Top Gun is another feather in the cap of Playtech developers, based on the popular 1986 Paramount Pictures film of the same name. In this slot, spinners have the opportunity to rack up profits over 3 rows and 5 reels, with 243 possible winning combinations. The game’s RTP is only 94.93% but the masterfully crafted graphics, the nice sound effects, and the authentic soundtrack keep things ticking along.
Paytable and Payouts
It is only fitting for a branded slot to utilize symbols of the main characters from the movie it is based on, which is why Top Gun brings the familiar pilots to its five reels. The regular symbols of high value contain characters like Charlie (5x 1,000 coins), Iceman and Goose (5x 500 coins), Jester and Stinger (5x 150 coins).
Prizes of 100x are awarded for five of a kind with bomber jackets and aviator glasses. Tom Cruise’ iconic character Maverick is strangely absent from the game. Our guess is Playtech had failed to secure the famed actor’s permission to use his likeness in a slot. The conventional cards J, Q, K, and A make up the symbols of lower value.
One of the biggest drawing attractions in Top Gun has to do with the fact the game uses the trendy payout structure where standard winning lines are entirely omitted. Instead, you are granted 243 ways to win with three or more identical symbols landing on adjacent reels. The matches should occur from the leftmost to the rightmost reels to trigger a payout.
Extra Features and Symbols of Interest
The logo of the iconic motion picture serves the purpose of a substitution symbol, which can replace anything else but the scatter. Additionally, the wild Top Gun logo yields wins of 1,500 coins but you need no fewer than five matches for this.
The second special symbol players should keep their eyes on is the scatter. It is represented by the fighter aircraft and makes an appearance on reels 1, 3, and 5 only. This combination of scatters can prove to be very lucrative as it triggers the so-called Danger Zone feature with 8 free spins.
Unlocking more bonus spins is possible as long as you land the same combo of scatters within the feature. The free spins come with enhanced wilds. As is explained in the paytable, a “wingman” will fly over the reels to randomly add up to 15 extra wilds helping you land more wins.
Top Gun is a beautifully crafted slot that stays true to the 1986 blockbuster. Accessorized with plenty of lucrative symbols and free spins with the option of retriggering, the game certainly leaves a lasting impression, and a good one at that. The only thing that does Top Gun a huge disservice is its low theoretical return percentage.