Some games just don’t translate well to the video game format, among them bingo and slots, unless you can bet real money on them. They’re both completely up to chance, and that’s generally not enough to drive a gamer. It’s strange, then, that combining the two works so well. Slingo Supreme does a decent job of bringing the early Internet-borne activity to the small screen, but with Slingo Quest already available for the same price, should you take a chance on this?
This version of the game faces you with a 6x5 bingo board-like grid and has you spin to randomise six numbers with which to match them. You’ll uncover power-ups, Jokers that act as wild-cards and more along the way, and these little bonuses help keep things exciting. Devil’s Games of Chance and Skill that pop up in place of numbers at times, taking you away from the board and having you solve a simple challenge; these are especially enjoyable, perhaps mostly because you can wager some of your winnings on their outcome. Your inner gambler comes out here, as well as during the last few spins, which you must pay a percentage of your points to play and pray that you get one of your remaining matches.
To make things more interesting, you can face a daily challenge, which asks you to gain a certain amount of points during a match, while simple achievements help increase replay value, though leaderboards are unfortunately absent. You can also unlock bonuses that remain in play for an entire game; if you don’t like searching for matches, they’ve got something for that. If you want to try matching tiles in a specific pattern, they’ve got something for that, too. Gaining more of these gives things a sense of progression, though some may prefer the better laid-out Quest Mode of its competitor. There really isn’t anything that matches that here, even though what’s on offer only falls short by a small degree.
While it’s not ugly, Slingo Supreme isn’t as vividly illustrated and fun to look at as Quest, and overall, things just appear dated. The music is repetitive and bland, not that we were expecting much.
Slingo is as fun, addictive and exciting as ever, and makes a great time-waster. Power-ups and Devil’s Games keep things interesting, but they don’t quite match the sense of progression of its identically priced competitor, Slingo Quest, not to mention having a blander look overall. If you gotta Slingo, this is by no means a bad choice, but only once you’re all Quested out.