SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off

-2.41
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 9 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 5 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.45

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 13 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 7 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.28

2 votes
Premium Currency -
2 / 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.

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

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

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

2 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
2 / 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
1 votes
Power Creep -
1 / 1 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

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

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.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 5 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 9 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.41

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

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

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

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.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 11 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 3 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-3.47

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

2 votes
Complete the Collection -
2 / 0 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

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

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

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

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

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.88) with 243 votes.
Google Play:  (4.22) with 38,318 votes.



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Screenshot Let’s get cookin’!

Join SpongeBob SquarePants on a hilarious culinary adventure through the restaurants and kitchens of Bikini Bottom! When Mr. Krabs realizes there’s more money to be earned in the fast-food business, the penny-pinching entrepreneur sets out to expand his restaurant empire starting with a breakfast stand outside of SpongeBob’s house…and who better to help him run it than SpongeBob SquarePants himself?

Create your own Bikini Bottom kitchen, decorate and customize your restaurant, and get ready to serve up delicious food to your guests! In this fast-food cooking game, put your time management skills to the test and experience the crazy cooking action of the SpongeBob universe. Fire up the grill and get ready to cook!

Fun and Fast-Paced Cooking
Cook and serve up delicious food including Krabby Patties, pancakes, BBQ and more! Get behind the grill as SpongeBob SquarePants to provide speedy service to the residents of Bikini Bottom. You’ll serve tons of familiar faces like Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Squidward and many more! Keep your customers happy and be rewarded with tips, likes and exciting bonuses! Start as a junior fry cook and train to become one of Bikini Bottom’s premier fast-food chefs!

Explore the World of SpongeBob SquarePants
Grill up delicious Krabby Patties in the Krusty Krab, Steaks and Ribs in Sandy’s Treedome, Hot Dogs in Weenie Hut Jr’s and much more as you explore familiar restaurants and new kitchens in Bikini Bottom, Goo Lagoon and beyond! New restaurants and cuisines are added regularly, bringing new cooking challenges and recipes to learn!

Upgrade and Decorate
Choose new furniture, decorations and more to add your personal touch to the restaurants of SpongeBob SquarePants. Upgrade your kitchen equipment to cook food quickly and provide faster service to your customers. Start out with a basic restaurant design and build your kitchen to one fit for an expert chef!

Collect and Customize
Unlock your favorite characters from SpongeBob SquarePants and dress them in amazing outfits inspired by the show! Create your own custom avatar for the game and interact with the costumed characters as they explore Bikini Bottom.

Hilarious Storyline
Experience an all-new and exclusive SpongeBob SquarePants story featuring SpongeBob, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Sandy and Patrick. Play through the hilarious storyline as you progress through the game and unlock new levels.

Join in Limited-Time Events
Earn amazing rewards and show off your food-making skills on leaderboards by completing awesome cooking challenges. Take your game on the road with Food Truck events, hone your craft in Serve Streak Challenges and more! With new events and challenges added every week, there is always a reason to stop into Bikini Bottom and get cooking!

FREE-TO-PLAY:
Please Note: This SpongeBob cooking game is a free to play game that includes optional in-app purchases. You can turn off the payment feature by disabling in-app purchases in your device’s settings.

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