Tombola & Betfred Launch New Bingo Games
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To keep things fresh and interesting for players, bingo operators love to offer variants on the traditional numbers game. These variants are usually themed on TV shows – such as Deal Or No Deal Bingo – or slots such as Rainbow Riches Bingo. It’s fair to say that our favourite game has seen a bit of a lull over the last few months. New bingo sites can be counted on one hand for example. However we have two new bingo games to tell you about – all in the same week! Tombola have added the 45 ball Bloom to their roster whilst Giddy Up, a 50 ball bingo game, is an exclusive new addition at Betfred.
Bloom At Tombola
Back in December, Tombola launched Winter Spotlight, a fun multi-stake 45 ball game with interactive ‘easter eggs’. At the time Tombola said it was for a limited run and now we understand why. Bloom essentially is the Spring version of Winter Spotlight and it too will have a limited run on the roster. Bloom is set in a lovely garden with number calls being pushed out of a birdhouse by what looks like a slightly irate pigeon. As your match numbers on your bingo card – represented by growing areas in your garden – they are crossed off with flowers or a carrot. Players can win by being first to get four carrots and/or the full house. Like Winter Spotlight there are a few ‘easter eggs’ in Bloom including a fun game that you can whilst you wait for the next game to start. Click on elements within Bloom to activate some of the other fun features.
Giddy Up Bingo At Betfred Bingo
Horse racing is the theme for the new exclusive game at Betfred Bingo. Giddy Up is a 50 ball game which has been designed by Playtech. Like Bloom, Giddy Up is a multi-stake game which lets you play from between 10p and £2 a turn. The amount wagered reflects the possible prizes you can win. The bingo card at Giddy Up comprises of 10 horse and jockey combos who race along the track as the numbers are called. When you match a number the respective horse and rider are removed from the screen. The graphics and animation aren’t quite up there when you compare it to Bloom but it’s still a decent enough game. If you do like the racing theme then you might also want to check out Day At The Races at William Hill or the new Slingo Racing game which is playable on most Playtech/Virtue Fusion brands.
Bloom v Giddy Up
Just for fun we had a think about which of the two games we prefer and which we one we’d choose to play. In terms of design, look and game play we have to say that Tombola’s Bloom wins head and shoulders over Giddy Up. Tombola really know how to design a bingo game and it shows when you look at the themed games that appear on Virtue Fusion, Entain or Pragmatic Play. Tombola give their games much more dimension whereas other designers are still in a flat, simple graphics world. However if we had to play one over the other then for now we’d choose Giddy Up. That may come as a surprise but there’s a rational behind it. Tombola is a busy site and new games always attract huge numbers of players. Whilst this creates big jackpots it does make it harder to win. Giddy Up however isn’t attracting the same volume of interest and therefore we can put the limited graphics aside for a better chance of winning the full house.