Slingo was one of the first sub-genres of online slot gaming ever created, and the first title, now fondly referred to as Slingo Classic was created all the way back in the year 2000 - that’s over 21 years ago! However, to celebrate the anniversary of this iconic Slingo game, the Slingo Classic game has been reborn and can now be enjoyed by a whole new generation of Slingo and slot fans.
The Slingo Classic brings us back to where it all began over 20 years ago, when the very first Slingo game hit our screens. The only difference you’ll find here when compared to the original title is the graphics which have been cleaned up a little, but other than that, you’re in for a serious nostalgia trip with this title!
Playing the Slingo Classic online starts by setting your stake amount. This is done by clicking the + and - buttons in order to increase or decrease your wager. Once you’re happy with your bet you’ll need to press the red button labelled ‘start game’ to begin playing.
The aim of the game is to mark off numbers on your 5x5 game grid by matching them with the numbers you spin. Players are given 11 spins to match as many numbers as possible, and each line (in any direction) that is completed is called a ‘Slingo’ and will advance players up the prize ladder. The prize ladder is found to the left of the game grid and if players are able to match all numbers (known as a full house) then they will recieve the maximum prize payout of 500x their stake amount.
Players win a ‘Slingo’ when they mark off a line of 5 numbers. Each Slingo a player wins increases the cash prize. This is tracked on the progress ladder on the left-hand side of the screen. If a player achieves 11 Slingos they have won a ‘Full House’ and will be awarded 500x their original stake amount!
Players can win free spins in the Slingo Classic by landing the free spins symbol on the reels. This will add one extra spin to their total spin tally, but will also reduce the amount of extra spins available for purchase at the end of the main spins.
If you’re looking to experience the exact same game you did when you played Slingo Classic on its first release 20 years ago, then you’ll love what this game has in store for you. While there has been a little graphics improvement, the Slingo Classic looks almost identical to what it did when it was first released.
The Joker and Super Joker work as the wild symbols of the Slingo Classic online. These symbols look similar but the Super Joker has a green background so telling them apart isn’t too hard. The two types of Joker also have different effects on the game. The Joker is able to mark off any number that's situated in the column above its reel position, while its big brother the Super Joker can mark off any number in any grid position.
Landing a golden coin on the reel will award players with an instant cash prize.
In more modern Slingo titles the Devil symbol is able to impact your win amount, in the classic version of Slingo this devious fellow simply acts as a blocking symbol and will prevent you from matching symbols.
After the conclusion of the main spin set, players have the option to purchase up to 8 free spins (less if free spins were won) in order to help them to complete more Slingos. The cost for each free spin will vary depending on the player's game progress and the likelihood of completing more Slingos, but this amount will always be clearly displayed above the spin button so you can make an informed decision.
The Slingo Classic game has a theoretical return to player, or ‘RTP’ of 95%
The Slingo Classic is played at medium volatility.
Yes players can win free spins in the Slingo Classic by landing free spins symbols.
Yes, Slingo Classic freeplay is lots of fun to play and great if you’re looking to experience the nostalgia trip of this retro game without wanting to wager real money.
Players can win up to 500x their stake amount when playing the Slingo Classic online. This is achieved by completing a full house; which is marking off all symbols on the game grid.
Yes, landing golden coins on the Slingo Classic reel will award players with instant cash prizes.
Slingo Classic started the Slingo craze for a reason and is why its just as fun to play today as it was 20 years ago. We love the little features such as free spins and instant wins as they make us feel like we’re making the most out of each and every spin.