Cluedo eat your heart out, this Wild Heist Peacock Manor mobile slot has all the mystery and drama of a real board game.
Question is, do boardgames hold that much mystery or drama? The answer, of course, is not really. But they have a nice nostalgia about them that makes them intriguing enough to play.
Which is what this Wild Heist slot is banking on as you’ve four multi-coloured thieves heading into a mansion in order to steal the gold within.
Think Miss Scarlet and Colonel Mustard if they’d fallen on hard times and grew up in an Oliver Twist tale. Now you get the general feel and look of this Thunderkick slot machine.
These 5×3 reels have 17 paylines and the highest paying symbol, the golden peacock comes stacked 3 high. That’s the main draw of the base game.
The rest of the time you’ll be watching for golden scatter keys on screen, which as they land, unlock the locks on the 6th reel.
You still have to land 3, much all the other video slots with bonus games out there, in order to get to the free spins, so it’s really just for show.
Strangely, whilst it’s a bit of wasted space, especially when playing on your Android phone or as an iPhone slot, we didn’t mind it as much as we thought we would.
During the base game, any of three wild features can randomly trigger to give you little wins. It’s rarely much more than 10x to 20x your bet.
But during the free spins, you get to pick from cards that hold special bonus features; much like in Lucha Maniacs by Yggdrasil.
The difference here is that the free spins don’t come around that often, and the special features are temperamental at best.
That said, catch one or two extra wilds and we’ve seen wins of over 200 times our bet in this Wild Heist Peacock Manor slot game.
The max win here is an amazing 8,483 times your bet – short of Thundercats game we rarely see slot machines reach those kind of numbers. It’s amazing.
But it’s hard work. Yes, we know that’s a controversial thing to say because volatile slot games are always hard work; that’s the nature of the beast if you want to have big wins.
This slot just takes a wild to warm up, and whilst there’s a good chance at catching extra features, it would almost have been better to go the Golden Fish Tank route and just let us buy better features with an extra bet.
At least those of us without as much patience would have a quick way to try and bring home more than just a ruby or two; we want the whole damn peacock.
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|Mobile Slot released||April 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 17 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.9% / 96.1%|
|Min/Max bet||0.10 / 100|
|Max win||8,483 times your bet|
|Free spins||Starts at 7 Free Spins / Pick Mystery Bonus Features|
|Bonus rounds||Wild, Scatter, Free Spins, Pick Me Bonus, Wild Reels, Extra Wilds, Walking Wilds|
Wilds: The 'w' is the wild symbol and can be used to replace any other symbol over these 17 paylines.
Mystery Feature: On any spin, one of three features can trigger randomly:
Scatter: The golden key is the scatter symbol. 3 scatters show up, you unlock the door to the manor. You'll start with 7 free spins and 3 picks of the cards on the table.
If you get 4 scatters you get 4 picks, and 5 scatters you get 5 picks. But unlikely.
2 or more scatters whilst you play the Wild Heist bonus spins will give you a re-trigger and a further pick.
Ideally, you want to turn as many high paying characters into wilds, and maybe throw in some walking wilds to get all those free re-spins.
For a 2018 Thunderkick game, this Wild Heist slot on mobile may look the part, but it plays like a much older machine.
Fans of the original Microgaming Isis slot, or even Zeus by WMS, will find much to love an appreciate as you spin some fairly volatile reels to reap some very rich rewards.
There's a lot to love here, but patience and strategy will be key to unlock all the secrets within this Cluedo inspired game.
So if you don't get easily frustrated, and are looking for some big hail mary spins, this is the Peacock Manor of your dreams.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 26, 2021 - Rating