Microgaming have decided to take an age-old story and give it a little update, so enter the Victorian era and the streets of London. Here you will find yourself working as a super sleuth and searching for the truth behind the Victorian Villain. Let’s hope the pay is worth traipsing about those dark London Alleys, because it sounds like the villain is right behind us and he is laughing too.
Victorian Villain is a 5-reel slot offering an all pays wins feature and an RTP of 95.74% for anyone brave enough to tackle the villain. All pays wins just means that there is no basic pay line structure, as long as matching symbols are on adjacent reels they will form a win. In the background you will hear his eerie laugh as he eludes capture at all turns. Its time to head out and start our search in the dark, the reels are set out in between two lampposts on Hanbury Street and the music lends an eerie feel to the game. Characters such as a policeman, the villain, a lady and a super sleuth alongside the card values that appear to glow in the dark make up your symbols; all designed to look like they are right out of a storybook.
Bet Amounts – Betting begins at 25p per spin and can be adjusted up to the highest bet of £62.50 per spin. Still on the more affordable end of the scale where bet amounts are concerned, but we would advise to avoid playing any length of time at the higher amounts unless you have a balance to sustain it. Adjust your bet by changing the bet amount or the coin amount and then get spinning those reels.
Wild Symbol – The wild symbol is the Victorian Villain logo and it will only appear on reels 2, 3 or 4 during the game. It will substitute for all other symbols except the two scatters.
Scatter Symbol – Victorian Villain has two scatters in play, one is a glowing skull and the other shows the wording ‘search for clues’ on it. Land 3 of the skull scatter on reels 1, 2 and 3 to trigger the bonus spins feature. Landing 3 of the clues scatter on reels 3, 4 and 5 will trigger the search for clues feature. Scatter wins are also in play for both of the x2 symbols available, offering a x50 coin win for landing three symbols. This is paid on top of the line wins as well as triggering the feature.
Search for Clues Feature – This is a simple game to grasp and begins with you being taken to a new screen and offered items to choose from. Each item will have the word coin or collect on it, if you pick coin then you can continue picking and each coin win will allocate an amount to your bonus balance. Click on to a collect item and all your winnings will be added to your main balance and you will be returned to the main game.
Bonus Spins Feature – Landing three of the blue skull scatter on reels 1, 2 and 3 will activate this feature for you. On the next screen you will be given a choice of spin options as follows:
- 5 bonus spins and a x10 multiplier on all wins,
- 10 bonus spins and a x5 multiplier on all wins,
- 15 bonus spins and a x3 multiplier on all wins.
You can retrigger the bonus spins, but you won’t get to choose your spins again as it will retrigger at the choice you made originally. The ‘Search for Clues’ bonus can also be triggered from within the spins feature and will take place once the spins you have been allocated, have been played through.
Victorian Villain has a lot to offer players in respect of intrigue and excitement. There are two great features present which are of great benefit to the player once they are activated and the fact you can trigger one from the other is amazing too. Overall, we would advise taking the bigger spins in the feature as there is a higher chance of you landing the search for clues feature whilst the spins are in play.