Unusual Suspects Slot Review

Unusual Suspects by Northernlights boasts a high hit frequency (35.27%) and an extremely high max win possibility of 12,500 times the total stake. That’s not all that Unusual Suspects has to offer.

Overview and Special Features

  • Slot Grid: Video slot with 5 columns and 4 rows (5x4)
  • Theme: Crime, Mystery, Neo-Noir
  • Paylines/Betways: 20-45
  • RTP: 96.06%
  • Volatility/Variance: Medium
  • Hit frequency: 35.27%
  • Minimum - maximum bet size: $0.10 - $40
  • Maximum win multiplier: 3,000x
  • Bonus features: Scatters, Wilds, Bonus Wilds, Free Spins, Bonus Buy
  • Supported on: PC, Mac, Android smartphones, Android tablets, iPad, iPhone

High and Low Pay Wins

Slot games usually have at least two sets of symbols in the base game, and Unusual Suspects maintains that with:

  1. High-paying symbols are represented by Handcuffs, Gun, Dynamite, and a Suitcase Full of Money.
  2. Low-paying symbols that are represented by 10, J, Q, K, and A in prison stripes.

Match 3, 4, or 5 of the same symbols to win:

  1. 0.1x, 0.3x, or 1x multipliers from the low pay symbols, respectively.
  2. 0.2x, 0.5x, or 3x multipliers from the high pay symbols, respectively.

Wild and Detective Wild Wins

Regular wilds turn all nearby symbols into matches for winning combinations on the reels. They also act as a unique Premium symbol, so you can win a 1x, 2.5x, or 10x multiplier by landing 3, 4, or 5 of them.

Detective Wilds turn all framed positions on the reels into regular wilds, but more importantly, they are turned into sticky wilds. The wild symbols stick until the end of the Free Spin bonus rounds, but all wilds only stick for one extra spin in the base game.

Free Spins and Big Boss Bonus Rounds

To enter the Free Spins bonus round, players must land:

  • 3 scatters to get 10 Free Spins
  • 4 scatters to get 15 Free Spins
  • 5 Scatters to get 20 Free Spins

Landing scatters will always add one token per two scatters to the Free Spins Booster Meter. It needs a total of 50 tokens to be filled completely. When a Free Spin bonus round activates on a full Free Spins Bonus Meter,

  • 3 Detective badges (scatters) will unlock Big Boss 1 with 5 more Free Spins and a 2x multiplier.
  • 6 Detective badges (scatters) will unlock Big Boss 2 with 5 more Free Spins and a 3x multiplier.
  • 9 Detective badges (scatters) will unlock Big Boss 3 with 5 more Free Spins and a 5x multiplier.
  • 12 Detective badges (scatters) will unlock Big Boss 4 with 5 more Free Spins and a 10x multiplier.

You can also start the game with Free Spins from the beginning with Bonus Buy. Players will need to pay before, as per the paytable, to activate it.

Themed in crime noir, Unusual Suspects is most certainly a comic take on the neo-noir movie, Usual Suspects. As we have come to expect from Northernlights, the slot is sound in all its core mechanics; it looks great, it sounds great, and there’s a very decent chance for players to win something for their time.