I recently set myself the challenge to play WallOrNothing for 24 hours and try to get he highest score I possibly can.
WallOrNothing is a game app based around U.S President Donald Trump and his proposal to build the wall. The aim of the game is to knock down the builders from building the wall. If one of the builders reaches the top of the wall, you lose. It’s as simple as that. There is a free version where you are given options to watch or participate in an ad to win free lives or to spin the wheel which gives you better weapons to throw down at the builders. Ads also play between games. However, if you’re not a fan of ads there is an option to pay to remove them. The app currently has a 5* rating on Apple’s App Store.
Before I tell you about my experience playing the game for a day, I want to make it clear that I do not condone violence at all. Yes, it is true that I don’t like a lot of the things that Trump stands for but this isn’t a political blog and I respect everyone’s opinions so I’m not going to rant about that here. I have people in my life who like him and people who hate him and that’s fine, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However, although the game involves knocking people off a wall with weapons, there is no gruesome or severe signs of violence, it is just a fun game and therefore I don’t mind playing it.
Now that’s over with, let’s talk about the positives of the game! The game design and the characters are fun and add some humour alongside the sound effects. The game is so easy to pick up and really doesn’t require reading any instructions. This makes it slightly addictive as you constantly want to beat your high score.
In the first hour I managed to score 100 points. Then not long after, I reached 200 points. For the rest of the day I tried to make it to 300 but I was finding it very difficult. The highest I have managed to get so far 278.
As I was playing, I noticed a percentage rising after each play and I didn’t know what it was leading to. But once I reached 100%, it started again and the wall changed from grey to gold which was a fun twist.
Now, there aren’t many negatives I can come up with but I played the free version for the first half of the 24 hours and the ads did begin to annoy me. So after playing the paid version, I’d recommend you pay to remove them if you know you are going to use the app because it really does make the game more enjoyable to not have to sit through adverts to continue. I am aware that in older versions of the app, there was an option to build trumps wall rather than knocking it down. I wanted to have a go at this to make it a fair test but I understand that is not the true aim of the game and therefore it is up to you if you want to play or not. I recently spoke to a trump supporter who said they would definitely not play the app. One tiny issues is that the speech bubbles when Trump is speaking are slightly cropped. I’m not sure if this is only on the Apple version of the app or not.
If you would like to play this game you can download it on both Apple and Android devices using the following links:
Can you beat my top score?