Released late in 2017, Legend of Coin is a novel take on the coin-pushing arcade games. It’s been developed by Prope Games, a Japanese company lead by legendary Sonic The Hedgehog programmer Yuji Naka. Combining elements of monster catchers with arcade coin pushers, the blend isn’t quite like anything else.
If you’ve ever played a coin pusher before, you’ll be in familiar territory here. Use the touch controls to fling coins on the shelf, which are constantly being shunted towards you. Those that slip off the ledge end up in your pocket, to be reused or spent on bonuses and upgrades. So far so familiar. But you’ll notice at the top of the screen there’s a fidgeting foe waiting to fight you. To join the fray, you’ll need a monster of your own. These are dropped alongside the silver coins on the shelf, and can be collected, combined and levelled up. Coming in 200 varieties, monsters are your attack force, and can be summoned into battle to defeat the enemy.
When you successfully vanquish your opponent in Legend of Coin, it triggers a coin frenzy during which loads of pennies are up for grabs. The enemy may drop a Magic Orb upon defeat, too. Collect three orbs for a sizeable jackpot. You’ll also notice a number of special coins aside from the usual silver ones on the shelf. These grant various time-limited bonuses, from additional attack power to free coins, so are worth aiming for.