Coin Master game is an online base casual mobile game that incorporates mechanics from village building, slot machines, and social interaction. This game was developed by Tel Aviv, Israel-based company Moon Active.

Coin Master
Developer(s)Moon Active
Publisher(s)Moon Active
Genre(s)Casual mobile game

Coin Master has been downloaded over 300 million times worldwide. This is a huge number and shows the game's widespread popularity.[1] Also in the top-grossing mobile game in the UK (since February 2019) and Germany (since June 2019).[2]

Gameplay edit

The objective of Coin Master is to win coins to upgrade items in order to build up villages and progress through the levels.[3]

Coin Master can be found under the 'Adventure Game' category in the app stores, but uses gambling mechanics. In order to build their own game villages or attack the villages of other players, users must spin a slot machine to win coins. The number of daily spins are limited, but additional attempts and items can be purchased through in-app purchases. Also, free spins are gifted by Coin Master through links on their social channels and by subscribing to their email newsletter.

Coins are acquired by spinning and winning, attacking another player's village, or raiding another player’s fortune. A maximum of five shields, as well as the pet Rhino, can be used to defend villages. When a player's village is attacked, the game also allows "revenge" so a player can launch a counterattack.

Levels edit

Coin Master game did not have a traditional simple level system. Instead, game-level work with Upgrade 5 items in every village to progress to the next level, let’s see how it works:[4]

  • Villages Represent Levels: Each village’s progress acts like an individual level in the Coin Master Game. With Data from April 2024, there are currently over 551 [village name: Soapbox Race] levels, and they’re all different with village-style themes and many other elements of the game.
  • Upgrading Villages for Progress: On the Coin Master game you need to earn Coins to upgrade village items and when you upgrade all 5 items on the village the game will progress to the next level with a new village.
  • Benefits of Higher Villages: As you progress with Coin Master Village [level], You Unlock new content, Face new challenges, and earn more rewards from the slot machine every time.
  • Focus on Village Completion: The main focus of the game is to build and improve your village, rather than endlessly grinding for experience points.

Card collecting edit

Another feature in the game is the ‘Card Collection’. Cards can be collected and traded to complete card sets, which usually rewards the player with spins and pet experience Chests with collectible cards inside them can also be collected using coins. Cards differ in value and there are several rarities. There are unofficial online social groups of fans that are dedicated purely to card trading. Chests are items in the game that contain collectible cards. They come in three different tiers - Wooden, Golden, and Magical.

In chests, players will find different items such as cards, which they can collect. If they complete a card collection they will receive rewards. They can also trade these cards with friends. There are three different tiers of chests; wooden, golden, and magical. Chests can be obtained in multiple ways. They can be found during raids, rewarded for reaching the next level or bought through in-app purchases.

Pets edit

Foxy, Tiger, and Rhino are the 3 pets[5] that are designed to help players collect more coins each in their own unique way. Pets can be raised by obtaining treats for them and raising their XP (experience points) by using XP potions. Foxy gives the player extra coins for a raid up to 119% of player's raid value. Tiger gives the player extra coins for attacks. These extra coins can get up to 410% of the attack value. Rhino protects player's village from attacks. This pet protects up to 70% of the attacks on their village. Additionally, pets need to be kept awake with treats. For each treat they stay awake for 4 hours. They can stay awake for longer periods of time with multiple treats.[3]

Gifts edit

Players can gift each friend one Spin every 48 hours, and they can do the same for one. As long as the Spin bar is empty, they can collect up to 100 Spins every day. Gifting Spins to friends won’t decrease the players own inventory, but to collect 100 spins, one needs to have active 100 friends on Facebook.

Viking quest edit

The Viking Quest is a special event in the game that allows players to travel through various Viking-themed islands and complete challenges to earn rewards.

During the Viking Quest event, players must collect items such as Hammers, Shields, and Piggy Banks to progress through each island. These items can be obtained by spinning the slot machine in the game, and players must collect a certain number of each item to unlock the next island.

Each island in the Viking Quest event features a unique set of challenges that must be completed to earn rewards such as Coins, Spins, and rare game cards. Some of the challenges include defeating enemy Viking characters, raiding Viking villages, and finding hidden treasure.

Players can also earn bonus rewards by completing daily challenges during the Viking Quest event, which can include tasks such as spinning a certain number of times or raiding a certain number of villages.

