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Golf Rival

Golf Rival

GR Sports

Enjoy the game of golf with millions of players!

4.4 Ratings 399K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

Ratings & Reviews

4.4
399.3K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    67+%
  2. 4
    18+%
  3. 3
    5+%
  4. 2
    2+%
  5. 1
    7+%
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  • Earl , golf rival. I like this game a lot Apr 9, 2021

    By Dean Armentrout
    Too much negativity when it comes to the wind should be more positive it's all about the competition not the wind. Overall still a pretty good game to play very exciting and entertaining.
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  • Rival update Jan 5, 2020

    By Browning21
    I see the complaints out there that seems to center on unfairness in elements like the wind or club performance. I don’t play video games. None. Obviously this is the first. So for me personally, it’s up there with a baseball game that I played in the 60’s at the Ocean City, NJ boards. It’s great really. The graphics and such are done well. In regards to the unfairness, (which is usually felt if you’re losing), I believe that it levels off in both directions. Sure, there are times when I shake my head but often it’s me not the app. Each club has different characteristics that are meant to give us a choice as to what to play. In summary, I thinks that the game is terrific. You just can’t take it personally. It’s a game, that’s it. So if your attitude is in the sense of a defeatist, you’ll lose more than win. Don’t worry about other players. You take it to the basket and dunk the crap out of it. They’ll do what they do and you need to play your own game, just like the pro’s do. I’ve come across some truly great players that I’ve watched carefully so I can learn. A few of them(5 to 6), really stand out and are most cool to watch. It’s a fun game folks. Don’t take it so seriously or else you’ll be frustrated and want to quit which may be best for you.
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  • Apr 20, 2021

    By N Tarp
    A lot of the complaints are from people that are playing the game wrong. You can do well as a free to play if you have a clue about what you are doing and take advice from forums. The game offers a lot of free ways to progress and keep up if you complete all of whats offered. The only reason to pay is to buy balls that remove the wind, which again, aren't necessary since the game gives out so much free stuff. though there are some issues, the community and external tournies keep the game great.
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  • Decent and Fun Feb 19, 2021

    By Mr.Junez
    The competitiveness does need to shift is the reason I give it a 3. 1. Not right to be placing someone who has been playing thousands more games than you because hmm obviously they have clubs that are supposed to be far upgraded than yours. (I see this probably significantly when you move to next stages.) 2. This is a two parter, people who pay for stuff and game modes. I see someone who has 100 kangaroo balls like 120 black balls, upgraded Bat Wings to like level 5-6 so on it’s like ok your already driving the ball an extra 100+ yards than me great it’s a waste of time. Also really hurts in the Draws it’s like hmm I have maybe 3 balls of each, this person has all these upgrades on my same stage level I don’t stand a chance besides to get lucky they miss fire!!! So I say make a stage mode or some sort of feature that levels it out to just skill. Nobody should have x30 more balls than you, nobody should have a Bat Wing level 2 and facing someone at level 6 and so on with the other clubs. Put those players using some algorithm facing one another so it gives the playing field a little more even. For instance I love the concept when finding opponent you can adjust your setting “No special balls” “Clubs within one ranking up any legendary or free game for all the base level clubs etc” if that means you lower the ranking trophy boost from 60 down to 30 or whatever so be it but at least the game is more fair and gives you a chance against equal level opponents.
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  • JimmyEpps Mar 12, 2020

