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Make it Rain: The Love of Money is a reflex / tapping game in the vein of Cookie Clicker, but instead of tapping cookies to make them multiply (in their mysterious, doughy way), you “slide” bills off an endless stack to “make it rain,” as you’re instructed to do by the game’s very name.
By now, there should be enough Cookie Clicker-type games on the App Store and Google Play for you to begin making a decision about whether you love them or loathe them. Make it Rain: The Love of Money isn’t much deeper than previously-released tapping games, but it has one major advantage over the competition: Sliding the bills off a stack is far more gratifying than simply tapping on a screen fast enough for your finger to ignite.
Make it Rain: The Love of Money has a pretty simple goal. Make money. Preferably lots of it. Your total goes up every time you swipe your device, and the faster you swipe, the more money you earn. Soon enough, bills begin to flutter all around the screen. It’s fun to watch (and you may catch yourself sighing wistfully at all that green stuff that’s flying around).
But it takes money to make money, and Make it Rain: The Love of Money offers many ways to increase your output. There are active options that increase the value of the bills you swipe, as well as passive options that add to your total even when you’re not playing the game. The passive money you earn fills up a bucket that needs to be emptied from time to time. Don’t worry; push notifications will warn you over and over when you’re about to reach your limit.
While there isn’t a story surrounding Make it Rain: The Love of Money, there’s still a subtle narrative driving the experience. Your active and passive business investments start out innocently enough with paper routes and lemonade stands. Gradually, you move up to buying off politicians and judges. Then you open up a “grandma smuggling ring” and questionable massage parlors for dogs. In other words, the more money you earn, the more corrupt your ventures become. There’s a lesson, here. Study up: There will be a test later.
Before your cash stash even gets ankle-deep, the FBI starts nosing around your money-tossing shenanigans. When The Man invades, you get to spin a wheel of fortune (and potential misfortune). You may get off the hook – or you may get dinged big-time. If luck isn’t on your side, you can try using a bribe, which are purchasable through the in-game shop.
Make it Rain: The Love of Money is shallow and repetitive, which, given the current explosion of tapping games, might be exactly what some players want. Throwing money around is admittedly fun, and the game’s dark humor is amusing. It’s definitely worth a swipe if you’re into tapping games of any kind.
And finally: Everybody’s got a price. Except this game. It’s free.