We have to admit that we do not exactly get involved with bingo at every opportunity – or any opportunity for that matter. Many of the biggest names in casino gaming, especially here in the UK, give players easy access to online bingo alongside the slots and table games, but it is something that has never really taken our fancy. Nevertheless, there are sure to be some readers out there that enjoy both and, as far as we are aware, this is the only mobile slot game out there to make use of a bingo theme. That instantly means that it is the best game in its genre, but does not say much about the quality. That is exactly what we are here to find out about, so let’s take a closer look at whether Bingo Billions captures the magic of both forms of entertainment at the same time!
What to Expect
Upon loading the game for the first time, we found it to look rather plain, but it does at least capture the spirit of the subject matter by eliminating the playing card icons and replacing them with bingo ball numbers. They are joined by some more lucrative symbols like tickets, gold and cold, hard cash, and the regular 25 lines that NextGen fans will undoubtedly already be accustomed to are in effect too. The host of the bingo game is another symbol, and one of the more important ones at that, as he acts as a wild throughout.
So, as the only bingo-themed game out there, NextGen had a blank and somewhat obvious canvas to work with when it came to creating a unique and exciting bonus feature. They took that opportunity with both hands by adding in… a free spins round. The Bingo Billions game logo is the scatter and if you land three, four or five of them at once, you will pick up ten, fifteen or twenty free games. The wins can be pretty big here, thanks in no small part to the inclusion of an automatic three times multiplier on all wins, but you can tell from our sheer disbelief at the choice that this feels like a massive missed opportunity.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
We just cannot get over the fact that this could have been a mobile slot that spans the genres of mobile gaming entertainment, yet ended up being about as basic a slot as players could possibly find. The bingo element extends as far as the graphics and that’s it, and even they are nothing to write home about. If your idea of a great game is 25 lines, wilds and free spins – and there is nothing at all wrong with that – then there are literally hundreds of mobile slots out there to choose from, and we can think of no good reason to pick Bingo Billions above any one of them, even if you are a massive bingo fan!