This "game" is very simple, and plays like a game of quarters. First, you get to choose a coin from one of nine countries, which is pretty cool, but the game plays the same no matter which coin you choose. Then you get to test your um, skills. To play, simply press and hold your finger on the coin and move it up and down. Then, when you have it in the position you want it, let go and the coin will be sent towards the beer mug in the middle of the table. The only skill that comes from the game is knowing how high you need to position the coin, and perhaps when to let go. While being held, the coin oscillates back and forth, so letting go mid-rotation will make it hit off the table differently, possibly altering the bounce and path. Your goal of course is to get the coin into the mug. If you get it in, congrats, if not, too bad. Then you get to try again…and again….and again….until you don’t feel like playing anymore. The game does keep track of all your tries and how many times you sink the coin in the mug, so at least it has that.
The sound effects are also very repetitive and annoying, so you may want to lower the volume if you must play this game for an extended period of time. The graphics though, are actually really nice, with a pre-rendered, realistic looking bar for the background. To make this game better, Publisher X should have implemented a two player mode, with better score keeping, as well as allowing for different glasses to change the pace up. Also, it might have been a good idea to give the controls more depth, as you simply have to hold the coin, then let go, as opposed to flicking or using some kind of power meter. At $1.99, it may be wise for you to save your money for some apps and games that are actually worth your time and money.
Overall Score - 3/10
You can purchase Beer Bounce (Quarters) on iTunes.
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