Microgaming’s Big Top slot has five reels and is non-progressive jackpot game with just nine pay-lines. As you might imagine from its title, it has a distinctive and fun circus theme. It offers players the chance to spin additional winning combinations with a wild symbol. You can grab instant wins with a scatter symbol, and maximise the value of the payouts with multipliers.
The Big Top slot offers all the fun of the fair with circus-themed fanfares every time you spin a winning combo. The symbols include elephants on bikes, performing seals, clowns, monkeys and even a lion ringmaster. There are also the playing cards, 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace.
The symbol with the highest value is the game’s logo, which pays 20, 200, 800 or 5,000 for two, three, four or five-of-a-kind. Followed by the Lion (up to 600 for five-of-a-kind) the Clown (up to 500) and the Elephant (up to 300).
The betting range on the Big Top slot is nice and low, running from 0.25 to 5.00, making it ideal for low-stakes players and online slot newbies. However, the top coin jackpot of 5,000 is likely to attract mid-high stakes players too. All wins pay from left to right except the scatters, which pay in all ways.
You can choose to play the game in Regular or Expert mode by clicking on either option using the button at the bottom of the reels.
The main advantage of using the Big Top slot Expert Mode is that you’ll have access to the Auto-Play feature which allows you to set a fixed number of spins for the game to automatically play. As well as adjust the settings for the feature so that the game stops spinning if certain conditions are met/not met.
The wild is the Clown with the word WILD written across it (not to be confused with the non-wild Clown symbol), and it can replace all symbols except the scatter.
The Monkey acts as the scatter, and he pays 2, 10 or 50 for three, four or five-of-a-kind. Scatter wins add to pay-line wins and are also multiplied by the total number of credits staked. The scatter in this game does not award any free spins or trigger any bonus round.
There is no bonus round in the Big Top slot game.
It’s certainly not a complex game, so if you’re hell-bent on playing slots that only offer free spins and bonus rounds, you might find this one slightly lacking. However, it’s great fun to play and easy to get the hang off if you fancy a break from the norm.