Mafia Wars Connects Players Through Text Messaging

One of social gaming’s biggest games, Zynga’s Mafia Wars, is now offering players the ability to connect and play the game through text messaging. Users will be able to fight opponents, perform jobs, visit the hospital or move their money all from their cell phone.

The text message updates will update the Mafia Wars world in real time and users must of course have a Facebook and Mafia Wars account so sign up for the service. The service is free and is provided on all major service providers. Zynga provides details on the sign up below:

To sign up for Mafia Wars SMS, please visit Mafia Wars on Facebook. Click on help button, select SMS Mobile from the menu, and enter your mobile phone number on the sign-up page. Users can manage the time and frequency they receive SMS messages by selecting the settings button on the Mafia Wars’s SMS mobile page on Facebook.

Shown below is the list of Mafia Wars commands that registered users can text commands to MAFIA (62342).

Command Details
A Assist a mafia member on a job
B Bank balance in your current city
C Collect money from your New York properties
D + amount Deposit the specified amount into the bank in your current city. Example: D 100
F Fight someone on your fight list
FF Fight your last opponent again
H Heal yourself in the hospital (costs cash)
J Do a job. Currently only New York and Cuba jobs are supported
JJ Do your last job again
PE Purchase Energy Refill (costs 10 reward points)
PS Purchase Stamina Refill (costs 10 reward points)
R Retaliate against the last person that attacked you
S Get your vital stats
W + amount Withdraw the specified amount from the bank in your current city. Example: W 100
X Pause alerts for the next 3 hours

Publish date: April 6, 2010 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT