Slingo

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Slingo is an online multiplayer game created in 1995 by Slingo, Inc. It features a mix of slots and bingo.

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Play [edit]

A player has 20 turns to "spin" the numbers below his or her bingo card. Five numbers appear, and if they are found on the card, they can be marked off.

During the game, other special items may show up in the number spots below the card. Jokers are wild, and can be used to mark off any number in the column in which it appears. A joker in the center (N) column may sometimes become a Super Joker, which can be placed anywhere on the board. (When it appears, the Super Joker must be played first, before any other numbers.)

Devils also occasionally appear during the course of the game. If a devil appears in place of a number, the player's score is cut in half. Frequently though, a cherub appears and cancels the devil's effects by shooting it with an arrow.

Other special items include coins, which grant automatic points to the player, and Free Spins. The last four spins of the game (17, 18, 19, and 20) must be bought using points. A player may use accumulated free spins in place of the fee for any of the spins.

Time limits are imposed on spins as well. If a player does not begin his spin within a time limit, he loses that spin. If a player does not mark off all possible numbers or jokers within the time limit, those are considered lost.

At the end of the game, the winner is the player who has the most points.

Spinoffs and ports [edit]

Outside of internet gaming, there have been other Slingo products, including versions of the game for PC and cell phones, and as a handheld electronic game (which features no Super Jokers, multiple Joker bonuses or cherubs due to technical limitations).

Slingo has also been spun off into Slingo-themed slot machines, and scratch-off lottery tickets.[1][2]

A game show version of Slingo was filmed in The Philippines and Hosted by Joey de Leon on ABC5 in 2007. [3][4]

Scoring [edit]

Points are earned for:

Points are deducted for:

Millennium / Classic versions [edit]

For a good deal of time, the multiplayer version of Slingo was only available through AOL. A single-player version aimed at children on slingo.com was the closest members could get to the real thing. However, for the new millennium, Slingo launched a new version with newer graphics than the old game, and it had a resemblance to the graphics of the kid's version of the game. Also, the bonuses for three or more jokers were added into the game, and the Devil and Cherub cartoons were revamped. Another revision was done along with a name change in September 2009 to Slingo Classic. This included another graphics update.

Game Modes [edit]

Some of the CD-ROM versions of the game had different versions of Slingo with slightly different rules:

Computer versions [edit]

There have been some stand alone computer versions of the Slingo game.

Console versions [edit]

In December 2008, Slingo appeared on the Nintendo DS with a version of Slingo Quest. This version used the DS's touch screen to duplicate the clicking of a mouse to match numbers. The game was published by Mumbo Jumbo.[11]

Mobile versions [edit]

There have been two iterations of Slingo for play on mobile phones.

Casino versions [edit]

Slingo has partnered with high profile casino organizations such as AC Coin & Slot,[14] IGT - International Game Technology, Spielo / Gtech, Planet Bingo, Sunkist Graphics, Gamelogic, and United States Playing Card Company to bring the Slingo game play to the casino floor.

Locations[15]

Games currently on casino floors include:

Hand held version [edit]

The Slingo Hand Held[18] game was created in partnership with Tiger Electronics.

References [edit]

  1. ^ "IGT Launches New PowerVR Based Gaming Machines at Vegas Show". Official Website for Imagination Technologies. 2003-09-24. 
  2. ^ "Statewide Progressive Jackpot Hit on Slingo Bonus Classic". Marketwatch. 2008-12-15. 
  3. ^ "Slingo MTV". YouTube. 2007-07-16. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  4. ^ Log in om een reactie te plaatsen. (2010-08-23). "Slingo Merch Plug: Joey Sabado is Slingo". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  5. ^ "Official Slingo Millennium Rules". Slingo.com. 2002-08-01. 
  6. ^ "Slingo CD-ROM Review at Gamespot". Gamespot. 1998-12-15. 
  7. ^ "Slingo Deluxe Review at CNET". CNET. 2006-09-26. 
  8. ^ "Slingo wins award". Casino City Times. 2007-02-09. 
  9. ^ "Slingo Quest Hawaii Review at Gamezebo". Gamezebo. 2008-04-07. 
  10. ^ "Slingo Mystery Review at Gamezebo". Gamezebo. 2009-09-24. 
  11. ^ "Slingo Quest". IGN. 2008-12-09. 
  12. ^ "Slingo-2-Go Hands-On". Gamespot. 2005-06-17. 
  13. ^ "Slingo Bingo". Pocketgamer. 2007-09-18. 
  14. ^ "AC Coin & Slot's Two Highest-Earning Games Keep Casinos Winning Throughout North America". Slingo Inc. 2008-11-06. 
  15. ^ "List of Casinos with Slingo Machines". Slingo Inc. 2008-12-18. 
  16. ^ "Statewide Progressive Jackpot Hit on Slingo Classic Bonus". Slingo Inc. 2008-12-15. 
  17. ^ "Player wins big at Saratoga with Slingo Classic Bonus". CasinoCityTimes.com. 2008-12-16. 
  18. ^ "Slingo Hand Held listing on Amazon". Amazon. 2008-12-21. 

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