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Summer apps (4/10)

Coin Master, the pig-headed Viking



Looting and attacking friends and strangers, stealing their gold coins: the completely unmentionable aim of a little summer game. (Photo: Coin Master)

Looting and attacking friends and strangers, stealing their gold coins: the completely unmentionable aim of a little summer game. (Photo: Coin Master)

Earning $500 million last year, Coin Master was not one of the truly big hits of 2020. But this highly addictive little game is actually doing quite well.

Gambling is a serious health hazard. Like drinking and smoking, driving too fast, eating too much fat and sugar, not doing enough physical exercise. But gaming brings other benefits, such as improving motor skills and coordination. Oxford researchers have also shown that non-violent games, such as Coin Master, provide a sense of well-being.

It involves joining Vikings to build the greatest empire of all time, taking over other players' villages and their fortunes.

We liked:

- The naivety of the game with a little Viking pig as the central character.

- The fluidity of the graphics, the developers having improved their game since its launch.

We disliked:

- The game’s appetite for personal data.

- The difficulty in reaching new levels after a while.

The application is available via the App Store and Google Play.

Bonus: for those who dream of having extra coins or extra towers, Daily Junkie has some useful hacks

This article was originally published on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.