Slot players in general and New Zealanders in particular love aviation-themed slots. Every since the 1986 movie Top Gun, which earned $385 million on a $15 million dollar budget, people the world over like to pretend they are Maverick, Iceman, Wolfman, or Cougar. It’s no surprise then that some of the most exciting slot games are aviation-themed. What are some of the best aviation themed out there? Rev up your afterburners and come along for the flyby over the tower.

1. Combat Romance

Combat Romance is a straight combat aviation game. There is an F-14, one reel for the front and one for the rear, aircraft carriers, a helicopter, and both male and female combat pilots. This is a 25 line, 5 reel game with free spins, multiplier, wild symbol, scatter symbol, and a jackpot of 100 coins. We were unable to find an actual Return to player figure anywhere, but the creator of Combat Romance is CT Gaming which has a long history of producing great games for traditional brink and mortar casinos so we are betting it’s fairly high. When playing, the graphics pop in this game and we collected consistently on scattering wins. So the game keeps you involved. Our only complaint is the jackpot could be a lot higher. You only win 100 coins with a jackpot. But Combat Romance is a Gret Game to play.

2. Pacific Attack

Pacific Attack is an old-fashioned aviation wargame slot. Some people enjoy the vintage war feel of World War II. There are World War II planes, bombs, a female aviator, landmines, war medals, and pinups. There are 3 missions you can choose and dependent upon how many bombs you choose, either 8, 4 or 2, the winning payouts vary. Choose 2 bombs for the best payouts. This is one of the older games by Net Entertainment as it was released back in 2007. Therefore the graphics are not exactly stellar, but this 15 pay line game provides a solid 95.5 Return to Player payback. One word of caution for New Zealand Players. Being an older game, Pacific Attack is hard to find, particularly when playing for free. It uses flash which is not supported by Google anymore, but you can still find Pacific Attack at live casinos. There is no jackpot to win per se but the payouts per bombs selected make it a very entertaining game.

3. Aeronauts

With flying bicycles, flying cars, weathervanes, Jules Verne type spaceships, this aviation slot by Evo Entertainment brings to life the images of H.P. Lovecraft. First of all, Aeronauts is an extremely impressive visual game, trust us, you will be impressed. Next, when playing Aeronauts you can invest a tremendous amount of money, up to $400 per bet. However, you get what you pay for with the possibility of hitting a win of 2,000 coins. For the high stakes slot player, that means you can win $40,000 at once. Since Aeronatuts was released by Evoplay in 2014, the graphics of this slot have held up well. There are 5 reels and 20 pay lines in this fantasy game which returns around 93.9 return to player percentages. This slot has wild symbols, scatter symbols, free spins, and if you are lucky you can trigger a great, interactive mini-game. There is also a bonus game that can be triggered by filling out the star bar. If you are tired of modern games with all bang but no real payoff, consider trying Aeronauts. It can indeed be addictive.

4. Miss Major

While technically not an aeronautics themed game, Miss Major and one of her male co-pilots is a strict disciplinarian in the old khaki days of World War II. This is a game invented by Casino Technology, which we have said before is famous for its brick and mortar slot machines. Unfortunately, while the game has great visuals, Miss Major is a bit tight on dishing out the dough. Return to Player percentages run between 83.74 and 88.09 per cent. Ouch. We’re guessing Miss Majors has been living on K-rations for a couple of weeks. However, this is a progressive machine, and if you cover the three middle rows with Miss Majors wild, she invites you to participate in the jackpot round and you can win either a major or a minor jackpot. There are lots of free spins, and plenty of excitement to keep you interested while you text the local Rolls Royce dealer to spend your jackpot. Unfortunately, it’s near impossible to play Miss Major for free except for a live casino. None of our regular sites that feature lots of free games seems to have it on their demo list. But it is a great game to play if you are interested in large jackpots.

5. Sonic Boom

Sonic Boom slots by Microgaming features a solo fighter jock with a need for speed. This three-reel slot, with the middle line as the payout, evokes the classic minimalist slots of old. Many of the symbols are time-honoured. Cherries, bars, double bars etc. Sonic Boom has none of the modern slots such as bonus features or side games. However, with a simple 2-coin max slot, you can get a payoff of up to 2,500 coins when you get 3 Sonic Boom Symbols during your spin. If simplicity and aviation are both your things, this slot may be worth 100 spins or so.