Papa's Pancakeria To Go!

3.09
Good
Price: $1.99
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 14 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

5

2 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 2 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

2 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 2 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

2 votes
Grinding -
0 / 2 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

2 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 2 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

2 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
0 / 2 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

2 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 2 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

2 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 2 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 2 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 20 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

3.48

2 votes
Premium Currency -
2 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

2 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 2 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

2 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
0 / 2 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

2 votes
Pay to Skip -
0 / 2 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

2 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 2 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

2 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 2 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

2 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 2 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

2 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 2 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

2 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 2 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

2 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 2 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

2 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 2 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 14 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

5

2 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 2 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

2 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 2 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

2 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 2 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

2 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 2 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

2 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 2 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

2 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 2 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

2 votes
Competition -
0 / 2 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 4 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 10 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

0.24

2 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
2 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

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

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

2 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 2 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

2 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 2 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

2 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 2 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

2 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 2 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.00) with 101 votes.
Google Play:  (4.44) with 292 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Premium Currency reported on May 24, 2022
There's an option to purchase tickets & tips, but it is unnecessary to complete the game.
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on May 24, 2022
There are "stickers" that track achievements such as getting every holiday topping (which is automatic once you finish a holiday) along with challenges such as giving a customer a specific item. There are also stickers for getting high scores with customers.


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Screenshot -- ABOUT THE GAME --

While hunting for your lost pet, you suddenly get a call from Papa Louie with some good news: Your pet was found at Papa's Pancakeria in Maple Mountain, and since your pet likes the restaurant so much, Papa Louie decided to let you run the Pancakeria while he's away!

You'll be busy multitasking as your customers order fluffy pancakes, golden waffles, warm french toast, and delicious drinks through all seasons of the year. Pour batter onto the griddle, add mixables to the batter, and keep checking back to flip the flapjacks halfway through. Stack their plates high with pancakes, syrups, and toppings that change with each holiday. Add a hot mug of coffee or a refreshing glass of juice to complete the breakfast, and serve the food to your hungry customers. Customers can also place orders by phone, so hire a driver to deliver a hot breakfast right to their doors!

-- GAME FEATURES --

NEW FEATURES - All of your favorite features from other versions of Papa's restaurants are now available in this "To Go" game, redesigned and reimagined for smaller screens!

HOLIDAY FLAVORS - Celebrate the seasons with new holiday flavors! As the seasons change in Maple Mountain, your customers will order their pancakes, waffles, and french toast with new seasonal ingredients. You'll unlock new syrups, toppings, and drinks for each holiday of the year, and your customers will love trying new flavors for a festive breakfast.

SERVE SPECIAL RECIPES - Earn Special Recipes from your customers, and serve them as the Daily Special in the Pancakeria! Each Special has a bonus you can earn for serving a prime example of that recipe. Master each special to earn a special prize!

CUSTOMIZE YOUR WORKERS AND PET - Play as Cooper hunting for his lost cat Cookie, or Prudence with her lovable dog Pickle -- or create your own custom character along with your own pet! You can also show off your holiday spirit with a massive variety of holiday outfits and clothing for your workers. Choose unique color combinations for each item of clothing, and create your own style with millions of combinations!

SPECIAL DELIVERY - When you start taking phone orders, customers can call to place their breakfast order, and you'll hire a Driver to help you take and deliver orders to their homes!

COLLECT STICKERS - Complete a variety of tasks and achievements while playing to earn colorful Stickers for your collection. Each customer has a set of three favorite Stickers: Earn all three and you'll be rewarded with a brand-new outfit to give to that customer!

DECORATE THE SHOP - Customize the Pancakeria lobby with themed furniture and decorations for each holiday of the year! Mix and match your favorite styles, or add items that match the current holiday so customers won't mind waiting longer for their food.

CLIPPING COUPONS - Missing your favorite customer? Send them a coupon with the help of your friendly mailman, Vincent! Customers love a good deal, and will promptly arrive to order another meal. Coupons are great for completing quests for Stickers and for strategically leveling up customers!

DAILY MINI-GAMES - Play Foodini's famous Mini-Games after each workday to earn new furniture for your lobby and new clothing for your workers.

-- MORE FEATURES --

- Hands-on pancake shop in the Papa Louie universe
- All new controls and gameplay features designed for smaller screens
- Multi-task between cooking, building, and serving drinks
- Custom chefs, drivers, and PETS!
- 12 separate holidays to unlock, each with more ingredients
- Earn and master 40 unique Special Recipes
- 90 colorful Stickers to earn for completing tasks
- 117 customers to serve with unique orders
- Use Stickers to unlock new outfits for your customers
- Over 75 ingredients to unlock

** NOTE FOR TABLET USERS **

Papa's Pancakeria To Go is designed especially for smaller screens, look for Papa's Pancakeria HD for tablets!