Twitch-based games are games that require players to make quick decisive movements in order to complete objectives. The array of games found within this genre are fairly broad -- most shooters are twitch-based, and a lot of classic arcade games are known to employ similar rapid-reflex strategies as well. We checked out Moneygrabber
, a twitch-based arcade game with a weird, consumerism-driven spin, just because it seemed so quirky.
is exactly what it sounds like. It's a twitch-based game that asks players to do one thing, and one thing alone: grab money. The game starts out fairly easy, a few coins and dollars falling from the top of the screen. Tapping on the screen will send the hand flying across at a diagonal angle, enabling it to grab the money. Simple enough, yes, most twitch games are. That doesn't stop it from becoming absolutely crazy after a few minutes.
What's the motivation for grabbing all that money, you might ask? Well, it's partially because it's an arcade game, so your first objective is to continually top your high score. The second, and more important objective, is to gain enough money cumulatively to unlock new items. Capitalism at it's finest, we'd say! The new items range from things like watches, tattoos, makeup, and eyeglasses, and they customize your character as you continue to make valiant attempts at grabbing every coin, dollar, and ruby that falls your way.
We originally thought Moneygrabber
was silly, almost too simple to be fun, but we'll admit we were wrong in that aspect. In the same way that games like Cookie Clicker
are fun, this game has an almost addicting quality. We found that we were constantly challenging ourselves to play to the next level, and we thought the cosmetics were a great incentive to keep returning to the game. The music is also delightfully goofy mix of corny vocals and electronica that seems to suit the game's aesthetic perfectly. Our only complaint about the game is the overly aggressive pop-up ads that are easy to accidentally hit between games, but otherwise we really enjoyed this one. Moneygrabber
is available for both the iPhone as well as the iPad, and is free.
Moneygrabber is sure to please you if:
If you're like us and enjoy simple, silly games, this was a surprisingly fun way to kill some time.
Moneygrabber isn't going to be fun for you if:
If you need complex stories, detailed graphics, or innovative controls -- save your time, this isn't your cup of tea.