Piffle

-0.16
Neutral
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

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

-0.92

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

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

0.45

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

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

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

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.

1 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 1 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

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

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 1 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 5 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

2.62

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

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

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 0 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 4 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

5

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

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

1 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 1 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (5.00) with 14,855 votes.



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Screenshot Discover Piffle a cute arcade puzzle game full of adorable characters and...cats!
Put your cat onesie on, quest through colorful worlds, stop the nefarious Doc Block and craft adorable Piffle balls to collect.

How to play?
- Swipe or point with your finger to aim
- Choose the best possible angle to shoot
- Release to bounce around and break all the blocks

How to win?
- Bounce as many times as possible to make combos and achieve high scores
- Collect items, Piffle balls and use power ups to boost your results
- Use your strategic wit to beat your friends!

Why you’ll love Piffle?
Easy!
- Play for free in the most endearing and colorful mobile game
- Discover fun filled worlds with hundreds of levels to adventure through
- Play whenever you want and at your own pace
- Challenge your friends at any time

Anything else?
- Yes! You can craft and collect adorable fluffy Piffle balls