Coin Push Frenzy is an interesting beast. It’s modeled after the coin push cabinets that were frequently found at arcades, and still can be found in arcades in Japan. The idea is that there many coins scattered on a board, open at the front and the sides, and a moving bumper moves forward and back to push any coins dropped at the back of the board up, pressing them against the coins scattered on the rest of the board, with the ultimate goal of pushing them over the front to collect them.
The game starts you with fifty of your own coins, and each tap of the screen in the proper area drops one of those coins onto the board. As coins fall over the front of the board they are re-added to your total, and coins that fall to the sides are gone. Where this gets interesting is the variation of coins; you play you can unlock special coins with a verity of power ups, which range from causing coins to rain down onto the board to negating gravity and making the coins float and bump around. Additionally, the game offers several different prize walls which can be filled by knocking prize boxes off the front of the board. The majority of these are simply for show, but certain prizes offer additional bonuses, and a few of them lead to unlocking two additional boards to push your coins on.
Unfortunately, that’s all there is to the game. The only aspect you have over the game is where you drop your coins, and after a few minutes dropping specific amounts you quickly fall into a pattern of dropping the same amount of coins with every push. Because the game uses realistic physics you are seemingly unable to really control how and where special coins or prize boxes will slide to, leaving you aimless dropping coins in the hopes that they will eventually land on the board in a place that will take them to the end of it properly.
Additionally you are able to unlock the prizes directly, by purchasing them with large amounts of coins. The problem there, though, is that you will rarely ever have over fifty coins at any given point and the prizes cost in the hundreds to unlock using that method. This game, like the real life counterparts it is based off of is designed to steal your coins. The game replenishes your wasted coins over time, but it stops at fifty.
It makes for an interesting experiment, but in the end it isn’t so much a game as it is a coin sliding tech demo.