Big Top is one of the 500 or so Microgaming slots, that have been created by this developer in the last decade or more. It appears to be an older slot machine, base don the graphics and the number of lines. The theme is circus based, the name of the slot coming from the name of the big circus tent where a lot of fun is being had by those attending. There are elephants that are riding bicycles, seals doing tricks, a tiger acting as a ring master, and so on. As features, expect only basic wilds and scatters, so nothing too elaborate. The game, as simple as it is, with 9 lines on 5 reels, is capable of awarding a top prize which is at 5,000x, which means that it can bring you $25,000.
Betting and Prizes
The betting system is going to require that you choose the number of active lines, but the number of coins seems to be fixed at 1 per line. You can have up to 9 coins total in each bet, and the value of such a coin is between $0.25 and $5. The largest bet with which you’re allowed to work is valued at $45.
The reward of the biggest size which is awarded by Big Top is offered by the regular symbol with the game logo. Have five such symbols on a line and you get 5,000 coins from it, which could be worth up to $25,000.
Big Top Slot Features
The features in a game with 9 lines are rarely too elaborate. Unfortunately, Big Top is exactly that kind of game, with few features which are on the basic side as far as the complexity is concerned. There are two symbols with special abilities, a wild and a scatter.
The wild gets the image of the clown with the WILD logo underneath. This symbol is only used as a substitute, and it can’t form combinations and pay you directly. It can be part of other symbol’s combos though. It will not replace scatter symbols, but that’s true about 99% of the games which offer this feature.
The other symbol to have some sort of extra role is the scatter, showing you a monkey that is dressed as a clown. Scatters are known for their ability to simply appear on the reels, and to give you cash prizes for being in a certain number of spots at the same time. For this game, the rewards are at 2x, 10x or 50x the bet, for 3, 4 or 5 scatters. There are no other features offered through this symbol, the way there are in other slots.
Theme & Design
It’s a dated design overall, which offers an image of a big circus tent, along with various animals and characters that are performing in circus shows. You have quite a few clowns, both humans and monkeys dressed as them, along with animals that are doing tricks. Seals, tigers and elephants are part of the action as well, as are a few poker cards of questionable quality.
Big Top doesn’t offer you much, so unless you’re crazy about the circus, I’d suggest you go for another slot machine.