The X Factor Bingo
The X Factor Bingo is a 90 ball twist on the popular music ‘talent’ show. It’s exclusive to Mecca Bingo and although it’s accessible all year round, it only comes to life when the TV series is on. As with all TV themed games it’s important to assess whether adding the theme improves the game experience. Is The X Factor going to make it all the way to the top all will it not make it past the auditions?
How To Play The X Factor Bingo
The X Factor Bingo is a 90 ball game that plays the same as any other. Numbers are called and the aim of the game is to get one line, two lines and a full house. The numbers are called in the style of The X Factor announcer – but it’s not the same guy. In fact the impression is pretty poor and cheapens the game. On a positive note, ticket prices are reasonable and you can play from 5p.
So what makes The X Factor Bingo different from a 90 ball games? Well, the room has the feel of the TV series but there’s an extra ticket – the Judges Jackpot. This card is marked off based on the final call. If a number is marked off this ticket then a £5 bonus is awarded. Prizes for one line (£50), two lines (£100) and a full house (£500) can also be won.
The X Factor Bingo was one of the first TV themed bingo variants. And like it’s TV counterpart it’s showing signs of age. The game doesn’t include any judges or stars of the show, whilst the bingo calls announcer is cringey. There’s not even any reference to the soundtrack. The extra game is a nice twist and fits in with the the theme, but the odds of winning are quite long. We estimate that it’s about 1000 to 1 to get a number marked off the judge’s card.
The best time to play The X Factor Bingo is when the series is on air. This is because Mecca will offer free bingo games and special promotions. At other times we think that there are better options.