New game features, bug fixes, and balance updates to make Gears Pop! a better experience for everyone.
Ratings and Reviews
Great game by Microsoft
First off, I’m not sure why so many people are saying this is pay to win. I’m at 800 gears, arena 3, haven’t spent a dime and I’ve been smoking people. I think people just cry pay to win when they don’t understand the skill and strategy required to play these games. I’ve lost to people lower level then me, and beaten players higher level then me. Nor have I had any huge level gaps between my opponents and I.
I also haven’t experienced any crashing issues that other reviewers are stating. It could be because you have to choose your graphics settings, so if you’re on an older device you may want to turn your graphics settings down. But that’s just speculation.
That being said, the game does sap the battery on my iPhone XS+ pretty quickly. My phone also gets pretty hot while playing for longer then 10 minutes, which is the reason for my four star review.
The game play mechanics are great. It does take a lot of strategy and I’m still trying to figure things out. I love the gears of war aspect they put on it. Makes it wayyyyyy more fun then a clash royal or similar games. I know I just compared it to Clash, and while it does have similar mechanics it is also very different. The horde mode with clan mates is a blast.
My only other grip is that the music is really loud, but the sound effects are super quiet. I would love to be able to hear louder gun shots and stuff.
TL:DR - great game, it’s free, give it a download and try it out.
Overall good game
The game is a very fresh take on clash royale with cute figurines and an interesting cover system. Some of the figurines (aka pins) have unique abilities that can be a real game changer. There are limited pin slots in your deck for each match and you really have to choose wisely. I’ve had match ups where I was one grenade away from a win and realized I swapped the grenade out for a sniper to have a more defensive option. You never know how a match will play out and it can produce some exciting moments. With that said My biggest gripes with the game is the loot box system they integrated. There are only four slots and the quickest they will open is in two and a half hours. You can spend gems to open them more quickly, but the gems are an expensive commodity. There is really no incentive to play after you’ve filled up the four loot crate slots besides the five game streak bonus loot crate you get every couple hours.
My biggest issue is the horde co-op system that is in the game. The mode is great fun... assuming you can actually get a game going. It’s retarded that you have to be in a clan of only fifty people. Because chances are those fifty people are not on at the same time as you are. Especially because your only on the app for about twenty to thirty minutes at a time. Why not allow random match making? I’m not sure why they implemented this for coop. If it weren’t for this reason I’d have given it another star.
Love the game, some ideas i would love to see
So for starters i hate pay to win games and im saying this because it seems to me like a lot of people are calling this pay to win just because it has micro transactions. Let me just say that this is incorrect and a say that a pins level means nothing when it is countered properly. So there is no real way for anyone to pay to one that saves them from being beaten by a good strategy. Aside from that i wanna say that i love the simplicity of the tower defense aspect of this game and have always enjoyed games that involve characters from some of my favorite franchises and this is no exception. One thing i would love to see however is some more character customization for your in game avatar (the one behind cover in the back) because right now all i can do is change between a male and female body with a few hair choices and different colored shirts and bandana. Personally i think it would be an awesome addition to have winnable customization options for leveling up each season or reaching certain league placements. I will keep my hopes up that one day i can dress my character up as an Onyx Guard member.
- Microsoft Corporation
- 309.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © Microsoft 2019
- In-App Purchases
- Crystal Shard $0.99
- Crystal Nugget $4.99
- Crystal Mass $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.