|Game:||Big Top Extravaganza||Paylines:||20|
|Manufacturer:||Openbet||Bet Per Spin:||£0.10 – £100.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||95.00%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
Let’s kick this review off with just one word – coulrophobia. If you know what it means then there’s a good chance you already suffer from it and if that’s the case then you may not want to get involved with this particular online slot. The word describes an irrational fear of clowns so be warned – Big Top Extravaganza from OpenBet features lots of clowns.
Big Top is a five reel and twenty payline slot and the central theme is of course the circus. It’s fair to say that this is more of a Victorian circus though and the symbols are represented by acts such as a performing seal, a tightrope walker, a couple of clones and a ringmaster. 10, J, Q, K and A are the lower value symbols.
The wild is a circus strongman, the scatter is a human cannonball and there’s a bonus symbol which is the sideshow sign. There’s also a progressive jackpot which we shall discuss below.
There’s nothing wrong with a few free spins and they can be triggered here by landing three or more of the human cannonball scatter symbols anywhere on the reels.
Initially you will be shown fifteen boxes and behind each one is a number of spins; just keep clicking the boxes and collecting the spins until you unveil the one which commands you to begin the round.
During the feature sticky wilds are added to the reels; land one and it will display a number which is the number of spins it will remain on the reels for. The more of these the better for obvious reasons.
More spins can be re-triggered by landing three or more scatter symbols during this feature.
If you can land three or more of the sideshow signs on a winning payline you will trigger these mini-games. As you can see from the video below there is a choice of three to play, each of which are circus-related and quite brief.
This game is connected to OpenBet’s progressive jackpot network and you can see the current totals above the reels. They are called Mini, Midi and Maxi and are won by landing three, four or five of the ringmaster symbols on a winning payline.
After any win you have the opportunity to gamble away your win by clicking the ‘Gamble’ button underneath the reels. You can try to double or quadruple it by correctly guessing whether the next card drawn will be the correct colour or suit.
Big Top Online Slot Playing Tips
If you’re after that progressive jackpot or the sideshow feature then you’ll give yourself a greater chance of winning them by playing more paylines. These features are triggered only on active lines.
If you can forget about the scary clowns then this is a fun slot which lots of colour which should provide plenty of entertainment. Two bonus features and a progressive jackpot top it all off nicely.