Would you like to visit the shady jail cells of the 13th Precinct? Perhaps not in the real world. But if you tried the Mugshot Madness online slot game created by Microgaming, you wouldn’t think twice. As light-hearted as it is, the game takes you into the world of crime as a canine by the name of Detective Jack Murphy seeks to bring law and order in his city by putting a syndicate of ten criminals away. By the way, all entities in this game are animals, with the sole exception of the chosen Scatter symbol. It’s a real throwback to crime from the sixties if you ask me. Great fun to play too.
How to Play Mugshot Madness Slot
Now, if you’re an experienced online slots player, setting the bet amount, viewing the payouts and the winning combinations is definitely worth checking out prior to playing the game. Especially if you are playing with real money. In Mugshot Madness, you can set the bet amount from 20 to 200 coins per spin in the demo version or the real money mode.
For this, there’s a separate section titled “View Pays” where you can see the pay lines and the amount you stand to win as a result. Speaking of which, you have about 20 pay lines in all for this game where you catch any of the ten criminals if they line up in a particular pattern of 3, 4 or 5 each. Of course, the amount of coins you win for any particular accepted combination depends on the amount of money you’ve bet for that particular spin. That said, you can use the AutoPlay feature to carry out 10 to 100 spins automatically.
Free & Real Money
If you play the demo version available at a couple of online casinos, you will start with 40,000 coins. As mentioned earlier, you can increase the betting amount between the range of 20 to 200 coins for each spin in increments of 20 coins. The amounts that you can bet with real money varies from casino to casino but the winning limits range from $10,000 to $20,000.
Ideally speaking, you qualify for the bonus round when three or more sheriff’s badges appear in the initial round. If you are able to get five sheriff’s badges in a single spin, you’ll win 10,000 coins which are the jackpot. However, if you get to the bonus round in Mugshot Madness, you will not get a chance to trigger this round again in the same session.
Bonus Rounds & Free Spins
Mugshot Madness has both a wild and scatter symbol where Jack Murphy serves as the first and the sheriff’s badge is the symbol for the latter. Now, if our delectable sleuth Jack Murphy is involved in any combination in the initial round, the amount you win is doubled.
Also, if three or more sheriff’s badges appear in any spin, you will play the bonus round where you will get a chance to capture these criminals and replace their usual profile shot with a black-and-white mugshot instead. Known as the line-up feature, this round gives you either 15, 20 or 25 free spins.
This is, for all practical purposes, the bonus round where you not only get free spins but stand to make a bit more money than the usual winning combinations. Depending on the criminal you catch, you stand to multiply your winnings accordingly. In other words, catching the alligator will multiply your bonus winnings by 10 times but as much with the other criminals. Still, you stand to win a decent amount of money in a session when playing the bonus round even if you don’t catch the Boss.
Other Developer’s Slots
Apart from Mugshot Madness, MicroGaming has released Mermaids Millions, Avalon II, Thunderstruck II, $crooge, Cool Wolf and Lucky Leprechaun. They also claim to have launched the very first online casino in 1994.