I just want to thank you in advance for looking up a Word Connect review.
After all, there are so many apps that claim to pay you to engage in games; however, they barely ever do.
One of the go-to genres of games that these developers seem to sway towards is puzzle games.
It’s a simple concept, and because they are so popular in the app store, it makes it a good choice.
Now with this game, I first came in contact with it when I saw an ad about a week ago.
It showed someone being interviewed about this new earning game, that being Word Connect.
But what he went on to say was that he earned over $100+.
Now maybe you have seen the same ad and became interested like me.
So if you want to find out whether this app is legit and if you can get paid to do word puzzles, you are in the right place.
Are you from the US and looking to finally start earning some money online?
The #1 site allows you to ‘easy’ money just by watching videos and playing games.
It even paid me $1,080 in August 2020.
Word Connect Review Summary
- Owner: Dream World Games
- What Are They?: Puzzle Game
- Cost: Free
- Verdict: Scam
- Recommended: No
What Is Word Connect?
Word Connect is a game, whereas it sounds like you connect up letters to make words. Your goal is to find the words within a set amount of letters.
Games that are word-based go down like a storm, and if you look at the app store, you will see a section for just that genre.
You have top-rated games like Scrabble that, while very popular in real life, have millions of installs on mobiles, and it’s easy to see why.
I have also reviewed some other word-based games like Word Connect that have claimed to offer opportunities to earn rewards in Bounty Puzzle and Word Picnic.
Those games were ones that all had there own spin, and while all were fun, both were shocking within the earning department.
Word Connect themselves are owned by developers Dream World Games who are serial word game creators, that’s because they already have a number of word games on the market.
Some of these have millions of installs, while others only have a few, but what is familiar with all of them is the high ratings.
However, whether that is because they are fun or because they payout, you will find out later on in this Word Connect Review.
How Does It Work?
While it is a must, you can create an account with Word Connect by connecting your Facebook.
However, this isn’t obligatory, and you can just play without doing this step.
When you open the Word Connect app for the first time, you will see two buttons.
One for Level 1 and one for Daily Challenge.
Starting with the first level, I saw some similarities to other games.
This includes Word Picnic, as I mentioned earlier, but also Fish Blast as while the developers are different, a lot of the animations were unlike.
Playing the game and especially at first it is effortless to grasp.
As you can see by the image below.
I began with three letters and two words I needed to find, three-three letters, one-two letter word, and one-letter words.
What you need to do is join the letters in the way they are spelled.
So to spell RIP, I would start with R and drag though to P. Very simple to understand.
Once you have found the words needed, the level will be completed.
Now I can only imagine this is the case for every user, but as a result, I received $6.
This seemed over-generous, considering I only matched two words.
How To Make Money With Word Connect?
For each level you complete, you get a cash reward.
I went ahead and completed ten levels just to get an idea of how much you can make.
After getting ten payouts, I ended up with this balance:
For completing level 10, I got a whopping $2.32, and that took my balance to the overall amount of $26.03.
Considering each level took me about half a minute as, like most first levels of games, they are generally easy, it’s not a bad effort.
That’s quite a lot of money for 5 minutes.
Apart from the first level where I got $6, I got roughly $2 for each level I completed.
However, whether that would continue for the next ten levels and so on, I am not sure.
As what tends to be the case is, the more you collect in your balance, the tougher it gets.
This app will gradually drain the life out of you!
Other Features To Know About
With this one, there are some added features that make it more interesting.
1. Daily Challenge
To get access to the daily challenge, you must first reach level 15. After you have completed that level, you will be able to complete this daily challenge each day.
What this consists of are many words that you must find using a set amount of letters. Mostly it feels like a level you would see later on, as it will take you a while to complete.
Here is an example of a daily challenge you could get. I have filled in a few words already.
However, it is very challenging, so depending on how good your vocab is, it could take you some time to figure out.
This was a cool feature I found while completing the levels; for each word, you will find its definition and how it’s used.
It’s great if you want to learn more about words and, in turn, improve your vocab.
