Cluedo is a board game that takes persistence and concentration. It also takes quite a long time to play, but then again, what board games don’t? No one ever completed a round of Monopoly in a short space of time. Does anyone ever remember Trivial Pursuit being a quick affair? Well, thanks to Light and Wonder, a studio powered by SG Digital, Cluedo and all the sneakiness involved is coming to your screens in the form of an online slots title. Not only that, but Cluedo Mighty Ways is a new mechanic to rival the perennial Megaways system, making up to 262,144 paylines available on a given spin. There’s also a case to be made for the free spins triggered by cascading reels, and more in this review.
These days, board games probably don't have the same appeal, but we'll always remember Cluedo, the game that had us guessing whodunnit? The famous characters all make an appearance at points in the game, as well as some objects that you all remember as possible weapons. You'll see that there are six reels, and you'll also see that the number of rows per reel increase to what looks a bit crazy. Needless to say, in order to make up to 262,144 win lines available, reels have to expand to a serious degree. Another exciting aspect is the use of cascading reels in Cluedo Might Ways, which means winning combinations trigger another tumble of the reels, to potentially trigger another win and thus another tumble.
Cluedo Might Ways has a maximum win amount of 50,000x your stake, which is a high number compared to other slots. The great thing about Cluedo Might Ways is that it doesn’t have an overly high maximum wagering amount, being 20.00 per spin, while the minimum bet amount is 0.20. Players will have the luxury of being able to play wherever, whenever, as you can play on mobile devices for added convenience.
Light and Wonder hasn’t used the famous characters as symbols, which we found puzzling, although they have been used for a different purpose. This we’ll come to a little later, but for now the higher paying symbols are objects including the feather duster, the vase, a pipe and scotch, a jewellery box and the Cluedo Might Ways logo. The lower paying icons are very basic in that they’re playing cards 10, J, Q, K and A.
You'll find a few special symbols that can land in different modes. The most common that can land in the wild, and this one substitutes all regular icons to possibly create winning lines. Additional special icons are the pocket watch and mystery symbol.
You’ll have noticed that there isn’t a scatter symbol, and this is because the bonus features are triggered by landing multiple wins through the cascading reels reactions. The ladder to the left of the reels numbers upwards from 1 – 4, with the 5th segment displaying question marks, then the 6th segment being the number 6. There are also 7th, 8th and 9th segments called Bonus, Super Bonus and Mega Bonus. Multiple wins move you up this ladder. When you get to the 5th segment of ‘???’, a random booster is applied, including access to the bonus rounds, mystery icons turning into the same symbol, multipliers, and more.
You really want to get to the 7th segment and higher, however, as these are free spins features. The Bonus is five free spins, Super Bonus 6 free spins and Mega Bonus 7 free spins. Before the free spins get going you'll need to select a face-down card, and this will add a boost to the feature. It might be extra free spins, expanding wilds, multipliers or another advantage.
There's even more that comes with the free spins that give you possible cash prizes or increased chances of nabbing wins, but we're running out of time. Let's just say, there are loads of incentives as to why Cluedo Might Ways is a great slot, and we can’t help but feel that playing it with a sensible strategy gives you as good a chance as any to crack this case wide open.