Happy Pets Panda Fortune Wheel: Bargain or Baloney?
Last week Happy Pets released their first Panda cub into the store, but players couldn't buy it, even though it's listed for 60 Facebook Credits (or $6 USD). The reason? It's locked. And the key to unlocking it is playing the Panda Fortune Wheel.
"Oh, that sounds fun!", you'd say. Unfortunately, each spin of the wheel costs 8 FB Credits (or $0.80 USD). You must collect all 5 items to unlock the Panda, and the results are random. But if you collect 'em all, your first Panda is FREE! The 5-piece Panda decor set is as follows: Pagoda, Bamboo, Chinese Lantern, Bamboo Forest Background, and Bamboo Forest Floor.
And for your instant gratification, Happy Pets is charging 198 FB Credits, which is nearly $20 USD, as a 5-piece decor collection bundle with Panda. Given that the Panda costs 60 FB Credits, going for the instant purchase means you're dropping 138 FB Credits (or nearly $14 USD) on the decor items alone. So you're probably better off dropping 8 FB Credits, or 80 cents at a time, to try your lucky with the wheel.
I gave it a spin, and it landed me a Bamboo Forest Background, which can be sold for 500 Coins and only used outdoors. Was it worth it? Considering that all the premium outdoor backgrounds cost 12 FB Credits, I'd have to say yes.
Verdict: If you want a Panda bad enough, don't go for the instant option. For the $20 USD you would've dropped on that, you could've spun that wheel a maximum of 24.7 times!