Golf Blitz

-2.19
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 4 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 3 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.94

1 votes
Daily Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

1 votes
Grinding -
1 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

1 votes
Advertisements -
1 / 0 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
1 / 0 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

1 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 1 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 1 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

1 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 1 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 7 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 3 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.4

1 votes
Premium Currency -
1 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

1 votes
Pay to Win -
1 / 0 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
1 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

1 votes
Pay to Skip -
1 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

1 votes
Recurring Fee -
1 / 0 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
1 / 0 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
1 / 0 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

1 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 1 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 1 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

1 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 1 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 3 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 3 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.92

1 votes
Reciprocity -
1 / 0 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

1 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
1 / 0 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

1 votes
Competition -
1 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

1 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 1 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

1 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 1 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 1 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 3 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 3 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.92

1 votes
Complete the Collection -
1 / 0 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
Variable Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

1 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
1 / 0 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
0 / 1 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
0 / 1 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

1 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 1 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 10,765 votes.
Google Play:  (4.31) with 16,082 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Daily Rewards reported on Feb 3, 2022
The game offers free trading card packs (which are used to gain experience and level up skills) multiple times per day and additional resources once per day.
Grinding reported on Feb 3, 2022
In order to level up and get a competitive advantage and access new play areas, players must accumulate items that help them to earn experience points. Aside from in-app purchases used to pay to win and the minimal, free daily rewards, the way to earn these items is to play match after match for the opportunity to place first in a round, which earns the player points toward earning rewards that help them level up. This is a slow, tedious process.
Advertisements reported on Feb 3, 2022
If a player has not made in-app purchases, they must watch an ad for each of 5–6 daily rewards that they want to claim.
Infinite Treadmill reported on Feb 3, 2022
The game features a player ranking based on their performance in competitions against other players, and the rankings reset each month. While players do not have to pay attention to this ranking system and can just play matches for fun, the ranking system may be an incentive for some players to play as much as possible.
Premium Currency reported on Feb 3, 2022
The game offers the purchase of a virtual gems with real money. Gems are used to skip timers, purchase items, and more.
Pay to Win reported on Feb 3, 2022
Real money (exchanged for virtual gems) can be used to purchase trading cards that enable players to level up. This effectively sets up a pay-to-win model.
Artificial Scarcity reported on Feb 3, 2022
The game features limited time offers in its shop, which are used to create a sense of urgency to buy cosmetic items or items used to level up before they disappear.
Pay to Skip reported on Feb 3, 2022
The game features timers to "unlock" trading card packs, and the timer can be skipped by spending virtual gems that can be bought with real money.
Recurring Fee reported on Feb 3, 2022
The game offers a monthly "Premium Pass", bought with real money, that gives the player access to additional rewards as they win rounds of gameplay.
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on Feb 3, 2022
Leveling up centers around trading card packs, the specific contents of which are unknown but are advertised as containing a certain amount of rare items. Trading card packs can be bought with premium currency.


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Screenshot You've never played golf like this before! Team up, challenge your friends or play online against the world to get to the top of the clubhouse.

Play on some of the most wildly creative courses ever imagined. Customize your golfer and pack your bag with all sorts of power ups like sticky balls, grenades, lasers and more.

Golf Blitz is an entirely new way to play the outrageously fun Race Mode from the award winning Super Stickman Golf series. First one in the hole wins. No cheaters. ALL BLITZ!

Features:

- Over 75 avatars to unlock with a ton of fun hats to customize your look
- Team up to play friendly matches, get your own team leaderboard and chat
- Master the many power ups all with their own upgradeable level system
- Upgrade your golfers skill set to best suit your play style
- Like to watch? Spectate live matches from all over the world