The Money Drop Bingo - Play 80 Ball Bingo
Published On 8th November 2023
The Money Drop Bingo has launched on the Virtue Fusion platform and is available to play on sites such as Buzz Bingo and Paddy Power Bingo. Based on the popular TV series which launched in 2010 as The Million Pound Drop, this 80 ball bingo game features an innovative Trapdoor feature that is in play on every game. If you survive the drop then you can collect a share of a feature prize pot. Can this TV quiz show inspired game reach the same heights as Deal Or No Deal and become a popular bingo room destination for players?
- Type Of Game: 80 Ball Bingo
- Cost: From 10p
- Open: 5pm to Midnight
- Jackpots: 1L, 2L, 3L and FH
- Extras: Trap Door Feature
- Special Features: Based On The TV Show The £100K Drop
What Is The Money Drop?
The Money Drop TV show is a quiz where contestants start off with a sum of cash. They're asked questions and given possible answers. Depending on their confidence with respect to the answer they then place portions of the cash across the answers. For example if they know an answer they may place all the cash on their chosen answer, but if there's doubt they could split the money over 2 or more options. Once the cash has been place the answer is revealed. If an answer is wrong then any cash placed on it will be disappear down a trap door. Any cash on a right answer can then be used to progress through the quiz. If all the money is lost then the game is over however if a player makes it to the end of the quiz with cash left then they win that amount. The original show launched in 2010 and offered £1million in prize money, but this changed to £100K later in the show's lifetime. Davina McCall was the show's presenter until it was cancelled in 2019.
How To Play Money Drop Bingo
Unusually for new bingo games, The Money Drop Bingo is an 80 ball on instead of 90. To play however is exactly the same as any other game in that you purchase tickets with the aim to being the first to complete one line, two lines, three lines and the full house. Bingo tickets comprise of a 4x4 grid of 16 numbers. The design of the bingo room is pretty basic with green bingo tickets set atop graphics relating to The TV quiz. It's quite colourful though and looks a tad more modern than some of the older games you'll find on the Virtue Fusion platform. Once you've purchased your tickets, for the most part it's simply a case of getting on and watching the numbers be called. However there is The Money Drop feature element of the game and this is where things get interactive and interesting.
The Trap Door Feature
All players who who have bought 5 or more bingo tickets qualify to plau the The Money Drop feature. After every four calls, qualifying players will be given the choice of four different trapdoors. These are numbered 1-20, 21-40, 41-60 and 61-80. The aim is to guess the value of the next number call. This is done by placing a token on one of the four trapdoors. If you're correct then you progress to the next round, but if you're wrong then the feature ends (but you're still in the bingo game). For the chance to win the feature you need to survive the drop over four different rounds. The prize pot is initially funded at £50 and increases every time the prize money is not won. If only one person survives the drop then they win 100% of the pot but the pot is shared equally if there's more than one winner. In the unlikely event of the full house being won in 16 calls, all the players who are still in the feature will be eligible for a share of the jackpot.
It's great to see a new bingo variant being added to the Virtue Fusion platform, although it's strange that it's a quiz show that's been cancelled for over 3 years. That said it's a good format for bingo and The Money Drop already lends itself to a live game show as well as slot so bingo is natural progression. The format is good and actually perfect for an 80 Ball game. It'd be interesting to know the probability of being able to successfully complete all four rounds and/or whether there's some degree of mathematical strategy to employ. The one thing we're not a big fan of though is the you must purchase 5 or more tickets to play the feature. We understand why it's needed (to fund prizes) but it simply makes the game more expensive for everyone to play. Overall it's a welcome addition to the Virtue Fusion roster and could be the boost that online bingo brands need to attract more interest.
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