Bingo was his name-o! Remember that old camp song? Bingo is not only a senior citizen’s obsession, it’s a fun game that can be played by all ages. Sure, you won’t win a toaster or a gift certificate to Cap’n Tom’s Fishhouse… but there’s no reason why you can’t bring the fun of bingo into a Facebook game application.
Okay, so it’s bingo… duh.
In that spirit, let’s take a peek at Ryzing’s introduction of Bingo for Facebook. Hold onto your dabbers and markers! Is it worth playing? Find out if you have what it takes to get the “bingo”.
Or find out if Ryzing has what it takes to pull off the perfect Bingo game application for the world’s biggest social network.
To be fair, I should note that Bingo By Ryzing is still in ‘beta’ mode at the time of this review…
Bingo By Ryzing - OVERVIEW
You have a choice between having it automatically marking the numbers for you or having it let you manually mark the numbers and call bingo. Bingo Bucks are used to play the around the world section to try and complete collections. Once a collection is completed you gain a higher Bingo Bucks income for your following daily credits.
Completing collections also allows you to open more consecutive day daily treasure chests (up to 10 chests for 10 days of play in a row). These chests need keys to be opened, which you can win during bingo. These chests will also supply you with a little extra for your daily credits. You win collection items and keys on the cards when you bingo on them.
Based on what position you bingo in, you can win a lot of Bingo Bucks and bingo cards to use on the real money games. Silver and Gold cards can be used to play real money games, the gold in which pays out higher. Some locales may not be able to collect real money though, because their laws don’t allow it. People who can win real money are not allowed to cash out until they have at least $1 in real cash winnings.
Overall it’s a pretty simple game and there isn’t much too it, although at first it can be a tad confusing as to where you’re supposed to play.
Every day at 8 PM Central Standard Time they hold a game in the Sunny Money room. In order to play in the Sunny Money room you must have played a certain amount of regular bingo games that day. The sunny money room guarantees at least one person to win $50 and a few limited other smaller cash prizes (out of the 700+ people you normally get playing it, your chances are really low).
There’s also an amazon room, where you spend 100 Gold Cards to enter and they draw one number every like 4 hours or something like that. The person who gets the first bingo wins a $100 Amazon.com gift card. This Amazon.com game takes FOREVER, but you don’t have to be present in the game in order to win.
Bingo By Ryzing - STRATEGY
Sure would be nice to win one of the $1,000+ Grand Prizes in the gold/silver card rooms though.
The only strategy I can really think of, is that if you need an item to complete a collection you can ask other people if they have one to give you or trade to you. Completing a collection fast will get you higher Bingo Bucks for your dailies, which will also help you level up faster.
You need to level up 10 times in between each different world location. I’d suggest not playing the Beach Slots slot machine that they have below the bingo cards unless you’ve run out of Bingo Bucks to buy at least one card. Most of the time, these slots will just steal your Bingo Bucks. If you have all of the worlds completed and are done with the current alphabet puzzle that they have out, then go for it and spend all you want on the slots, but don’t expect to hit those triple suns, because they never show up.
Bingo By Ryzing - TIPS, HINTS & CHEATS
While the game is playing click the gold/yellow present box and watch the advertisements. You will earn Bingo Bucks, Gold Cards, and Silver Cards from these advertisements and you can watch them non-stop for as long as you want. This is a good way to get stuff to play with and with your sound off, you don’t have to listen to those annoying ads.
The smaller the amount of people in the room, naturally the higher your chances of winning will be. On the other hand the less people there are playing, the lower the payout will be also.
In Bingo Around the World it’s a good idea to play all 4 cards if you can.
In the gold/silver card rooms it’s best to play like half of the cards instead of the max amount. I, however, do play the max cards on the biggest payout game. If you’re sitting back watching T.V. or something right next to your computer and you aren’t doing anything on your computer, go to the high stakes room. Every like 1 of 6 or something like that games in the High Stakes Room is a Jackpot Entry Pass game. This game costs a measly 4 Bingo Bucks and gives you a chance to win an entry ticket into the Jackpot room. I’m not sure what the payouts are in the Jackpot room, but I heard that it used to be cash, but that they switched it to Bingo Bucks.
If you get into the room though, you’ll be one of very very very few people playing in it and you have a chance to win a large amount I’m guessing. I’ve never been able to win the Jackpot Entry pass myself, but have seen people win it.