    By wildman814
    I still think that it’s and unfair game because it synchronizes all of the players but me and that’s unfair because the players that get synchronize are making shots that they shouldn’t be making like puts, when the flag goes up you are in line for the put but if it comes down you aren’t in line. But the players that are synchronized make the put anyway even when the flag has came back down and if all of you MF’s have to cheat to beat me that’s showing me just what caliber of people that you are. And I just wanted you to know that you couldn’t beat anyone if you weren’t synchronized. So I still say that it’s and unfair game to the ones of us that are just wanting to enjoy a game and not be all stressed out because of the cheating that’s going on, so to inform you and the makers of this app that they should be reported to the gaming association for running and unfair game that will cheat you in all kinds of different ways. Like changing your shots and synchronizing players that are buying things. And all of those player’s that synchronize aren’t nothing but cheaters and I would hate to that I had stoop so as to cheat on a casual golf that’s suppose to a fun game because if you have to synchronize to beat a player like me that doesn’t never get to synchronize. And play me fair and don’t synchronize and I will beat you and as to me all of you player’s that synchronize aren’t nothing But Cheaters.
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  • Rip off game, rip off company. Feb 9, 2021

    By John Scorer
    Wow what a game for starting off free then sneaky getting you to pay and pay every month without fail. If not carful this game can cripple you, the owners has zero care for people who play. If you want to play, play real golf it will be allot cheaper in the long run.
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  • Prepare to Pay Through The Nose! Feb 5, 2021

    By Tom Clem
    This game is really fun when you first start. It doesn’t take long before they want you digging in your wallet. Special balls, club upgrades, special tournaments, and so on. If you aren’t careful, you could drop hundreds of dollars just to stay competitive. If you’re playing someone with super upgraded balls and clubs than you, might as well forfeit. Updated holes have ridiculous wind speeds and directions too. Save yourself and your money.
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  • Bullshit app only way to win is to up grade. Feb 4, 2021

    By Darren Swafford
    You win if you buy upgrades only. Pricks!!
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  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Kyle Madden
    The farther along you get, it becomes more and more like a miniature golf course, but with 300-500+ yard holes. Unrealistic obstacles right in the middle of the course. In addition, much of the time you are playing the computer instead of another live player, and they make sure the computer wins most of the time. The tournaments are excellent, but normal game play is getting really bad. Graphics are excellent, wind is unrealistic, as are backspin bounces. Very hard to get the best clubs.
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  • Apr 10, 2021

    By krishanu goswami
    I initially liked the game but now it's frustrating. I am at stage 15. I bought challenge passes couple a times in a hope to keep my clubs upgraded. Even there are players playing in lower stage having superior clubs. As a result, you have to loose even though you have superior accuracy than them. You have to pay more and more to keep your clubs upgraded. Seriously, I am annoyed at the game developers. Finally, I feel I have wasted my hard earned money investing in this game.
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  • Earl , golf rival. I like this game a lot Apr 9, 2021

    By Dean Armentrout
    Too much negativity when it comes to the wind should be more positive it's all about the competition not the wind. Overall still a pretty good game to play very exciting and entertaining.
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  • Rival update Jan 5, 2020

    By Browning21
    I see the complaints out there that seems to center on unfairness in elements like the wind or club performance. I don’t play video games. None. Obviously this is the first. So for me personally, it’s up there with a baseball game that I played in the 60’s at the Ocean City, NJ boards. It’s great really. The graphics and such are done well. In regards to the unfairness, (which is usually felt if you’re losing), I believe that it levels off in both directions. Sure, there are times when I shake my head but often it’s me not the app. Each club has different characteristics that are meant to give us a choice as to what to play. In summary, I thinks that the game is terrific. You just can’t take it personally. It’s a game, that’s it. So if your attitude is in the sense of a defeatist, you’ll lose more than win. Don’t worry about other players. You take it to the basket and dunk the crap out of it. They’ll do what they do and you need to play your own game, just like the pro’s do. I’ve come across some truly great players that I’ve watched carefully so I can learn. A few of them(5 to 6), really stand out and are most cool to watch. It’s a fun game folks. Don’t take it so seriously or else you’ll be frustrated and want to quit which may be best for you.
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  • Best Golf Game Oct 15, 2020

