Have you ever been to Scandinavia? A mystical and beautiful region of the coolest countries - Denmark, Sweden and Norway. The landscape there is simply breathtaking, the people are open and friendly and the air is fresh and clean. Scandinavia is also the home of some of the most fascinating fairytales, myths and sagas. And also the origin of the Vikings - a powerful tribe that is well known in thousands of books, stories and movies.
Lately, I've been a bit bored with my collection of mobile gaming titles, so I browsed the play store until I found something that wasn't a puzzle game, or poorly developed RTS game.
When I stumbled upon Coin Master, I wasn't initially sure if I would try the app or not, but I am ultimately glad I did! I found that one of my favorite parts about the game was the subtle ways in which you can take out your aggression from the day in a way that wasn't so brutal and violent like some games can get nowadays.
If you are looking for something new and exciting to play on your phone or tablet, then stick around while I share with you everything there is to know about Coin Master before you decide whether it's worth the download.
Although the primary focus of the game is spinning a giant golden prize wheel, there is yet another facet to the game which makes it all the more interesting to play. As you earn coins in Coin Master you can purchase decorations to go on the island you are currently playing on.
Some locations will have a typical island theme with tiki torches, sand castles, and crabs while other islands might have an outer space, winter, or fantasy-like theme with creatures you wouldn't normally find on an island.
Remember when I said you could passive-aggressively take out your frustrations on your friends and other players? Well, as you spin that glorious golden wheel, you will not only have the chance to win money for your island, but you can also earn chances to attack the islands of other players.
You may even win the opportunity to steal most of the gold that your opponent has! You can choose whether or not to steal and attack from a complete stranger, or a friend you have on Facebook which is where the passive aggression comes in. There has been more than one occasion when I've been irritated with my siblings and chosen to attack a friends island in hopes that one of their precious treasures would be destroyed. The only downside to this strategy is that you can't choose which players island to specifically attack so you might end up hitting the wrong target!
There is one recurring element to Coin Master that I can't quite shake. At times it seems that the developers have the game rigged to punish players who are performing well or progressing through the game too quickly.
Many customers rage on the forums about how they finally win a jackpot only to be stolen from within seconds of receiving their gold. At other times, the wheel might land on a great prize but the game never pays out to players!
Whether or not the game is rigged this way to encourage frustrated players to spend their hard earned money on boosts and extra spins is hard to pinpoint. However, it's worth mentioning that even with its flaws, Coin Master is highly entertaining and a great time-waster!
Overall, I would recommend downloading Coin Master to any player who is tired of the cookie cutter mobile gaming market. Coin Master, albeit not a perfect game, gives players a completely new experience from anything else you can find in the app or play store.
Keep in mind, however, that just because you have won a massive jackpot does not mean it will safely stay in your possession. Your island and money can both be completely wrecked within a matter of seconds, so don't become too attached to anything in Coin Master!