As Nubee has not provided any documentation, I thought it might be useful to document as much as I could glean from donating many hours of my life to this addicting game.
Note that the name and descriptions provided are completely made up and not official in any way.
Description of UI Elements
- Jackpot Roadmap - Shows how close you are to obtaining a jackpot. The jackpot gives you a chance to win a large chunk of coins, giving you a ton of coin action for a significant period of time. So far I’ve only won the 250 and 500 coin prizes but there appear to be smaller denominations as well.
- Coin Slots – Dropping coins in here starts a play in the slot window. You can win various treasure items and more coins (10 or 25 at a time).
- Slot Window – Line up three items in a row to win the coins or treasure items
- Slots Queue – Line of lights that shows how many slots plays you have queued up. I’ve noticed that you can queue up many more than this little bar displays
- Coins Queue – A bar that shows how many coins you can rapidly drop. Once empty, it seems to take a little longer to drop a coin.
- Pending Coins – This counter shows how many coins have dropped off the front and will soon be in your coins available to drop
- Time Until Free Coin – Displays how many seconds will pass by before you receive one free coin (the most frustrating thing to stare at while running low on coins, see our article about how to avoid watching this counter)
- Coins Available to Drop – The amount of coins you can drop or play to either try to hit a coin slot or push the coins forward
- Items Area – Once opened, the area will show you how many treasure items you have. If you collect a full set, you can cash them in for coins.
- Shop Button – Connects to Nubee’s website allowing you to purchase coins and items.
- Free Coins – gives you ways to get free coins (installing an app, playing to certain levels in installed apps, etc)
- Coin and Treasure Pit – where all of the magic happens, coins and treasure items are pushed off the sides and front of the platform where they either fall to oblivion or into your bag for continued play
How to Play
The game is fairly simple intuitive. The basic premise is that you touch the screen in the general location you would like to drop a coin and let the pushing mechanism push coins off the edge. If you push coins off the front edge, you gain that score and can use those coins again. If they fall off either left or right-hand edges, they’re gone.
Treasure items are mixed in with the coins to add another interesting element to the game. Most items are simply collectible and redeemable for larger sums of coins. For instance, if you collect an entire set of compasses, you can trade those in for 5 coins under items. The amount of coins you receive goes up for the quantity of sets you acquire (ie: 1 set = 5 coins, 2 sets = 12 coins, etc) so the more you can hang on to those sets, the better return you receive.
When you drop coins in the slots, the slot machine spins. If three matching icons line up, you win what is shown. Prizes range from treasure items being added to the pile, 5, 10 and 25 quantities of coins and special treasure items. Every now and then if you line up three 7′s, you receive a large sum of coins with treasure mixed in all at once (along with a pretty display of lightning).
Special Treasure Items
There are four special treasure items that appear during gameplay:
- Treasure chest – once pushed off the edge this puts a large sum of coins into play (possibly up to 50, submit a tip or leave a comment if you know the exact amount)
- Anchor coin – not sure what this does yet
- Ship wheel coin – this appears to drop a number of coins into play
- III Coin - this enables the side walls to come up and down for 30 seconds, preventing coins from falling off the left-hand and right-hand edges, keeping them in play.
I have yet to determine what actually triggers the movement up the jackpot roadmap but it seems to somehow correlate with coins being put in the coin slots. Regardless, getting to the jackpot is my favorite part of the game. You can win up to 500 coins at once which are dumped in large quantities (50 at a time, I believe) into play with the sidewalls up the entire time it’s handing out your prize. During this time you can drop coins like crazy and watch as enormous piles of coins push right off the front and back into your available coins.