Zynga Bingo

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Zynga Bingo
Zynga Bingo Logo.jpg
Developer(s) Zynga
Platform(s) Facebook
Genre(s) Social network game
Mode(s) Multiplayer

Zynga Bingo is a social network game developed by Zynga and released on Facebook in February 2012. The game is part of a larger franchise called Zynga Casino, which was announced in October 2011 at the company’s Unleashed event, and also includes Zynga Poker.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

During the game, numbers are called out randomly as players try to score five numbers in a row, or all four corners on their card to win a “bingo”. Players are able to chat with other players as they compete against each other.[2]

Players earn coins, cards, and keys to move up levels and unlock themed rooms within the game and may have up to six Bingo cards at any given time.[3]

The games take place in themed rooms, including Vegas Lights, where the bingo balls shoot out of a classic Cadillac; Pirate's Paradise, which features a pirate map, golden coins, and a treasure chest; and FarmVille Bounty, where users are able to play inside scenes from Zynga's popular game FarmVille. As a bonus, players earn coins and tickets that can be used to unlock hidden rooms.[2]

Each player is able to see how many current players there are for a particular room, the top available prize, and how many tickets it will cost to play.[4] Players can also challenge friends to a race to see who can get Bingo first.[5]

Power-Ups[edit]

Players can buy Power-Ups to accelerate the game. Each Power-Up is different. Some Power-Ups supply the player with mystery crates and keys while others contain a free daub. Some have the ability to charge up power-ups that can be used at any time thereafter. These power-ups may add piles of coins to the board, or automatically daub different numbers, if the player is struggling to achieve Bingo.

Friend Boost Power-Up allows a player to ask friends to help. Friends can offer help even when they’re not signed in, and their Facebook profile picture will substitute as a Bingo chip on the board.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tricia Duryee, Zynga Calls Out Bingo as It Gets More Serious About Casino Games, AllThingsD, 26 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b Angela Moscaritolo, Zynga Bingo Officially Launches on Facebook, PC Magazine, 23 February 2012.
  3. ^ Kate Freeman, Zynga Unveils Massive Bingo for Facebook, Mashable, 26 January 2012.
  4. ^ Talor Berthelson, Zynga Bingo Walkthrough Archived February 28, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., Gamezebo, 25 February 2012.
  5. ^ Dean Takahashi, Zynga Bingo debuts on Facebook as part of casino suite, VentureBeat, 26 January 2012.
  6. ^ Brandy Shaul, Zynga Bingo on Facebook: Grandma's game just got more accessible, Games.com, 26 January 2012.

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