You know, there's nothing like a good heist to make the hair on your arms stand up in excitement. Thunderkick is trying to get you excited by using this theme with their Wild Heist at Peacock Manor slot. The game takes place in Victorian England and sees punters testing their luck while trying to steal a golden peacock statue from an estate. Can you get lucky enough to prise some gold from the casino?
Wild Heist at Peacock Manor is a 5 reel, 17 payline video slot that takes place in front of a window at the Peacock Manor house. Here a grizzly assortment of characters are assembling to steal the piece of art. The game symbols include 10, J, Q, K, A, a bearded crook, drunk man in green, a purple crum bum, red haired woman, a "W" wild symbol, a golden peacock statue, and a key scatter symbol.
Features in the game include random wilds, walking wilds, a Mystery feature, wild reels, a pick'em game, free spins, scatter symbols, and free spins. Some of these features, such as the walking wilds or the wild reels, may be awarded randomly on any spin. The free spins round however is triggered by spinning three or more key symbols on a single spin. If you manage that you see a short cartoon video of your gang gaining entry to the manor, and you are asked to pick from a set of playing cards that may award extra free spins, an increased multiplier, or a transformation of the character symbols into wilds. During the free spins round you may be able to pick from some extra playing card bonuses if you land two or more key scatter symbols on any spin.
The gameplay is fairly decent for the slot, even if the dark and brooding theme isn't something that everyone will enjoy. I played for about 20 minutes and noticed that the features ended up hitting quite frequently, and when they did the game paid out handsomely. I could have done without the theme, but I can't argue with the results. The walking wilds is probably the best of these features, as I had my best payouts coming in with that.
I should note that Wild Heist at Peacock Manor can be played on mobile devices, and it looked quite impressive on my iPhone XS. The colours are drab, but I was more impressed with this on my phone than I was on my desktop. If you're someone that wants to steal from someone 150 years ago with a bunch of buffoons in your gang, then this game is perfect for you.