Turkeys may not be an obvious choice for a lot theme, but surprisingly it does create an exciting and interesting game for players! It transports players to a faraway world in long ago times, where a group of turkeys travel to find some special objects. They seem to worship the Wild symbol, and you can see why with the benefits it offers!
NetEnt is the provider behind Wild Turkey, and it ensures a good quality game. The melodic background music and the village clearing that is visible behind the reels makes players feel part of this world, particularly with the attention to detail. The houses are even in the shape of a bird’s head!
How to play
Wild Turkey starts like any other slot game: by setting coin value and bet levels and then pressing spin. As usual, there is also an option for autoplay too.
Engraved on stones are the lower-value symbols of 10, J, Q, K, A, with the turkeys representing the higher value ones. These include a plain soldier turkey with a spear; a female turkey wearing blue accessories; a turkey quack wearing green and a skull atop his head; a large orange turkey with a bone through his beak; then, top of all, is the leader of the turkey clan who wears a red headdress.
There are 20 possible paylines on Wild Turkey, each giving chances to players to get some winnings!
The Wild symbols are the only bonus feature on Wild Turkey; there are no specific Scatter symbols. However, the individual Wild symbols (a bronze engraving of a turkey’s head) can act as a Scatter symbol if 3 or more appear on the reels. If a player gets 3, they receive 15 free spins, 4 give you 30, and 5 give oyu an incredible 60 free spins!
In free spins mode, the Wild transforms into a Stacked Wild which can increase your chances of winning big.
Whilst the main game takes place in broad daylight, free spins mode fast forwards into the night. At the start and end of the bonus round you will see a huddle of turkeys around an eerie fire, which is both strange and mysterious! The free spins round has an added excitement and tension because of this, but also because players are hoping to cash in on the opportunity they’ve been given!
Overall, Wild Turkey is a bizarre theme for a slot game but somehow it works. It is certainly unforgettable and completely different to other slot games, but unfortunately the gameplay doesn’t quite match this standard. Although the Stacked Wild feature is good, the limited choice of other features and bonuses limits the opportunities open to players. It also makes gameplay slightly less interesting and thrilling as there’s not so many things to look out for. Similarly, there are no special bonus rounds (apart from free spins) to add variety to the game.
However, it is a solid game with an interesting theme and good graphics. Players should enjoy what it offers, although there is scope for more to be included.