Slots or Bingo? It's all to play for on Facebook Friendzy
The arrival of real cash gaming on Facebook via the Bingo Friendzy App launched by Gamesys, which also operates one of UK’s most popular bingo sites Jackpotjoy, marks a milestone not only in paid-for entertainment on the social networking site but also in the quality of graphics and animation in online games.
The Bingo Friendzy App boasts a selection of exciting bingo games. Bingo fans can choose between entering the Candy Cove, a room draped in purple colours, or play instead Vanilla Ice-cream Bingo, a 90 ball bingo game set against a rich cream background. Within each of the rooms the bingo balls are represented by Friendzies – furry animated characters in a variety of colours which emerge from what appears to be a forest, bounce around the screen and then display a number on their front.
Once inside the Candy Cove, players buy a ticket and wait for the next game to start – a new game opens every three minutes, so players will never be kept waiting for long. Members can buy as many tickets for a game as they like – six tickets cost 30p and come with a free bonus game which is played after the bingo game finishes. When the clock has counted down to zero, the bingo caller prompts players to concentrate by calling out ‘Eyes Down’. The pace of the game is fast and furious and it certainly takes a few sessions before you can pick out the numbers on the grid as quickly as the bingo caller and his furry Friendzies announce them. Players don’t have to worry about not marking off the numbers quickly enough as the software generates an animated pen which ticks off your winning numbers for you.
The bingo rooms also offer incentives for people to invite their friends to come and play with them into the Candy Cove or the Vanilla Room. The more friends you invite from your Facebook network the more you are eligible to win, and friends can share tickets, prizes and bonuses. On the right side of the screen, a chat room screen allows players to share jokes, stories and banter as they play or while waiting for the next game to start.
While the animated graphics in the bingo rooms are attractive and engaging, it's in the slots games where the colours and characters really impress. A slot game called Wonderland contains characters and objects based on the storybook Alice in Wonderland such as the Mad Hatter’s hat, giant teacups and the White Rabbit. A slot line can be played for as little as 1p and there are many games to choose from, including Double Bubble, an attractive slot game set on a vivid pink background, and Tiki Island, one of the most popular games on the website of Bingo Friendzy’s owner, Jackpotjoy.
There are no downloads required to play bingo and slots Friendzy and the games load almost instantly when clicked. The fast pace is exciting and engaging. So what are you waiting for? Check it out on Facebook as soon as you can.