    By Jdawg7339
    If you are trying to decide between this game and Golf Clash, pick this one! The only edge I would give Golf Clash over Golf Rival is that Golf Clash does a better job of giving a wide variety of different tournament events and locations, while Golf Rival’s tournament is largely the same every time. But from a pure gameplay mechanic and technical standpoint, Golf Rival is the better game. The wind mechanic, spin, and different special balls all make much more sense in this game and it is far less often that you feel cheated. The different clubs and upgrades are much more straight forward and unless your opponents clubs are several levels over yours, you can still win if you judge wind properly and execute perfect shots. The shot meter is much better as well. And while Golf Rival offers much the same in-app purchases as Golf Clash does, you never get the feeling that you have to buy things to be successful. In Golf Clash you could be on a long losing streak, getting robbed left and right. Then you spend a little money and everything goes your way for a while. You never get that in Golf Rival. It is CONSISTENT. Golf Clash is all over the place and very unreliable when it comes to consistency. Choose Golf Rival!
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  • No in app purchases needed Mar 9, 2020

    By Luctiteo
    I’ve played this game for over half a year now and have had lots of success and usually have better stats than my rivals, although I usually have worse clubs. I have never made an in app purchase in this game, so for all the people that claim you can’t win without in app purchases, this is false. I have days in which I don’t play well, but overall I have good and consistent success. I didn’t always play well, but then I took 2 minutes to look up the wind patterns for the different club types and immediately found more success. I can now consistently dunk shots with most clubs from most terrains. I also try to use as few special balls as I can and try to save them only for when I need one or can guarantee that I will win by using one. By doing this, I never have an issue with running out of balls, while also still winning many games. Overall, I think the most important thing to know is the wind patterns for the club types and by knowing these, there is no need for in app purchases.
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  • Bad reviews were correct Dec 4, 2019

    By Nunyon
    The stars are to rate the bad reviews I saw, they were very correct. Update again, app now pretty much continually crashes in the middle of play so you lose your match. Update, I recently found out that if you give them bad reviews and 5 stars so it will get read, they will retaliate by making your play even more unbelievably off. Shoot the ball 1 way it goes way off. Do not waste any money on this game!!! Crappy till you decide to purchase hoping it will make it a little better, then gets worse as soon as you do, I guess they hope you'll spend even more money, then you get pitted against bots, shots become more inaccurate, using the same clubs, balls, even wind similar velocity, and the shots go way off from where they should, frustrating and completely unfair, I hate dishonest people, and I hate dishonest games. Super frustrating, so screwy, it'll make you want to pull your hair out.
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  • Apr 20, 2021

    By N Tarp
    A lot of the complaints are from people that are playing the game wrong. You can do well as a free to play if you have a clue about what you are doing and take advice from forums. The game offers a lot of free ways to progress and keep up if you complete all of whats offered. The only reason to pay is to buy balls that remove the wind, which again, aren't necessary since the game gives out so much free stuff. though there are some issues, the community and external tournies keep the game great.
    more
  • JimmyEpps Mar 12, 2020

    By wildman814
    I still think that it’s and unfair game because it synchronizes all of the players but me and that’s unfair because the players that get synchronize are making shots that they shouldn’t be making like puts, when the flag goes up you are in line for the put but if it comes down you aren’t in line. But the players that are synchronized make the put anyway even when the flag has came back down and if all of you MF’s have to cheat to beat me that’s showing me just what caliber of people that you are. And I just wanted you to know that you couldn’t beat anyone if you weren’t synchronized. So I still say that it’s and unfair game to the ones of us that are just wanting to enjoy a game and not be all stressed out because of the cheating that’s going on, so to inform you and the makers of this app that they should be reported to the gaming association for running and unfair game that will cheat you in all kinds of different ways. Like changing your shots and synchronizing players that are buying things. And all of those player’s that synchronize aren’t nothing but cheaters and I would hate to that I had stoop so as to cheat on a casual golf that’s suppose to a fun game because if you have to synchronize to beat a player like me that doesn’t never get to synchronize. And play me fair and don’t synchronize and I will beat you and as to me all of you player’s that synchronize aren’t nothing But Cheaters.
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  • DONT SPEND MONEY!!!!!!!!!! Nov 5, 2018

