This Private Eye game isn't about Mike Hammer, or Jack Hammer, or whatever Hammer, but it's a game that will inevitably hammer your wallet in the long run. I got hammered in my first run. Damn! The logo 'Private Eye' is the Wild symbol, 5 of which pays a very low 1000x the line bet. It substitutes for other symbols except for the Scatter and Bonus symbols, doesn't do anything else, making it a dumb Wild symbol. The Detective is the Scatter symbol, paying 100x the total bet for 5 of him, but also doesn't do anything else. Yep, yet another dumb symbol. The Newspaper Boy is the Free Spins Scatter symbol, it doesn't pay for itself, but getting 3, 4 or 5 of them triggers the Free Spins game. Pick 3 newspapers to reveal more free spins, multipliers or cash prizes. The maximum is 20 free spins with a 4x multiplier, which isn't really good enough.
There is also a Bonus symbol. appearing only on reels 1, 2 and 3, and getting these trigger a Bonus Feature game. Pick clues to win cash prizes. Getting a Fingerprint symbol wins all the available prizes and award the Mugshot Bonus game, whereby you pick one of the 5 suspects to win additional cash prizes. A ringing phone ends the Bonus game. The other symbols in the game pay from a very low 500x down to 50x the line bet for 5 of each kind. A very low paytable, but a typical one for most 243-ways game. Not to my liking nonetheless.