Playtech’s Top Trumps Celebs Video Slot game is a sister game to the many other Top Trumps entertainments, and features the same 20 paylines playing out over the same 5 reels. The game gives the impression of being unashamedly star struck and fawning over celebrities and it seems not to take itself too seriously, which adds a level of tongue-in-cheek humour for players.
Design and Layout
There are many celebrities featured on the reels of this game, including Owen Wilson, Madonna, Hugh Jackman, David Beckham, Sean Connery, Kate Moss and Johnny Depp. The lower-value symbols are the usual playing cards, in an embellished font that adds to the almost celebratory nature of the reels. The sophisticated black reels take up most of the screen, with a crowd of fans and bright lights seen above them. The upbeat background music evokes the glitz and glam of Hollywood even more.
Top Trumps Celebs Basic Gameplay
For new players who want to practice and build up some confidence, this game can also be played in a no-deposit mode. When they are ready to place real-money bets players can choose from a very wide range, starting at 0.01 and going all the way to 1,000 credits per spin. The top Jackpot in the regular game is 10,000x the total stake, and the RTP is a very respectable 95.96%. For players who want to maximise their spins but are busy or short on time, the Autoplay feature can be activated to keep the reels turning automatically as they carry on with other things.
Each round of Top Trumps Celebs features 5 Celebrity Symbols and 1 Celebrity Wild, each carrying a symbol value. These values allow players to swap the current character from different ranges of other celebs as the game is being played or before spinning begins, by clicking the Info button that sits beneath the reels. Favoured celebrities or those who seem to do statistically better can be selected. The Wild that is settled on behaves in the usual way and substitutes for any regular reel icons to complete winning line-ups.
In addition to this Interchangeable Celebrity Feature, there are a few other Bonuses in the game. The Top Trumps Celebs logo serves as the Scatter Symbol, and awards 10 free spins when 3 or more are spun anywhere on the reels at the same time. For these Free Spins players are also allowed to choose an additional Celebrity Wild, carrying a 4x Multiplier, from 3 possible choices. The Free Spins can be indefinitely retriggered as well.
When the Red Carpet Bonus Feature is seen on Reels 1 and 5 during the same spin, the Red Carpet Bonus Feature is activated. Players are taken to a new screen, of a square containing the faces of 16 celebrities. They are allowed to choose 3 famous images, which award different cash prizes. Very lucky players might even find the one face that allows for an extra pick.
A Gamble Feature to Finish Off
Top Trumps Celebs offers a final winning opportunity at the end of every successful spin. Players can choose to gamble their wins on guessing the colour of a playing card, with correct predictions doubling their takings. Choosing the wrong colour means players must forfeit everything, and the maximum takings here are 2,500 credits. Many players choose not to risk the Gamble Feature, but for those who are feeling very bold or very lucky it can add the perfect finishing flourish to a game.