Big Top Tombola Slot Review
Long before Fluffy Favourites became a staple of every online slots and bingo brand it had a rival on the Virtue Fusion platform. Whilst Dragonfish headlined their top slot, sites like Gala, Mecca and William Hill Bingo featured Big Top Tombola. This 20 payline slot brings the circus to the reels and offers a Golden Ticket bonus round plus progressive jackpot.
Big Top Tombola is a 5 reel 20 payline slot. The reels are set on a colourful background of red curtains, presumably to a Big Top. The images on the slot are stylish - even given that the slot is over 10 years old. However they do depict the circus of old with performing elephants and tigers jumping through fire hoops. A strong man, clown and ringmaster are joined by A, K and Q as well as a big top tombola symbol.
The progressive jackpot is won when five big top symbols appear on a win line. Get five ringmasters and it's x5000 whilst five clowns will see you collect x1250 your stake per line. Wagering starts at 1p but can be increased to £100 by adjusting pay lines and stake. An autoplay option allows you to spin 5 to 100 lines plus stop based on wins or losses. Note that the progressive jackpot varies based on stake.
When we first reviewed Big Top Tombola you had to play a minimum of £2 per line to play for the full progressive. Now you need to wager £5 per line in order to have a chance of winning the maximum jackpot (currently around £110,000). Wager just 1p a line and that progressive comes down to a less life changing £220.
Golden Ticket Bonus
As well as the progressive, Big Top Tombola also has a bonus feature which activates when you get a Golden Ticket on the first reel. When this Golden Ticket appears you get the chance to stop the Tombola and The Ringmaster will choose a raffle ticket. This basically gets you a multiplier for any win lines.
Disappointingly there are no free game bonus rounds. At a 90% Return To Player (low variant) you're also not going to see many small wins. Compared to more modern slots such as those using Megaways players may find Big Top Tombola a little bit dated. However it is designed for mobile, tablet and desktop and still features in the roster of Virtue Fusion brands.
Big Top Tombola is a quite a fun slot game. It has the feel of a pub slot game and that's quite nice. The accompanying circus sounds of the drum roll and clown horn add to the fun. The progressive jackpot is a decent attraction but players may feel a bit disappointed when they realise that the £100K is only attainable by wagering £5 to £100 a spin.
As a Virtue Fusion Network progressive slot game you can play Big Top Tombola at the likes of William Hill Bingo, Mecca Bingo and Paddy Power.