At the end of 2019 The Bear Group closed down which resulted in the original Slingo.com site also closing. It’s since been relaunched. Our review below describes the original site and remains for reference only.
Every now and then something different comes along and it hopes to revolutionise the popular bingo game. Over recent years we’ve seen things like social bingo, quiz bingo, bingo with levels and even some raunchiness. Most have struggled and others have failed as ultimately nothing really can detract away from the standard 90 ball game. That doesn’t stop others trying though – and so along came Slingo Boom. Unfortunately this foray into “something different” didn’t last long.
Those of you who frequent slot sites may already have heard of Slingo. It’s a slots meets bingo game that originated as a Facebook app. Over time it’s become a paying game on sites such as Spin Genie and Pocket Fruity. In 2015 a Slingo site was launched and that year a new bingo product – Slingo Boom – was launched. The difference between Slingo Boom and other variants of the game was that Boom is multiplayer.
Slots Meets Bingo
With Slingo Boom you could enjoy the Slingo experience whilst playing against others. The game played pretty much as a bingo one – you have a card, numbers are called and the aim is to get one line or a full house before the other players. The difference was how the numbers were called – they were rolled like a slot machine. So each round offers up five numbers and these can be crossed off on your card.
Sadly Slingo Boom is no longer available. We suspect that despite it’s originality it was a victim of lack of interest. Bingo players are very much set in their ways and perhaps ‘Boom was just one step too far. Although there were free games to play whenever we visited the Slingo Boom rooms they tended to be either closed or hosting limited numbers of players.
Pigasus To Jimi Hendrix
Away from the bingo, Slingo.com does offer a massive selection of top slots and exclusive games. Top games include Starburst, Rainbow Riches, Cleopatra, Pay Of The Dead, Twin Spin, Fluffy Favourites, Pigasus and Jimi Hendrix. On the downside the site can be quite slow and clunky at times. There’s also limited payment options although you can pay by mobile.
If you’re looking for an alternative to bingo then Slingo Boom was ideal. Now that’s gone it just leaves Slingo.com as a destination for slot players. We’d love to see traditional bingo rooms added to the mix but suspect that the owners – which seem to change hands almost every other month – are deliberately staying away from this option. Good for slots but sadly for bingo it’s not worth a visit.