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      18.03.2013 15:38
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      A game that is far more fun than it has any right to be

      Do you like playing those coin fountain games you find in arcades? You know; the ones where you insert a coin and a little ramp moves backwards and forwards pushing coins around the board and hopefully off the front and into your winnings tray? If you do, you might find Coin Dozer a fun little iPhone title as it replicates all the fun without the expense.

      Just like the arcade game, Coin Dozer is surprisingly addictive when played in small bursts. Of course, winning virtual coins doesn't give quite the same buzz as winning real money, but it's slightly disturbing how much gratification you get from it. The fact the money you "win" isn't real doesn't matter and it's credit to the game that it instils the same sense of fun and achievement as the real thing. You'll catch yourself being pathetically excited when you do a particularly good drop that results in a load of coins being won, or when you capture a special prize that you have been after for a while.

      There are some nice little mechanisms which help break up the basic gameplay. Prizes are often dropped onto the board and can be won, whilst collecting a certain number of specific prizes give additional bonuses; bonus coins are worth two or three coins each and occasionally, a coin shower dumps lots of new coins onto the board. Best of all, once you've built up the gauge, you can *ahem* accidentally bash the table to encourage coins to fall off!

      The best thing about the game is probably the in-game physics which have been implemented so that the table plays exactly like the real thing. Coins frustratingly fall off the sides and are lost to you; others which are teetering on the brink can sometimes be rescued with a well-placed coin. If you've played the real deal in the arcades, you'll feel right at home here.

      There's been a bizarre decision taken with the gameplay which throws a potential spanner in the works. You start off with 40 coins and whatever you win is added to your total. In addition, you are rewarded 1 new coin (up to a total of 40 initially) for every 30 seconds you are playing the game, or every nine minutes you are not playing (i.e. you are doing something else with your phone). Sounds generous, doesn't it? You can also sell prizes to raise a few precious coins.

      As with the real arcade game, though, the law of diminishing returns operates. With your 40 initial coins, you might win 20 more, but lose 30 (leaving you with 30 in total). On your next go, you might win 7 but lose 23 (leaving you with 14 coins). In other words, your once gleaming pile of coins soon dwindles to zero. Rather than ending the game at this point, things carry on meaning you have to either switch off and come back much later (when your off-line allocation of coins has regenerated) or wait 30 seconds to receive another coin. 30 seconds might not sound like a lot, but when you're waiting for it to count down just to get your grubby little mitts on a single coin it's a long time. When you initially start playing, it seems a completely pointless game mechanism that serves to frustrate. In the early stages, you will spend long periods of time either not playing the game or waiting around for a coin to be generated

      Oh, hang on. There IS another way to raise money - you can BUY additional coins via an in-app purchase. A pack of 60 coins will set you back 69p (bigger packs can also be bought for higher prices). I know I have a bee in my bonnet about in-app purchases, but the idea of swapping real money for completely useless pretend money is a concept which just beggars belief as far as this little monkey is concerned.

      At least with this game you don't need to make in-app purchases to progress. Once you have put in a few hours on this title, such things become irrelevant. The more you play, the lower your coin regeneration limit becomes (i.e. the length of time taken to earn new coins when both online and off-line). Better still the maximum number of coins you can hold at any one time is also extended. Play the game enough, and running out of coins is not something you will ever need to worry about. To give you some idea, I currently have almost 4,100 coins, so it's no longer an issue. In other words, this is a game that rewards people who are willing to put in the time - which is just the way it should be.

      Thanks to the fun gameplay and this rewarding of effort, Coin Dozer Pro is unbelievably addictive. It's ridiculous that a game like this could be so much fun, but it is: you find yourself determined to get that next big pile of coins, or anxious to make sure you grab that latest prize before you run out of coins. Strange (and probably a little sad), but true.

