Trivia Crack loves to surprise its players with new features and play modes that keep the game fun. We know about pets, power-ups, Trivia Crack spin-offs, lives, characters, and pretty much everything else you need to know about Trivia Crack. But what about the Piggy Bank? What is it good for?
The Piggy Bank seems to have been a new feature in Trivia Crack that was implemented in order to increase engagement and make the game more exciting. The feature was represented by an icon of a cartoon piggy bank, in the signature Trivia Crack style. The reason I’m talking about the feature in past tense is because it is actually no longer available! The Piggy Bank was very short-lived, and unlike the loss of the Challenge mode, Trivia Crack fans don’t seem too sad about its departure. Before we get into that, let’s understand what the Piggy Bank was!
What is the Piggy Bank in Trivia Crack?
The Piggy Bank in Trivia Crack was a little piggy bank that collected coins. Actually, the player collected coins by playing games in the Classic mode. With every right answer, the Piggy Bank got filled with more coins and right answers for you to use later. Eventually, players were allowed to “break” their Piggy Banks to redeem all the coins and power-ups they had collected. The Piggy Bank was almost like a real piggy bank that you could store your hard-earned winnings in. But, of course, it’s not that simple…
What’s Its Purpose?
The purpose of the Piggy Bank, as stated by Etermax on their Trivia Crack website, was to give players the opportunity to “access a great pack of items.” The catch is that you had to pay real money to open the Piggy Bank. Naturally, people were outraged. Who wants to pay real money in exchange for a bunch of virtual coins? Unless you’ve been playing Trivia Crack for a while and are very invested in the game, you probably don’t want to pump your hard-earned cash into this virtual space.
Etermax justified the creation of the Piggy Bank with the following statement: “The purpose of the Piggy Bank is for you to be able to access a great pack of items, at a much more affordable price than you would by purchasing the items directly from the game store.” Thus, once the Piggy Bank had been filled, the player was notified and invited to crack it for $5.99 in regular Trivia Crack, or $11.99 in the ad-free version of the game. Was it actually a good deal? Players didn’t think so, which caused the feature to disappear.
How Do You Crack the Piggy Bank?
You couldn’t just crack the Piggy Bank whenever you wanted to. As players continued to participate in games in the Classic mode, their Piggy Banks were being filled with Trivia Crack cash. More specifically, coins were added to your Piggy Bank with every right answer provided. Once the Piggy Bank was full, the player was invited to crack it. Then, it was entirely up to them if they wanted to crack it and redeem the coins or let it be. At the end of its journey, the Piggy Bank was offering 200,000 coins and 20 right answers. Right answers are power-ups that you can use if you want to answer a question correctly. With a right answer in your arsenal, you don’t have to think at all; the right answer is just given to you.
It cost $5.99 to crack the Piggy Bank if you were playing the regular version of Trivia Crack, and $11.99 in the ad-free version. Though the developer company promised the players that it was an amazing deal, people were upset that they had to pay once again in a game that was meant to be free. The truth is, they didn’t have to pay, and most people chose not to. That eventually led to the fall of the Piggy Bank.
What Happened to the Piggy Bank?
The feature was not very popular among players. For starters, it didn’t offer any obvious value or benefits to the players. It seemed as though Etermax was simply offering Trivia Crack coins in exchange for real money. While that may sound enticing to some, there is also a Trivia Crack store in the app where players can buy Trivia Crack coins if they want to. As a result, the Piggy Bank just seemed redundant. There was no interactive element to filling the Piggy Bank either; it would simply fill itself as you continued to play.
It seems that approximately a month ago, in November of 2021, the feature was removed by the Etermax team. The app presented the following picture with a message from the team, stating that the feature had been removed:
When this screenshot was posted on Facebook in a public group about Trivia Crack, none of the commenters were sad they had to say goodbye to the pig. In fact, the comments were celebrating its departure. One comment even expressed interest in “getting rid of the rodent.” I suppose they were referring to the pet feature in Trivia Crack, which is another feature that many players dislike.
Piggy Bank Strategies & Tips
There weren’t really any useful tips and tricks in regards to collecting the highest amount of cash in your Piggy Bank. The Piggy Bank worked independently of other elements of the game. The only thing you could do as a player was play more games in Classic mode and answer more questions correctly. When that’s the case, all the regular winning strategies are applicable.
The Piggy Bank feature was short-lived and it seems as though very few people actually enjoyed it. If you go through forums and comment sections on Reddit and Facebook, you will find that most participants believed the feature was simply a new way to get money out of players. Etermax never responded to these accusations directly, they did say that the Piggy Bank offered a better deal on coins and right answers than the Trivia Crack store. Was it actually? Maybe. Did the people appreciate it? No.
What are your thoughts on the whole Piggy Bank fiasco? Do you think it was a helpful feature, or was it simply another source of income for Etermax? Did you crack your Piggy Bank? Let us know what you think in the comments!