Murder on the Orient Express returns to the big screen this November with Kenneth Branagh's taking the lead in the Agatha Christie classic. Coincidentally, Gamesys have decided to launch a new slot this week also based on the popular story. We don't mind jumping on a bandwagon so we've chosen the game as our slot of the month.
Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express slots is a 5 reel 25 payline game. The reel icons reflect the 1930s setting of the story and feature characters from the book alongside items such as a gun, glass of wine, a watch and a scrap of paper signed by Daisy Armstrong. Herclue Poirot exercices his little grey cells at the top right of the game.
Wagering on the slot is from 1p a line up to a maximum of £4. Minimum wager is 25p and the top wager is £100. The wager per line is set using the "coin size" option at the base of the game. Unusually for a new game there's no autospin feature.
There are two main game features. Poirot occasionally may start to spin and inspect the symbols on reel 1. Whatever symbol it stops on will become wild as will all other symbols of the same kind across the reels. We suspect Poirot is doing a lot of thinking as he doesn't seem to want to spin that much!
A Passenger Inspection free spins feature is activated when bonus symbols appear on reels 1, 3 and 5. You'll then be invited to open carriage doors on the train. Behind the doors are passengers who can award 1 to 5 free spins. Reveal the prime suspect and the free spins begin! When we got this feature we accumulated 21 spins before the suspect appeared. By the way, there's an autospin option on the free spins round which is useful.
Murder On The Orient Express slots is an enjoyable slot with smooth gameplay, nice graphics and decent bonus features. It should be noted that the game has no link to the current movie - other than the same source for inspiration. That said it's quite nice to see a slot using an adult classic novel as opposed to reaching for the kid's fairytale option.
Murder On The Orient Express slots is available at Star Spins and Jackpotjoy. Try it for free in demo mode to get a feel for the game before you pay and play.