    By BACK .9
    Please , keep your money and spend it on a game that will at least not cheat you, don’t know which one that might be because there all crooks but this game has made up bots that are just tossed in the game. I was in the Global 50 that means the top 50 players in the world. I was 45th my friend that plays was in 36th another friend in 22nd and the guy I first new at this game was in 11th position. I went from 45th down to 50 in 1 Day the developer had made the game impossible to win at because he added a new level that everyone could not lose a game for a day are two that had a glitch. The next day people were logging on and couldn’t even win 1 single game the whole day and night. Then we started to notice players who were never in the top 50 just automatically appeared in the game. WADE if you are a real person then I’ll eat my words but this guy comes along out of nowhere starts at 49th day 1. Day 2 he’s at 38th day 3 30th, day 4 22nd, day 5 17th by this time I knew something was up then he passes my friend that was in the 11th spot so I messaged the developer and they have said nothing. This is what you deal with once you get to a certain point of the game and can’t win any more are if you get a higher level and get shut down by the developer
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  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Marcus Darius
    My second go around with GR. First time was a 5 star for me, I was at 20k trophies with lots of coins and jewels and my clubs were just right at stage 14. I only spent 9 dollars then. But I could not retrieve my account after my phone was damaged so I started over after having 5k games under my belt. Now after 500 games I'm at 13 and 15 bucks spent, and it's just not as fun anymore. Lots of forfeits. Miss your drive..game over.
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  • Golf Rival review Jan 12, 2020

    By Nov-Alpha-Zulu
    This game is really fun. It has good graphics with great amounts of detail in nearly every level. Unlike many of the other golf games out there, this one doesn’t Lag really at all when you are aiming up your shot to release, which has been my ultimate complaint with nearly all golf games like this. I find it to be a great game, that is entertaining and easy to just start and go. I only have one complaint. And that is the putting. If my ball is 2 ft from the cup it should be an easy putt with pretty much 0 chance to miss, but when my ball is 50 ft from the cup, the putt should be difficult, the accuracy gauge should be shaking and it should be a challenge to make it. It isn’t fair that I hit a great shot 2 feet from the cup and my opponent hits a shot and it just barely stops on the back of the green and he’s got a 50-60ft putt and drains it no problem. I seriously believe this needs to get addressed and changed because it has me not wanting to play anymore just because what’s the point? I draw 85-90% of my matches because the game just makes it to easy on the greens. Please consider what I have said and suggested for the game, I believe every player would agree with this no doubt
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  • Decent and Fun Feb 19, 2021

    By Mr.Junez
    The competitiveness does need to shift is the reason I give it a 3. 1. Not right to be placing someone who has been playing thousands more games than you because hmm obviously they have clubs that are supposed to be far upgraded than yours. (I see this probably significantly when you move to next stages.) 2. This is a two parter, people who pay for stuff and game modes. I see someone who has 100 kangaroo balls like 120 black balls, upgraded Bat Wings to like level 5-6 so on it’s like ok your already driving the ball an extra 100+ yards than me great it’s a waste of time. Also really hurts in the Draws it’s like hmm I have maybe 3 balls of each, this person has all these upgrades on my same stage level I don’t stand a chance besides to get lucky they miss fire!!! So I say make a stage mode or some sort of feature that levels it out to just skill. Nobody should have x30 more balls than you, nobody should have a Bat Wing level 2 and facing someone at level 6 and so on with the other clubs. Put those players using some algorithm facing one another so it gives the playing field a little more even. For instance I love the concept when finding opponent you can adjust your setting “No special balls” “Clubs within one ranking up any legendary or free game for all the base level clubs etc” if that means you lower the ranking trophy boost from 60 down to 30 or whatever so be it but at least the game is more fair and gives you a chance against equal level opponents.
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  • Apr 1, 2021

