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Big winnings at the Big Top

Big winnings at the Big Top

12/17/2018

Powered by Microgaming, Big Top is a circus-themed inspired video slot with five reels and nine paylines. The game lacks several bonus features that punters expect, yet that being said, this fast-paced game is worth a punt. 

How to play Big Top
Before players begin spinning the colourful reels within the big tent, they should adjust their settings first. 

  • Pressing Select Lines decides the number of paylines activated (the maximum being nine). and 
  • Clicking -/+ adjusts the coin size. 
  • Bet Max was set the maximum bet at the next spin.
  • Hitting Spin begins the game and sets the reels in motion.  
  • Pressing both Expert and then Autoplay will turn the reels many times without any interruptions.

Players who dislike manually spinning the reels should really make use of the games autoplay functionality, as manually spinning the reels can be a little monotonous. 

Symbols in Big Top
In Big Top, symbols are all circus-related and include performing seals, elephants riding bikes, monkeys, slapstick clowns and even a lion tamer. There are also lower-value card symbols, including a ten, a Jack, a Queen, a King and an Ace.


The symbol with the highest value is the game’s Big Top logo, which if players land two, three, four or five along the reels, they will be awarded 20, 200, 800 or 5,000. 

The next highest value icon is the top hat wearing lion, which pays out if players land two, three, four or five of a kind with wins of 5, 80, 250 and 600. The clown respectively pays out 5, 25, 150 and 500; with the elephant riding a bike paying out 5, 25, 80 and 300 for two, three, four or five of a kind along the reels.


As mentioned, the playing cards are the lowest value symbols in Big Top. Unlike the icon character symbols, the playing cards don’t pay out for combinations of two matching icons.

The wild clown icon (which is not the same as the regular clown symbol) acts as the wild in Big Top and replaces all other icons in the game to help form winning combinations. The wild clown does not replace the game's scatter symbol, which is the monkey. The wild clown only appears on the middle three reels. 

The monkey as the game’s scatter, adds scatter wins to payline wins, and even better, they are also multiplied by the total credits bet. Sadly, the scatter does not grant any free spins or activate a bonus round, but unlike the other icons in the game, scatter symbols do not need to appear on consecutive reels to trigger a win.


Summary
Big Top, like most Microgaming online slot games doesn't boast a plethora of bonus rounds. With that being said, this is an entertaining and very quick-playing online slot, and the scatter adds some additional wins, that helps speed things up slightly. Big Top does, however, sadly does not flaunt a progressive jackpot or any free spins, but Big Top is a fun, no-nonsense video slot.

Words: David Bailey-Lauring
Images: Bitcasino

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