When Bumper begins, 25 beige ovals appear to form the Bumper Grid. The beige ovals are "blanks" and will be replaced by color ovals thanks to the antics
of your zany bumper cars. If you have trouble seeing color, please click on the "Text Version" button on the bottom right of the game screen in order to
see the Text Version of Bumper.
When game play begins and for each turn, five color bumper cars are displayed below the grid. Bumper car colors are
- Grandstand Green
- Bang-up Blue
- Roadster Red
- Off-Road Orange
- Yahoo Yellow
- Passionate Purple
Road-Rage, the Black bumper car is a complete road hog. When placed on the grid, Road-Rage blocks same-color lines from being created and keeps you from earning points.
To place a color on the grid, click on the color car and then click on the blank oval you'd like to fill. Presto-chango -- the blank oval becomes the same color as
your bumper car. You can click on the bumper cars in any order you see fit. Hint: Look over all the cars you have to work with for each turn in order to fill the
grid strategically and effectively. No free rides - A new set of color bumper cars will only appear after you place all 5 bumper cars. Road-Rage must also be placed
on the grid before you can take your next turn, so put him where he will do the least damage.
Hidden somewhere in the grid is a "Sponsor Coin". When you find one of these Sponsor Coins in the Bumper Grid by filling that oval with a color, you are
awarded 10 Sponsor Coins. There is an unlimited number of "Sponsor Coins" to find since when you find one, a new one is placed somewhere else in the Bumper Grid.
You can use these coins at Slingo.com to enter contests and prize drawings.
When you place five same-color bumper cars in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally, the Line "clears" and you receive a trunk-full of bonus points.
A cleared Line is replaced by a new set of beige ovals just waiting to get filled. After you finish patting yourself on the back for clearing a Line, you may select
any color oval (including the line-busting Road-Rage) to be bumped off the grid. After you've selected the oval to be bumped-off, Thumper the Mega-Bumper, appears and
"bumps" the selected oval into oblivion, replacing it with a beige (blank) oval. After you've had your fun with Thumper, continue to place any remaining color
bumper cars that were displayed during your turn.
The total number of Lines you've cleared is displayed in the "Lines" box the number of turns you've taken is shown in the "Turns" box. You'll
receive 1,000 points for each turn you can complete without filling the grid. Additional points are awarded for each Line of color bumper cars that you clear:
- 100 points for your first Line
- Additional "Lines" score points equal to 100 x the number of lines cleared.
Gridlock: The game ends when all the beige bumper ovals have been replaced with color ovals and no "Lines" have been formed. Your score will then be
recorded and saved at Slingo.com.
Note: If a player leaves before the game is over, "Lines" and "Points" will not be recorded and saved.
But who wants to leave early anyway?