Game Review: Match to Win
- Match-3 plus challenges
- Wheel spins
Match to Win, developed by Rewardify, is a sweepstakes app combining match-three puzzle gameplay with the chance to win real money, although the chances are lower than other games on our list of 21 Games That Pay Real Money. Here’s our review:
Gameplay and User Experience: The core gameplay involves matching three similar items on a board, reminiscent of popular games like Candy Crush. As players progress through levels, they earn instant-win scratchers and tokens, which can be used to enter daily and super sweepstakes. Additionally, the game offers other ways to win, such as spinning the wheel and completing challenges. The game starts in Hawaii and, as levels are completed, players unlock other vacation destinations like Paris and Rome.
Monetary Rewards and Opportunities: Players have the chance to win cash through scratchers and sweepstakes entries. The scratchers can award up to $250, but typically, they yield a few cents or tokens. The daily sweepstakes offer a $25 prize, and the monthly sweepstakes go up to $1,000, but with only one winner for each draw, the odds of winning are slim.
Cash Out and Earnings: The virtual cash earned can be withdrawn via PayPal or Amazon gift cards once a player reaches a $7 threshold. While this threshold seems more attainable compared to other gaming apps, many users report a significant slowdown in earnings as they approach the $7 mark, making it challenging to reach the payout threshold.
Legitimacy and User Feedback: Match to Win is a legitimate app, allowing players to earn cash and gift cards. However, the earning potential is relatively low, and reaching the payout threshold can be a time-consuming process. The app has received mixed reviews, with some users confirming payouts but many expressing frustration at the difficulty of reaching the $7 minimum and the frequency of in-app advertisements.
Pros and Cons: Pros: Fun and engaging match-three gameplay, the potential to win real money, available on multiple platforms, and offers daily prize draws. Cons: Slow earnings, especially when approaching the cash-out threshold, frequent in-app advertisements, and no guarantee of significant winnings.
Bottom Line: Match to Win offers an entertaining puzzle experience with the added excitement of potentially winning cash prizes. However, players should manage their expectations regarding their earnings and be prepared for a potentially long grind to reach the cash-out threshold. This app is more suitable for casual entertainment rather than a reliable source of income.
About our TPH Ratings: The Penny Hoarder bases its game ratings on app store reviews and our team’s experiences and insights. We score 1-5 stars overall and for each of three factors: engaging gameplay, the app’s design quality and your chances to win money. Our ratings bear similarities to the app store user reviews but may differ, especially since we’re emphasizing the chance to win money more than many users might. Here’s what we mean by each factor:
- Engaging gameplay: How fun is the game, and for how long? Is it addictively fun?
- Design quality: How intuitive is the interface? Are the graphics and controls high-quality? Does the design add to your enjoyment, or does it frustrate you? Does the app ever freeze up or overload you with ads? These are all important factors in design quality.
- Chance to win money: All of the games on our list offer a legitimate chance to win money, but some are better than others. We take off points if we see multiple reports of a low chance of winning, and for payout difficulties or delays.