Slingo XXXtreme Review
Having made their Slingo Riches "hotter than ever before" by launching Slingo Extreme the folks behind these games had a meeting. How do we make the game even hotter they pondered! Let's make the extreme even more extreme they decided. And on that note Slingo XXXtreme was born. This game is where the "best just got bested" thanks to "faster, more volatile gameplay".
To best the best, Slingo Extreme, XXXtreme has been given an exciting more firey look. The game card looks more stylish too, but fundamentally this is still the original Slingo with a few scorched edges. A 5x5 game card comprising random numbers ranging from 1 to 75 dominate the screen. To the right is a random ball generator - an over elaborate way of showing you your next spin of the number reels.
How To Play Slingo XXXtreme
The aim of any Slingo game is to get a line - horizontal, vertical or diagonal - of five numbers. Each line represents a win therefore the more lines that are achieved the bigger the prize. A full house gives the player 12 Slingos (lines) and the top prize. In XXXtreme's case that is x1000 the initial wager. The maximum prize on offer is £100,000 when wagering £100 a turn.
Wagering on Slingo Extreme starts at just 50p 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 Extreme 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!
So what is the difference between Slingo Extreme and XXXtreme? Firstly you can win more on the newer version. The maximum prize is x500 on Extreme whilst, as mentioned it's x1000 on XXXtreme. The only other difference is that in Extreme you can play on with unlimited spins. These spins may be free or paid for. Everything else, such as Jokers, Super Jokers and Instant Cash Prizes remain the same.
The other significant difference with XXXtreme is that you only win on 4 or more Slingos. If you achieve 1, 2 or 3 lines then there's no reward. It's worth noting that the prizes for 4 and 5 lines (x1 and x2) are identical on both Extreme and XXXtreme. For 6 and 7 lines there's a fraction more on XXXtreme but both games pay x10 for 8 lines. Similarly 9 lines pays better on XXXtreme but 10 lines pays x100 on both.
Like Extreme, XXXtreme doesn't deviate from the original Slingo Riches. It's a lot more stylish than it's counterparts but that's to be expected given it's a newer version. We don't mind the fact that there are no rewards for lines 1, 2 and 3 but we would have expected the paylines to be better for 4 upwards when comparing the Extreme versions. There's not that much in it and most certainly not enough to get excited about. XXXtreme does feel that it's been set up to get you to wager on and that can be a fool's strategy when chasing the bigger prize.
Should you choose XXXtreme, Extreme or Riches? Our advice is that if you're new to Slingo then Riches is where you should start. Extreme is for players who like to take a bit more risk. Whilst XXXtreme is for those who don't mind the gamble of playing on with extra spins. In our view XXXtreme doesn't really make the Slingo game any hotter - it does kind of make Extreme a bit redundant though. But it's up to you to ultimately decide which version you prefer.