ADS BLOCK YOU FROM COLLECTING REWARDS
By Ali9 ^_~,
This game is simply ruined by the fact an ad will pop up. Every. Single. Time. Juuuuust before you attempt/are able to collect your reward. Then if you want to watch a second ad you can double that reward. So basically an ad is rammed in your face (sometimes two) every 10 seconds or less. Not to mention the banner ads across the bottom and the tiny ad windows that pop up in the in game to the side of the play area (but still flash, change and blink constantly to draw your attention). You can pay $2.99 to turn ads off but I have no idea if that gets rid of all ads but I assume you still have to watch one to double your reward. Won’t be able to confirm for certain since I have deleted the app and will not be reinstalling. I understand ads help pay for the game and keeps this, and other games free, but one to two 30 second ads every 10 seconds or less is excessive by any standard, then add to it the banner ads at the bottom and the tiny window ads in your face when your are actually trying to play and it’s just not worth the time to bother even installing the game. If you played this game for 30 rounds you would have spent less then 5 minutes playing the game and 15-30 minutes just watching ads. Not a good return on the time invested in it. Oh, and an active internet connection must be connected at all times. So no air plane mode either folks.
I downloaded this a few months ago and I’m okay with the pop up ads in it as they need to make money somehow. I played about 20-30 minutes first 3-4 days a day. Then logged in once a day for my offline cash then every few days and did one rocket each time and evenly bought everything. The offline mode stops accruing money after 12 or 24 hours so no benefit to waiting too long. Game is boring as you click 4 upgrades and hold a button a while and then just tap for a few seconds. But it was a good stress reliever when you needed something mindless to take your mind off things.
After about 30 days playing that way give or take I ended up maxing all tiers unlocked all ships and planets. Haven’t played it in about a week or so until tonight (when I maxed all 4 items upgrades). Noticed that they added a new “monster truck ship”. So you can ignore the ads and pay $5.50 a week or $15 a month to ignore the ads (which you can usually skip a few seconds in) for 2x earnings and a monster truck ship.
No thanks. For a game you can max everything in about 5-6 hours of free to play that VIP offer set me off and I have to comment on this game. Most games like this you pay $2 to $5 to permanently unlock. I want to feel bad for the suckers that do VIP but the saying a Fool and his money. I have added Kwalee to my black list of companies I’ll never touch their apps again.
Too consistently boring
I read the reviews before playing this, so I already had low expectations. However, after 25 minutes of playing, I’ve found most the issues addressed by previous reviews. Ads after ads, inconsistent gameplay, glitches after optional ads. And to top it all of, the game presents incredibly monotonous, linear, and just boring gameplay. Only 4 upgrade options that increase in price every time you buy one. All the goals for rockets and locations are absurdly high. I haven’t reached the second location yet, and yet I’ve found myself spending over 5 minutes only to reach a fraction of the requirement for the second location. My suggestions: add some obstacles that you have to slow down or speed up to avoid, increase gas efficiency, lower the requirements for goals, add upgrade options that correlate with obstacles (Ex: protection, anti-obstacle gun, warning system), maybe add a story that increases incentive to advance to new locations, add a payment option to game to reduce ads. Right now, this game plays like a new game: boring, too many ads, poor gameplay. This game does show potential to be a fun a phone game given it improves gameplay and finds other ways to make money than endless ads.
Good Game but a few issues.
I’ve been playing this game for about a week now off and on. I will play for about a half hour. Wait 3 days. Then play again. All around I enjoy the game. It’s fun to see how high I can get and keep upgrading my rocket. Especially with the offline multiplier when you open the app after being offline. I figured out that’s the best way to make lots of money. I enjoy it so far but there are a few down sides. For one... the game is not consistent. What I mean by this is that even if you do the exact same thing as you did the round before with or without upgrades the odds of you getting to that same point or making a new record is slim to none. I tested this too. I used the same rocket for all three tests. I didn’t upgrade it once. I would be sitting on the launch pad and hold the screen to the point where the rocket would blow up without letting off the gas. I did this three times and got three different heights. I feel like it should be the same height every time since there were no changes to the rocket. Second thing I have to pick at... the ads. Literally every single time you finish a round an ad pops up.
FOUND A HACK!
