Are you ready to head down the highway to the Danger Zone? If so, then you're going to love Playtech's Top Gun slot, which is based on the 1986 blockbuster film of the same name. The game is officially licensed, featuring graphics and music from the film (one conspicuous absence aside), which makes this game one of the highlights of the year for me.
Top Gun is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win video slot that takes place in the skies as players try to connect with as many movie icons as possible in order to head into the Danger Zone bonus round and boost your winnings. The game has a bunch of symbols from the film, including a notebook with aviator glasses, leather jacket as well as pilots like Goose, Ice Man, Jester, Stinger, and Charlie. Interestingly there is no Maverick present, presumably because Playtech couldn't get licensing rights to feature Tom Cruise's young face from back in the days when he wasn't considered a bit cray-cray. Other symbols include fighter jets and title symbols of the film, as well as traditional slot symbols.
The game features "Take My Breath Away" from the group Berlin as the background music. The game's features include dogfight wilds, which sees an F-14 Tomcat randomly appear in front of the reels and shoot its cannon to give random wilds to players. The Danger Zone is set off when you get three scatters, and it sets off free spins complete with the Kenny Loggins classic track in the background. This round is awesome, as it often times sees the fighter jets return, this time shooting missiles that can spread the wilds.
Top Gun is an experience that's not to be missed. The game is a ton of fun to play, and it took me back to my childhood, where I watched this film so many times that I'm pretty sure I wore the VHS cassette out. Please give this game a whirl if you can.