Great idea, horrible execution 1/5
By Tired of Fraud
This was a great idea for an app that combined fantasy sports with card collecting. Unfortunately, indecision, poor execution, and poor customer support is destroying it.
The app is trying to straddle P2P and F2P and in the process making everyone unhappy. You can get free cards or pay to get cards that score higher. The F2P crowd hates that money can get better cards, the P2P crowd hates that the contests have unlimited moves so unless you are watching every game and changing your line-up every play, it makes your higher cards worthless. To top it off, coin farmers use multiple dummy accounts to ruin the chase for everyone.
Until Topps decides how they want to run this app, P2P or F2P, it will remain a 1 Star app.
Keep it simple and cheap 2/5
When the app first came out it was 100 coins a pack. Now they have become greedy and started this diamond currency to make it so that only people with tons of money have the best cards. All of the apps have become this way which is why you only see a few of the same people everyday and less people play
Barely functioning app 2/5
This app has so much promise, but is so poorly run that the developers should just close shop and move on. One main component of the app is to play in live contests and chase points, winning awards in the process. Not only do you have to spend significant money to have a hope of there best prizes, the point scoring system is inconsistent or non-existent at times. The result? You spent loads of money and/or time and have nothing but frustration to show for it. Close up, and let someone capable do this 10x better with little effort.
I’ve been a user of this app for 2-3 years now. It used to be really good. Very straight forward and simple. However this year’s edition has ruined it for me. The new layout is weird and overdone but I get through. My problem is the diamonds currency. There are no special packs you can buy anymore with coins. They are all bought with diamonds and you need real mo way to buy diamonds. The only way you can buy a special pack is determined on a tier system. That is a very flawed and useless system however. The way you climb up a tier is if you collect 12 cards. Players only get 10,000 coins a day, so imagine how long it would take to collect all those cards. INCLUDING all the odds. You are forced to spend money on diamonds to even have a sort of decent experience buying packs. Even then you aren’t guaranteed a good card because of the odds. The XP system doesn’t even work. Some diamond packs allow you to buy them with coins if you have a certain amount of XP. I’ve collected about 6 award cards this year and still have not received a SINGLE XP point. That system is useless. I realize companies want to make money but I’m willing to bet that most of the people who own this app are not old enough to spend money consistently. Judging by the other reviews on this app, I am not the only one who is disappointed with the diamond system. Even then, that is an understatement. The only thing I’ve done this year is collect special cards from recurring packs that I can use my coins with, and stacking up on coins in case the diamonds system is removed and the app goes back to how it used to be. The only reason why this app gets 2 stars from me is because I had an issue and took it up with customer service and they were extremely helpful and quick.
EPL over now they screw us.... 1/5
EPL and DFL have set coin prices yet when us Americans that follow MLS want to collect cards they jack up the coin prices and lower odds to get cards. Not right....make it consistent across the board. Also, certain weekly MLS packs are now “diamond” only. Not right....make it equal.....just a joke since this 2018 update. Turned a monthly VIP who spent a cpl hundred a month into someone who now casually logs on. Stop the greed! Oh and fix the glitches that have been around since Kick 15’ already.
App has gone downhill 3/5
By Good thing gone bad
When Kick first started, it was fun. The packs were cheap and inserts were bought with coins. All of the Topps apps have been ruined by greed and only the rich will have the best cards
Algorithm is so bad. You can buy hundreds upon hundreds of packs and not get the card you need. If I roll a dice 100 times, I suppose there is theoretically a chance it will never land on a six, but in reality it will happen at least once. I’m just not buying that I’m that unlucky.
Poor game design 2/5
Conceptually, I like a lot about this app. It looks good, I get to collect and trade and even play my cards during real games. The Golden Goal game and spin the wheel are fun too. If you love the English Premier League, then you’ll love that this app is all about the EPL. Most non-competition rewards are geared towards EPL, which stinks if you prefer MLS or Bundesliga. The app itself is poorly designed. It looks fine, but the coding must be quite inefficient or the images are too huge, as my battery drains very fast when on this app. Images of cards rarely load and trading has become difficult because I can’t see if my potential trading partner has duplicates or not. The poor coding holds this app back, as does the EPL-centric focus.
Overall, Amazing idea. Bad execution 3/5
By Gamer of the Namer
The idea of this game is amazing. There are a few major flaws.
Currently, to get special packs that contain better players and cards, you must spend gems. These gems are mainly obtained by money, and therefore it is hard to get these packs. Without these special cards, users have a major disadvantage vs people who do spend their money. Before, these packs were obtainable with coins, which you can easily obtain.
The good thing is that it lets you collect, trade, and use cards. You can select players that you think will do good on their fixture and get points for their performance. If the game was truly based around this, it would be different. But it is not.
This is why I rate a game I used to really like 3 stars. It used to be 5 stars, but these weird changes are bad.
