As you'd hope from a slot based on one of the most famous action movies of the 20th century, the pace in Top Gun is rocket-fuelled. It comes with a 243 ways to win game engine and 2 bonus features.
First up is the Dogfight Bonus feature - triggered at random after any spin, successful or otherwise, a jet will fly onto the screen and fire its guns at the reels, turning a selection of symbols wild. A second payout consideration will be made with the extra wilds in play. It's possible to land up to 15 wild symbols from your wingman which can send the cashier sky high in the space of a few moments.
The second feature is the Danger Zone Free Games feature which is triggered when the aircraft symbol hits on reels 1, 3 and 5. You'll be awarded an initial 8 free spins with enhanced Dogfight Wilds which can give your winning chances a real boost.
As you'd expect from a slot created by Playtech and top movie studio Paramount, the visuals are terrific. Symbols on the reels include flying jacket and aviator sunglasses as well as some of the main characters including Jester, Stinger, Goose, Iceman (Val Kilmer) and Charlie (Kelly McGillis). The Top Gun logo is the wild - land 5 of these for a 1,500 coin payout.
The only absentee is Tom Cruise's character Maverick which we can only put down to a rights issue. Even without the diminutive star, the imagery works a treat. The action plays out to an instrumental version of Berlin's classic, 'Take My Breath Away' while the free spins rock out to 'Danger Zone' by Kenny Loggins.
Available to play on desktop, tablet and mobile devices, the variance in Top Gun is in the medium range - the free spins round is the likeliest route to flying off with a stack of coins where the enhanced dogfight wilds can help the payouts rocket.
If you loved Top Gun the movie, you'll find plenty to enjoy in this entertaining slot adaptation. It didn't quite 'Take My Breath Away' but provided more than enough thrills to make it a regular play. If you like movie-themed slots, Microgaming’s Jurassic Park and Playtech’s The Avengers are 2 of my favourites.