    By John Paige
    Great game! Highly addictive. How ever since I have now played for a month. I cannot understand why you put time and money in a game that gives you upgrades for the common and rare clubs nobody uses. Its a waste of OUR time! The ones who pay to play. You need to give us an option to access our golf clubs that WE want yo use for a particular shot. Let us use the special balls the whole round. As much as they cost it be kinda nice. Since without us your game would be no longer.
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  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Jason
    Downgrading stars. I recently upgraded to 5* but the moment I did it was instant loss after loss after loss. Aim and shot is straight, 3.0 winds and blows your ball across the fairway and into the only tree on the course, over and over and over it doesn't matter what changes you make to compensate. And it's like that for any course.. maybe if I go back to 3* the game will adjust back to the way it was when I changed to 5*
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  • Golf Rival Mar 26, 2019

    By Word Cat
    The game could be very good but what really makes me angry is that we all hit losing streaks but we should not get locked out of a level that we’ve already conquered because we’ve gone below the levels amount of trophies you need to be in that level. Once you’ve conquered a level and reached enough trophies to open up the next level like you got enough trophies to open up level 8 but if you lose two or three games when you’re not that far in you immediately go back down to level seven and level 8 is locked again. Please change it around so that whatever level where in if we hit a losing streak we do not have to go back down a level. If you reach level eight and you hit a losing streak leave it so we stay in level 8. Making us go back down a level does nothing but make us angry and annoyed. If were allowed to stay in that level even though we go below the amount of trophies for the level we’ve already hit that amount of trophies and open the level it should stay open. It should be for every level I’ve just mention level eight because that’s the level I’ve had a little difficulty on but It should be for any level that once you open it it should always remain open.
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  • Apr 14, 2021

    By S M
    The music is horrible! What tone deaf genius thought it would be a good idea to put circus music in a golf game? It wasn't there a few days ago. Now unless I mute my phone, it never ends. You also have to completely close the app to make the music stop. It's an enjoyable time waster. The leveling system as well as opponent selection could definitely improve. Also draw playoffs should be accuracy challenges, not long ball challenges.
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  • Prepare to Pay Through The Nose! Feb 5, 2021

    By Tom Clem
    This game is really fun when you first start. It doesn’t take long before they want you digging in your wallet. Special balls, club upgrades, special tournaments, and so on. If you aren’t careful, you could drop hundreds of dollars just to stay competitive. If you’re playing someone with super upgraded balls and clubs than you, might as well forfeit. Updated holes have ridiculous wind speeds and directions too. Save yourself and your money.
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  • Review Nov 22, 2019

    By Chriipzzzy
    This game is addictive, unfortunately it does set you up to pay allot of money to succeed, the chest are junk gives you mostly club upgrades on clubs no one uses, and very little towards the popular ones, you keep wasting gems to open them and no pay off , even my helm club has maxed out yet I keep getting cards for it, also they set up the arena on some holes to be out reach on your top clubs, they change the wind so it’s towards you and hole can’t be reached or you reach on your 1st shot perfectly then your second shot is set up with an out of reach wind wasting hearts, , the kingdom is also set up for failure making shots impossible to make or you set up a shot perfectly the guide line shows no red and no obstacles in your way then you hit a branch or blade of grass that wasn’t in your shot set-up, if you can’t count on the guideline than what good is, I’ve written them several times with no response, but they’ve made the game frustrating, then there’s level 13 witch I don’t even like playing, too many billboards, they’ve taken golf right out of the game with that level more like a pinball game not golf, so I basically do the arena and tournaments, level 13 is awful!!! They definitely cheat you out of money with this gam Still getting cards on my helm club , it’s maxed out with no upgrade available, why am I still wasting cards on this
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  • Frustrating algorithms (Rigged) Apr 17, 2020