Used to be good 1/5
I used to love this game until the new season came out and now you have to put actual money into the game to get just decent cards and open packs and you aren’t guaranteed anything good out the packs you spend $5 on
Contests not working 1/5
I just experienced a contest where I got 3 cards for this contest where I didn’t buy any diamonds. It was also at a 1:25 chance to get a card and once the contest started it didn’t work. I placed 31 and it says I didn’t win a prize. Guess what topps you owe me all those coins back for trying to win the contest.
User Unfriendly App 1/5
When this app first started it was five star worthy. KICK felt the need to make improvements every year. Unfortunately, these so called improvements have gradually lowered it to a one star app. It has become difficult to use and visually unappealing.
Deleted my Account 1/5
My username is cflenke4427 & I typically have to sign in using Facebook when Topps servers are acting up, this always happens and I'm used to it. However, this last time when I logged in with Facebook, it signed me in as a GUEST. I've been a daily player over 2 years... FIX THIS!!!!!
What’s the point of coins is I can’t use them. 1/5
I have 10,000 coins, but they are completely useless, since there are diamonds, which you have to buy. Literally everything costs diamonds, and that makes it impossible to get good players. I’ve tried to get a pack, but I can’t since I have no diamonds, and I’m not wasting money on a free game that is just not fun.
Unable to access account 1/5
By Give us back are time
Can’t login with my twitter... try logging in with Facebook or username and you’ll be greeted with another login error... I’m starting to remember why I don’t play this any more. Don’t waist your time, they don’t care about the app or the people who use it.
Crashes all the time ad then when you try to contact Topps the email is kicked back. I’ve been locked out for months. Can’t get on, dang contact anyone at Topps.
By Nope Noper
Pay to win. Just that simple. You thought EA were the bad bad guys... Angels in comparison. Had a good formula going but now every single pack you need to buy or else you get the most tasteless and depressing cards in the game. Don't get this app. It's a waste of time and money
If you are looking for frustrations and dissatisfaction in an app, you’ve come to the right place. Save your time, money and heartache by staying away.. Spender or not they sincerely don’t give a hoot about their customers. I’m sad to say this because the app needs new blood :(. Can’t recommend to anyone at this point.
1 used 1 point 2 million coins and I could not open a pack, it just says pack cards unretrefable or something and it takes my hard earned coins
Old cards 1/5
I would really like to be able to complete sets of cards from past years but there isn't even an option to see how much is left in the collection. I would also like to see old cars actually mean something I feel like I have all these old cards and can't even use them or trade them.
Buggy app 1/5
Not showing my cards 1/5
It is simply not working whenever I go into my cards it tells me “ERROR Server response was delayed. Please try your request again in a moment” at first I thought it was fine I said I’ll just play tommorow but it has been almost two weeks and it still shows up. I refreshed the app and even reinstalled it and nothing can a developer help me
Confusing, unfair, getting worse 2/5
By Escuela brillamont
The app is just confusing, also now you have to spend real money to open packs. The app is just getting worse, i still collect my coins just so that in case it does get better I have a lot of coins and i’m able to open packs.
Everything costs money 3/5
By Henry Fayne
I honestly think this game has gone downhill. Last game was a lot of fun when you could buy any pack you wanted by earning coins and buying packs. Now, you just have to pay for everything. Coins pretty much do nothing for you and I don’t want to spend money on this game. All I’m recommending is to not make everything cost money.
Don’t spend money 1/5
Don’t spend a cent on this app. Tech is horrible. Constant servers errors and poor user experience.
Absolutely Dreadful 1/5
By Light Beyond the Clouds
Every year they redo the app. Every year they let us down. At the end of the day, this is a gambling app. Read Apple’s rating and description to back this up. It’s “pay to play”. It’s a great concept but poorly executed.
the game is terrible. they bribe people with useless coins to leave 5 star reviews and don’t even give out the coins. the game is now pay to win with stupid diamonds and if you don’t spend then everything you have is worthless. and now you can’t even sign in with twitter because the idiot developers can’t seem to link twitter to their apps. terrible honestly. used to be so much better. don’t waste your time on their apps.
Great Game 4/5
I had this game once about 2 years ago and I personally think now it is better.
I like the games that let you easily get coins and it does not take to long to load the 50 tickets.
I have read other reviews saying it does not work on some devices but on my 6s it works perfectly fine.
It is just bad!
Bad Servers 1/5
By Charles Jude
Fix your servers. While I was on the contest, I refreshed my page to see my rank and it says error and everyone on the comments said that Topps were resetting the servers. So I delted the app and I downloaded it again. I signed up with my facebook account and it couldnt let me log in ffs. Yes I did log in topps kick with my facebook account before so surely it would work but today it didn't. Also make an update so that it doesn't freeze when I search a player
Terrible Updates! Money Thieving! 2/5
Version 2.8.1. What can I say? I open the app up, and it tells me at least 4 times before I can get away from the home page that in-app purchases aren’t available. Duh, I have them disabled but why tell me when I’m just on the home page going for contests? It’s terrible. I upgraded to the iPhone 8Plus and it’s a nightmare to collect cards, do Golden Goal, etc. as I can hardly see the things! It’s far too stretched and the ticket counter (coins too) is covered by the battery. If I go to a contest, to get out of it the back button is hidden WAAAY in the corner under my WiFi. Takes many tries to get in and out of this app.
