Private Eye game is an interesting production of Microgaming’s, a slot machine where there is a story about a detective, a private eye, that’s investigating a murder. There are the suspects in there, there are objects that might be used, there are beautiful dames armed with small revolvers, and so on. The era seems to be an earlier one, with retro cars, rotary phones and old film cameras suggesting that it all took place at least half a century ago. As for the features, those are very much modern ones, including the wild, the scatter, the bonus symbol and the free spins which can get you multipliers. 243 ways to win are spread across 5 reels, and they can bring you a prize of $2,500.
Betting and Prizes
For the purpose of the betting system, paylines are still employed, 25 of them being considered sufficient to cover all the ways to win which are available. You can spend up to $2.50 for each of these lines, using a maximum of 10 coins that have a denomination of $0.25. The minimum bet is at $0.25, while the maximum one can reach $62.50.
A 1,000x prize is offered for the best combo that can form in the base game, bringing you 10,000 coins, or $2,500. It can go up to $10,000 if multipliers get involved.
Private Eye Slot Features
The first one of our list to talk about is the wild symbol, the Private Eye badge chosen for its image. You can use it as a substitute for another symbol, naturally, and as long as it is a regular one it will be of help to you. You can just as easily form a combo with only wild Badges in it, the big reward of 1,000x being yours when this happens.
The symbol of the Private Eye is also important, but its only role is to bring you a prize, one which can go up to 100x the triggering bet. This is a scatter, so the three to five symbols required for a prize can appear in any position.
The third symbol, with the Newspaper Boy, gets you access to the coolest feature of all, whenever its appearance is spotted on the last three reels at the same time. You will be taken to another screen next, with a range of newspapers that you pick from. You get three picks, and you can end up with a maximum of 20 free spins, while multipliers can reach 4x. Unfortunately, you can’t retrigger free spins.
Theme & Design
Graphics in Private Eye look very good, and it manages to show off the earlier era look very well. You’re only using symbols with an appropriate theme, with crime, witness or object related images. The private eye, the newspaper boy, the mobster, the beautiful dame, the rotary phone, the retro car, old cameras, handcuffs and cash are among the images you will see on those reels.
Private Eye gets you a very nice theme, interesting features and prizes which are in line with what most slots offer when they have a layout with ways to win.