      Presentation is not much to write home about either, but it does its job. The basic board is pretty dull looking, although it's a fair representation of the arcade equivalent. The developers do their best with what they have to work with, but it was never going to be the best looking game. The coins gleam, prizes sparkle and various bonus coins or prizes bring a bit of colour to an otherwise fairly bland looking game.

      Sound is similarly minimal. Various clunks or chinks represent coins being inserted or dropping off the board, there are a few short sound effects when you win a prize and the odd groan when something drops down the side gutter. It's reasonably atmospheric, but I would like to have heard more ambient noise, as though you were playing this in a real arcade: the buzz and conversation of passers-by or the whoops and cheers of fellow gamers as they scoop the jackpot. This would have made the game far more atmospheric.

      Controls are so simple, it's ridiculous. You simply touch the top of the screen where you would like your coin to drop and the iPhone does the rest. You can feed in up to four coins at once (five if you have more than 50 coins) and effect this simply by tapping the screen four times. This really makes the game instantly accessible and anyone can pick it up and instantly start playing.

      This is a bizarre little app. Many of you are probably sitting there thinking "what a waste of time," and, in many ways, I agree with you. Yet I found myself strangely addicted to it and it's one of the few games on my iPhone that I find myself returning to again and again. Best of all, the app is now free (it was previously 69p) so it's a heck of a lot cheaper than wandering down to the arcade and feeding your precious coins into a real machine!

      (c) Copyright SWSt 2013

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        03.02.2012 12:53
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        Not bad for a free game

        Recently, finding myself bored with the games on my iPhone, I had a browse through the games in the App Store and came across Coin Dozer. I'd read a few positive reviews on this and it was free, so I figured I had nothing to lose by downloading it.

        The app downloaded quickly and is 14.4mb. You can play virtually straight away, there's no need to read instructions or go through tutorials as the game is, for the most part, self-explanatory. Based on those little two-penny-falls you commonly get in seaside resorts, the idea is to tap the screen in the relevant place to make your coin fall onto a platform, pushing other coins into the tray.

        When you initially install the app, you are given an allocation of coins. I can't remember exactly how many you get but I think it's around 40 - if you're anything like me they will run out quickly! You do get one new coin for every 30 seconds you are playing and every 9 minutes you are not playing, so it's not too much of a problem if you run out. There are also options to buy coins or to get free coins by signing up for different things online, but I've never done this myself.

        As well as the standard gold coins you can also collect 'special' coins that can give you bonus experience, extra coins or even put walls up along the sides of the machine to stop you losing coins. You can also collect toys. These are things such as teddy bears, dice and yoyos. By collecting four of the same toy in different colours you can unlock special powers. I've only collected one lot of four so far and it gave the power for the coins to turn silver randomly, which doubles their value. Another feature of the game is 'shake points'. There is a bar on one side of the game and when it reaches a certain level you can shake the phone to replicate shaking the machine and make some of the coins/toys fall. That's all there is to it really, it really is a very simple game.

        When I first installed this, I must admit I was really disappointed with it. I found it very boring as the games I tend to like are word games or strategy games and there really is very little thinking required with this one, it's just a case of tapping where you want your coin to go. Recently though, I was quite unwell and stuck in bed, bored out of my mind. I started playing this and before I knew it, half the day had gone and I was on level 22! It is strangely addictive when you get into it and I enjoyed collecting the toys as I wanted to see what would happen when I got the full set of four. The graphics are OK - nothing special - but clear and colourful. The sound effects though, are intensley annoying. I normally play with the sound off, but my fiance has a tendancy to play this with them on and the clinking of the coins drives me mad. I don't think it's even that realistic. Another annoyance is the ads that come up across the bottom of the screen, as I seem to have a knack for clicking them accidentally.

        On the whole I'm not sure whether or not I would recommend this game. It's easy to play, it takes no brainpower whatsoever and some days - like when I was ill - that is exactly the sort of game you need. It's also got that weird addictiveness to it where you can't stop playing, but you don't understand why! On the other hand, if you like exciting or challenging problem solving games, you're probably going to hate this. I'll stick in the middle and give this three stars - if you're not sure whether you'd like this just download it - it's free and it's easy enough to get rid of if you change your mind!

