Slingo Cascade Review
Just when you think that Slingo can't go in any other direction the developers at Gaming Realms pull out another cracker. The latest addition to the expanding stable of the numbers versus slots games is Slingo Cascade. It plays very similarly to it's predecessors but with cascading lines and extra spins it makes game play more interesting.
Slingo Cascade is set aboard a pirate's ship and this gives it a stylish and pleasing backdrop. To the left is the paytable, delightfully shown on a scroll, whilst on the right is a ship's wheel that you click to start the game and spin. As usual there's a 5x5 grid of numbers but to match the theme they are set on top of barrels of gunpowder.
How To Play Slingo Cascade
The aim of any Slingo game is to get a line - horizontal, vertical or diagonal - of five numbers. On each turn you'll see five numbers generated on the reels below the 5x5 grid. Any numbers that correspond to those on the grid will be crossed off. In this version of Slingo if a number appears on the grid then the reel spins again. This gives you the opportunity to quickly complete Slingos. Additionally if you complete a line then the barrels explode and the lines cascade.
Wagering on this version of Slingo starts at 20p. This can be increased up to a maximum of £25 (Gala Bingo). The minimum and maximum wager may vary from site to site. There is no Autoplay but Slingo Cascade does allow you to wager on after the base game concludes. Basically once your 9 turns - plus any free plays - have finished you'll be invited to play on for a given price and potential win. We advise against this option as wins are rare!
Win Up To £125,000
Whilst the cascading barrels and extra spins are a welcome addition in this Slingo game, what else will you find? Sadly there isn't a progressive jackpot or instant win element within this version. However during the spins you will still see the devil and cherub pop up from time to time. The devil is a blocking symbol so that line will becomes inactive during a spin. Get the cherub and she will match several numbers using her magic wand.
The maximum win on Slingo Cascade is x5000 your wager. Therefore the top cash prize is £125,000 based on a £25 play. Unlike in other Slingo games you a full house doesn't result in the top prize. As the lines cascade it means you need to get a total of 20 lines in order to win the top prize. Note that no prizes are won until you get at least three Slingos!
Like the Monopoly version of the game Slingo Cascade takes things to a new dimension. The addition of the cascading lines and extra spins at least makes you feel there's more going on in the game. The pirate design is a lot of fun and we feel that this easily trumps the lacklustre TV themed versions for The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and Love Island. We like that you can play from as little as 20p too.
However, Cascade has the same issue as many other Slingo games and that is you never feel that you're ever going to win even your stake back. In order to do that you need a minimum of 5 Lines, but when we played getting 2 or 3 lines was standard. The best win we achieved was 6 Lines and that's 150% of your stake. We suspect the game is designed to encourage you to wager on rather than collect after the base game. Overall though it's a lot of fun but we'd love to win more often.