New issue: I’m up to level 6000 but the ability to get 20 extra coins by watching ads has disappeared just as I started to buy coins. Almost like there’s an algorithm that deletes the option once someone starts buying coins. Disappearing option, bye. I’ve deleted the game.
Changing my rating to one star. Now when plating for extra coins, out of twenty plays the timer only engaged on 17 of them so I was cheated out of the extra 20 coins for the total of 30 coins each time. Normally I would say that your programmers are just terrible and keep forgetting to activate the timer on the majority of the ads; however, since you have so much feedback on that here it’s obvious that you are doing it on purpose. You’re just cheating us out of both the coins we’ve earned and the time we’ve spent watching the ads. Homescapes - I will never download your app. I am tired of seeing your ad and never getting the coins I earned. I know that isn’t your fault, but this games, but you will forever be associated with these scammers. Previous review: Great, relaxing, yet challenging game. The issue I have with it is when I select 3x my 10 winning points and watch the ad, it is increasingly defective and doesn’t provide a timer. Eventually a hollow little box might show up on the upper right hand corner do I can escape. This means that all the time I just spent watching the ad was wasted since It still only get 10 points instead of 30. They fixed the biblical ad, please fix the others. You need to have better quality control or I’ll move on to a different game. If you don’t want to be frustrated by being cheated either don’t go to the 3x or ignore this game.
I think I progressed too far in the game. I was doing the puzzles for the sake of the puzzles and got to the point where there was no more “coloring scenes” to change. I still had plenty of blue flowers (though, I stopped earning those per level too) for when future scenes came out so I kept going just focused on the matching gameplay. I kept running out of coins which the game kept offering me in exchange for actual money (which I did once). I needed the coins because the levels were more challenging at this point. I waited until I passed the level by sheer luck and watched the ad to triple my sparse 10 coins earned to 30. The button wouldn’t always work but I figured it was my phone being weird. Except now the button is gone. If I can’t get coins efficiently without regularly spending money, I’m not going to continue playing. I just beat the game and now I’m done. 🤷🏾♀️
It gets two stars for the actual gameplay. It was challenging at times but not terrible until I passed the “expected threshold”. I do think if coins are spent for at most 60 for the most expensive assist, the award should be 20 or the multiplyer should be 6. Some of the harder puzzles use at least 2 of these.
Rip off!! I have spent so much money on this game and I love it but the makers apparently think if you’re stupid enough to spend your hard-earned money, you will be stupid enough to miss all the ways they rip you off. Where do I even start? They rig this game so you’ll spend money. For starters, 9 times out of 10 , when I earn my reward of infinity lives for so many minutes I am not credited. When you spend 10 coins to reshuffle the board, it takes MANY times to get a match to play. They want you to spend all your coins so you have to buy more! Also, it takes 200 coins to buy 5 lives… the closer you are to 200, the less amount of coins you receive when you “level up” after 10 wins. Again, they don’t want to give you enough to buy more lives because they know that once you’re addicted, you’ll spend the money for them! I expect that… after all, most apps are strictly created with profit in mind. However, this is beyond unfair! I love the game, I really do. But because of the number of times I’ve been ripped off, I’ve deemed it unworthy of my money and will now delete and look for a similar app. Their loss! I was a spending a lot! 💁♀️
Like others have said this is a good game and does have potential. However this game is clearly frustrating and clearly wants you to spend money. 1 life every 15-30 minutes. Some levels are near impossible without lifelines or spending money on coins. And then the daily levels? How much harder can those be? You clearly have no where near enough time to solve them so you end up again being forced to spend money or coins. I don’t get a lot of adds which is great but $5.99 to remove adds an no other perks? I don’t want to delete the game because I like the concept but man this game is frustrating…be warned.
Deleting the game. Can’t take it anymore. For a came with Zen in the title far from it. I’m only on level 117 but at the point where coins are needed to proceed. Having the option to watch a video to add coins or shuffle would be great for those that don’t want to pay. What’s more frustrating is it’s not even the same tiles so you can plan better. All different combinations. Sad because this had potential…
First of all, the game has a max life capacity of 5 and takes 30 minutes to recharge one life. This doesn’t seem to be a big deal at all in the beginning as the game is incredibly easy for the first 50 levels. Then it changes. The difficulty increase is absolutely asinine. From zero lives lost to 7 on a single level. Also, I have this feeling the game intentionally robs you of lives. I got all the gold collectible cards needed for a half hour of infinite lives, then the number just reset and didn’t give me the reward promised. Then, I waited for the 30 minute timer to end as I was out of lives, go back on the app, and the timer turns over to zero and restarts without giving me any lives. I really think this is done intentionally to force people to buy coins to replenish lives. Very suspiciously scummy company.
$5.99 to purchase would be done if I didn’t have to wait thirty minutes for ONE life. How ridiculous.
The amount of ads is stupid. But I can bare it without paying the purchase price.
However, I live for the watch ads to get 30 coins on won rounds vs 10. But now all of a sudden, that option has been taken away. So now I’ll be forced to purchase coins or delete the app. Well I guess I’ll be deleting. Like come on man, you’re making a killing by getting the ads. The development of the game itself and the look of it is aesthetically pleasing compared to other match games alike. But I’m done here unless these are fixed. Hate to go tho.
This is completely rigged. You are set up to fail. I elected to lose hard earned coins to put a card back where it was. When I went back to remove it again just seconds later, the game had switched the underlying card to something else. Costing me yet another life. Speaking of lives, why do games give you a certain amount of lives? It forces you to quit playing??? So when you have 5 min to spare and want to feel disappointed, this is just the game for you. But after those 5 min and you’ve lost 5 lives, and you hate yourself, you can’t even redeem yourself unless you give them your credit card. Nothing Zen about this.
I started out absolutely loving this game (I’m on level 739 right now if that tells you how much). I paid to get rid of ads which was great. I could watch one 30 second ad between rounds and get 30 coins. At first when I wasn’t able to use this feature anymore I thought it was a fluke. So I updated the app and played a few more rounds. Still no commercial for coins option. I understand companies want to make money, obviously that’s why this game exists. But taking away the ad option and making it pay to play is not a good business strategy. I won’t be playing unless they change.
Initially I really enjoyed the game. Even paid to remove ads. I should’ve read the other reviews as they are all correct. I like the challenge and don’t want to pass a level on the first try. But it gets to near impossible to pass a level. Been stuck on level 147 for too long. Have to wait too long for lives. I understand there is a desire to earn money. It seems their business model is to keep players for a week until they give up and move to a new game. Disappointed to stop playing and begin the search for a similar game that really is zen and not this frustrating.
I had been playing this game for a couple months. You used to be able to opt out of or watch ads for x3 credits but they removed that feature. The game is programmed to be unwinnable unless you buy credits. This game masquerades as a skill game but it is not, it’s just a way to waste time feeding it money. There is nothing Zen about this game. It’s a total cheat! The joke is on us! Don’t even try this game. They’ll give you a couple of easy boards and maybe throw a couple of goodies your way, but then you’ll hit that wall where the game becomes unwinnable.