Lobstermania Slingo Review
Lobstermania Slingo or Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania Slingo to give it it's full name is the latest slot themed addition to the slots meet bingo game stable. Following on from the likes of Reel King, Starburst and Rainbow Riches, this version of the game takes a popular slot and gives it the Slingo treatment. This means that instead of winning cash prizes you're playing to win spins or bonus games. The higher up the paytable you go the more spins or bonus turns you receive. There's also a fixed jackpot prize to add extra spice to proceedings.
Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania from King Show Games is a slot that has a fishing theme. Namely fishing for lobsters. The original game has spawned a sequel and also a Tic Tac Toe version of the game. It's an unusual choice for a Slingo game as we're not sure it attracts the same level of popularity as Starburst and other titles. However the game looks good! A harbour forms the backdrop of the Slingo version of the game with the 5x5 number grid designed into a piece of driftwood. To the left of the game is the paytable which indicates how many lines need to be achieved in order to win spins, bonuses and multipliers.
How To Play Slingo Lobstermania
The main aim of Lobstermania Slingo is to get lines - horizontal, vertical or diagonal - of five numbers. The more lines you complete the higher the prize you can win. Wagering on this version of Slingo starts at 10p. This can be increased up to a maximum of £100. The minimum and maximum wager may vary from site to site. Once you start the game the spins are automatic so you don't need to keep hitting the spin button. Each spin generates five numbers below the 5x5 grid. If any numbers match then these are marked off. When you complete a row of five numbers then you move up the prize board.
During game play you may pick up free spins, jokers (wilds) and blocker symbols represented by a wellington boot. The latter prevent you from marking off a number. You may also get jackpot overlays during a spin and these pay out the fixed Light Trap, Full Trap and Motherlode jackpots for 3, 4 or 5 overlays respectively. With Lobstermania Slingo you have 10 initial spins. Like other versions of Slingo you may be invited to spin on after the base game concludes and any free spins used. You can then decide to pay the amount shown on screen for an additional spin, collect your prize or end the game. You can only wager-on for a maximum of 40 turns.
Win Spins Or Bonus Picks
The prizes you can win from creating lines are usually cash related but for Lobstermania you are guaranteed either picks on the Buoy Bonus or free spins on the Lobstermania slot. If you get the Buoy Bonus then you initially have to select the location (Brazil, Australia or Maine) to determine the number of picks. After that you have to select which buoys you'd like the captain to pull up. Inside the pots will be cash bonuses determined by the size of the catch. The free spins are played on a 1024 payline slot and the round plays like any other slot game. There's no guarantee that you will win on any bonus round and you don't always win more further up the paytable.
The Verdict On Lobstermania Slingo
Whilst Lobstermania isn't a slot game we're familiar with we did enjoy playing this themed version of Slingo. In fact we have to say we enjoyed it more than Slingo Starburst! The game looks good and we do love the 'Rock Lobster' theme tune that plays. We do wonder whether this game has a little more strategy than some other Slingo versions. When we played we found that the Buoy Bonus pick round yielded better results than the slots. Therefore spinning on to get the picks round could be a better choice than taking a free spin round. What Lobstermania Slingo does prove is that the Slingo mechanic can be applied to any slot to generate an entertaining new game.