Does Bingo or Slingo Look and Play Better on a Mobile Phone?

Business, English - January 21, 2022
Image 1. Does Bingo or Slingo Look and Play Better on a Mobile Phone?
Bingo-Balls” (CC BY-ND 2.0) by digby fire dept

Back in the day, most people relied on their PCs and laptops when they felt like a quick game of online bingo. But the world moves on and, nowadays, the trend is very much more for mobiles being the device of choice. This isn’t just for online bingo, it’s for all different kinds of interaction with the internet from looking for instant answers on Google to shopping online.

Bingo games themselves have evolved driven by the massive popularity of the online game. So visit any leading site and you’ll find a huge choice of 75 and 90-ball games as well as a wide range of themes and links to TV shows like Deal or No Deal?. There are also a wide range of different jackpots to play and which can rise as high as five-figure in some games. 

Most recently, we’ve also seen the introduction of Slingo games. As the name suggests, these are a combination of slots and bingo games, with the numbers traditionally “called” in bingo games being delivered by spinning reels instead. This also means that it can introduce other game features, for example, there may be bonus rounds and even symbols that act like wilds in slots, in this case standing in for numbers to complete a row, column or even a whole game card.

It’s hard to say which is the most popular, bingo or Slingo, with both having their dedicated fans and equally open to debate, is whether one has an advantage over the other when it comes to playing on a mobile phone.

Image 2. Does Bingo or Slingo Look and Play Better on a Mobile Phone?
Apple iPhone 13 mini Pink” (CC BY-ND 2.0) by TheBetterDay

There are quite a few elements to consider when it comes to playing any kind of game on a mobile phone. The first, and possibly the most important, is the quality of the display. The latest generation of phones have screens that are nothing short of stunning. With pin-sharp brightness and colours that are perfectly reproduced, both games look good, as long as you’ve got the right phone, that is.

But the fact that Slingo games are more visually interesting than straight bingo means that the playing experience on a mobile can be that little bit more involving and exciting. So it’s one-nil to Slingo on the visual-impact side of things.

Of course, there’s more to it than just how well the display reproduces colours. Not all phones have big screens and this means that they lend themselves to simpler games. After all, if you can’t clearly see what’s happening in the game because the action’s too small, you’ll be at a distinct disadvantage. So, in this respect, it’s bingo that wins out.

But both these are ignoring the fact that the developers of both bingo and slingo games know that the majority of players will be using mobiles to play. This means they have perfected the skill of optimising games to work well and look good on virtually any device. So the long and the short of it is, whether you’re a bingo or a slingo fan, you’ll always be able to look forward to a great playing experience on your mobile phone.