Five Reel Bingo
In the United States, bingo is stereotyped as a game played by old people in church basements and retirement homes. Rival Gaming's Five Reel Bingo slot doesn't deviate from this notion, putting the focus on elderly people playing bingo.
While this doesn't sound like the most-thrilling concept for an online slot, Five Reel Bingo has more than meets the eye. That said, let's discuss this game's symbols, theme, betting options, special features, and offer our final take.
Symbols and Theme
This game opens with an introduction video showing a nondescript bingo hall, before taking you inside where a man is calling out the numbers. The video ends with an old woman yelling out bingo in a funny voice.
The atmosphere doesn't offer much to talk about, except that the payline markers are encased in bingo balls.
The real treat is the symbols, which do a good job of portraying bingo in an entertaining way. Symbols include: yellow bingo ball (wild), old man (scatter), old woman (jackpot), the caller, spinning bingo cage, dauber, cards, cash stacks, troll, and the letters B, I, N, G, O.
As you can see, Five Reel Bingo offers a nice mix of both characters and prizes that you'd see in a bingo hall. And what we really like is how the graphics are presented in a colorful way that puts a fun spin on a boring game. You'll also see some good animations, like the cash stacks rustling back and forth, troll waving from side to side, dauber blotting spaces, old lady celebrating her win, and the bingo cards bouncing up and down.
You can change your paylines from 1-20, coin size from $0.01 to $0.25, and the number of coins per line from 1 to 10. This creates a minimum bet of one cent per spin and a max wager of $125.00.
When playing for real money, you also have the opportunity to use autospin, which prevents you from having to use the Spin button over and over.
Five Reel Bingo Slots Special Features and Bonuses
The best element of this game is its second-screen bonus round, which you trigger by spelling out B-I-N-G-O across the five reels. This brings up a bingo card along with a list of numbers that are called out. The goal is to quickly form a bingo going either diagonal, straight across, four corners, or in a T-shape.
If you land 3 or more old man symbols anywhere on the reels, you trigger free spins with a 3x multiplier. The amount of free spins that you get will be 10 (3 symbols), 15 (4 symbols), or 20 (5 symbols).
Appearing on reels 1, 3, and 5 only, the wild symbol also offers a multiplier based on how many wilds help form your win. If you're able to combine a five-symbol win using four wilds, you'd receive a 4x multiplier. Add this to the 3x multiplier in free spins, and you'll receive the game's top multiplier of 12x.
The old lady jackpot symbol offers the game's highest payout at 1,500 coins. If you get this with the aforementioned 12x multiplier (4 wilds in free spins), you'll receive 18,000 coins.
Final Thoughts on Five Reel Bingo
Again, bingo isn't the world's most-popular game these days, especially among younger adults. But Five Reel Bingo presents this game in an entertaining fashion thanks to unique symbols, quality animations, and a few special features.
Our favorite feature is the second-screen bonus, where you try to create a winning line on your 5x5 bingo card. We also like how you get a variable multiplier with wild symbols along with a 3x multiplier during free spins.
That said, Five Reel Bingo slots is worth a few spins for those who'd like to see bingo presented in a fun, fresh way.