Not too many bingo websites offer a fascinating mixture of the far-flung past and the future in their game themes, but in the case of The Machine bingo you find that most intriguing of combinations.
Described as ‘Victorian-futuristic’, The Machine bingo is essentially the central mechanism of a steam driven device, which you choose to be the theme of your game.
Tickets are cheap in The Machine bingo too which we love; 0.10, 0.25, 0.50 and 1.00 strips are available with prizes well worth the effort. Three prizes, the Silver, Gold and Pressure prizes, can be won and remember to watch out for the pressure gauge as you play because when all six lights are lit, you win every single prize in the game!
How to play
We love this “steam theme”. Essentially, The Machine bingo is a 40-ball game featuring two cards per player, one having 8 numbers and the other 12. The real hero of this bingo game though is the visual element, the high-grade animation and the pace leading to a thrilling game win, lose or draw.
How to Play The Machine Bingo
Every player in the game is represented by a different machine with two wheels, 8 numbers appearing on the silver inner of the wheel and 12 numbers on the gold outer section. With each call the gold outer wheel spins clockwise and the silver wheel the opposite way as numbered balls are shot up from a steam pipe.
There is little you need to do as a player other than watch this fun theme play out, and if you complete the entire silver inner wheel you win the silver prize. Complete the outer wheel and the gold prize is yours too.
There is no traditional jackpot in The Machine bingo as such, rather an excellent bonus feature known as the Pressure Prize.
The Pressure Prize can be won by anybody playing and helps to build up a great sense of tension. The central number at the bottom of each wheel, inner and outer, is covered in a turquoise lens. As soon as that number is daubed, the pressure rises on the gauge.
Should any player in the round reach the sixth notch on the pressure gauge, every gauge in the room cracks and it signals the end of the game, the Pressure Prize winner getting all of the prizes that hitherto had not been claimed.
Return to Player
The Machine bingo’s RTP is above 80%, which is in standard territory for an online bingo game. The cost of the game keeps this good value for money with 0.10, 0.25, 0.50 and 1.00 tickets available to buy for every round.
The value for money is there and tickets are available cheaply, so really it comes down to whether or not The Machine bingo is fun to play – and it is!
The steam theme is one that we think is very entertaining, the unique blend of past and future is also captivating and the sort of “winner takes all” bonus of the Pressure Prize is a good touch too.