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Developer: Full Fat
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★★☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★★☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★★☆
Replay Value Rating: ★★★½☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Coin Drop! comes from developer Full Fat, who is responsible for other iPhone titles such as Flick Golf! and Zombie Flick.

This is a pachinko-style game, not unlike PopCap Game’s hit Peggle. The goal of the game is to drop coins from the top of the screen to the bottom, earning points as they bounce off objects and barriers that rotate, twist and move. You can drop up to five coins at a time, creating a frenzy of coins bouncing all around screen. In order to complete each level, you have to collect blue coins by hitting them with the coins that you drop. Once you’ve collected them all, it’s just a matter of trying to get as many bonus points as possible. The challenge here, of course, is that you have a limited number of coins you can drop before you run out of them and the level ends.

Coin Drop! has over 60 levels, and each one lasts a minute or two tops, so the game moves quickly, which I like. Also, there’s a good variety to the design of each level, so the game doesn’t get old. You’ll come across plenty of crazy gimmicks, including portals and magnets, which really mix things up. The gameplay is perfectly suited for those ADD moments in life when you want to play a game or entertain yourself for a few minutes while you’re waiting to do something else. This is a fun, easy to play game that nearly anyone can enjoy.

One criticism I do hold with Coin Drop!, though, is that I often found that I was more successful with the game when I’d just quickly release five coins at a time – with no strategizing whatsoever – and let them bounce all over the place. This is when I’d score the highest number of points, in fact. However, whenever I’d carefully choose when to release a coin, one at a time, and plan where I’d like it to go, I didn’t do so well. It seems that the game favors chaos and luck more than it does strategizing or skill.

However, this is still an enjoyable, fun, light iPhone app that both hardcore and casual gamers can have a good time with. For only a dollar, it’s definitely worth downloading.

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