If you want to play a slot game that will truly take your breath away, then you need to buckle up and give Top Gun a try; one of the standout titles in Playtech’s collection.
This is an officially licensed slot game taking its cues from the movie of the same name, so if you “feel the need, the need for speed” than load up the Top Gun slot machine and get stuck in right away. The Top Gun slot was originally an IGT game but the online rights have now been acquired by Playtech.
The game features the industry-leading All Ways technology, which gives players a particularly generous 243 ways in which to win with each spin. So each time you get the reels spinning you can pick up one of the main game prizes, trigger the Danger Zone Free Games round, or watch as a jet zooms into view and blasts a host of Dogfight Wilds onto your five reels.
Top Gun is fully licensed and features little animations and features from the movie franchise; including the occasional strain of Berlin’s smash hit single Take My Breath Away, which featured on the film’s official soundtrack.
It’s another brilliant slot game from Playtech, and if you loved the movie then you are sure to enjoy the features on offer here; nostalgia rules! Hardcore slot gamers will perhaps be disappointed that the free games round is capped at eight spins, while the Dogfight Wilds feature seems rarer than Haley’s Comet. But those gripes aside, it really is a smooth and enjoyable game to play.
All of the Top Gun characters are here – Goose, Iceman, Charlie, Jester, Stinger etc – and they each pay out a different prize for spinning them on your reels. There’s no sign of Tom Cruise’s Maverick, presumably for some kind of contractual reason, but hopefully that shouldn’t put you off too much.
But first up are the playing card symbols. These are split into two camps, with Jacks and Queens paying 5 coins, 15 coins and 25 coins for spinning three, four or five of a kind on your five reels. The Ace and King symbols pay 10, 25 and 50 coins on the same principles.
Next up are those two things that no self-respecting fighter pilot can do without: the Jacket and the Aviator Sunglasses. These earn 15 coins for spinning three of a kind, 50 coins for four and 100 coins for the full five.
Next up are two of the mainstays of the movie franchise: Stinger and the Jester. Spin three of these on one of your paylines and you will be rewarded with 25 coins, four earns 75 coins and five pays a very tidy 150 coins.
Two of the movie’s leading male leads – Goose and the Iceman – take centre stage next, and these two handsome chaps pay some rather handsome rewards for spinning three, four or five of them on your reels: 50 coins, 150 coins and 500 coins respectively.
The last of the main game symbols is Charlie, played in the movie by the ravishing Kelly McGillis. She’s in a generous mood and will pay players 100 coins for a trio, 250 coins for a quad and 1,000 coins for the full nap hand.
But the fun doesn’t stop there with Top Gun, as there are a few more symbols to get your hands on first. The wild symbol, which is the Top Gun logo, pays 1,500 coins for spinning a full line of five and will also substitute for all other symbols except from the scatter to help players reveal some superb winning combinations.
And what about that scatter symbol? This is the Fighter Jet, and it will appear on reels 1, 3 and 5. Spin three of these and you will trigger the Danger Zone Free Games round. Here you will be rewarded with eight free games, and any Dogfight Wilds that you pick up are enhanced yet further to achieve some phenomenal prizes.
In Top Gun slots, you really DO want to be caught up in a dogfight. That’s because the Dogfight Wilds feature, which can be triggered randomly by any spin, pays out some sky high rewards.
Here you will be treated to the sight of a fighter jet swooping onto your screen and firing missiles at your reels. This will turn the symbols present into wilds – anything up to 15 can be blasted onto your gameboard – and needless to say that this can create some huge wins.
If you're a sucker for movie slots, love Top Gun or just fancy joining Kenny Loggins in the Danger Zone then the Top Gun slot by Playtech might just be the perfect slot. Just remember to fasten your seatbelt as you're in for a wild ride.