Top Gun Slot Review
Did you know that it's 30 years since Top Gun appeared on the movie screen? Tom Cruise took our breathe away with the exciting story about hotshot fighter pilot Maverick. To celebrate the anniversary of the movie we thought we'd take a spin on a slot game based on the film. So let's fly into the danger zone and see if Top Gun slots can take our breath away.
Top Gun slots from Playtech is a 5 reel slot with 243 win lines. It includes characters from the hit movie as well as features based on the film. Among the slot icons are Charlie, Stinger, Jesterm, Goose and Ice Man. You'll also find an airman's jacket, Maverick's sunglasses and the F-14 Tomcat fighter aircraft. Each spin is accompanied with a mix of 'Take Your Breathe Away' that is usually only found in supermarkets or lifts.
Dog Fight Wilds
The top paying symbol is the Top Gun logo. This pays x1500 for five of a kind. Note that the logo also acts as a wild. Charlie is the next highest paying and rewards you with x1000 for five on a win line. Iceman and Goose both pay up to x500 whilst Jester and Stinger will generate wins up to x150. Wagering on the slot starts at 25p but can be increased up to £125. Autoplay and turbo mode options are also available.
The game has two main features - Dog Fight Wilds which are activated randomly and The Danger Zone which comes in to play when the F-14 Tomcat fighter symbols appear on reels 1, 3 and 5. Dog Fight Wilds are cool although when you first get them you do wonder if the game has frozen. This is because the reels just keep spinning and spinning! Note that Dog Fight Wilds can also be activated within The Danger Zone, where there are plenty of free spins to enjoy.
The movie tie-in works with Top Gun slots and if you're a fan then you'll definitely have fun playing. The soundtrack does become a tad boring after several spins though so you may wish to switch that off. Graphically the slot is very good too - although we do wonder whether the absence of Maverick from the game is a Tom Cruise image rights issue or a Scientology gambling one? Either way it doesn't detract from the game.
Overall we enjoyed playing Top Gun slots, although to be fair we're not big fans of the movie. The game play is good and the features OK as they're possibly more exciting for the graphics than the wins. The game is available at a number of casinos including Paddy Power, Bgo.com, Leo Vegas and Secret Slots.