Top O’ the mornin’ from Inspired Gaming and their upcoming Irish themed game, Top O’ The Bonus Slot.
Top O’ the Bonus may be a New Slot, but there are some features that are very familiar, namely features like the ones included in their previous game Big Bonus Slot.
This time the Fruit Machine is packed away and we’re heading to Ireland for a jolly adventure in pursuit of spin until you win bonus feature.
Top O’ the Bonus Slot comes with a theme that is very typical for this theme of game.
In the background of the game you’ll notice a blue sky and a rainbow all the way across the screen, as well as some very Irish looking symbols on the reels.
The game has a very retro feel, but some could consider it dated. It definitely doesn’t look anything like a modern game, and that will resonate well with some who prefer a more of a classic feel, but for others it’ll look very aged.
It’s a little bit quiet on the music front, until you get a Casino Bonus, at which point you’ll be treated to an upbeat and catchy Irish Jingle.
Betting options are broad enough in Top O’ the Bonus Slot, with options ranging from £/€0.20 to £/€20, with plenty in the middle to cater for everyone who likes to bet somewhere in between.
The top symbol in the game is the Wild Symbol, followed by the Golden Shamrock, Wishing Well, Gold Pot, Silver Pot and Bronze Pot. Low paying symbols are A, K, Q, J & 10.
Top O’ the Bonus Slot is a 6-reel slot with 50 pay lines, which are active at all times regardless of stake.
Landing 3 or more symbols across any of these 50 pay lines will form a win, with decent enough hits available for matching one of the top symbols all the way across a line.
Pay lines will appeal to more traditional players, and 50 of them gives plenty enough chance to make some good connections, especially with the help of the Wild symbol, which will appear on reels 2-6.
Top O’ the Bonus Slot lacks excitement in the Base Game, with no features to speak of, but the bonus game may certainly make up for it.
Free Spins is where the similarities between Top O’ the Bonus Slot and Big Bonus become evident. Firstly, 3 scatters anywhere in view will trigger the bonus, followed by a ‘Pick Me’ feature.
Behind the ‘Pick Me’ symbol is a multiplier, which may contain a 20x, 25x, 30x, 50x or a 100x. There are no set number of spins awarded, because the multiplier that you reveal is the threshold win before the bonus concludes.
Wild symbols that land anywhere in view will stick and remain for the duration of the bonus. The Wilds will gradually build up due to the presence of the sticky wilds, and once your win goes over your revealed multiplier, then the bonus will conclude.
It’s an interesting bonus because the win threshold only applies to a single win, so your total win will not count towards the amount that will conclude the feature.
Huge hits are possible here, especially if your multiplier is 100x, as quite a lot of Wilds are needed to land a 100x win in a single spin, so you’ll keep going until there are enough Wilds to hit 100x in a single spin.
But even if you don’t get the top multiplier then you can still get some decent hits with Wilds that land in strategic enough positions that it doesn’t push you over the threshold in one fell swoop.
Top O’ the Bonus Slot is a solid instalment from Inspired Gaming, but it’s basically a copy and paste of the Big Bonus Slot released in 2020.
That’s not a bad thing in some ways, as Big Bonus proved it’s worth with wins that were capable of reaching 12,500x, and much of the same can probably be said for Top O’ the Bonus.
Being a re-skinned version of their previous game means that it seriously lacks in the innovation department. It’s identical to it’s predecessor right down to the RTP at 95.61%
Overall, Top O’ the Bonus Slot is a great game that’s capable of some great wins, but you’ve played it before in the form of Big Bonus, so it’s really just a case of deciding whether you prefer the old school fruity theme or a classic Irish theme.
Top O’ the Bonus Slot will be available to play on selected Online Casinos on the 08/03/2021.