    By H2OCRIB
    The game is not made to be fun and fair. It’s made to keep you on their app as long as possible, which is understood from a business perspective, but as a consumer I’m frustrated at the lack of fairness and integrity. They put you up against a “guest” so most of the time you are going against their computer. They give you just enough taste of winning so you can see yourself moving up in the game which means unlocking more clubs and courses. You are well on your way to getting the next course when they start sending computer opponents your way who have clubs that you cannot compete with and their strike accuracy is on point every time. This makes you frustrated to the point where you quit or are forced to make purchases with the hope of gaining a club/upgrade to legitimately compete. Another thing they should revisit is having the wind be the same for each player on any given shot so I’m not shooting at 9mph wind and they get 6mph. Feeling like you’re playing a game that is rigged and makes you pay to play feels like you’re being manipulated and deceived. Aside from the moral compass of the design, it could definitely allow you to play more interactively with friends and for more than one hole. But there’s no money in that. Be sure not to fall into a trap by making in-game purchases.
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  • Apr 17, 2021

    By Ankush Gupta
    Just 20 days back I rated it 5 stars. Guess I was wrong. This game has serious issues. Most of the times there is connection issue and all your progress is lost and you end up losing. Also, there is serious mismatch of the players pitched in a match. There are obviously paid players with many legendary clubs and balls. There is no way you can beat them or even have a level playing field.
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  • Apr 20, 2021

    By joan barber
    Love the game but i have to spend money to win against others. Way too much money. You people are way too greedly! Plus you cheat when your internet messes up and i lose the game. I dont play much at all now got tired of spending money on a silly game. To get the balls and clubs you need to win you have to spend thousands and thousands of dollars. Not worth it. Save yourselfs dont play.
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  • Rip off game, rip off company. Feb 9, 2021

    By John Scorer
    Wow what a game for starting off free then sneaky getting you to pay and pay every month without fail. If not carful this game can cripple you, the owners has zero care for people who play. If you want to play, play real golf it will be allot cheaper in the long run.
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  • Bullshit app only way to win is to up grade. Feb 4, 2021

    By Darren Swafford
    You win if you buy upgrades only. Pricks!!
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  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Kyle Madden
    The farther along you get, it becomes more and more like a miniature golf course, but with 300-500+ yard holes. Unrealistic obstacles right in the middle of the course. In addition, much of the time you are playing the computer instead of another live player, and they make sure the computer wins most of the time. The tournaments are excellent, but normal game play is getting really bad. Graphics are excellent, wind is unrealistic, as are backspin bounces. Very hard to get the best clubs.
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  • Apr 10, 2021

    By krishanu goswami
    I initially liked the game but now it's frustrating. I am at stage 15. I bought challenge passes couple a times in a hope to keep my clubs upgraded. Even there are players playing in lower stage having superior clubs. As a result, you have to loose even though you have superior accuracy than them. You have to pay more and more to keep your clubs upgraded. Seriously, I am annoyed at the game developers. Finally, I feel I have wasted my hard earned money investing in this game.
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  • Fun at first but then you gotta pay to win Mar 28, 2020

    By FaatyBoom
    Game starts out fun but to be able to compete with others in your rank you can’t win due to their clubs being way better. I’m at level 12 and every round I play is against some one with clubs so much better than mine it really makes no sense why they would still be on this level. So I ponied up $50 to buy more gems so I could open more chests but unfortunately it’s a scam because all the clubs you get are junk and not the good clubs you need. I believe mot of these players with the massive advantages are actually bots and not real people. Feel pretty ripped off at this point but I’m the dope who got suckered into spending money. Update: after a couple more weeks of play, I have not played a match with a single player with clubs that are not far better than mine. I mean my clubs are at a level 4 and my supposedly matched opponent will have the same club at a level 7 or 8. The only way I can win is if they make a grave error. A draw will always give them an even larger unfair advantage than the one I already overcame just to get to a draw. I’ve managed to reach several hundred points into level 15 to only get beaten so many games in a row I will wind up under the 15,000 point range and go back to level 14. No matter how many chests I open I can’t get cards for the clubs I need to win unless I pay for them. So I say again, do NOT spend money on this game.
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