Slingo Reveal Review
Not every version of Slingo is inspired by a TV gameshow. That's actually a good thing because to be honest the likes of Love Island Slingo, DOND Slingo and The X Factor Slingo bring nothing exciting or new to the table. The same can't be said for Slingo Reveal. This latest version of the slots meets bingo game brings in an instant win style game into the already crowded equation - and surprisingly it works.
Slingo Reveal is an enhanced version of the popular base game. Set on a dark blue background, the game is played on a 5x5 grid of numbers. The numbers range from 1 to 75. To the right of the Slingo grid is a table of icons - cherries, oranges, melons, plums, Lucky 7s, Bars and Diamonds. Note that in this version of Slingo you only get 9 spins as opposed to 11 in Slingo Riches.
How To Play Slingo Reveal
The aim of any Slingo game is to get a line - horizontal, vertical or diagonal - of five numbers. Unlike the usual game a Slingo line represents a icon instead of a win line. When a line is completed an icon is revealed and marked off on the game card to the right. The aim is to get three of a kind so that you win the prize indicated. It's possible to win with multiple sets of three icons.
Wagering on Slingo Reveal starts at just 10p a turn. This can be increased up to a maximum of £25 (Slingo.com). The maximum wager may vary from site to site. There is no Autoplay but Slingo Reveal does allow you to wager on. Basically once your turn has finished - and any free rounds played - you'll be invited to play on for a given price and potential win. We advise against this option as wins are rare!
As well as only offering 9 spins in the base game, Slingo Reveal is different in other ways to other versions of the game. For example there are no super wilds! There are jokers - or wilds - but their position is predetermined. This means that you have no say in which number to choose. This takes out the interactivity of the game, although it's not a dealbreaker.
However, what might be a dealbreaker is what happens if you get a full house. In Slingo Riches a full house would win you a guaranteed cash prize. That's not the case with Reveal. A full house does not equate to all the symbols being covered on your gamecard. When we completed all lines (by spinning) we simply ended up with a prize for 3 cherries. Another game another time may be more yielding in terms of wins but we were surprised to not be better rewarded for completing a full house.
Slingo Reveal adds another dimension to the popular game. However the instant win element does mean that wins are much harder to come by. The RTP is 89% although this increases to 95% when you decide to wager on. We'd suggest that wins aren't easy to come by but when they do they're not on the big side either. That said if you do get lucky then it's possible to win x10000 your stake as a top prize of three diamonds.
Initially we enjoyed playing this version of Slingo. The instant win element does enhance the experience. However, after a few turns of not winning it quickly lost it's appeal. Pretty much like the many instant win games that are available across bingo brands and casinos. It's feasible that the 12 lines could yield 12 cherries - but your prize is still 50% of the stake. That doesn't seem fair. Still, it is better than the Love Island version.