Did you want to join the circus when you were a child or even last week? We all seem to have that feeling at some point in time, for me it was just before the next set of exams I think. I never did get to join the circus but it is possible to play the ‘Big Top’ video slot game from Microgaming.
The problem with this game is that there’s not that much happening to be honest. If you’re looking for a progressive jackpot, some free spins or any kind of bonus round then you’re going to be severely disappointed. There just isn’t any in this rather simple game.
The big plus in the game is that despite it being short of bonus features, the jackpot is most definitely worth winning. and five Big Top symbols wins you 5000x your stake and even four gets you 800x
‘Big Top’ is a five reel and nine payliine game with the betting range from £0.25 to £45. Just go for a stake that fits in with your playing budget and carry on enjoying the game. It’s produced by Microgaming who have been developing some great games for a couple of decades now.
The slot has a bright and cheerful look to it and the soundtrack fits in well with the theme. The symbols are a mix of circus characters and the 10 to Ace playing cards. Theme-related symbols include several that would be banned by local councils in an instant these days. There’s an elephant on what must be a really sturdy bicycle, a lion wearing a hat, a performing seal, a clown, a lion with a hat on, a monkey (which is the scatter symbol in this game), a Big Top logo and another clown who’s the wild in ‘Big Top.’
The wild can substitute for any other symbol in the game aside from the scatter symbol. Unlike in other games it is not a multiplier.
Even though this isn’t a complicated game by any stretch of the means, it’s still a good idea to have a look at the paytable. This will tell you how much each symbol pays and then you’ll know just which to keep an eye out for. A few free games won’t hurt you either.
All the control buttons are down at the bottom of the screen. There’s two modes in ‘Big Top’, a regular one and an expert mode. With the latter you can use the autoplay feature and set up to 500 automated spins and set the time gap between each spin.
Not a game to play if you can’t live without your free spins and bonus games. However, if you’re relatively new to playing video slot games then this could really be a great game for you to try out. The lack of bonus games means that it’s a gentle introduction to the world of video slots before venturing onto playing more complex slots. The jackpot is definitely worth chasing though so that’s a big plus for the game.