Pusher Castle: Bonus Gold is one of the most popular “win money in real life” games on the iOS and Android platforms, and it’s easy to see why. Not only does the game promise that you can win money in real life, but coin dozer games are also simple, fun, and addictive.
But there’s been a lot of talk over whether the game is a scam or legit. Can you actually win real life money by playing Magic Pusher: Super Winner? We’ll get into that.
First, let’s talk about how Pusher Castle: Bonus Gold is played. You drop coins down onto the board, wait for the pusher to push them forward, and then any coins that fall off of the front of the board go toward your total, whether it’s the gold coins or the green coins that claim to one worth money.
After you run out of coins, then you have the option to watch ads for more coins once you run out of coins. Alternatively, you have also have the option to spend cash on more coins, but it’s the cash that you earn within the game, not an in-app purchase.
You have some power-ups that you can use, as well. The Wall power-up makes walls go up on the side, preventing anything from falling off of the side of the board. Anything that falls off of the side is worthless, so this blocks anything from falling off the side, so the only place for it to go is off the front of the board, making it worth something.
The shake function shakes the board and drops a huge coin down. This causes coins to fall off of the board at high speed. Combine this with the wall power-up for huge earnings, because if anything falls off of the side of the board, it’s wasted, including the huge coin, but when you have the wall up and you drop the huge coin, it all falls off of the front.
Drop a coin into the slots bucket to spin the slot machine. You can win all sorts of prizes here, including green coins and gold coins, and also including fruit. Once you collect each of the 36 fruit in the game, you’ll be eligible for the big prize.
Some of the fruit shows up very commonly, but the rest of the fruit shows up very rarely, and you will have a very small percentage of a chance of earning it. The game even tells you the percentage of a chance for each fruit to show up.
Hit the store area and you will be able to buy new backgrounds and coin styles, as well as redeem your coins for prizes. This includes real-life prizes as well as Amazon gift cards. The redemption is done via PayPal or CashApp.
The threshold for cashing out is $1000, but once you begin to get closer to that mark, it appears that the green coin count begins to slow down, if not stop outright. Most players never end up making it to the cash out threshold, judging by most of the reviews we see in the app store.
For even more proof, go to the App Store on the platform that you don’t use using your browser; navigate to the Google Play Store if you use iOS, or navigate to the Apple App Store if you use Android. You can read the reviews there and they will say the same thing.
Many players have earned all 25 of the objects but have not been able to cash out. Likely, this is due to having to earn all of the other redemptions first before you can cash out the cash redemption. This makes it much harder to get to the goal.
Look a little deeper, and go to the terms of service for Pusher Castle: Bonus Gold, which is located in the settings area. You’ll see that the game chooses a winner based on an algorithm at the moment of gameplay, thus making it a “sweepstakes” app. So if you didn’t win the sweepstakes, you won’t win.
So is Pusher Castle: Bonus Gold a scam or legit? It’s complicated. It certainly is not as easy to earn money as they make it seem. But it appears there are some winners. These are the ones you see in the ads.
That is also something that is detailed in the terms of service. If you are a winner, you have to agree to be in their ads. So if there weren’t any winners, this likely would not be included here.
Can you reroll the algorithm that determines a winner? Try deleting and then downloading the game again with Game Center or Google Play and then playing again. You might end up getting luckier this time.