Welcome to my Ball Shot Brick Review.
Shooting themed games, from my experience, tend to be quite fun to play.
Whether it is arcade based or even a bit of a first-person shooter, you can rarely go wrong.
But today I want to talk about the former, which is an arcade game called Ball Shot Brick.
I found this new game through an advert that can be engaged with.
This means that during the 30 seconds, you can actually play it somewhat instead of just watching.
Well, from this advert, it said I had made $100 (obviously not), but I was still interested in finding out if this game paid.
As that is what they’re claiming.
So if your hereafter testing out this early access game, then this review will be just what your looking for.
Ball Shot Brick Review Summary
- Owner: Simon90tk
- What Are They?: Shooting Game
- Verdict: N/A
- Recommended: N/A
What Is Ball Shot Brick?
Ball Shot Brick is a game where you can apparently get paid to shoot balls at bricks.
Just like any free cash game that is advertised, this one also says you can earn money in the process.
As I was on about earlier, the advert is an interactive one, and at the end of it, it says you have been paid by Ball Shot Brick of a $100.
This isn’t entirely true as you get nothing for just engaging with an advert.
But the aim of this is to get you to click on the screen and install the game.
It is though misleading as it does seem like you have already earned it, but actually, you need to actually play the game first.
Simon90tk is the developer’s name of this game; they aren’t known for creating any other apps, however.
Since launching, they have 10k installs; this will likely increase, especially since it was released in the past couple of weeks.
How Does It Work?
Starting up Ball Shot Brick, you will have a menu that is packed full of content, which you can start exploring.
At the top, you have the PayPal icon, which shows your balance, and to the right, you have the coins.
This starts on zero for both, if you are yet to jump into the game.
At the bottom, you have three links. These are to your profile details, offers, and the redeem section, which is where users go to get prizes.
But more on this later.
Starting The Game
When you launch the game for the first time, you can watch an advert to start with ten balls, or you can just press play.
It doesn’t matter too much which option you go with here.
Now the first level you play off Ball Shot Brick, you will have not only bricks but other items such as PayPal objects.
These will reoccur in later levels.
To give you an idea what I am talking about, here is one of the levels of the game I got up too:
As you can see, each block/item has a number on it.
Have you shoot the balls down, which you will aim.
The number will go down; this depends on how many times it’s touched.
So if we take that blue meteorite on the right, if the balls touch it twice, it will disappear, and you will get the coins once all the balls have filtered through to the bottom.
Its a very simple game to get, games where you clear bricks have been around for years. I can actually remember playing them when I first got a phone.
When you’re on a level at the bottom, you have some props to give you an advantage and helps you complete levels.
This consists of:
- Speed – This prop helps save your time for 5 minutes
- Double Balls – This doubles the number of balls
- Laser – Sends a laser down that destroys all blocks in its way.
Some are given to you for free at the start. To then unlock more, you need to watch a video per prop.
How To Make Money With Ball Shot Brick?
There are two ways to earn money. The first one is obvious, but after exploring the app, there is a second not so obvious way to get rewarded. Let’s start by talking about the first one to start with.
The way to earn money is by destroying the blocks on each level.
Not every time you shoot, will you get paid. However, you do also get coins that do hold some value.
Randomly you will get pop-ups saying congratulations, followed by the amount of money that’s been awarded to you.
Early on, this is around the one dollar mark, but for the first amount that you win, its $3.
I played the first three levels and collected six payouts totaling $7.67.
In order to receive all the money, you must watch one advert, and you can earn a maximum of 100 times a day.
The other way is through doing offers; these are by doing little tasks such as downloading games and completing various actions.
You have two offer walls consisting of IronSource and TapJoy, and every time you complete a task, you get awarded with coins.
These can range from a few hundred to hundreds of thousands. With the disparities in payouts, you will have to do more to get rewarded with the highest amounts.
The ones they pay small only require a simple action such as installing a game on your phone, whereas the ones that pay the most and will get you very close to a payout require either a money or time investment.
What is good about this earning option is that unlike other games with the coins, you can redeem them for cash.
Normally the only way to get PayPal money is by just playing the game, and with them likely being fixed, you stand a better chance of getting your reward by going down the coin route instead.
How Do They Pay?
Now having touched upon payouts above, let me talk you through the different amounts needed to cash out with Ball Shot Brick.
Starting with PayPal, which is what you get given by breaking bricks, you must get too $200 to get a payout.
For coins, you can get a range of gift cards, including cash. The price of these depends on your location as they support 29 countries.
This means you can receive rewards based on your location.
If we use the United States as an example, 175000 coins will get you a $5 voucher. On the other end of the spectrum, 6,086,000 coins will get you a $200 reward.
Another aspect I like about these options is they have lower priced rewards.
While it doesn’t mean you will definitely get paid, it is though good to see as a lot of games force you to reach a high threshold.
What You Should Know About Ball Shot Brick
1. Higher Threshold Than Most Apps
This threshold is quite a lot, considering most apps are between $10-$100.
Some of those that don’t require as much include:
What I have found is the higher the threshold, the more they use it to there advantage as they can afford to give you lots of money early on.
However, because they’re in control, they can slow the rate of your earning down considerably.
So you may be able to get to $190 or around that mark fairly easily, but it will take you ten times
Ads are shown at every turn with Ball Shot Brick. I was even showed them when exiting levels to go back to the main menu.
These were shown too much, and you’re forced to watch the whole videos in order to continue playing the game.
I think its find for apps to have ads, and its clear that these apps rely on them to make money. However, when there are too many being shown, it becomes excessive.
Not only were they recurrent, but another thing they caused was the app to crash at times. After an ad had finished on a handful of times, I ended up with a black screen.
So I had to quit the game altogether and then head back in, which is frustrating.
3. Unsure Payouts
It’s hard to know with new games what to expect, there is a tiny chance they will pay, and here the coins look like you could get something out of them.
However, if you take time to even look at one or two of the other reviews I have done on apps, not only is it likely you will read one that doesn’t payout, but nearly all apps don’t.
I try to work this out, and my thoughts do change; maybe it’s because of the thousands downloading the game, and the developers just can’t keep up.
After all, I have seen some users complete some of these released games in the space of a day, even though there are hundreds of levels.
So you can only imagine how many people are requesting a payout and likely these companies can’t keep up.
However, there is always the possibility that they just want to cash in and keep all the ad revenue for themselves. You will never know what the actual answer is.
But with Ball Shot Brick, only time will tell as unless you see clear evidence of someone getting paid; there’s probably no one getting rewarded.
Ball Shot Brick is a cool arcade based game where you shoot bricks, and its easy plus fun to play. With games that are in an early release, it makes it harder to come to a conclusion.
So like I said a minute ago, you need to give it some time before you know if they do or don’t payout.
If I was to go off what I have seen in-game, I am not so confident about the cash option, $200 is an awful lot, and if just 100 of the thousands of people who surge to these apps request a payout, that’s $20,000.
Now I have no clue what these apps bring in from ad revenue, what I do know is I got quite a lot of ads, but are they earning enough to pay everyone fairly. I am not sure.
With all that said and to end this Ball Shoot Brick review. I will finish by saying I don’t recommend them just now. They might pay out however, until I know that as a fact, I wouldn’t advise you to play it to earn cash.
There are, on the other hand, websites with a track record of paying out. These are the ones I always show people looking to make a side income as they are proven.
You can click on either a link to my regarded apps and reward sites, which contain opportunities I have used in the past.