It’s the laziest of holidays. No need to decorate with lights or trees, or dress up in a costume or run out to the store and purchase a gift list. Just sit your ass at the goddamn table and eat a ton of food. And the food is awesome. The mashed potatoes, the stuffing, and the gravy, the creamed spinach --- good God the gravy! I love me some gravy. I’m pouring that all over my plate.
And of course, ya got the turkey, which to be quite frank is probably my least favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal as a whole. Don’t get me wrong. I mean, I love me some turkey. But compared to the other delicious fixings on the table, it’s really just subpar. Let’s face it ya’ll, mashed potatoes are the heart of Thanksgiving.
But anyway, besides the food, you know what else I’m really thankful for? NFT games. You know me, always looking for the easiest way to make money from the couch. Like you, I’m too lazy to get a real job. So today, I’m happy to share with you one of my most profitable methods of lazy money-making as of recent. I’m always thankful for ways that let me make a living while lounging around all day, not really working. Let’s take a look at this new online money-making method ofNFT games. And without further ado, let’s dive...right into it!
First of all, WTF is NFT?
NFT stands for Non-Fungible Token. It’s basically a certificate of ownership that you own a unique digital asset. Now before you go scratching your head, let’s break that down.
For something to be *fungible*, it means that it’s easily replaceable. Take a dollar bill for example. Someone could take your dollar bill, rip it to pieces, then hand you another dollar bill, and you likely wouldn’t give a fuck because you still have a dollar bill. Likewise, a share of Amazon holds the same value as any other share of Amazon. Fungible assets can be traded or swapped among assets of the same type and still be just as valuable.
Some assets, like mass produced books can be fungible, but can have attributes that make them non-fungible. For example, having just a basic copy of a book can easily be replaced by another copy, but... you could have a signed copy of the novel or maybe a first edition one. They’re not making any more copies of that sort of thing and those hold value for their uniqueness.
Basically, when we’re saying something is non-fungible, we’re saying it is truly unique or limited edition. It’s the type of item collectors drool over because the availability is so limited.
Now that we understand what it means for something to be “non-fungible”, let’s take a look at that second word there: “token”. When we talk about token, we’re of course talking about the world of crypto. And as we went over before, crypto is basically verifying data through the blockchain technology. That technology, the blockchain, is used to keep track of where money is and who owns it.
Well, that technology can be used not only for money/currency but also for assets, digital assets. It can keep track of who owns, say a digital picture or music file or e-book.
A Non-Fungible Token is basically a certificate that proves ownership of a specific digital item. Just like the blockchain is able to show data that says “hey this Bitcoin is yours”, it can also say “hey, this picture is yours.”
We’re basically looking at a technology that allows us to incorporate the digital world with IRL The things you own digitally can have real world value thanks to the power of the blockchain. And you can see how that sort of tech naturally hits the gaming community. I mean you think about gaming, it’s like salsa to the tortillas when it comes to NFTs. I mean seriously, games are designed to get you collecting all sorts of items, whether that’s powerful weapons, cute pocket monsters, or horses,; games *already* encourage players to collect unique and rare items.
And there’s absolutely no tangible value in catching all 150 Pokemon or finding a legendary item in Diablo or spending billions of gp on a partyhat in RuneScape..
Yet, us gamers do it. I can’t tell you how many *hours* I’ve spent in games, collecting rare items.
And for what purpose other than my own satisfaction and maybe some bragging rights and reddit karma in the relevant gaming communities.
So in case you doubt the value of NFTs, keep in mind games already offer digital assets with no other incentive other than to be able to say you own it IN THE GAME, yet people invest loads of time trying to earn them.
Rare items in games *already* have value, without any blockchain or cryptocurrency attached to them. They hold a certain level of prestige and it’s enough to get people to invest with their time to earn them, and remember folks TIME IS MONEY.
When we talk about traditional games (ones with any sort of NFTs in play), I mean all you get is the ability to boast about what item you got in the game; there’s no monetary gain or value to what you have. It’s literally just pixels on a screen. That’s it.
Yet… that’s already enough of an incentive to keep players invested. Players will spend literally hundreds of thousands of hours to earn fantasy items in a virtual space.
God knows how many hours I spent earning gp in RuneScape, personally, or Blood Points in Dead by Daylight. Years of my life at this point.
Plus, gamers will also pay hundreds if not thousands of dollars for exclusive cosmetics in DLCs. Thing is when you buy that green paint for your gun in Call of Duty or that cool skin for your favorite character in Brawl Stars or Fortnite, you just straight up lose money. It’s a total expense. You can’t resell it on a marketplace, and even if you could it would be for in-game currency and never exchangeable for any real currency.