VIP Status edit

VIP is a special status that gives extra benefits to players like extra spins, coins, exclusive events, a private Facebook group, and a permanent player ID. It was rumored that the VIP is given to players who spend a specific amount of money in the game depending on the country they play from but people have accused Moonactive of not being transparent enough with the process.

Commercial edit

Coin Master game major money comes from in-app purchases and microtransactions. The app made 59.15 million dollars[U.S.] worldwide in July 2023 data. The application has now generated more than 3.5 billion U.S. dollars in player spending over its lifetime. The US, UK, and Germany are the top spenders, contributing over 85% of its net revenue.[6]

Specific data on in-app purchase conversion rates or average spending per player is limited.

According to the website OMR, Moon Active earned US$280 million until October 2019.[7]

In his late night show on German public TV, Jan Böhmermann voiced his opinion that Coin Master is marketed to children and adolescents despite corresponding denials, among other things such as the child-friendly look of the game and advertising from popular influencers like Pietro Lombardi.[8]

Investors edit

The company has investors from the tech industry, such as Gigi Levy-Weiss, the former CEO of the Gibraltar based online casino company 888 Holdings.[9]

Advertisements edit

Jennifer Lopez,[10][11] Khloé Kardashian, Eugenio Derbez, Kris Jenner, and Scott Disick have featured in advertisements for Coin Master.[12][13][14] Other celebrities who have participated in advertisements for the game are Ben Higgins, Chris Harrison,[15] Rae Sremmurd,[16] Terry Crews, Emily Ratajkowski,[17] Cardi B, Joan Collins, David Schwimmer, Dieter Bohlen, the Spice Girls, Thalia and Chayanne.

Awards edit

Coin Master was ranked in the top 20 of the acclaimed Top 50 Developers/Top 50 Mobile Game Makers list from, published October 1, 2019.[18] The game has also received countless mentions in industry publications regarding its continuous stance of 1st place in the weekly/monthly roundup lists of Top Grossing games on both the App Store and Google Play in 2019.[19]

Use in scamming edit

Coin Master has been used as part of "human verification" scams. As part of the scam, a malicious website prompts the user to "prove they are not a robot" by playing other games or installing applications, with the end goal of receiving in-game currencies.

Many websites claim to give free spins for Coin Master, but some ask you to download risky apps, putting your privacy at risk. Others promise cheap spins or coins but end up scamming you, taking your money without delivering anything.

References edit

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  7. ^ "Coin Master: So hat die Glücksspiel-App durch Influencer 280 Millionen Dollar umgesetzt". Daily. July 30, 2019.
  8. ^ "Böhmermann nimmt sich glücksspielähnliche App "Coin Master" vor -". Der Standard.
  9. ^ "Indizierungsverfahren zu der App "Coin Master" eingeleitet". Mimikama (in German). 16 October 2019.
  10. ^ Guys, have you played #CoinMaster?! My competitive side really comes out when I play! It’s soo much fun! 💖 I am so excited to announce my new collab with... | By Jennifer LopezFacebook. Retrieved 2024-04-10 – via
  11. ^ Ain't it funny you thought you could attack my village on Coin Master and get away with it?! 😆 Download Coin Master now for free in the App Store and... | By Jennifer LopezFacebook. Retrieved 2024-04-10 – via
  12. ^ "Khloé Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Scott Disick Go on the Attack in Coin Master Campaign". Broadway World. January 17, 2020.
  13. ^ Stone, Natalie (January 23, 2020). "Watch Kris Jenner Use Her Momager Negotiating Skills with Scott Disick in Funny Coin Master Ad". People.
  14. ^ Hara, Ramon (January 20, 2020). "The Kardashians Are The Latest Celebrities to Endorse This Mobile Game". Gamerant.
  15. ^ Bhuvad, Ariba (21 January 2020). "Ben Higgins and Chris Harrison tackle mobile game "Coin Master"". FanSided.
  16. ^ "Play Coin Master and trade cards with Slim Jxmmi and Swae!". YouTube: Rae Sremmurd. 2018-01-29. Retrieved 2023-01-02.
  17. ^ "Coin Master, un éxito millonario para móviles que se publicita con Emily Ratajkowski". Vandal (in European Spanish). 8 June 2020. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  18. ^ "The Top 50 Mobile Game Makers of 2019". PocketGamer. October 2019.
  19. ^ Forde, Matthew (18 February 2019). "Weekly global mobile games charts: Coin Master overtakes Candy Crush Saga in Great Britain and Ireland for top grossing".

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