It used to be great fun, but now with all the different collections of cards you’re ruining it. Making it work rather than fun. Plus the bugs? Woeful.
Horrible update! 1/5
By Avoid Lloyd
Took away golden goal tickets. Wish I never updated. Total trash now
New update stole my coin balance 1/5
I had 200k + coin balance before the update. Now I have 40k
Not that coins mean that much since Topps went with Diamond (astronomical real $) packs for any worthwhile chases.
You need a microscope to use this app 1/5
The latest update made everything way too small for the average eye.
Don’t you test the app before releasing? 2/5
Besides being a complete battery hog, this latest version looks a bit better. But opening packs has degraded, slow and poor swipes. Credit balance also stops updating, when opening packs. Keeps resetting the position on the store tab, super frustrating.
Terrible layout 1/5
The current update is simply horrible. It changed from the base layout used by the rest of the Topps apps. Trading card apps are fun, but this one is now just frustrating.
Kick 2018 2/5
Disappointed in the new version! They have made it nearly impossible to collect cards without spending a bunch of money. If I'm gonna do that I may as well go to a card store buy them to have in real form.
I Think Kick is Great! 5/5
By David Scott Pearce
• October 28, 2017
• KICK Version 8.1.2
• iOS Version 11.0.3
I think this app is great! I’m just a new soccer fan. I got all the Topps card apps, BUNT, HUDDLE, & SKATE just to take my mind off that IDIOT in the White House.
I’ve read the other reviews here, and frankly a lot seem like whining or just ignorant.
Yes, you do pay real money for diamonds, although you can also cash in your coins for diamonds. I have bought a good deal of the MLS “Stadium Club” Chase, for example, scoring many valuable cards. But there comes a time when you have a lot of valuable duplicates. What to do, what to do?!!
TRADE, people, TRADE! It’s a good way to make friends!
I’ve made a couple of loyal trader friends, and it’s THE WAY to balance your collection, AND collect sold out cards or chases that you may have missed and are no longer available to buy with coins/diamonds.
There has been a little bugginess in the game, I keep the cache emptied as they suggest, but far less problems than I experienced with BUNT earlier in the Baseball ⚾️ season.
Right now, the only problem I have to contact Support to fix is three of my contests that have not awarded prizes, but announce “Contest not yet finished,” or something like that, when the Contest certainly IS INDEED finished.
But I’ve found Support very helpful in rectifying problems and getting back to me quickly.
I’m quite happy with the game. And I’m learning a heck of a lot about soccer around the world! I like it! ⚽️ 😎!
Can’t log in via Twitter 1/5
Still can’t log in from my linked twitter account. Has been 2 weeks now, is their a fix coming?
Diamonds ruined this app... 1/5
I used to be a huge fan of this app until they implemented the two currency system. In my opinion, the new system is confusing and pointless.
I also miss the old store. It’s now difficult to purchase cards. Not sure what they were thinking...
Not what it used to be!
Won’t even let me log in. 2/5
I’m trying to use twitter to log in and it won’t do anything
Log In Again?!?!? 1/5
By Curtis R. Shideler
Why can't the app ever remember my user name and password?!? Well, latest update makes the app A LOT LESS fun. Don't like the set up. AND since I forgot I'm supposed to log in with Facebook, I selected Twitter and now I'm logged in with my SWCT login. Not worth the hassle anymore. Done with this app.
Like I said, junk!
It went downhill 1/5
After they decided to change to the new format , everything changed for the worst, now it's impossible to collect cards.
Well , at the end they did me a favor, not spending money on this app anymore.
Thanks for ruining a good thing.
App is superrrrrrr slow and laggy, also kills your battery quickly, really dumb, no need for constant updates
Fun, but causes overheating 2/5
Fun app, but hardly use anymore because it makes my iPhone 7+ overheat (on longer sessions it’s even caused my phone to shutdown). There’s no reason why a 2D trading card app should be pushing the hardware that much and lowering its lifespan. Please address.
Used to be much better and less confusing 2/5
By Not satisfied 8 Ball player
This app got much worse, 2 years ago it was a lot more straightforward and now it is just a lot more confusing than ever before.
Just bad 2/5
Something totally useless would get 1 star. This gets a more star than useless because I like soccer and it’s only mostly useless.
They added crystals, which cost real money, and that’s the best way to try and collect anything. Otherwise, you’re fighting awful odds to hope and unlock a card you want. They have now organized it by set you’re supposed to try and collect, but most of the time all the cards are sold out, but the set is still displayed. The app is confusing, buggy, and downright not fun to use. I still collect my coins every day, building up a hoard in the hopes that they’ll come to their senses and at least change the UI back to something that’s less terrible. Until then, don’t bother, they took the joy out of it.
Data mining app. Be prepared for calls and texts from Nigeria. 1/5
By The ugly rice
They will sell your data to anyone. You will get calls and texts from Nigeria.
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