That’s what sets NFTs apart in gaming, because with NFTs, you not only get the item in-game, you have proof of ownership (through the block chain), that that cool monster or sword or pony or whatever is actually YOURS. Not just part of some game, but part of...the universe, or metaverse if you will. And because you own it, like any real tangible thing you own, you can sell and trade it.
It’s no longer bound to the game and the virtual space within it. You have legitimate confirmation that you own that thing you won in the game.
We’re talking here about your in-game achievements, loot you find, creatures you collect, and characters you unlock becoming REAL WORLD goods that can be traded for real money.
This is groundbreaking. We’re blurring the lines between our physical world and the world of the digital.
I mean, Mark Zuckerberg stood in front of us a few weeks ago and made this whole big speech about how the MetaVerse is coming. There’s all this talk about the MetaVerse.
This is it. It starts right here. It starts with NFT gaming. We now see digital assets hold real world value and allow games to create a “play to earn” model, where the time you invest into a game can actually earn you monetary compensation (and not just bragging rights). There are now a plethora of and this is just the beginning.
Over the next coming weeks, I want to share with you some of the profitable NFT and Play to Earn projects I’ve found and today we’re starting with one called “BombCrypto”
Now before we dive in here, I want to throw out an important disclaimer as I always do, and here goes: I am NOT, I repeat NOT a financial advisor. I’m just a lazy dude with an opinion. I’m not offering you any sort of advice. It’s your money and you have to make your own decisions with it. Do your own research before you invest ANYTHING. Make informed decisions. This article is for your entertainment purposes only.
Anyhoot, with that out of the way, let’s take a look at the first NFT game we’re going to cover called Bomb Crypto.
It’s created by Senspark, a gaming company with a history of successful games, including Gold Miner, which debuted back in the early 2000s during the peak of flash gaming in your browse ( I remember playing that shit on Miniclip) and Stickman Battle, which became a rather successful app on iOS and Android. They have over 100 million downloads for their games, in total between all of them. This is important to note because we’re looking at a company that knows how to make games and has a track record of making them rather successful/popular. They have over 50 employees and aren’t just some small startup with less than half a dozen entrepreneurs. They’ve basically established themselves as a trusted brand. I mean they’re no Naughty Dog or Insomniac by any means, but they are doing quite well as an indie studio.
An important thing to look at when deciding whether or not to put your money in a project is knowing who’s behind it. In this case, one of the reasons I like this one is because Senspark has their reputation on the line. They want BombCrypto to be just as, if not more successful than their other games for the sake of maintaining their brand’s integrity.
Companies with a smaller history or a staff with unknown or unsuccessful projects tend to lean towards the scammy side of things. Another thing to look at is their vision and goals. Read the whitepaper and make sure it’s clear. In this case, it appears to me Senspark has very clear goals about what they want to accomplish with this project.
Now, I LOVE Bomberman. One of those classics that really captures a good mix of strategy and action. Like basically imagine Pac-Man but with explosives. It’s so fun! So when I first heard there was an NFT game based on Bomberman, I had to sign up immediately.
Unfortunately, to my disappointment, BombCrypto is nothing like that adrenaline rushing race to navigate the maze while timing your bombs correctly. In fact there’s no action involved at all, and very little strategy.
It’s pretty much an idle game with a BomberMan theme. You can’t control the characters. You can’t select where they move or where they place bombs. It’s essentially one of those “auto-battler” games but with BomberMan.
Now that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a *bad* game. Just an entirely different meal than what I thought I was getting served. It’s not what I expected. At all.
Actually I wouldn’t even go as far as to even call it a game though. It’s more like just a time waster, which as a procrastin8r I don’t mind.
I did play a bit of Tap Titans and Clicker Heroes idle games back in the day when I was bored. It’s easy enough to play passively and still get the joy of “winning”. Idle games aren’t typically my style, but if you’re really into them and you love classic Bomberman, this will be right up your alley.
I mean I definitely see the appeal in idle games though. You get the perks of “gaming”, like that false sense of achievement in leveling up, without needing the skill and concentration that’s usually required to actually game. They can be addicting as hell.
And some of the idle games can get quite complex when you start adding multiple tasks, characters and dungeons to level, prestige bonuses for starting over, the list goes on and on.
This one, however, doesn’t have any of that and is really quite simple to play, which leads us to the next part.
