Slingo Monopoly Review
Slot game evolution dictates that Monopoly must get involved at some point. So it's perhaps no surprise that the latest incarnation of Slingo is a marriage with the popular property board game. Slingo Monopoly, or Monopoly Slingo if you like, has just launched. The aim of the game is the same as all other versions of Slingo, but the board game element brings something different to the table.
Slingo Monopoly looks so much different to it's sister games. A Monopoly board, complete with all the usual favourites like Go To Jail and Free Parking, surrounds the 5x5 grid. The grid isn't made up of numbers but Monopoly cards. Instead of the slot element players roll dice to move their counter around the board. Where the counter lands determines which cards are removed from the grid.
How To Play Slingo Monopoly
The aim of any Slingo game is to get a line - horizontal, vertical or diagonal - of five. This is the case with Monopoly Slingo. One thing that is different with this game is that counters vary the volatility of the game. The dog for example gives you 8 rolls, up to 4 extra rolls and a x500 prize. However choose T-Rex for 7 rolls, unlimited extra rolls and x4000. Other counter options are the Racing Car and Battleship. Top prize is £100,000.
Wagering on Slingo Monopoly starts at just 20p a turn. This can be increased up to a maximum of £25 (Demo). The maximum wager may vary from site to site. There is no Autoplay but Slingo Monopoly 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! The number of turns you can play on is determined by your counter.
Why Play Slingo Monopoly
Each turn of Slingo Monopoly is accompanied with a cheesey commentator who happily exclaims where you've landed. Initially we thought this may get annoying but somehow it seems right for this particular version of Slingo. All the Monopoly elements are included in the game so the commentator will tell you if you're going to Jail, have a chance card or have passed Go. Note when you pass Go you don't collect £200 but a cash prize is added to the Free Parking square. Land on that to win the pot.
Prizes further increase when you land on a set of properties. Multipliers come into play to help boost winnings. Note that Slingo Monopoly only offers 7 or 8 spins to players instead of the usual 11. Jokers are in play but they act differently. If your counter lands on a Joker square you're presented with a bonus game. This comprises of 9 playing cards - one of which will award a cash prize. If your select the right card then you will win. There are no options for selecting which cards to turn on the 5x5 grid.
Over the last few weeks we've reviewed all the various versions of Slingo. The bulk of them are pretty samey and don't offer much beyond an "instant win" experience. This is different and the two popular games - Monopoly and Slingo - do work well together. We like the fact that you can choose a counter to determine your game variability although we'd need to play a few times with each option to test whether it really makes a difference.
At time of writing Slingo Monopoly had only just appeared on Slingo's roster and therefore hasn't appeared on casino sites. When it does we think it will prove to be very popular. Monopoly has lent itself well to online gambling, especially when it comes to slot variations, but Slingo has probably created one of the best versions. Give it a try when it comes to a casino near you.