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BOXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS&HACKENSACK, NEW JERSEY– August 9, 2007– Funkitron, a widely respected publisher of casual games, and Slingo, Inc., today announced that Slingo Quest, the hit sequel to Slingo Deluxe, is now available for download by Mac users. To purchase Slingo Quest for $19.95 or for a free 60 minute limited trial you may visit www.slingoquest.com.
Slingo Quest is the hit sequel to the ever popular puzzle game that combines the classic favorites, Bingo and Slots. Slingo Quest takes the traditional 5-reel slot machine challenge to the next level with an engaging bingo matrix, new game modes, thrilling levels, and enhanced power-ups. Some of the challenging new game boards feature a mega 7x7 matrix instead of the typical 5x5 and there are even several boards, which have multiple cards for the players to match. Slingo Quest has the classic Slingo fun you know and love, plus brand new ways to play.
“Slingo is one of the most popular casual game brands in the world today, and we’re confident that Slingo Quest for the Mac will rival the success of the PC version,” said Dave Walls, President of Funkitron.“This is a perfect title that anyone can pick up, play, and immediately start having fun.”
Key Game Features:
• New game modes: Multi-Card Slingo, Seven by Seven Slingo and Pirate's Fortune Slingo.
• New power-ups: Slingo Vision, Devil Protection and Multipliers.
• New Quest format with 60 levels of Slingo fun.
• New Slingo Stars and Slingo Stamps for bonus rewards.
• New Slingo Player Cards will help you track your score and rank - a top ten list is included for each level.
• Classic Slingo is included as an extra bonus!
“Slingo Quest continues in the tradition of being a popular casual game brand that combines the best of Bingo and Slots in compelling new ways,” said Eric Lamendola, VP of Business Development at Slingo.“Bringing Slingo Quest to Mac users falls directly in line with our corporate initiative to make the Slingo brand available to anyone, regardless of age, platform, or geography.”
Slingo Quest won The Zeeby Award for Best Card, Board&Mahjong Game of 2006 and has been rated 4 1/2 out of 5 Stars by Gamzebo.
About Funkitron, Inc.
Funkitron, Inc. was one of the first game publishers to focus on the downloadable casual game market and was founded by game industry veteran Dave Walls in 2001. For the past five years, Funkitron has been known for creating high-quality, super fun games that appeal to a broad audience and can be distributed digitally via online networks. The company has had much success with hits such as "SCRABBLE ® Deluxe", "SCRABBLE ® Blast", "Slingo ® Deluxe", "Boggle ® Supreme" and "Poker Superstars II TM ". Funkitron’s recently released Slingo Quest, the sequel to Slingo Deluxe, won the Zeebie award as the Best Card, Board and Mahjong game of 2006. For more information about Funkitron, please visit www.funkitron.com.
Slingo, Inc. is a U.S. based company that has developed and licensed the intellectual property for Slingo brand games for over 10 years. As a pioneer and thought-leader in the casual games niche industry, Slingo Inc. has successfully licensed to partners world-wide for use with: free online game sites, downloadable games, lottery tickets, casino slot machines and table games, television game show, interactive television, mobile phone games, and other "game-able" mediums. The original Slingo game boasts that over three billion games have been played to date. Slingo, Inc.'s partners include America Online, IGT, United States Playing Card Company, Funkitron, Scientific Games Corporation, PixelPlay,I-play and TVcompass. People can play Slingo by going to - www.slingo.com.
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