There really isn’t much “play” going on here, if we’re being honest. It’s clicking a couple buttons, if you want to count that as gameplay, which is no more or less tahn your typical idle game to be fair.
Let’s face it though, the reason you’re here though is to make easy money from the couch and not necessarily find the hottest new game to play. I mean that would only be a bonus if you could, right?
Anyhoot, you need at least one hero to get started and can have up to 15 “active” at any given time.
The Heroes have two modes “Work” and “Rest”. If you put them to work, then they pretty much go play the BomberMan simulator, blowing up rocks and bricks and collecting treasure. This treasure is worth REAL crypto. That’s right, the loot you earn in the game can be traded for loot IRL.
Like any idle game nowadays, there’s some form of an energy system. In this case they call it”mana”. Once a hero runs out of mana, they automatically enter the “Rest” state.
Heroes in the Rest state can’t move. They’re in sloth mode. They’re being lazy. They can’t place bombs or earn you any treasure for that matter. They’re just a sitting duck.
Now I should note here that it’s not *completely* idle. It’s more like “semi” idle. See, you have to have the browser open in order for your Heroes to work and navigate the labyrinth to find treasure using explosive goodness, so it's not *completely* passive.
If you close the browser or logout, your heroes won’t be bombastically exploring the map. They DO continue to regain mana if they are in rest though, even if you close the game/browser.
So the best strat is to open the game, put all your heroes to work, wait a bit, smoke if you got ‘em, and once they go into “Rest” just close the game and come back later.
While in rest mode, they have a comic bubble appear abov etheir head with "Zzz" and cannot place bombs, move, or collect treasure.
You’ll probably be getting a lot of Common/low leveled heroes too, so with a .5 mana regain per minute, you’re looking at exactly 100 minutes, so like I said roughly 2 hours.
Now you can upgrade the mana regain rate by purchasing a house.
But trust me, unless you’re willing to shell out thousands of dollars, you’re going to be relying on the “Rest” function The houses are mad expensive, but we’ll get to the prices of starting to play in a second here.
You can have 15 “active” heroes, and up to 500 heroes in total. Thing is, inactive heroes don’t regain energy, which is kind of lame if you ask me, so there’s really no point in having more than 15 unless you wanna gamble your chances to find a more rare hero with higher stats.
As I mentioned, each Hero has a list of stats. I told you Stamina was one of them. The other stats are Power, which determines how much damage they do with their bombs, Speed, which obviously determines their movement speed, as well Bomb Number and Bomb Range, which are both sort of self explanitory.
Anyway we’ll go over some more in-depth tactics behind maximizing profits and efficiency soon, butI just wanna go over the basics for now.
In sum, you’re looking at semi-idle game, and semi-idle means semi-afk. In other words, you can be doing other shit on your computer or even phone and make money, while your Heroes do all the “Work” for you.
I really think the main appeal here is earning money and maybe having a BomberMan themed screensaver, because that’s essentially what it is - a screensaver. The game is completely on autopilot. There isn’t much “play” to it at all.
That said, it is quite “da bomb”.
1. First order of business is you’re going to need a MetaMask wallet., as you’ll be using that to login to the site by connecting your wallet.
MetaMask is a free Chrome extension. When you sign up, you’ll get a secret phrase. WRITE THIS DOWN.
I mean WRITE IT. get out a piece of paper and pen, write it down, and store it someplace safe.
I don’t recommend copying//pasting or saving it anywhere on your computer or online.
That’s because if you get hacked or keylogged or something and someone gets a hold of your secret phrase, they get a hold of your wallet and all your funds in it.
Take the security measure to protect yourself by writing down that phrase physically.
2. Now once you have the extension downloaded, you’ll need to make sure you connect to the Binance Smart Chain (BSC). You can find out how to do that on the official Binance website here.
3. After your wallet is all set up and connected to the correct network (the BSC), you’ll need some BNB (Binance Coin) in your wallet. You can purchase this on Crypto.com or Binance exchanges with fiat then transfer/withdraw it to your MetaMask. Make sure you have enough extra to cover gas fees. Like a car needs gas to run, the blockchain needs gas to confirm transactions. Gas is the reward/fee that you pay in order to incentivize miners to actually provide the hash power that runs the blockchain. If miners weren’t paid for their hash power, then no one would mine crypto, so we give them fees/gas for their service of mining.
When it comes to NFTs or any crypto project, Always double check the official website of the official project to make sure you’re sending your funds to the right place.