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          12.12.2011 20:11
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          I love Coin Dozer!

          Coin Dozer is an app which is suitable for playing on the iPhone, iPod and iPad. It is free to download from the Apple Itunes store. The app is produced by Game Circus and is 13.9MB in size.

          @Coin Dozer@

          Coin Dozer is based around the penny push machines which can found in amusement arcades. Once download, the game is continual and can be accessed straight away.

          You start off with 39 (or may have been 38) gold coins in your "box". You click the top of the screen to drop the coins into the machine and hope that they push other coins forward. If you manage to push coins over the edge, they are added back into your box for you to play.

          Your coin kitty adds one extra gold coin every 30seconds aslong as you are actively playing. If you close the game down, the coihs build up every 9minutes up to your maximum regenerate rate (which starts at 39 coins). The game as far as I know keeps going. You have a target each level and have to knock a certain amount of coins off before you can continue to the next level. Your bonus for progressing varies every level but you could get a shower of coins, an extra coin into your regeneration rate or various other bonuses.

          There are special coins to knock over which give you special bonuses. These come in the form of special coins. The silver coins and big gold coins give you extra coins to play with. There are some coloured coins and if you knock them off the edge, you could get extra coins added, special coins entitling you to 15-50 extra winnings (towards your next level, not your playable coins), coin walls around the side of the screen or even a coin explosion.

          There are various prizes to collect which come in sets of 4 (different colours). These include teddy bears, yo yos, sunglasses etc. Once you have collected a set, you get a star and extra coins or other bonuses. The latest version of Coin Dozer has a shake feature. Basically any coins which fall down the sides of the screen build up. Once the tube at the side is full, you can shake your phone and release coins and prizes.

          @My Thoughts@

          This is probably my favourite iPhone app so far. It was recommended to me and being free, I had nothing to lose by downloading it. It has never failed to load though is sometimes a little slow to respond to touch screen action.

          The graphics are bright but basic on this game but it all works well. The app is easy to navigate and this is such a simple yet addictive game to play. I love 2p machines at the seaside and arcades as I find it fun waiting for the coins to drop! I originally started playing this and got to level 30. I decided to delete it and re-install it as I had sold so many of my prizes as I didn't know what they were for! I wish the game had a reset option as this would be benificial.

          I like playing this one in bed at night as it doesn't take much concentration. The sound effects include the sound of coins dropping and falling though it is easy to turn this off (though not as much fun to be honest!). There isn't much to the gameplay but the continual aspect means I can play for a short while each day knowing that my coins will have been regenerate and my prizes intact. It is a fun way to spend 10minutes and see how well I can do.

          I do think it is a case of pot luck sometimes. There are some nights where I can use all my coins really quickly as I cannot seem to shift the coins far enough and they simply keep moving around the main part of the screen. I've learned to not sell my prizes as the shop only gives you up to 10 coins for them and it isn't worth it as they are hard to come buy. It is pretty random when the prizes suddenly drop onto the screen and difficult to make sure they don't get knocked down the side. It annoys me when I accidently knock a 50 bonus coins coin down the side as they are very rare in this game.

          The amount of coins you need to get to progress to the next level varies from level to level. It started off at 50 but I have seen it go up to over 100 needed which can take some time to achieve. The shake function works well and I find it best to way until the bar is right up the top and get the most impact from it. My fiance does get annoyed though when trying to sleep and I'm shaking my phone from side to side next to him!

          It takes time to progress up through the levels and other than the extra coins or regeneration limit, there isn't anything extra added from level to level - you keep the same layout of coins on the screen and continue on from there. I'm currently at level 60 and have completed a few sets of prizes.

