Big Top’s name refers to the big tent that usually houses a circus, and it’s a common name for it. The game is circus themed, so that’s what you’re going to see on the reels, with all sorts of wild animals that are riding bikes, acting as ringmaster or doing acrobatics. The theme choice is common enough, but that wouldn’t be a problem normally. In this case though, the graphics are way below average, and it makes the slot look like a game from the 90s or early 00s. The game has 5 reels and 9 win lines on them, paying at most $25,000.
Betting & Jackpots
For a total of 9 paylines, the slot needs a maximum of 9 coins. You get to decide the value of the coins as well, the minimum being set to $0.25, while the maximum is at $5. The total wager placed is at $45 per spin, or lower.
The jackpot in use here is going to give you 5,000 coins, in exchange for a combo of five Big Top Logo symbols, all on the same active line. The actual value can go up to $25,000 for that combo.
The Wild Clown symbol is going to be the one with the wild ability, and that’s the only way it can be of help to you here. This symbol, should it land on the payline where it is needed, it will substitute for other symbols, the exception being the scatters.
Scatters will pay in any position they land in, the requirement being that at least three of them are in place somewhere on the reels, during the same round. The reward will start at 2x the bet for three Monkey scatters, go to 10x for four and to 50x the bet for five symbols.
As I mentioned, the graphics in Big Top are very old looking, and I for one couldn’t enjoy the slot because of its look. The symbols mix standard poker cards with images of animals doing circus tricks. You have clowns, elephants riding bicycles, seals doing tricks with balls, monkeys and tigers acting as ring masters.
I’m not terribly excited about playing this game again, and I think you wouldn’t be too happy about it either. The slot will pay up to 5,000x, but that’s not impressive since it has only 9 lines.
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FULL GAME DETAILS
- Name: Big Top
- Software Microgaming
- Game Type Video Slot
- 5 reels, 9 paylines
- Minimum Bet ($) 0.25
- Maximum Bet ($) 90.00