Fri, Feb 22, 5:08am by William Brown
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CSI or ‘Crime Scene Investigation’ was a highly successful crime drama that ran from 2000 to 2015. The show was based around the actions of a forensics team who worked in the Las Vegas Police Department. CSI met with great critical acclaim and would pick up 6 Emmy awards, while its 15-year run it became the seventh longest running scripted series in the history of TV. The show would go on to feature many spin-offs including CSI: Miami, CSI: New York and CSI: Cyber, plus comic books and video games – as well as this IGT slot!
Crime Scene Investigation is an atmospheric pokie, which will appeal to players whether they watched the TV shows or not. Here are the ways in which the many different bonus features all aid you in solving the crime:
You’ll be on the lookout for evidence throughout the game with the CSI pokie. This game starts with blood on the reels – no not literally, but there is a symbol showing a drop of blood. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these symbols on adjacent reels and you’ll win an instant prize, as well as collect the ‘blood evidence’. You’ll now move on to collect the ‘bullet’ evidence, followed by the ‘shoeprint’ and finally the ‘fiber’. As well as all of the individual prizes, collect all four and a prize of 20x your total bet is awarded.
Look out for the Lock N’ Re-Spin symbol which can appear on any of the five reels. This symbol comes in handy when it appears alongside a win. At this point you’ll be awarded a free re-spin, where all of the winning symbols are held in place for the subsequent spin. This gives you a great opportunity of boosting the win, perhaps turning a 3 or a 4 in a row win into the highest paying 5 in a row pay out.
The bonus symbol features the CSI logo and like the Lock N’ Re-spin can appear on any or all of the five reels. Land 3, 4 or 5 symbols to activate the free spins, with rewards of 5, 10 or 30 free spins respectively. If you have started collecting evidence already (at least the ‘blood’) all wins during the free spins will be the subject of a 2x multiplier.
CSI is a five-reel pokie with a maximum number of 20 win-lines, with the options of reducing this number to 15, 10, 5 or a just single win-line. The Nick Stokes symbols acts as the wild, substituting for all apart from the bonus symbol. Any time he appears, he’ll expand to fill an entire reel.
D.B.Russell is the highest paying character, worth 5,000 coins, while Willows, Sanders and Capt. Brass pay 2,500, 1,500 and 500 coins respectively. The remaining standard symbols are made up of a thumbprint, a flashlight, DNA and the Lab.
The green, futuristic backdrop to CSI will be familiar to all fans of the series, keeping faith with the original look of the show, as the forensic evidence is examined. On the reels you’ll find photographic images of five of the leading characters and watch as they turn into video clips any time you land a win with one. All the other winning symbols feature individual animations too. The soundtrack has an eeriness about it, as the usually unseemly crimes are examined.
Crime Scene Investigation is an enjoyable and involving game from IGT. This gambling machine features a collection of bonus games and added extras, which keep you zoned in throughout. The evidence collection is a nice feature, which will keep you on your toes throughout the game, as you aim for that bonus prize. While the lock n’ re-spin is always on hand to improve your wins. Enter a free spins bonus feature, where you can find that perfect combination of a good number of spins with an added multiplier. Land all of these features and you’ll be able to close the case with a win!