          @Conclusion@

          This is well produced, bright and engaging game which never fails to amuse me. It's all good fun trying to knock the coins and prizes down. I do get annoyed when I run out of coins but remind myself it isn't real money so it doesn't bother me too much. I can highly recommend this app if you want to pass some time on a daily basis.

          Thanks for reading x

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            11.12.2011 12:26
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            Free Game app from iTunes

            Coin Dozer for the iPhone is a free game application available to download from the app store on iTunes. I found it whilst looking through the top free apps and thought it sounded like a fun game which could while away a moment or two and having nothing to lose I downloaded it to my phone.

            Essentially the game is along the lines of the money waterfall or penny pusher arcade games found in seaside amusement halls and as my picture shows it is presented clearly on the screen of the iPhone in bright, cheerful colours. When the game begins you are allocated a set number of coins which you can then use to remove further coins on the game's platform, there is a moving shelf that pushes the coins to the edge of the platform and once they are free from the shelf they are added to your coin total. The game is level based so once you reach the desired number of coins needed to progress you move up to the next level and along the way there are various prizes that you can collect which you can either keep or exchange for further coins. There's not much skill involved with the game, it is a game of chance rather than logic or brain power and whilst it's not something I play for hours at a time I have kept it on my phone just to see how far I can get up the levels.

            The coins only count when they fall off the front of the shelf so any that fall off of the sides are lost and at times bonus coins appear which can help your chances of increasing your coin tally. It's nicely presented on the iPhone, the touch screen is always responsive and whilst there isn't any great scope to where you can add your game coins it generally places them where you have tapped and overall this is a fun if not very challenging game.

            The only real downsides that I have noticed with the application is that you only have a set number of coins at your disposal and whilst your total does increase with any coins that you collect I do think the game is set in favour of the 'bank' and more often than not I end up using all of my coins once I have been playing the game for a while. Fortunately your coins do get reset but this means leaving the application and returning to it sometime later, or, and probably what the game producers wanted you to do in the first place, you can purchase additional coins with real money. I can't say that I'm overly keen on the practice of in-game purchases but realise that companies do want to make money and presumably the revenue they get from coin purchases plus the on-screen ads that are present throughout the game are how " Game Circus LLC" (the developers) can keep this as a free download. When you consider that 69p can buy you an additional 50 coins, which in all fairness won't last you very long with this game, then the money soon adds up and what started off as a free download might not necessarily end up being free after all. Fortunately for me I am never tempted to buy any additional coins, I like the game - don't get me wrong, but I don't love it that much...

            I would say that it's definitely suited to all ages, you don't need to concentrate on the game and it can be mildly hypnotic watching the coins move backwards and forwards and it's been on my iPhone for a good few months now and still played with occasionally. It's not complicated, what you see is what you get with it and it's a fun application that could pass on a bit of time whilst waiting for an appointment or to pick up and play during the adverts on a television show. I don't think it has massive playability, it is rather limited with its objectives but it is free and well worth downloading.

            Coin Dozer was last updated in September of this year and is currently on its version 8.0 release, it is 13.9MB in size and rated 4+ as an age guidance on iTunes. It's not a five star game in my opinion, it's limitations soon become obvious and the wait in-between coin resets can be tedious but it's bright and its fun so 3 stars seems fair to me, just don't be tempted to spend any real money would be my advice.

            Thanks for reading my review.

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              14.11.2011 15:47
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              Strange and addictive

              == Coin Dozer Iphone App==

              The Coin Dozer App is probably one of the most pointlessly addictive games that I have ever come across. I was swayed into downloading it for my phone mainly because it was a free game and the fact that I am quite partial to the 2p slot machines down the pier, of which this is based upon.

              Downloading the game took a mere minute or two and the game was ready to use as soon as I opened it. I started off with around 40 coins in my "bank" which you can't see but the counter on the top left will let you know how much there is in this bank. There is then a small moving ledge where coins need to be dropped onto in order for them to be pushed off and thus pushing the coins that lay on the flat front ledge and could possibly be shoved down into the winning section at the front. Or in the worse case be push down the side and into the loosing gutter.

