Welcome to my 2048 Cards review.
A few weeks ago, I decided to review a game very similar to this one. It was an okayish game; however, when it came to paying out, there was no surprise to see they didn’t.
Ever since then, I have noticed some developers have made their own adaptations of the game 2048 that was released back in 2016, and today I will be checking out another one of them called 2048 Cards.
I will tell you in advance there are some pretty big similarities between this game and others already released; however, does this one actually give out, or will they leave you regretting your choice to install it.
2048 Cards Review Summary
- Owner: Bowling App
- What Are They?: Merge Game
- Cost: Free
- Verdict: N/A
- Recommended: No
What Is 2048 Cards?
2048 Cards is a game that is an adaptation of a widely popular 2048 game that was released years ago.
In this game it featured you moving blocks of the same number and multiplying them.
The aim was to reach 2048, which, while seems simple, was tricky since you would have to be careful not to run out of room.
Back then, it consisted of a grid, similar to the photo below:
It’s still the same concept just instead of swiping tiles. You are shooting balls instead.
On paper, it sounds like a great game; however, if this is the first of this kind of game that you have come across, you might be unaware of other similar games out there.
For the purpose of this 2048 Balls Shoot review, I went ahead and played the game, going through a number of the levels.
And straightaway, I noticed identical aspects which reminded me of 2048 Balls Merge.
As we go through this review, I will explain exactly the aspects that have been copied.
How Do 2048 Cards Work?
When you launch the game, you are taken through some tips on how the game works.
So what you will have is similar to the image below, with some cards at the bottom with numbers on them.
From here, your goal is to drag them into the queue at the top and combine them together.
It follows a popular trend of merging games with ones I have reviewed such as:
With the image above, you will see I have a number of cards in each queue.
Now, if you look at the second column, for e.g., I have a 32 card at the bottom, and my next card is also 32.
If I put them together, that will make 64, which will cause the number above to double to 128, 128 to 256, and so on.
You get the idea.
So it’s all about merging numbers and getting closer to that 2048 number.
As you keep on merging numbers, you will also earn XP; this is found above the four queues.
Earning XP will level you up to the next level.
Before I go into the next section of the 2048 Cards review, let’s talk about the tools.
These help you if you become stuck.
On the bottom left corner, you will see ‘Universal’ and ‘Cut.’
Using cut will cut a card out of the deck. This is useful if you misplace one.
Universal gives you a card that merges with any number (like the image above).
How To Make Money With 2048 Cards?
How you make money is very similar to the other 2048 game I mentioned earlier.
Within about one minute, you will get a PayPal $3 card rewards credited to your balance.
After that, you get money randomly for merging cards and clearing queues.
You don’t repeatedly get $3 mind you as after that. You get smaller amounts to keep you playing longer.
Not only that but some rewards in order for them to be added to your balance, you must watch an advert.
One of the gripes I have with these apps is that while they all say you can earn, you never know what your going to get.
It’s not like completing surveys or doing gpt tasks as you don’t know how much your getting for your time.
This is why most users who play games like 2048 Cards just keep playing until they have enough to cash out.
The thing is that it can be neverending as you don’t know how long it will take.
How Do They Pay?
In total, there are two ways to redeem rewards using 2048 Cards, which I will go over now.
In the first 5 minutes, I had already accumulated $7.83.
But if you have played the game for a while, you will likely have between $150 and $190.
I was given a lot and had only had it for a few minutes, but just by playing it for an hour or two, you can get a good amount.
When you consider a full-time salary is around $11, its not too bad.
Where the catch is that, you can earn money really easy earlier on, but until you have the right amount to cash out, it’s basically worthless.
This is why there are thousands of people who have money on their accounts but will likely never get paid it.
If you click on the PayPal icon at the top, you will see this pop-up.
It doesn’t look the most professional, but as it says for me, it says to play the game to earn more dollars until you have at least $200 to cash out.
I won’t be putting in the time with 2048 Cards mainly because of past experiences with apps like this.
But from doing more research, there seems to be no info on how long it takes to get paid.
Using Your Coins
The second way that you can get paid is by using coins.
Coins are rewarded similar to cash; you get given it at random times.
I found I got the most when I merged multiple cards in a row.
Now anyway, the conversion for these is for every 22400 coins earned; you get $1.
But you will need more than that to withdraw since the lowest amount available is $5.
This requires 140,000 coins, and you can get either:
- Google Play
- Steam Wallet
- Playstation Network
- Xbox Live
This is very similar to what is offered in Dice World. Now rewards can vary depending on what currency you wish to receive it in as there is a drop-down supporting other countries.
What I Am A Fan Off
1. Consistent Until $199
You may be thinking why am I getting money so easily; however, as soon as I am 4 cents away from a payout, I ain’t getting a single cent.
This is not a coincidence as too many games do this; they give out all this money, which seems like for free; however, once you’re close to getting that long-awaited payout, you find it impossible to earn the amount needed.
The reason for this happening is pretty clear, and that is these apps have put systems in place to prevent users from earning a certain amount.
Its a bit like if the lottery gave people ten numbers to choose from, and each person got to pick five numbers, a lot of people would likely guess all of the numbers.
Now, if it was legitimate like the lottery is, then everyone would get paid fairly. However, that is not the case with these apps.
2. Similar 2048 Games Don’t Pay
I understand that this is a new game, by what I believe is a different developer.
However, if you take the time out to read not only my other reviews but also the reviews of others.
It will make you question whether or not you will get paid, as no one seems to do.
And what I mean by that is I am yet to come across a clear payment proof that a user has genuinely been sent.
I can only imagine this one is the same, and with $200 needed, it likely means even more frustration for the users.
Now you may get to $150; however some people don’t understand that until that money has been deposited to you, it means nothing.
You could have a balance of $9999, but if the minimum threshold is $10,000, then technically, the app has no reason to payout.
Often these games do mention in the terms that currency can’t be converted to actual money.
So its also worth going over the terms of games along with reading what other people have to say, as that can save you a lot of time.
2. Earning $1150
This 2048 Cards review wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t cover the advert.
The advertising used by this app is likely a big reason for so many players surging to play it.
I can see why since it says you can make $1150 playing the game.
It literally shows someone making tons of money in a short space of time.
As you can imagine, this is far from a correct reflection of 2048 Cards.
If you have been following up to now, you would have noticed how I have not even mentioned a number in the thousands.
That is because it’s not possible to cash out such an amount.
You will accumulate many small $1’s and $2’s here and there, but that won’t get you to a grand.
Heck, you likely won’t get to the minimum threshold; it’s just how these games work.
They draw you in by claiming you can make the money you have been hoping to get.
Then hours later, of grinding the game, you are nowhere near the amount advertised.
Even more importantly, no payment has come through by the app. This will be the case with 2048 Cards and other games of its kind.
2048 Cards is a nice game; however, the fact that so many games of its type don’t pay out does not put you in good faith.
So unless you want to be in the same position and be left stressing because you cant earn the remaining dollars for a reward, I would stay far away from this game.
There are apps like this one, if you browse through my site, you will see so many that I have reviewed that operate in the same way, but you will also find legit ones.
You can also have a little gander through these rewards sites, too, if something like watching videos and doing surveys for cash interests you.
Thank you for reading my 2048 Cards review, and if you do have any comments let me know below.