Mr Bank Review
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Mr Bank Review

Our Review by Jennifer Allen on May 13th, 2015
Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: COMPELLING
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Mr Bank is a simple game of number combining, but it's an enjoyable one.

Developer: Abhishek Malpani
Price: FREE
Version Reviewed: 1.0
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5

Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Playtime Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Replay Value Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

Overall Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar

Mr Bank is a simple game, and that’s mostly what makes it a success. It takes seconds to learn but has the potential to keep you itching for just one more go as you work towards beating your previous high score.

Each session involves a screen full of numbered tiles. Depending on the difficulty level you’ve chosen, you have to combine those tiles to form at least 20, 30, or 40, before tapping on the created tile to ‘bank’ it. The key here is to create as low a number as possible while still going over the threshold. While the high numbers create the most points, they can also use up tiles that could have been useful elsewhere. Playing the long game is imperative.

You can only combine numbers that match too, such as a series of 2s or 4s. They also have to be located next to each other with diagonal pieces of no use to you. With a bit of practice, you can start lining things up so that a series of move work out for you easily enough.

That still opens you up to a fair amount of flexibility, and much of Mr Bank comes down to strategy and thinking ahead by a few moves. It’s easy at first to end up with no moves left because you were too busy trying to create large numbers but then again you earn more points that way, leaving you with a decision to make.

It’s pretty fun either way, with there plenty of room for you to come back for more. There’s no timer involved, so you can spend a while planning ahead. The easy stage consisting of reaching 20 is predictably easy, but banking 40 is a much trickier affair, and also where the most satisfaction comes into play.

After a time you might find yourself wishing for there to be a timed mode, but other than that, Mr Bank scratches the ‘one more go’ itch. It’s pretty fun and its simplicity is exactly what works so well for it.

iPhone Screenshots

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