Players are used to seeing developer Relax Gaming popping off intricately designed slots, with elaborate pay ways, jungus features, and immersive game worlds. Classic examples are the iconic Money Train 2 or Multiplier Odyssey to name just two. However, sometimes in life, simple things prove to be just as effective and nowhere is this more apparent than when it comes to online slots.
Living and breathing the simplicity maxim is Relax’s hip hop themed game Top Dawg$, a 5-reel, 15-payline creation. Mixing a gangster lifestyle with adorable pups, Top Dawg$ sticks to the spirit of hip hop while being humorously light at the same time. The game’s canine cuteness is completely superficial, though. Beneath the graffiti coated outer layer is a math model as fiery as any in Relax Gaming’s impressive line-up.
Reputation is everything on the streets, so we’re told, and nothing cements a game’s credentials like producing its claimed max win. Keen to show it can boogie with the best, Top Dawg$ reminds players just how effective the trinity of sticky wild multipliers can be. In fact, the very first day of release saw the OG pups destroy the game’s win cap– not once, but twice.
Everyone loves a bit of sticky wild action during a bonus round, but tacking progressive multipliers onto each them is just something else. And yet, that still wasn’t enough for Relax Gaming, who went on to make sticky wilds multiply each other when they’re sitting on the same payline. At full power, the wilds in Top Dawg$ can create a combined multiplier of x16,807.
Massive, though in practice, that’s way more firepower than would ever be needed to crash headfirst into the game’s win cap – as evidenced in these two clips. Both are triggered when players buy the bonus feature for 90x the total stake. A more reasonable sum than we are getting accustomed to seeing, and which guarantees at least three glossy purple scatters on the next spin.
The perfect round then plays out in both clips – namely, land a few sticky wilds in strategic positions, then bolster them by landing additional scatters. Not only do scatters increase the multiplier on every single wild in view by +1, but an extra free spin is awarded to make use of them.
The game plan is followed to the letter, both rounds calling in the win cap to pull everything back to 25,000x the bet. Like big Money Train 2 wins we’ve seen, it’s obvious Top Dawg$ has plenty in reserve to blow way past that figure if the limit had not been put in place.
Top Dawg$ showed real promise when we reviewed it, mixing a playful attitude with a juicy all-business bonus round. The game clearly whet players’ appetites, too, keen to get their hands dirty the moment it dropped. After seeing the 25,000x top prize strike twice on day one, and in such an elegant fashion, it is sure to stoke the desire even further.