Winning Lines: 243 Ways to Win
Coin Values AUD$/$/£/€: 0.01-0.25
Max Coins Per Line: 10
Max Per Spin AUD$/$/£/€: 62.50
Wild Symbol: Yes
Scatter Symbol: Yes
Bonus Features: Yes
Private Eye is a pokie game that takes you into a world of intrigue, risk, and crime as you assume the role of a private investigator. This game is created with those who love noir-style thrillers in mind, but is also designed to be a good all-around pokie machine game.
Private Eye is a Microgaming video pokie that can be found at all affiliated casinos, including Crazy Vegas, Golden Lounge Casino, Spin Palace Casino, and many others.
Private Eye Basic Information
Private Eye immediately draws you into its world of mystery and intrigue with music and sound effects that really fit the theme, but can be disabled if you find them obstructive to having a good time with the game. The symbols include a beautiful damsel, a camera, a mug shot, rotary telephone, handcuffs, a chalk outline, and many others that instantly evoke images of the world of a private eye.
Animations further add to the enjoyment of playing Private Eye, and the game’s multiple bonus games and special symbols add a layer of depth that really rewards extended play, which is always nice.
Private Eye Coin Values and Jackpots
Microgaming pokies usually feature a nice range of coin values so that players can easily choose a betting amount that works for them, and Private Eye is no exception, with coin values at 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, and a maximum of 25 cents. Furthermore, you can bet multiple coins per line, allowing your total betting range to go from 25 cents all the way to $62.50 (all figures given in AUD).
The largest regular jackpots in Private Eye is 10,000 coins, but that is with a one coin per line bet. If you bet ten coins per line, you could win 100,000 with the same jackpot.
Private Eye Jackpot Rules
Private Eye’s largest prize requires the 4x multiplier that sometimes comes with the free spins bonus game. The regular jackpot tops out at 1,000 coins (10,000 with the maximum bet of 10 coins per line) for getting five Private Eye badges on a single active payline.
Private Eye Special Symbols
Private Eye has no shortage of special symbols to look forward to seeing, starting with the wild symbol, the afore-mentioned Private Eye badge. This symbol helps by substituting for all other symbols besides special symbols, allowing you to complete some winning combinations.
The regular scatter symbol is the private investigator himself, shown in a dapper suit with a fedora. He pays in any position, and wins with this scatter symbol are multiplied by your total bet and added to any regular payline wins when you get three or more on any of the reels and in any position.
The free spins scatter is a separate scatter that features a newspaper vendor yelling about the latest headline on the daily edition. It appears on reels three, four, and five and gives you access to the free spins bonus game.
Finally, a bonus scatter in the form of a magnifying glass looking closely at a clue allows you to enter the “Solve the Case” bonus game. This particular scatter appears only on reels one, two, and three.
Private Eye Bonus Games
Private Eye’s bonus games come in three forms. The first is the free spins bonus game, which works about how you would expect it to. You start off getting to pick from three different rows of newspapers, each with three choices per row. The first row has different numbers of free spins, the second has your multiplier for the spins, and the third has an extra cash prize. When you pick from each row, the value is revealed, and then the free spins (which can’t be re-triggered) are played out.
The Solve the Case bonus game gives you a shot of the private eye’s desk, with multiple clues showing, such as a picture of the damsel (complete with lipstick kiss), a gun, matchbook, police report, and notebook, among other items. You pick items one b one to reveal prizes until the telephone rings, signifying the end of the game.
If you are lucky enough to find a fingerprint, you win all of the prizes and trigger the third and final bonus game, the Mugshot Bonus game. In this game, you see mugshots of five different individuals, and you simply choose one to reveal a cash prize. With the right amount of luck in the bonus games, you can win a tidy sum very quickly.
Private Eye Final Thoughts
Private Eye is a very unique and fun video pokie that takes a fresh, imaginative angle with its theme. The bonus games are both very cool to play and can reward you handsomely, and the multiplier and cash bonuses available with free spins are very good additions, as well. It’s a mystery why anyone would choose not to give this one a try.