In November of 2015, Playtech launched their latest slot Top Gun which saw the iconic film from 1986 brought to life in a game that would see some of those famous classic characters, such as wingman Goose, making a welcome re-appearance. With the Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” playing throughout the game you are suddenly thrown into some high-speed action and bonus rounds that feature the famous F-14 Tomcat zooming past the reels.
Top Gun by Playtech is a 5-reel and 3-row video slot that has a total of 243 winning combinations. It also includes DogFight Wilds which can see you getting between 1 and 15 extra wilds on ANY spin. There are also a wild substitution symbols and Danger Zone Free Games. The Top Gun online slot has a top cash prize in any one spin of £15,000.
How to play Top Gun Video Slot
When you load the game you will get a quick burst of the famous song from the soundtrack of this famous 80’s movie and that is Berlins Take My Breath Away. This music plays throughout and certainly add to the atmosphere and helps immerse you into the game. You will then get a splash screen which details the main features of the game. Just select the continue button to load the main game screen.
The backdrop to the Top Gun Video Slot sees you up in the skies where the dogfights from the film of the same name take place. The symbols are large and bold and include characters from the film. The lower value symbols are made up of standard card type symbols which are J, Q, K and A. You then have a flying jacket, a clipboard and 5 characters from the film. However, Tom Cruise as Maverick is not one of them. Finally, you have the Top Gun logo as the wild and the F-14 Tomcat jet as the scatter for activating the Danger Zone Free Games feature.
Before playing the Top Gun Slot and getting into some dogfights of your own you should set your cost per spin. You can do this by using the + and – symbols under the coin size option. You can set this from 1p up to £10. This value is then multiplied by 25 to obtain the cost per spin. Adjusting this allows you to set the cost per spin from 25p up to £10. We always recommend that you set the cost per spin to a value you are comfortable with.
To start playing the Top Gun Online Slot you just need to select the large oblong shape button on the right-hand side of the bottom part of the game screen that says ‘Spin’. You will also see an ‘Auto Play’ button. Clicking the AutoPlay feature allows you to have the game spin the reels automatically. You can set the number of spins to 10, 25, 50 or 99 spins.
With this type of online slot that has 243 winning ways you are looking to have matching symbols on adjacent reels and they do not need to be touching. This includes being able to achieve a win with the wild symbol as this substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter. During the base game, you can also randomly have the Dogfight Wilds feature activate. Here you will have an F-14 Tomcat dispatched and fly around to the front of your reels and randomly shoot and change symbols into wilds. You can get up to 15 wilds in a single Dogfight.
Apart from this, you will be hoping to land the symbol that represents the jet on reels 1, 3 and 5 to activate the Danger Zone Free Spins. Once activated you will be awarded a number of free spins and you will also have enhanced Dogfight Wilds that can appear. Once your free spins are complete you will return to the base game.
Top Gun Video Slot Tips
On the bottom left of the game screen, you will see an ‘info’ button. Selecting this will allow you to view a series of 4 screens that give information about the game including the main features as discussed above. You can also view the coin payout levels for the number of matching symbols on a pay line along with a grid view of how the wins are generated. These screens help familiarise you with the game and what you need to do to get the best wins possible.
If you are new to playing the Top Gun video slot, then you should initially try out the game in Freeplay or demo mode at one of our recommended online casinos. This means you can spin the reels as many times as you like for fun without having to spend your own cash. You will see how the gameplay works and then if you want to play for real you can switch to real cash play at any time. If you would like to play Top Gun for free then you can at BGO Casino.
Is Top Gun the right video slot for you?
The Top Gun video slot has a theoretical RTP (return to player) of 94.93% giving a house edge of 5.07%. Considering the are many online slots that offer around 97% RTP such as Dragon Dance, this is quite low. It was also quite noticeable during out test play. We played the game over 100 spins at a £1 cost per spin and had many large dry spells with as many as 17 spins going by without a win.
The game is definitely a medium to high variance game and would suit players who enjoy branded slots and where you have to play to attain the main bonus feature to get the most out of the game and maximise your wins. It may be worthwhile to try this slot when you have a free casino bonus at hand.