Peaky Blinders (Pragmatic Play) slot review: Hot or Not?
Peaky Blinders (Pragmatic Play) – it’s an exciting slot with stunning graphics, but it could have been so much more
Peaky Blinders is a popular British TV series where a criminal gang (Peaky Blinders) is active in Birmingham. It plays immediately after the First World War.
Tommy Shelby (with a cap on) leads the gang, and he also has the lead role in this slot.
Chief Inspector Chester Campbell is hired to prevent further escalations.
It is more than clear that the series was top-rated in England. If you dig into the broader public reviews, you can see that the score was almost perfect (4.9 out of 5). No doubt that this group will appreciate this slot!
The max win is 2.022x the bet
It sounds modest these days. But, it is still pretty substantial to land such a win!
Software: Pragmatic Play
Number of paylines: 5 reels and 3 rows, 20 fixed paylines
RTP and variance: 96.5%, Medium to High variance
Maximum win: 2.022 x the bet
Betting range: $€0,20 – $€100
Bonus features: 2 different types of free spins
Casino Hipster verdict: Good for a few hours of solid entertainment
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Peaky Blinders slot – Gameplay and Features
Peaky Blinders has 20 fixed paylines and 5 reels with 3 symbols per reel.
The protagonist Thomas Shelby is, how could it be otherwise, the most lucrative symbol. A 5-of-a-kind of Thomas Shelby’s yields a win of 20x the bet.
The other three premium symbols are Arthur Shelby, Polly Gray and Michael Gray. The lower paying symbols are the five royals 10, J, Q, K and A.
An emblem with the letters WILD represents the wild symbol.
Furthermore, you have 3 Bonus symbols:
- The “Peaky Blinders Bonus” (appears on reels 1 and 3)
- The “Shelby Betting Shop” (appears on reel 5)
- The “By Order of the Peaky Blinders” (appears on reel 5)
The main game is straightforward, where you need combos of at least three identical symbols.
The Shelby Betting Shop Random Spin Feature
If you spin the “Shelby Betting Shop” Bonus symbol on reel 5 (and NOT the “Peaky Blinders Bonus symbols” on reels 1 and 3), you activate the Shelby Betting Shop Spin Feature.
All current premium symbols remain on the playing field, but you get a free respin to boost the number of premium symbols. Afterwards, these convert into cash wins.
The By Order of the Peaky Blinders Spin Feature
If you spin the “By Order of the Peaky Blinders” Bonus symbol on reel 5 (and NOT the “Peaky Blinders Bonus symbols” on reels 1 and 3), you activate the By Order of the Peaky Blinders Spin Feature.
Now, you get a free respin, where all premium and wild symbols convert into one identical same premium symbol.
The Shelby Betting Shop Random Free Spins
If you spin the “Shelby Betting Shop” Bonus symbol on reel 5 and ALSO the “Peaky Blinders Bonus symbols” on reels 1 and 3, you activate 8 Shelby Betting Shop free spins.
The free spins are the same as in the base game, but you’ll soon notice that the Shelby Betting Shop Random Spin Feature is often triggered.
The By Order of the Peaky Blinders Free Spins
If you spin the “By Order of the Peaky Blinders” Bonus symbol on reel 5 and ALSO the “Peaky Blinders Bonus symbols” on reels 1 and 3, you get 10 By Order of the Peaky Blinders free spins.
Again, the free spins are the same as in the base game, but also here you’ll benefit from the By Order of the Peaky Blinders Spin Feature, much more often.
Payout Rate (RTP)
Peaky Blinders’ RTP is 96.5%, which is fine. Most Pragmatic Play slots have an RTP around then 96.5%.
Peaky Blinders slot – a medium to high variance
Pragmatic Play rates Peaky Blinders a 4 out of 5 on their variance scale.
I expect that the variance is medium to high and that the top wins are around 500x.
Pros and Cons
- A great-looking slot with all the popular characters from the TV show.
- The gameplay is fine: not too dull and not too complicated.
- Great win potential.
- Pragmatic Play could have done a lot more with the theme and storyline of the show.
- You won’t bag a mindblowing win that will change your life. The slot isn’t volatile enough for that to happen.
So, who’ll like the slot? And who won’t?
If you love this kind of TV series, you’ll appreciate this Pragmatic Play slot.
Somewhere, though, the X-factor is not there. The real fireworks are missing, partly because the slot isn’t volatile enough. The win potential is modest, in the end.
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