Slingo Quest

Moby ID: 41366
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Slingo Quest is a progression of Slingo games; Slingo is a combination of slot machines and Bingo. The player is presented with a Bingo-style card (usually 5x5 squares) and is given a certain number of spins. Each spin triggers 5 wheels to spin, one corresponding to each column. The player then marks off squares on the card if they contain numbers from the spin. Jokers can also show up during spins which allow the player to mark off any square from the column.

Players can get extra points for various feats, such as clearing the entire card. Different cards have different Slingo patterns highlighted in red that are worth extra points if the player marks every square. Sometimes, slots can produce devils that take a percentage of the player's accumulated treasure (though the treasure might be safe if the player has demon protection).

Further, there are bonus rounds to be played against a pirate where a lot of treasure is at stake. The player and the pirate take turns spinning on the same board. Occasionally, a treasure chest pops up which may contain treasure or it may confiscate treasure. The player that discovers the chest has right of first refusal-- they can choose to open it or make the other player open it.

Other rounds present the player with a 7x7 game board, instead of a 5x5 board. Some rounds have 2, 3, or 4 5x5 boards that are played concurrently.

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Average score: 70% (based on 1 ratings)

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Average score: 3.5 out of 5 (based on 11 ratings with 1 reviews)

Fast, addictive action; Good replay values

The Good
The best strategy/puzzle games require you to think, but make you feel like you're relaxed and not really thinking much. Every right decision you make is quickly rewarded with some kind of eye candy, and ultimately the joy of getting a good score.

Speaking of scores, there is no "endless mode" here, such as the puzzle mode in Plants vs. Zombies. I hate endless modes because the player never feels like they've completed the game. In Slingo Quest, it is possible to complete every objective in every level, unlock every achievement (except one), all within a reasonable amount of time.

It took me three months to do that. There was never a thought of "this level is hard, I'm stuck" or "I feel worn out playing this". I found myself replaying a level or two (for 100% completion) whenever I had a few minutes of free time. Almost every time I played, I got a little bit closer to that 100%. I don't know if this is just me being a good player, or the game being designed that way. Either way it feels very rewarding to replay the levels.

The Bad
One particular achievement requires an insane degree of luck and/or patience. You can try and try for 10's of hours and you may finally get it, but I eventually gave up. It involves something like a "Five of a Kind" in poker.

The Bottom Line
It's easy to predict whether you'll like Slingo Quest. Try the free online Slingo at the slingo.com website. If you enjoy the core gameplay and isn't bored after five minutes, Slingo Quest is for you. Like Sword & Poker 2 and Fairway Solitaire, it takes a simple, immediately understandable, number-based gameplay, and elevates it to an immersive, full gaming experience.

Windows · by Pagen HD (146) · 2012

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Game added by Multimedia Mike.

Macintosh, BlackBerry added by Sciere. Nintendo DSi added by Kabushi. Nintendo DS added by Macs Black.

Game added July 8, 2009. Last modified February 22, 2023.