Sherlock Holmes which sees a guaranteed 117,649 max Megaways active, with cascades also contributing to boosting the win multiplier.
After they have been “waiting for this moment all year,” Head of Games for iSoftBet, Mark Claxton said in a company press release that he is “delighted with the results.” He goes on to explain…
“Moriarty combines more excitement and more features than we’ve ever included in a game, and thrill seeking, big win potential players will love what we’ve done by combining unique iSoftBet features with the hugely popular Megaways™ mechanic.
“Our Twisted Tales games have proved a massive hit and this game takes in game excitement to new levels with so many ways to win big, plus our launch is perfectly timed with Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday, the creator of Sherlock Holmes.”
Special release event:
According to the presser, customers, prospective clients and the media attended a Morietary-themed virtual murder mystery event hosted by iSoftBet on Tuesday, with “Team Holmes” comprised of senior industry professionals from leading operators LeoVegas, Betsson, and The Stars Group-owned online poker cardroom, PokerStars, alongside industry media, each of which won a prize-filled mystery box.
Moriarty-hosted, a selection of top-tier guests were gathered by the British slots supplier and aggregation platform provider so that they could get a detailed look at the game and take part in a “rapid-fire” slot tournament. What followed was a murder mystery event that saw guests divided into teams to solve one of Sherlock’s famous cases, with each of the guests provided a game-themed hamper alongside a “Dark Secret” cocktail in keeping with an iSoftBet core value, curiosity.
One of nine Megaways titles released inside of 12 months, Moriarty Megaways joins popular games such as the classic style slot The Ruby Megaways, the African adventure hit Majestic Megaways, and Aztec Gold Extra Gold Megaways, the sequel to debut Megaways title, Aztec Gold Megaways, which was launched on October 12, 2019.