There are scammers that try to use fake contracts/fake tokens to try and steal your money. It’s basically an elaborate phishing scam to make it look like the token you’re looking for when it’s not
.4.Connect your metaMask wallet to BombCrypto to login and begin playing.
You need at least one hero NFTBomber Hero to get started, which costs 10 BCOIN (+ gas), and at the time of writing, BCOIN is priced in at around $8 each, so you’re gonna need $80+ gas fees (maybe $90 to be safe) MINIMUM to start playing the game.
Now I know what you’re thinking. That sounds like a lot of money, but hear me out. There’s ALWAYS an upfront cost when it comes to gaming in general. The typical new game will run you about $60. You also need to buy a system or PC plus a controller or keyboard/mouse in order to play the game. Plus, if you’re on console and are playing a multiplayer game, you need to shell out an extra fee to use the online services. The initial cost to start playing *any* game can run you HUNDREDS if not THOUSANDS of dollars.
And here’s the thing, once you play your traditional game, once you pick up a copy of God of War or Minecraft or Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, Overwtch, Fallout 76, or whatever tickles your fancy, that’s a straight up EXPENSE. You can play the game for hours upon hours, unlock all the in-game rewards and levels and still never see any sort of return on your investment. Gaming as a hobby can run your wallet thin and it comes at a complete cost to you.
Best you can do is resell the game on the market, but that only applies if you get a physical copy of the game or are selling your peripheral (controllers, mouse, etc). Most game purchases nowadays are digital downloads and offer no course for the buyer to resell it. You basically put down money as a loss to you.
Either way, whether you play games with NFTs or not, there is an upfront cost to get started. The difference is with NFTs you can earn that money back and then some.
You can earn money playing games, doing something that would *normally* cost you money to do anyway.
See, upon purchasing a Hero, you’re given a certain rarity. This ranges from Common, Rare, Super Rare, Epic, Legendary, and Super Legendary. The drop rates of those rarer heroes are well, quite friggin rare. Chances are, your first Hero will be a Common. And common Heroes suck! They’re the one with the low stats and remember lower stats = slower clearing of maps (which means slower profits as well). The more rare the hero is, the higher thestats will be and the faster you’ll find treasure/clear maps and earn yourself a profit.
By the way, you’ll need to pay a BNB gas fee for not only exchanging funds for BCOIN but also for “minting” a new Hero as well as “processing” your request. Overall, to start playing BombCrypto, you’re paying
It’s only a couple cents with each gas fee, but those small fees can add up.
Once you mint your Hero and process it, you can click Treasure Hunt and begin playing. RIght now, there’s just one mode, but Senspark plans on adding more modes in the future.
If you don’t see your Hero, try clicking the red chest at the top left of your screen and clicking “Claim” next to Hero Rescue. You may also need to open your brown chest (labeled “Chest” in text) from the main screen
As your hero, you can get a knight, a cowboy, a frog, a witch, vampire or a doggo. But it doesn’t really matter what “class” they are. What matters is their stats and abilities and those stats and abilities don’t seem. One type of Hero (eg. cowboy versus frog) doesn’t favor one stat over the other. It’s all random.
The different classes of character types seem to be nothing more than cosmetic. In addition to stats, you can sometimes pull Heroes that have Perks that give extra bonuses, like the ability to move through blocks. The best two perks and really only noteworthy ones are the one that gives +.5 energy per minute while resting and the other that has a chance to not consume mana when throwing bombs. The other perks are meh.
You don’t get to choose your perks or your stats. It’s completely based on RNG. You’re rolling the dice here.
How much can you make?
With a full party of 15, assuming mostly commons and maybe a few rares, you can earn about 4 BCOIN per day, which after we do some math (4 x $8 per BCOIN) is $32 per day. This number can grow if you happen to get lucky with your Hero pulls and get those Heroes with higher rarity, because again rarity determines stats and stats determine treasure hunting speed. There's also a slight chance (emphasis on slight) that you can find a prison and unlock a free hero.
I actually managed to pull a Legendary from a purchase and this dude is fast af boi! Put it this way, my “main” account has a full team of 15 Heroes and earns about 4 BCOINs daily. The alt account, where I got the Legendary in has only 11 Heroes, yet earns 7 BCOINs ($56) daily . Less Heroes but one Legendary makes the profits practically double. So you definitely want those Heroes on the high end of the rarity chart I gave you.
You need a Minimum of 40 BCOIN to cash out from your game’s Red Treasure to your actual wallet. They then charge a 3% fee to “Claim” your BCOIN into your wallet on MetaMask.
