Social game developer SGN has brought their hit Facebook game Bingo Blingo to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. According to AppData, the game is one of the fastest-growing titles on Facebook, and now the addictive online bingo experience comes to the mobile platform.
While I played the game and watched my Bingo board fill up as the announcer called out the numbers, I grew happily anxious and absorbed by the gameplay. By my fourth round, I was pleading with the game to give me the right numbers to complete my Bingo board:
Please give me B-17, please give me B-17.
That’s not B-17. That’s B-14. I don’t have B-14. Why didn’t you give me B-17? The round ended and I scored nary a single bingo.
Of course, in the next round I rapidly scored a bingo and moved into fourth place and all was right with the world.
Bingo Blingo’s twist is the power-ups that give players an edge in filling out their boards. One power-up randomly fills up spots on the board, useful for having a chance to complete an elusive bingo. Another throws a tornado over the board and mixes up your numbers if you feel like you need to change things up to better your chances of winning. You discover more power-ups as you progress in level, and each one provides a unique advantage.
Bingo Blingo stimulates my competitive side without making me work for it. It’s a casual pick-up-and-play social game that keeps you coming back for more. The more you play, the more you level up, receiving access to power-ups, achievements and bonus rounds. The game features nine unique poker rooms and an integrated store where players can purchase more coins and power-up tickets and trophies. Wrap it all up with Facebook Connect and you’ve got an excellent social game for passing the time.