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Coin Drop! review (iOS/Universal)

April 23, 2011

“I play Deji Pachi in my Pachinko dream”

10 word description: Drop coins, hit bad pennies, score points, 60 levels, Game Center

It's really nothing like being in school. Unless you did a load of acid and someone tipped a bucket of coins on your head from the 2nd floor window of the 6th form common room.

10 word review: Slick, colourful and stylish Pachinko/Peggle variant. Cute casual fun.

As with many games, the tutorials miss out the part about technicolour chaos.

You will like this if you enjoy: Peggle or other Pachinko style games; casual games involving luck and skill in a roughly 80:20 ratio.

Anyone familiar with Peggle will not be surprised to see the word "Frenzy" popping up on a regular basis.

The good news: It’s super polished, colourful and cute. Peggle fans will probably love it.

Rating is points based. Points are achieved by bouncing coins off stuff. It's really that simple.

The bad news: The nudge function involves shaking your device. I don’t like that; I’m not alone.

The rockets and moons move around, following predefined paths.

Arcadelife verdict: A bit of a big departure from what you’d expect from Full Fat Games, but that’s not to say this isn’t a highly polished and entertaining game. It’s slick, addictive, well designed and the graphics are very attractive. Apart from the issue with shaking-to-nudge (I dislike any kind of shaking in iOS games) this game does exactly what it sets out to achieve. It’s not a brain-teasing puzzler or the next big physics game but if you ever got even slightly addicted to Peggle, get this game and it will happen all over again.

Hit pins, change their colour, score points.

One thing – I mentioned the C word earlier in the review and, although Coin Drop! is undoubtedly a Casual game, it is still very challenging and you won’t score 3 stars first time on every level, or possibly even on any level. This is a good thing – never complain that a game isn’t easy.

Arcadelife rating: 77/100

Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0

iTunes link

Full Fat website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:~
4th gen iPod Touch (OS 4.3.1)
iPad (OS 4.3.1)
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