By One Ferocious Sloth
Okay there is a flaw that can be used to hack getting money very fast! You can tap the screen once and the rocket will go up about 5 feet and deploy the parachute. In doing this you will receive a cash reward equal to about 90%-95% of the maximum amount of cash you can earn at the moment and you can do this almost exactly 5 times every time (sometimes 6 or 7 times) before an ad pops up so it’s like collecting 5 full runs of cash in about 10-15 secs, ad pops up, wait the few seconds for the exit button to pop up, exit and then repeat earning massive amounts of cash in a very short amount of time. So essentially you are earning 20+ times the amount of money in the same amount of time. I was on the third plant after playing on and off throughout the day for about a day in a half for about 30 mins at a time barely paying attention before I figured this out and within an hour of figuring this out I beat the game and maxed out all my upgrades.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the concept of this game and think it’s great, but it has some serious issues. They cram as many ads as they can in, from a banner ad at the bottom, to another 15 second one after you finish each round, and sometimes even more. They also make it so that you are forced to watch ads to upgrade certain things, trying to fool you into watching it by having it give you a “free” upgrade (when there is no other way to upgrade other than watching the ad) I was considering getting VIP, but I don’t know who they think they’re fooling with that. $15 a month for the very minimal amount of benefits it gives you is ridiculous, I could get a photoshop subscription for that much. The game also requires you to be connected to WiFi to play for some reason (which I assume is so that you can’t turn it off and not get ads) so it’s impossible to play it while offline or in a car (which is the whole purpose of getting games like this) all in all, I think the design and concept of the game are fantastic, but they don’t make up for the constant ads and the multiple irritating features they implemented to get more money.
By Sean Jo
First: If you want a challenging game that will stretch your mind to the limits, this isn’t that game. But, overall it is a fun game to play. VERY simple controls (just tap the screen) and easy to understand. There is really no end “goal” which means you could keep playing for ever. I guess technically once all your upgrades are maxed out that would be “beating” the game.
Second: There must have been an update, Becuase I now have new rockets and planted available, but my fuel and stuff is still maxed out and that makes it impossible for me to get to another planet.
Third: There are a lot of AD’s for a free game, but it is free, and we want new levels so someone has to pay for the time to develop them. So it doesn’t bother me personally. I don’t understand the hatred some people have for a free game having AD’s. I mean if you spent nothing then just delete the game. You lose nothing at all, but oh well.
This game would be a good game, but...
By Reflex YT
This game seems really fun playing a few minutes of it, but soon adds started popping up all over the place mostly 30 seconds long.
When your on this app you spend about 60% of your time watching adds and only about 40% actually getting to play the game. Also I was in the car without WiFi and I wanted to play the game. The problem was you need WiFi to play an offline game. The only reason you need WiFi is so you can give the makers loads of add revenue by watching an insane amount of adds. I ended up deleting this game after about ten minutes because it was a waste of my time just watching adds, and I’d rather play another game that doesn’t have an absurd amount of adds like merge planes. It’s kind of like rocket sky but you don’t have to watch adds and you can play it offline. That’s the type of game I’d rate 5 stars unlike this sellout game. If the producers reading this I’d suggest removing some adds and let it be playable offline. You might not get a lot of add revenue off of one person, but you’d get a lot more money from tons of people.
Beat the game
Good game minus the ads. Some tips?:
1) Invest in offline early- Every time I hop on and collect my offline dough, 90% of it gets reinvested in Offline and it’s definitely been worth it
2) Go slow to go far- I’ve tested this extensively. Going fast is fun, but when you want to break your record, go at a slow but steady pace and tap the screen, don’t hold. Good way to progress to next planet
3) If ads bug you, stop playing- they don’t get any better. You just have to ignore them and you need an internet connection to play so turning off WiFi isn’t an option
4) Only watch ads to upgrade Offline cash- this ones optional. You don’t have to but it saves money, and you can also watch ads to upgrade other things but I never thought it was worth the 30 seconds of my life, and this is coming from someone who spent a collective few hours playing this game that cost $20 to make
Good game but needs content
I’ve had this game for a while and when I downloaded it, it took me about 2 weeks to beat it. Now traditionally this wouldn’t be a big deal because it’s a small game, and I’d wait for updated content. Unfortunately if you look, this game has never been updated. I’m not sure if I’ve heard of a mobile game before that has never once been updated. It’s been a while since it’s release and it seems like the developers put it out there, and then forgot about it. It’s a shame becuase if they added just a few new rockets and planets it would all so much to the game, and really wouldn’t be all that difficult. It seems like a waste of the game. So I’m rating it 4 stars because the part of it that I played was good but now that I’m done and they’ve never updated it it’s boring and I never use it.