Bloom Bingo Review
- Bloom is the latest bingo room to go live at Tombola, and it’s exclusive to the brand
- Launched in March 2022 as a seasonal game which means that it won’t be around forever.
As its name suggests, Bloom has an uplifting springtime theme, and it’s one of many fun online bingo games that you can enjoy exclusively at the award-winning site, Tombola.
It gives you a choice of four stake sizes (which is commonly referred to as multi-stake) that allows you to play with as little as 10p and up to £2 per game.
It also replaces traditional bingo tickets with a pretty garden scene, and the numbers are displayed on plant markers rather than bingo balls.
Not only is there a full house prize to play for in each game but a fixed jackpot too. Plus, there’s even a mini-game based on a popular arcade game that you can play while you’re waiting for a new game to begin.
How to Play
Playing the mini-game needs no explanation – you will know it when you see it. Simply click or tap on the moles as they emerge from their holes. Sadly, landing a successful hit won’t get you any prizes, but it’s a far more enjoyable way to spend the minutes until a new game starts than staring at a countdown timer!
To get started properly, you’ll need to purchase a Bloom game ticket at a cost of 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 or £2.
When the numbers are announced, the software automatically checks for any matches and removes the numbers on your ticket accordingly.
The full house prize for Bloom is tied to your stake as well as how many tickets have been sold for the game.
The jackpot, however, is fixed and it’s worth 500 times your bet. Therefore, if you staked 10p on the game, you’d win £50. If you staked 20p, you’d win £100. If you staked 50p, £1 or £2 on the game, you’d receive £250, £500 or £1,000 respectively.
To win the fixed jackpot, you must call the full house in 28 calls or less.
Graphics and Sounds
Bloom is a beautifully designed game that features a pretty country garden with a white picket fence, and daffodils running around the edges of it.
Another nice touch that Tombola has included is the option for you to play around with the background. For example, if you click on the fence, a bumblebee buzzes its way onto the screen, and if you click the wooden planter, a rabbit hops out. Finally, if you click or tap on the rainbow, it begins to rain.
The birdhouse in the centre of the garden is where the numbers are displayed when they’re announced, and it also shows you how many balls have yet to be called.
The value of the prizes (including the jackpot and the full house) are displayed at the top left.
Instead of a traditional bingo card layout that features a grid, this 45-ball game uses plant markets set in front of freshly dug soil to display your ticket numbers, and when a match is formed, either a carrot or a plant pops up.
There are also some neat sound effects that make the countryside surroundings more realistic.
Much as we loved Bloom’s predecessor, Bubble Bingo, we’re even more smitten with Bloom.
The clever animations and uplifting seasonal theme make for a very pleasant playing experience, and being able to set your own budget with the multi-stake option is a big plus.
Try it along with other Tombola staples like Roller-Coaster, Pulse, Nevada, and Hex, and if you’re not already a member, check out our Tombola Bingo review to get a better feel of the site along with full details of the current welcome bonus!
Laura has been writing for over 10 years, and when she’s not busy crafting articles about bingo, casino, slots, and other exciting topics, she loves to travel, do crosswords, and pub quizzes (just don’t try and beat her at music trivia!) In her previous roles, Laura has managed an IT helpdesk, worked as an IT project co-ordinator, and ran a local events website. Laura lives in Wales with her partner.