If you want a taste of old school slots action, then you may want to take a closer look at Top Spot. Powered by Barcrest, it’s a 5 reel, 3 row, 10-20 payline slot that has a real retro flavour. The modern day tweaks are the Big Bet option that offer 3x multipliers and the Top Spot that adds matching symbols to the reels to create big winning combinations. Play from between 10p and £500 across all devices.

The set-up of Top Spot will be familiar to anyone who’s ever played a classic one-arm bandit style slot – symbols include simply designed Xs and Os, one, two and three bars and lucky 7s. The lucky 7 is the top paying symbol in standard mode offering payouts of 500x if you land 5 of them in 1 of the 10 paylines.

The only feature on offer is the Top Spot – if you land a winning combination, the curtains above the reels will open to reveal a symbol. If this symbol matches the winning line, all other symbols on the active reels will respin and turn into the same symbol as the winner. This can fill entire reels with the same symbol to create some potentially huge winning opportunities.

The other way boost your chances comes via the Big Bet Mode – the £10 Big Bet will get you a series of 5 linked spins where the Top Spot position can be filled by a 2x multiplier. Up that to the £20 super Big Bet mode and the 5 linked spins will benefit from potential 2x and 3x multipliers. The Top Spot feature also remains in play in both of the Big Bet modes.

The higher the stakes you play the better the Return to Player (RTP) rate on offer – play at under £2 per spin and the RTP is 94%. Up that to £2 or more per spin it increases to 96%. Go large and play in Big Bet mode and it’s 98%.

Simple Top Spot may be but it’s a feisty little slot – the variance here is high so expect plenty of near misses when your bankroll heads south. If you get lucky with the Top Spot feature though, then it’s possible to fill the reels with the same symbol and back a hefty payout. Throw in the multipliers with the Big Bet feature and some big wins are possible.

The RTP rates make this slot more suited to players with deep pockets rather than novices. If you have the bankroll and patience and want some volatile, old school action, then Top Spot is worth a closer look. However, if you prefer more modern slots, Barcrest’s Rainbow Riches is a classic.