When it comes to bingo gaming innovation, the 888 software isn’t really up in the ranks of market leader. In fact, many would consider it safe to say that they have been lagging behind the likes of Tombola and Virtue Fusion for quite some time. The last new game launched on the 888 platform was the 52-5 card game but this was originally restricted to just a handful of sites powered by the software.
A couple of weeks ago the Dragonfish network of sites launched another version of this 52-5 game, one called Candylicious, and at first we were really excited at the prospect of a new addition to the bingo game landscape. Then we played the game, and that excitement quickly waned!
Candylicious Lacks Player Interaction
We headed to Chit Chat Bingo, just one of the many sites that now offer this game, to give it a whirl. You’ll find it under the ‘Specials’ tab from the main lobby.
When you open the room for the first time, you can’t help but be impressed by the graphics and the background music sounds cute at first. The latter soon has you reaching for the mute button (click the clog to the right of the screen at the top) because it becomes repetitive very quickly!
Buying your tickets is easy enough and then you just wait for the game to start. It all goes a bit wrong when the game gets underway though because as soon as the ‘sweets’ start falling from the machine, the Willy Wonka type character dances across your tickets and you have no clue as to what is happening.
It’s a fast-paced game that looks good, but lacks player interaction.
Tickets are cheap as chips at just 5p each but they are not tickets as you know them. They are ‘molds’ and each of the molds contains five different sweets. Match all of the sweets and you are a winner.
There are two jackpots to play for and these are the standard house prize and the progressive jackpot. To win the latter at Chit Chit Bingo, you have to call in 8 numbers or less. When won, the PJP resets to the seed of £5.
Have you played the game yet, what do you think?