Peaky Blinders Review
Renowned online slot developer Pragmatic Play have teamed up with television giants Endemol to produce an exciting online slot based on the hit television show Peaky Blinders. The hugely popular show follows the exploits of the notorious Shelby family as they look to grow their Birmingham-based criminal empire into a force to be reckoned with.
The beautifully designed game brings all of the hallmarks of the legendary show to life in slot format and really does it justice in our eyes, especially considering there are a whole host of exciting in-game features that kept us busy throughout which we’ll go into detail about below.
If you haven’t yet played this gritty 5-reel, 20 payline branded slot we have to ask, what are you waiting for? Get spinning, by orders of the Peaky Blinders!
We have to credit to the team at Pragmatic Play for giving this slot the attention it deserves with regards to design. The dark and gritty aesthetic that’s synonymous with the hit show has been excellently recreated here, right down the most minute detail.
The reels are set in front of the dark and dingy cobbled streets of Watery Lane, Birmingham where the Peaky Blinder’s family home and betting empire is based.
Low paying symbols in Peaky Blinders are your standard 10, J, Q, K, A (with bullets and razor blades rested up against them), the high paying symbols are portraits of four of the main members of the Shelby family: Michael Gray, Polly Gray, Arthur Shelby and of course their cunning and charismatic leader Tommy Shelby.
Dark and sinister music from the show plays in the background as the reels spin, the music picks up and becomes more upbeat during the bonus round. Clips of iconic Tommy Shelby quotes from the show are also played following a big win.
Even the cruel and calculated Brummie mobsters would approve of their likeness in this wonderfully designed online slot.
Peaky Blinders is a pretty self-explanatory slot when it comes to gameplay. Rather than set a single bet amount they can change their coin bet per line, coin value and total bet, giving them a bit more fluidity with regards to how much they stake per spin.
Like all modern Pragmatic Play slots players can use an innovative auto-play menu that utilises sliders to set how many automatic spins they’d like to play. There are also safeguards to stop the game from automatically spinning after a certain amount of cash has been won or lost.
This medium volatility slot has a fair RTP of 96.5% which is ever so slightly above the industry average, the maximum win players can achieve is 2,022x their initial stake which isn’t phenomenal, but it’s not so bad that we’re completely turned off by the offering.
We take our hats (or flat caps) off to Pragmatic Play, the veteran developers have genuinely done a fantastic job of translating this popular television drama into an online slot game. The game looks and sounds brilliant and we genuinely enjoyed the bonus features. Peaky Blinders gets a big thumbs up from us.