Released in the 80s, Top Gun is movie about a fighter pilot who refused to lie down, against impossible odds. It is the movie that made Tom Cruise a family name and inspired a generation. “I feel the need, the need for speed.” The movie was a great choice for developers because of its cult film status. The film is still quoted in pop culture and is one of those “What! You haven’t seen Top Gun, Films.”
This Top Gun pokies is powered by Playtech, the self-proclaimed” world’s largest gambling software and services supplier”. Whether or not this claim is true, they have produced a quality online pokies game.
The game draws heavily from the film and inspires nostalgic feels. The interface is clean and modern, nothing really stands out, from the stock standard panel. The panel is simple and the background is a faded sky. This slot game has exceptional animations, and while some last a bit too long, they are really well put together.
Pressing the spin button, starts the reels spinning and the classic ‘Take my breath away’ plays. Players will find themselves pressing the spin button just to keep the song going. There is also footage from the film, which just takes it to the next level. Maybe Playtech realised their animations are painfully long, and sort to speed up game play with a turbo mode feature, regardless of their reasoning, it make for some extra fast spinning.
All the popular characters make an appearance as symbols on the five reels. It includes the MIGs and M14s fighter jets, Goose, Ice Man, Charlie and Maverick. Some of the symbols, feel like fillers. Playtech could have come up with something better than just letters.
How to Play
There are 243 ways to win at the pokies game. The minimum bet is a very affordable £0.25 and the maximum bet is £250. The Top Gun symbol is wild and substitutes any symbol except scatters.
The gameplay is generic, which is a good thing. It is better to have elaborate bonus rounds and extra features, than it is to alter the, tried and tested, base game.
Dog fight wilds are randomly triggered and they come with big win potential. A jet flies onto the screen and starts shooting up symbols. The player can receive up to 15 Dogfight wilds. These wilds can make wins out of an otherwise stale spin. It is an elating feeling, to have a loss randomly turned into a win.
The player needs to remember that your wingman always has your back. The Danger Zone Free Games feature, is triggered when a player gets 3 Jet symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5. The player is rewarded with 8 free spins and Kenny loggings’ Danger Zone plays, which is a great time.
The jackpot is not exactly life changing at £1,000, but this game pumps out enough little wins, to keep the player engaged and entertained.
A Dogfight more or less guarantees a big win, and with 243 ways to win, players will find their bank roll lasts a long time playing this game. It would be nice to have a stupidly ginormous jackpot, but there are still potential winning awaiting the lucky and persistent.
The game feeds nostalgia. It will get the player right in the feels, and remind them of a simpler time when they were younger, carefree and better looking.
It falls down by not offering big win potential, but it is a nice entertaining clean game, with great animations. This is a good game for a player who want to stretch their bankroll and have fun doing so.