96.10% / 96.71%
Top Dawgs Slot from Relax Gaming has you mingling with some of the toughest canines around in the unforgiving streets of the hood. Theses pooches have given up the quaint lifestyle of suburbia for spinning rims and low riders. Are you tough enough to roll with the Top Dawgs?
Top Dawgs reminds you a little bit of East Coast vs West Coast with its gangland theme. Whether it’s by coincidence or a result of inspiration we don’t know. The similarities are far outweighed by the differences, so the likeness definitely end with the theme.
Let’s hop in the lowrider, blast the stereo and head into the hood to see how the Top Dawgs roll.
Top Dawgs Slot takes you to a less affluent part of town within the outskirts of the city.
You’ll see the palm trees lining the road and the skyline of the city in the background. The music for the game is a funky hip hop beat that does well in emphasising the theme that Relax Gaming have tried to portray, and overall they’ve done a great job.
Relax have gone leaps and bounds in improving the visual fidelity of their games, and Top Dawgs Slot is a prime example of that ongoing improvement.
The Betting options for Top Dawgs Slot is very extensive indeed.
The lowest option here is £/€0.10 per spin, and the highest option is £/€40 per spin. There are plenty of different options in between the two, with good incremental increases meaning that there should be an ideal option for all.
When it comes to symbols, it’s not hard to recognise who top dog is when you see the crown on his head. This symbol is the Bulldog, and he’s followed by the Poodle, Basset Hound and Chihuahua. There’s also a Wild symbol that substitutes for all symbols except the Scatter.
Low paying symbols in Top Dawgs Slot is A, K, Q, & J.
Top Dawgs Slot has 15 fixed pay lines and 5 reels.
In order to form a win, you’ll need to connect at least 3 symbols from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
There are decent rewards available if you connect full lines of the high paying symbols
To further increase the potential and the excitement, there’s also a Mystery Respins Feature
The Mystery respins feature triggers when you land a mystery symbol on reel 5.
Once triggered, the reels will respin giving you the chance to land more. Another respin is triggered for every mystery symbol that lands, up until no more land on the reels.
All mystery symbols will then reveal the same symbol.
This can be a great feature if you’re lucky enough to keep landing mystery symbols, but the real excitement of Top Dawgs Slot lies within the Free Spins round
Free Spins in Top Dawgs Slot is triggered when 3 or more Scatters land anywhere in view.
In the Free Spins, all Wilds are Sticky.
Landing Scatter Symbols will award both an extra spin and a multiplier of +1 on all existing Wilds.
Sticky Wilds will multiply each other if they are present on the same win line.
The highest multiplier that you can get on a single wild is 7x.
Through testing the game it seemed like Wilds were sparse more often than not, resulting in a disappointing bonus. However you can see the potential within it if you do manage to get a fair amount of Wilds.
Those outside of the UK are able to utilise a Bonus Buy feature, which costs 90x your stake.
This guarantees at least 3 Scatters.
The RTP changes from its standard 96.10% to 96.71% when you buy the bonus.
Top Dawgs Slot is due for release on 02.06.2021.
Top Dawgs is simple in nature, which is more than can be said for NoLimit City’s East Coast vs West Coast which may seem confusing to those unaccustomed to that type of play. Because of this, both casual and hardcore players will be able to enjoy what Top Dawgs has to offer. The similarities between the two literally only extend to the theme.
The maximum win potential of Top Dawgs looks seriously impressive, with a win capability of 25,014x. The mind boggles at what sort of wild set up you’d need in the bonus round to achieve it though.
The fun factor can be a little lacking sometimes in Top Dawgs. The mystery feature does well to keep you entertained, but it does get stale after a while. The Free Spins itself is exciting, but you’ll soon feel disheartened within the first few spins if you don’t see Wild Features. It takes away from the anticipation factor of a game when you’re relying on consistent Wilds and you don’t hit them.
The hit frequency of 22.09%, high volatility and 30x max win line also doesn’t strike Top Dawgs as a game that would be great for wagering.
Overall, Top Dawgs is a really good game with incredible potential, but it’s by no means innovative. Among Relax Gaming’s great portfolio, Top Dawgs doesn’t feel like a game that will stick out, especially amongst titles like Iron Bank.