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Mugshot Madness slot from Microgaming

Mugshot Madness slot from Microgaming
Microgaming released the cartoonish Mugshot Madness slot machine in 2012, and it still puts smiles on player’s faces after all these years. Here’s your chance to become the right-hand man of 30’s Detective Dog Jack Murphy and capture some of the biggest animalistic criminals. ,Each thug, from small-time crook to Kingpin, is just as hilariously depicted as the next one. No corny card suits, but all unique mugshots symbols and during the Line-Up Feature, it’s up to you to capture as many as you can.

The bad-ass alligator is the most crooked of all, so make sure you definitely book him. The slow but upbeat slapstick music adds another layer to the general cheerful atmosphere of this slot. With its Medium Volatility, 96.02% RTP and a max win of 200 000 coins, there’s no reason not to chase these cute troublemakers.

Try the Mugshot Madness slot machine for free in the DEMO version on this page. No mugshot or other personal data is required.

Personal testers’ opinion

  • The Mugshot Madness is a stand-alone machine that you will remember, maybe not for what you win, but for the incredible unique theme of the Free Spins (after which the slot is named). The default hit frequency is not openly proclaimed, but we checked the results of our test sessions statistically - for us, it was only 17% in over 4000 spins. This is lower than any player will appreciate. The Free Spins round is also hard to trigger. It is super entertaining, though; we just deem it has 3 flaws to be a perfect Free Spins round.
  • For starters, it should deliver a higher multiplier when you happen to catch the same ‘criminal’ twice (strike 1) like in real life. Police apprehend them - flash with the camera- the mugshot is taken, night in prison, in the morning somebody bails the crook out, and the same evening the detectives squeeze the guy again in the corner of a new crime situation.
  • So you should be double rewarded for that culprit, don’t you agree? Even if he is a petty (lesser on the paytable) criminal! However, that is not what happens in the Microgaming justice system.  Both Wilds and Scatters are well paid (on top places in the paytable), plus the wins, including Wilds, are doubled. Yet, the slot fails to deliver mega wins in the Free Spins (strike 3), nor to be steady enough in the base game to suit the bonus hunters' needs Plus, the FS cannot be re-triggered - another downside (strike 2).
  • Wall-to-wall, the Mugshot Madness slot deserves our neutral recommendations for bonus money wagering and for real money play.


  • Wild Detective Jack Murphy - The most valuable symbol of the slot - 100x the bet for 5OAK - replacing all other symbols other than Sherriff Star Scatter. All Wild wins are doubled.
  • The Line-Up Feature/Free Spins - Landing 3, 4 or 5 Sherriff Star Scatters will trigger 15, 20 and 25 Free Spins, respectively. The Line-Up feature is triggered, and it’s your duty to capture as many crooks as you possibly can. The higher up in rank they are, the more you pocket, of course. The Free Spins cannot be re-triggered, unfortunately.


  • The number of reels is 5.
  • Payment lines – 20 (always active).
  • The cost of 1 coin is from 0.01 to 0.50.
  • The number of coins per line is 1-10.
  • Range of bets - from 0.20 up to 100 coins.
  • The maximum winning is 200 000 coins (Dog symbol).
  • Wild symbol – yes.
  • Scatter – yes.
  • Free spins – yes
  • RTP – 96,02%.

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Written by Kamen Valev
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