I'm going to tell you a little story about the free Facebook Coins
available for iPhone Coin Master
and Android Coin Master.
I love collecting coins,
but haven't really taken the time to compare my collection with some of the newer games
that are out there. So what am I going to say? I've got six paid apps
that I've purchased and have only played for ten minutes or less. None of them have a level where you collect the most coins,
just basic coins.
I really like the concept behind Facebook coin apps,
but never got around to testing any of them.
I'm not getting any of those coins
back until after a year has passed. On Facebook, you can buy coins
in the form of tokens called "coins",
which allow you to trade in the coin master game.
They may be free, but I've never seen any real indicators or goals that are tied to those coins.
Every iPhone and Android coin master game
is set up so that you have to buy tokens to get coins.
Once you have enough of those coins,
you can buy more cards
that come in packs.
you buy really make a difference in the game,
because if you buy a bunch of cheap cards,
you will miss out on the opportunity to get more expensive cards
later on down the road. Another aspect of the coin master game
that I really like is that it allows you to earn points by playing the game.
You'll get points for doing normal things, but also for playing in special themed levels.
It encourages you to play the game
more, because you can get a bonus point for each card you put into your deck. If you have coins,
you can "warp" through the game
and collect coins
in the old school way.
So when you complete the level, you still get the coins,
but at the cost of your time. Each level you complete is worth three new cards,
and once you've collected all three of them, you will have to purchase the original coins.
That's a lot of coins.
The amount of time you play also affects the value of the coins
you get from completing the level. The game
shows how many coins
you have left, and once you go over what you have to buy new ones, you will be automatically sent another ten cards
so often that the coins
drop to a fraction of their original value. It's a little bit of a grind, but I've found that it keeps me playing for quite a while. The game
has a timer, so it makes sense that you get a little bit of time for every play. You can also buy tokens and play for a day to see how long it takes you to complete a level. All of the coins
you buy here carry over to the coin master game
on the Android and iPhone version.
When I started playing the free cards game,
I didn't realize that the coins
were replaced by its pay version, and that made me a little angry. Then I realized that the new cards
are replaced by new cards
as well. So I quickly realized that they aren't that different from the original coins
and I haven't had to start over from scratch. I'm not going to get into the Android version here because I don't think there is enough information available yet on the games.
I've only heard good things about the iPhone version, so I would recommend it.
But the android version may be a better choice for someone who enjoys Facebook games
and wants to try something new. The point is that the coins
do carry over between the free coins
and the paid coins,
and you can spend them on whatever you want. The one downside is that you're going to be forced to buy the new cards
you get if you want to progress in the game.