You have to pay a gas fee to Claim and then another one to exchange it back into BNB then another fee in gas to send that BNB from your MetaMask to Binance or Crypto.com (SO MANY GAS FEES), so maybe closer to $30 per day. Again that’s as of writing anyway. If we take a look at the price chart, we can see a solid growth in the price of BCOIN.
It could go up, it could fall down. But I think in the long run as more and more people join this game (perhaps millions as Senspark, the developer managed to pull off with other games in the past), the price will only continue to rise as BCOINs become more and more valuable. Just my opinion, man. Do your own research of course.
After you hit that cash out threshold, you could just take your money and run, or you can use it to compound your profits.
Now, I’m going to tell you this so you avoid the same mistake I did and take a better, more strategic course of action.
I had a full team of 15 Heroes and mistakenly thought I could swap the energy depleted Heroes out for ones who are fully rested and recovered.
It was only after I upped my roster to 17 Heroes that I realized, the Inactive Heroes DON’T RECOVER ENERGY!
They need to be “active” and at “rest” in order to regain history (which sounds like complete oxy moron). Basically, any number of Heroes you have above the 15 cap are literally just sitting in your account, not recovering energy, not earning you money.
Now the developers do have plans to open up a marketplace, where players can buy, sell, and trade their Bomber Heroes. After all it is YOUR Hero NFT.
If luck is on your side, you could probably just sell your rarer heroes for a straight up profit. Selling commons would probably barely get you to break even.
Also while we’re on topic of the Bomber Hero marketplace, once it’s opened, it’s probably a better run for your money just to buy rare, epic, or legendary Heroes rather than minting new ones. They’ll of course, I would imagine, be more expensive than just 10 BCOIN, but doing so would guarantee you don’t get a shit hero with all 1 stats.
But yeah, until they actually add the marketplace, extra heroes (above the 15 max active cap) are just sitting ducks. You’re kind of wasting your BCOINs if you decide to mint more heroes when you’ve already hit the cap because otherwise that Hero is just sitting there doing nothing, not even regaining energy or anything. Man, and I thought I was lazy!
Fortunately, the developers have confirmed you CAN have multiple accounts. This opens up an opportunity to be earning off newly minted heroes, instead of just having them wait in oblivion.
So what I do is withdraw BCOINs and transfer those BCOINs to an alt account.
MetaMask makes it easy to add and switch between multiple accounts. All you do is click the top little right hand circle within MetaMask and then go to Add Account.
By the way, I wait until my balance is 42 BCOINs (not 40) before withdrawing in order to cover the 3% fee and still be able to mint 4 full Heroes then mint them in my alt account. Once I hit a full team of 15 in about three accounts, I’m going to slowly start splitting my BCOINs between profit takes and “upgrading” my account by minting new heroes (hopefully some more Legendary or rare ones).
Now you can have multiple accounts, but you CANNOT run them on separate devices *at the same time*. You have to login one account, do a treasure hunt, logout then rinse and repeat with your second, third, or maybe even fifth account.
It takes about 20-30 mins for a team to run out of energy, so I reckon the max amount of accounts you can have (at least without sacrificing energy) is around 3-5 accounts.
One of the best ways to maximize your profits is giving yourself the ability to play this game on the go. I mean that way you’re not having to sit in front of your computer into to hunt treasure and earn BCOIN
Most mobile browsers, unfortunately (at least the default ones liek Chrome, Safari, or FireFox) don’t allow browser extensions like MetaMask to be installed.
And if you download the MetaMask app, it doesn’t allow you to connect to sites; it only lets you send and transfer funds within your wallet. Booo!
Fortunately you can download a browser that allows installation of extensions called Kiwi Browser. Now this is an Android only app, available on the PlayStore. Just download the browser, go to Metask.io, download the extension for Chrome, and BOOM you can use it to connect to BombCrypto from your freaking phone!
I even use this while I’m at the computer so I don’t have to keep switching tabs and can just look at my phone on the desk at a glance.
So there you have it, I think I covered pretty much everything about BombCrypto, at least enough for you to get started on your own if you choose to.
It’s a very easy money-making from the couch method. Like I said, you’re pretty much getting paid to run an idle game, letting your Heroes do all the quote on quote “work”.
I hope you found this guide/review useful and if you feel I left out anything or have any questions, be sure to leave it in the comments below or hmu on social media @a_procrastin8r
In the coming weeks, I’ll go over some more NFT gaming opportunities to keep on your radar, but for now I gotta go earn some treasure while taking a nap.
Take it easy,