In the ever-changing world of online bingo, companies are always trying to come up with new and inventive ways to play bingo online. And Slingo is one of those creations.
Basically, Slingo is a combo of Slots and Bingo. Hence, the name ‘Slingo’. So if you love bingo and you love slots, this could really be the game for you.
Most online bingo sites now feature a variation of Slingo. And believe me, there are a lot of variations! So today we will look at how you play it and which versions are the most fun.
Firstly, for the greatest choice of Slingo games, you have to go to Jackpotjoy. At last count, they had eight different themed Slingo games.
With the different themes come slight differences in the games. However, the basic idea is to form lines on the bingo card, with the use of a slots-style calling of numbers.
Some give you quite a bit of control over the outcome of the game, so some skill is involved. Others are mostly automated and you don’t have to do anything.
You pretty much have to try them all to find the one you like best. But failing that, I’m going to give you a rundown of a few of the Slingo games available on Jackpotjoy.
Britains Got Talent Slingo
When you start Britain’s Got Talent Slingo , the ball drops and produces a line of five numbers. If you have any of them, they automatically get marked off your card. When a jester pops up instead of a number you get to pick which number on that line to tick off.
If you get five scatter symbols you automatically win a certain amount. That amount depends on how much you decide to play for. Your options range from 10p to £2 so definitely a game to suit all budgets.
This is a cute cartoon take on the Roman Empire. This game has 10 spins and also includes potential free spins. There are 11 pay-lines except they are not really pay-lines. You don’t win money for each line instead, you try to make your way up the board to get to a bonus game.
This isn’t as easy as it seems. You need to have at least four winning lines to get to the first bonus game. On the upside, you can win a lot more in these bonus games than if they paid out on the lines like the other Slingo game versions.
You also have some control over the game when choosing which numbers to pick when the joker and superjoker appear. You can watch a vdeo of the game on YouTube by clicking this link.
Unlike the other Slingo games that use numbers, this version uses Monopoly cards. But again in a 5×5 grid. Here you roll the dice, as you would in a monopoly game, and the icon moves around the board. Whichever property it lands on, all the cards on the board, in that colour, get marked off.
The more you mark off, the quicker you complete the lines, and the more you win. There are some additional features including free spins for rolling a double and free parking. However, there is also ‘Go To Jail’ which really puts an end to your chances of winning much as you have to use your spins to get out of it.
There are only 7 spins on this game but if the dice rolls go your way, you can clear the board faster than the other versions.
This is designed to look like a cascading slot game. That’s the one where the matches get knocked out and replaced by new symbols. Again this a game played on a 5×5 card.
The difference here is that there are fewer spins with only 9 chances. There are also 20 different pay levels and you get nothing for matching one or two lines.
When you match a number, that particular reel will spin again. If you get another number, it spins again – you get the idea. Once you complete a line, the barrels explode and are replaced by new numbers. As a bonus the fairy might appear and complete lines for you, increasing your chances of a win.
Unlike Britains Got Talent Slingo, there is no participation as the game is fully automated.
Is Slingo Any Good?
In summary, Slingo is a really unique and creative way to play both slots and bingo. It can also be very frustrating. So many times you’ll find yourself close but not close enough.
There is the option to pay for extra spins which increase in cost, the closer you get to winning a decent amount. Don’t get carried away with these, especially if you’re not playing for a lot of money in the first place. There is also a chat feature on the side so you can still join in with all the chatter!
Overall, Slingo is a fun game and well worth trying out on Jackpotjoy today.