If you want to try a lot game that’s like no other, you’ve certainly found it in Top Gun by Playtech -even it’s stand-out name separates it from the rest. As you may have guessed, this is the officially licensed game of the movie of the same name, so if you ever “feel the need, need for speed”, then you’ll be in your element playing Top Gun.
You’ll feel as though you’re sitting in the cockpit of the F-14 Fighter Jet, shooting down enemies in the sky, which is one of the scenes that may come to mind if you’ve ever seen the movie; complete with animations and cool features that you’ll also be familiar with from the franchise. Tying it all up is a random blast of the classic hit ‘Take My Breath Away’ by Berlin from the official soundtrack.
The Top Gun slot machine was recently released online through a propriety software label, but unfortunately at the current time, it’s not available to play in the USA. Do keep your eyes open as it should become available for US gamers in the near future.
One of the first things you’ll notice when you do come to play it, is that it feels more like a video game than a traditional slot game. This is even more evident when the time comes to trigger one of the bonus features, as you’ll be taken up into the sky and flying through the clouds as you collect your bonuses.
Again, if you’re acquainted with the movie, you’ll recognize the characters of Iceman, Charlie, Goose Jester, Stinger amongst many others. Each of them will pay out their own rewards when placing spins. Unfortunately ladies, you won’t spot Tom Cruise popping up anywhere…
The game has been coined with the phrase ‘Sensory immersion gaming’ thanks to its high-tech qualities that truly bring you straight into the scene; including the inclusion of immersive sound, which make you believe you really are sitting in an F14.
As usual within slot games, you’re going to have to bet a lot of cash to win the big bucks, so it’s worth looking for the penny versions that are linked to the jackpot.
Firstly, let’s take a look at the playing card symbols, which are divided into two sections. Jacks and Queens pay 5 coins for three spins, 15 coins for four spins and 25 coins for five of a kind. With the same rules in check, the Ace and King symbols pay 10, 25 and 50 coins.
The crucial elements for flying – the jacket and aviator sunglasses pay 15 coins for spinning three of a kind, 50 coins for four and 100 coins for five; while the Stinger and the Jester. Spinning three will reward you with 25 coins, 75 coins for four and 150 coins for five.
Next up are Goose and the Iceman. Spin three-of-a-kind for 50 coins, four for 150 and finally, 500 coins for five.
Last but not least is the symbol of Charlie; the character played by Kelly McGillis in the movie. As she’s feeling extremely kind, she’ll be awarding you 100 coins for three spins, 250 coins for four and 1000 for five.
Should you be lucky enough to get the wild symbol, you’ll be paid a whopping 1,500 coins for spinning a full line of 5. Not forgetting the scatter symbol, this comes in the form of the Fighter Jet on reels 1,3 and 5. If you spin three, you’ll trigger the Danger Zone round and have the opportunity of being awarded eight free games. The Dogfight Wilds also pays out some impressive rewards.