              Only 4 coins at a time can be released from the bank unless you have over 50 coins in there and then 5 at a time can be dropped down. As well as the virtual coins that you can win there are prizes too. 10 different toy like prizes will be dropped at random times throughout the game and if you win these you can either sell them for around 9 coins per item or if you save them up and get all 4 different colours of the 1 toy you will get a coin bonus.

              From time to time along with the toys that get dropped into the game there will also be special coins that will be coloured differently from the golden one point coins. There is a turquoise coin that has a picture of a wall on and if this drops down the front winning section of the game walls will then come up at the sides of the game so that no coins in play will be dropped down the gutter! Other coloured coins include a red XP coin that gives more level points and will often take you up a level thus increasing the coins that will regenerate when offline. There is also a dark blue one that sends more 1 point coins down or the larger silver coins that each time 1 falls down the winning slot 2 will be deposited into the virtual bank.

              There is such a lot of basic play with this game and more often than not when I am playing it I will stop and ask myself why I am wasting my time as I am getting absolutely nothing from it. At least with a game like Scrabble or solitaire you know you are testing your brain a bit but with this it just seems really pointless. That said though I find it quite therapeutic and will often play it just before bed and it does do a good job at sending me off to sleep.

              All in all I am unsure where I stand with this game. It is not a fantastic game to keep you amused for hours but it is one that seems to be rather addictive although super pointless at the same time. It is simple to use with basic graphics but like I say strangely appealing too. It is still on my phone and I do play with it once or twice a week so either I am super sad or this game is a little bit of silly fun. I think I have to award a strange 3 out of 5 stars and a slight recommendation to people who quite clearly have time to waste!


              I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you

              Many thanks for taking the time to read.

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                04.11.2011 13:06
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                An okay game to kill a bit of time for free.

                Coin Dozer is a free app available via both Android and Apple App stores.

                The premise of the game is very similar to that of the '2p' machines you see at seaside resorts. You drop in coins by tapping at the top of the screen, which pushes coins forward. When you push coins off the front, you earn more coins to drop back in, plus points to help you go up to the next levels. However, if the coins fall down the sides of the platform you lose them.

                Gameplay is very simple. You just tap the top of the screen, timing the coins carefully against the moving block, and coins will drop down and start helping to push the other coins forward. If you manage to push a lot of coins off the front at once, you will be rewarded. Rewards take the form of either special coins or prizes which will be dropped on top of the coin pile. Again, if they fall down the sides, you lose them, but if you 'win' them by pushing them off the front, you get bonuses. The special coins give bonuses such as temporary walls at the sides, so nothing can fall down there for a while, or a coin shower, which makes a large group of ten or so free coins drop at the top. You also get a similar bonus every time you go up a level. The prizes come in sets of four, and whenever you collect a full set you are rewarded again. The prize sets do things like increasing the time that the coin walls stay up for, or the number of coins you get in a coin shower. The number of coins you have to drop in increases automatically every 30 seconds while you're playing the game, and every 9 minutes, but that can only take you up to 40 coins. Beyond that, you have to earn them by pushing coins off the front, until you get to higher levels. Or, if you have some surplus prizes, you can 'sell' them for coins.

                There doesn't seem to be any real trick to getting the coins to fall off the front of the platform rather than the sides, although when you get a special coin or prize that you really don't want to lose, you can drop coins on either side to kind of manoeuvre it into the middle and forwards. This does involve sacrificing quite a few coins though, so you have to really want that bonus item!

                The game can get a bit repetitive, but if you're a bit of a perfectionist then you won't want to stop until you've collected full sets of all the prizes. You go up levels quite quickly at first, but then it takes longer and longer. You find yourself saying you'll do just one more level, then you'll put it away. But then you'll get a bonus that gives you tons of points, and then you're nearly to the next level so you might as well keep going....and so on and so on!

