One way to get Bitcoin in the hands of more everyday users is by embedding some form of Bitcoin reward in mobile games. As mobile games are played more than ever these days – and even overtaking gaming on both consoles and PC’s – this is a proven way to get an idea stuck in people’s minds. People who own an iOS device have the SaruTobi game but what about us Android users?
As it turns out, Android users have access to two games that reward players in Bitcoin. The first game is called Bitcoin Crush, which looks like a Bejeweled clone at first sight and you wouldn’t be mistaken in thinking that, as the principle of Bitcoin Crush is exactly the same as it is in Bejeweled. But that’s OK, as this has proven to be quite an addictive type of gameplay.
One of the things I like about Bitcoin Crush is the fact that it appears to be available worldwide, true to Bitcoin’s cross-border nature, which is a good thing as the main goal of playing this game – and earning Bitcoin at the same time – is by competing against other players who have the app installed in a tournament.
During every tournament, four players will be pitted together and the top three winners will earn a small prize in Bitcoin value. For every tournament you win; each round lasts about a minute, you will earn 300 Satoshi. So far, I have played two tournaments, won them both and earned 600 Satoshi in my balance. Not the biggest amount of money but it’s not bad.
According to the statistics on the Google Play Store, Bitcoin Crush has been downloaded over 10,000 times. This number could be explained by the fact there are no delays when trying to join a tournament game. Up until now, I’ve never had to wait longer than one second to enter a new game. Worth checking out in my opinion, as it is a free game after all.
But what would life be without choices, right? There is a second Android game that will let you earn Bitcoin while playing – assuming you’re any good at it, that is. Bitcoin Flapper is a Flappy Bird clone, but the bluebird in this game has a lovely Bitcoin logo on the side. Small touches like this make these games even more fun to play.
Similar to Bitcoin Crush, you will be competing against other players if you want to make some money. However, these games are a lot quicker to complete, compared to Bitcoin Crush, so the reward is a lot lower as well. Winning a tournament of Bitcoin Flapper earns you a total of 6 Satoshi which does not make it worth my while, to be honest.
It has to be said though that the game is designed well and it plays very smooth on all of my Android devices. But personally, I’ll stick to Bitcoin Krush, as I’m terrible at Flappy Bird and its clones, unfortunately. Either way, two decent options to kill some time and earn a bit of money at the same time.
As you may have guessed, both games are made by the same company, called BitPlay Today. As a result, you will need to create an account to play either of these games but the same account will let you partake in tournaments for both Bitcoin Flapper and Bitcoin Crush – just enter an email address, password, and a username, and you’re all set.
In order to withdraw your earnings you need to reach a minimum threshold of 0.00016 BTC.
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