For each level, you have the option to purchase tools that will help you find words.
Let’s say you have one word left to find; however, you have no clue what it is, then you can use a tool to help you.
Each one costs you coins, so if you don’t use them all the time, you will have enough if you save your coins through playing the game.
The other way is through watching an advert which will give you 3o coins per video.
How Do They Pay?
Payouts unlock once you have $100, you can exchange it for a gift card through Amazon, or you can get directly paid through PayPal.
There are a few issues with the payouts, and that is getting enough isn’t straightforward.
As I will talk about in the next section, as you play through the game, the money drops decrease.
This is why any game that I see requires 100 dollars in my head. I am already saying it’s not worth it.
Unlike this advert here for Word Connect, where this user tells his mate how he earned that amount.
It’s far from the case, and not a game you just pick up and win.
What You Need To Know
1. Suspicious High Payouts At The Start
What you will notice if you play a number of these games is how they entice new players.
So at the start of the game, if they give you lots of money, essentially for free, it’s straight-up too good to be true.
This is because getting $30 in the first 5 minutes, which was the case with me, is not realistic.
That money is so good that I wouldn’t even need to go to Uni to get a job as I could just get paid to play a game.
However, it’s just not that easy; it never is.
This was the case with 2048 Balls Merge, where I got $66 for completing the first level.
The thing is if you are getting that money for nothing, you can bet your bottom dollar that they will make you work for that money.
That is because with the minimum threshold, that money isn’t yours until it’s actually sent to you.
2. 1 Cent Per 30 Levels
While this may be quite confusing, all most out the blue considering earlier, I was getting $2 per level.
But after a while and from reading other Word Connect Reviews, it seems that once you get to higher levels, you get less and less.
So not only are you getting punished almost for completing harder levels, but it becomes time-consuming almost.
Now, if we went at the rate of $2 a level and with $100 to cash out, we’re looking at 50 levels, and then that is a payout.
However, it’s not the case, as users like this one below are on Level 494.
You got to admire the commitment to getting to a high level, but it feels like Word Connect is almost toying with there users.
Almost like a dangling carrot.
When you think you’re close to getting paid, at last, they move it out of your grasp again.
I have been there with games like this before, so I know how it is just like a lot of these users are experiencing now.
The only way to go about it is to play the game for the game and not for the payout.
If you get rewarded, then its a bonus, but don’t get your expectations up.
3. Ads Used Sparingly
I always talk about ads in a bad way in my reviews.
This is because all these games use them in a bad way.
However, unlike with games I have tried and are out there, instead of getting an ad for every touch and breath you do, with Word Connect, they are used sparingly.
You get encouraged to watch an ad for bonus rewards and to pay for tools to help you complete levels.
However, if you are someone like me who doesn’t like being flooded with ads while playing a game, you don’t have to watch any.
4. Ads Used Sparingly
Now, if your reason for downloading Word Connect was to have an app you can make money with, then that is fine.
However, what doesn’t make sense is the in-app purchases for coins.
Within the game, you can buy coins that can be used to complete levels.
But if you are trying to earn but also buying coins at the same time, it defeats the object of the payout.
As you may end up putting more into the game, then you will ever get back in return.
It’s like buying V-Bucks on Fortnite. There isn’t much use to it.
The game itself gets top marks, its a good word game and with the additions of a dictionary, I like the advantage of it also improving your vocab, which is great.
But Word Connect falls short in the payout department; I don’t like the factor of how they make it so easy to earn, and then once you get to a certain level, just getting a cent is hard to come by.
What I don’t understand is instead of giving users $50 for practically doing nothing that they don’t:
- Give them a lower amount per level at the start. This means users will know what to expect.
- Raise the minimum threshold, so it doesn’t look like an uphill battle just to get to the minimum threshold.
There are a number of improvements Word Connect could do to improve the user experience, especially if they want to keep the feature of earning available.
As in my opinion, there is no point in brandishing around how you can offer an opportunity for people to earn if no ever actually makes money. It’s just wrong.
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