                The graphics are very basic, but then you don't need anything too special for this game. Everything is brightly coloured and not especially realistic. My young cousins (aged three to seven) enjoy having a go on this game, which is probably due to the bright colours and shiny coins. Also, they think for some reason that making the coins fall off is positively hilarious!

                You can get plenty of other versions of the game - there are seasonal versions such as Thanksgiving, Chinese New Year and Christmas, and there's also a World Tour version. Additionally you can get a game called Cookie Dozer, which by all accounts is very similar but you're dealing with chocolate chip cookies instead of coins. I think that would just make me hungry!

                I'd say since this game is free it's definitely worth a try but if you regularly find yourself getting sucked into games like this then it might be best not to bother! It's harmless enough fun but there aren't any real benefits to it - you don't have to think at all and you definitely don't learn anything. There is no challenge here, you just have to stick to dropping the coins at the top, although weirdly this repetitive action is quite addictive. For this reason it's quite good for relaxing and winding down but there are plenty of mindless things you can do for that. There are plenty of better games available for free, but there are plenty of worse ones as well.

                Recommended if you want: something to kill twenty minutes in the doctor's waiting room

                Not recommended if you want: a game that makes you think.

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                  Addictive iphone game

                  ***Why, oh why?***

                  I downloaded this app for my shiny new iphone mainly because

                  a) It was free
                  b) Downloading apps was a novelty and I quickly became addicted
                  c) I thought my son would like it as he loves playing on the penny two pence slot machines that can be found on the Haven holiday sites where we usually holiday every year. After a slightly costly learning experience involving a different app where my son managed to buy some 'coins' rather easily, he is now banned from my phone and some games have been deleted. However, I just couldn't bring myself to get rid of this one, I have to very sadly (and embarrassingly) admit that I'm quite hooked on it.

                  ***What is Coin Dozer?***

                  As I've mentioned, the app takes after the same arcade machines that can be found in those tacky Amusement arcades found in seaside towns up and down the country. The premise is that you push your coin into the slot at the perfect time, for it to fall into a space and then be pushed by a sliding shelf into many other coins, hopefully pushing the other coins to the front edge where they will fall off, you win those coins and can then pocket them or as happens in most instances end up putting them back into the machine. We usually save up our two pences through the year so our eldest can play these games on rainy days when we are on our hols. Quite honestly, they are a mugs game, most coins slip down the sides of the machines and into the owners pockets, but to entice the kiddies, many places now add cheap toys into the mix, which is what the kids are really after.

                  Anyway, this is exactly what Coin Dozer is. It simulates these machines, although there is obviously no 'slot' to put your coin in, you just have to tap at the top of the screen instead. It does help to time and position this correctly though, otherwise your coin may end up be pushed onto the top of another, or push others in the wrong direction and they will slip down the sides and into oblivion instead of into your winnings.


                  ***The screen***

                  The game takes up much of the screen, but there are helpful icons at the top which are quite self explanatory, but I'll give a quick run through. At the very top left is a yellow circle with a star. Inside the star will be a number, this is the amount of coins you have to play with, it also shows a little timer counting down, every thirty seconds you are actively playing the game you regenerate a coin. When the game is not in use, it takes nine minutes to accrue a coin. There is a limit to how many coins can be regenerated, but this grows as you level up.

                  In the top centre is a thin bar, it shows how many XP points you have and how many you need to level up. You gain 1XP for every coin that you win. To the left of this bar is a star showing which level you are currently at, to the right is a picture of a coin showing the bonus you will receive when you next level up. This bonus is usually one of the special coins listed below or a regeneration bonus.
                  Just underneath this bar are four white stars. Four coins can be played at once and the stars represent the coins, it takes about five seconds for each coin to regenerate and the star will light back up when the coin is ok to play.

