Bingo Blitz Grows on Facebook Through Focus on the Game’s Fundamentals

Bingo Blitz is the latest game to join Facebook’s growing cadre of Bingo games. Created by independent studio Buffalo Studios in Santa Monica, CA, it is also their first venture into Facebook games.

According to our data tracking service AppData, Bingo Blitz currently has just over one million monthly active users and over 342,000 daily active users.

Although billed as “not your grandmother’s bingo game” Bingo Blitz closely follows the same skill-based mechanics. Players select to play up to four cards and daub the numbers on their cards if they are called, by row and number, and call Bingo when they have daubed five in a row or all four corners of the cards. The difference from straight-up church hall Bingo is the powerups, which are earned as you daub numbers. These have to be activated and range from daubing random numbers on your cards to adding treasure chests to numbers on your cards to earn additional coins if daubed. The other difference is progression. Players earn experience with every game played and as the level up, open up new cities where the Bingo cards are more costly but also earns higher rewards. In this game, players earn experience points and coin even without winning. Calling Bingo gains the player more XP, coin as well as collection items and progresses players faster through the levels.

Credits are required to purchase Bingo cards and these are collected as players log in every day. Coins buy items in the store which includes custom daubers, powerups and keys, which are used to open treasure chests that players earn at the end of each game. The game monetizes by selling credits which can also be converted into coin, a slots game to win additional coins for a Facebook credit and Buffalo Studios also recently integrated Adknowlege’s Social2Web monetization solution into their game.

Social features in the game include a chat bar for players to want to chat and some players do and the ability for friends to gift each other powerups. Players with more active friends playing the game also earn team bonuses of extra credits.

Buffalo Studios may have found the secret to “stickiness” in Facebook Bingo games by adhering to the essential skill and mechanics of Bingo for Bingo Blitz. This stands out in the field among other Bingo games such as Bingo Adventures reviewed here, Bingo Derby reviewed here, Bingo Charms reviewed here, and Big City Bingo, which all deviate from the skill-based core Bingo play in one way or another.

Interested readers can follow the progress of Bingo Blitz with AppData, our traffic tracking application for social games and developers.

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9 Responses to “Bingo Blitz Grows on Facebook Through Focus on the Game’s Fundamentals”

  1. kelly says:

    just got a new laptop, cant get bingo blitz to load, just keeps showing the page and flahing the same page over and over been like that for 2 days though can get it on my home computer what could be wrong

  2. karen bradford says:

    I LOVE BINGO BLITZ BUT NEED MORE CREDITS

  3. sara says:

    at 1st thought cool game pfffftt tooo many fakes constantly win,errors,cheated out of credits,ripped off,basically its money making rip off scam game,people shouldnt believe all there good reviews all fabricared its disgrace!

  4. Angel Nevaeh says:

    This game has countless problems from taking credits (even bought credits) for no apparent reason to calling good bingos bad and freezing your cards.. i just had a problem yesterday when i completed their special city “Transylvania” i was suppose to receive 100 credits. Well i did! and then they disappeared! I have had credits disappear before and complained as i have complained and sent it to their ‘feedback’ link like they tell you to do but nothing ever gets done about it! So my advice is if you decide you want to put up with the problems and try it, just don’t spend any money there or you will most likely regret it!

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  7. linda says:

    hi l need more keyssss plz …tyvm

  8. Darcie says:

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100003128861378
    Add me for bingo =)

  9. Megan Mullins says:

    Do not play this game. And certainly DO NOT SPEND REAL MONEY ON IT. They do not fix problems. They basically blame all game play issues on your computer and not their game or server. The customer support only tells you to do the following: clear your cache. Then they go on to tell you that they do not refund credits that were free. Now they are only available for support Monday through Friday 9a-5p PST. Wonderful. I do not who voted for the top Facebook games, but this game should never have been a winner. The issues occur every day and it is the same ones that are being reported by thousands of users. Get a clue! It is not our computers. It is your corrupt game code that keeps screwing players out of credits, prizes, coins, etc. This game used to be fun, then they just stopped fixing the problems. When a game becomes stressful, you know there is something wrong.

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