The next time you play FarmVille, be on the lookout for the icon of a pink and black present in the top left corner of the gameplay area. Clicking on this will alert you to a new cross promotion being held by Zynga in Mafia Wars and FarmVille, that will see FarmVille players rewarded with free fuel for leveling up in Mafia Wars.
You’ll be told that gaining a single level in Mafia Wars will grant you a Mafia Wars Mystery Fuel box in FarmVille, but let’s take an exact look at how this process works.
Once you see the pop-up like the one above, you can click Accept to have Mafia Wars open in a new window. There, you’ll see the following screen, which lets us know that instead of a one-time thing, this new promotion will actually let you earn free fuel in FarmVille for every single day you level up at least once in Mafia Wars.
Finish leveling up, and you’ll be told that you have a bonus waiting for you in FarmVille.
Clicking on the “Go Collect” button will bring you back to FarmVille in yet another new window, where you’ll see a box like the one below, letting you know that you’ve received your prize, and again, reassuring you that you can receive said prize once a day.
Heading back to FarmVille proper, you’ll see that the Mafia Wars Mystery Box has been added to your gift box. Opening it will reveal up to five free cans of fuel.
While this does technically count as opening a Mystery Box, it should be noted that you will not receive any progress in your “They of Mystery” ribbon quest, presumably because these items are so easy to find and allowing them to count for the ribbon wouldn’t be fair to those who have purchased Mystery Boxes with Farm Cash from the store.
Still, free fuel is free fuel, so we’re definitely not complaining about that. Head over to the game’s page to start earning yours.