                  In the very top right corner is a purple circle labelled PRIZES. If you tap on this it takes you to a new screen showing which prizes you have won. You can also sell the prizes here if you wish.
                  Underneath the yellow circle with your coin amount, there are two smaller circles which you can tap on to access. One is labelled 'Coin shop', the other 'Free coins'. Coins are sold in packs of 50 (59p), 300 (£2.99), 750 (£5.99) or 2000 (£14.99), 'Free coins' is also a bit misleading, it shows you a list of more apps which you can download to earn more coins, but the majority of these apps actually have to be paid for, the free ones don't give many coins anyway.

                  Personally it seems like madness to go down either route and sadly, because the option is there it means I won't let my son play this game because it's rather easy to do.
                  I advise turning the game off and getting on with normal life while your coins accrue all by themselves!


                  ***Game play***

                  The slider moves between what looks like rooftops. In front of the slider are rows of coins. The aim is to tap the screen to drop your coins and edge the others closer to the drop at the bottom of the screen. Dropping a coin at the wrong time can pile coins on top of each other, meaning they do nothing, dropping a coin in the wrong place can push coins off the sides and you won't get anything. All in all, it's actually very simple, there is only so much you can do and if a special coin or prize is dropped to close to the side edge it's usually going to end up in the gutter anyway! The main pull of the game for me is levelling up and collecting the randomly dropped prizes and special coins:

                  *Coins*

                  Doubles: These coins are silver and larger than the usual ones, when these are won, they earn two coins each.

                  Blue: These have a picture of three stars on them and when one give a coin shower, where nine coins are dropped into the game

                  Red: This drops an enormous coin into the game. When it drops it bounces everything up into the air, sending coins all over the place. It's a double edged sword with this, as sometimes it can bounce items that were vering to the sides back into play and sends loads of coins into your winnings, but it also can do the opposite and send prizes down the sides and it leaves big gaps, so you need loads of coins to fill them back up to gt the game back on track.

                  XP: These can come in amounts of 15, 30 or 50, and help you level up more quickly.

                  Gold Dragon: This drops a variety of the above coins, usually about four.

                  Light blue: Gutter coin, this puts walls up to stop any coins or prizes falling down the sides and out of reach.

                  *Prizes*

                  There are nine different groups of prizes, fish, umbrellas, rings,dice, gems, bears, sunglasses, whistles and yo-yos, each group has four different coloured prizes (blue, magenta, yellow and red) to collect and if you collect a group you win a bonus. Each bonus has six tiers, meaning all four items in all nine groups need to be collected six times to unlock the full potential of the bonus. An example of a bonus: a new prize will appear whenever you collect a giant coin. Higher tiers will make the prize start closer to you (which hopefully should mean it would be easier to collect.)

                  The graphics are quite basic and cartoonlike, but it is a really simple game and as it's for the mobile I wasn't expecting anything special. I usually have the sound turned off, all it is really is the sound of the coins dropping, a 'heavenly' little sound when a prize is dropped into the game and a chorus of 'Yeahs' or 'Awws' depending on if you win or lose prizes or coins.

                  ***Recommended?***

                  With three kids I don't get much free time to myself and what time I do get I like to spend on here, so there isn't much point in getting stuck into a good book or anything at the moment. But when I'm waiting in the school car park for my eldest and my two youngest are asleep in the back of the car, this game is just what I need to waste a few minutes. It's easy to pick up and start playing and it's just as easy to put down as you don't have to finish levels and you're not going to lose your place or forget what you were doing.

                  This is hard to recommend as games are such a personal taste. If you want something that's slightly addictive, doesn't need much brain power, can easily be put down or picked back up at any time and helps to while away a few minutes if you're bored, then yes. If you like action and adventure or even braintraining games, then probably not, it will probably bore you rigid! The game is available from itunes and developed by Game Circus LLC.

                  It is compatibale with iphone, ipod touch and ipad. It's size is 11.9MB.

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