MARVEL Puzzle Quest

-1.32
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 8 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 9 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.03

2 votes
1 votes
Daily Rewards -
2 / 1 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

2 votes
1 votes
Grinding -
2 / 1 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

2 votes
1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
2 / 1 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

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

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

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

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 20 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 10 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.47

3 votes
Premium Currency -
3 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

3 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
3 / 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.

3 votes
Recurring Fee -
3 / 0 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

3 votes
Waste Aversion -
3 / 0 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

2 votes
1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
2 / 1 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

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

1 votes
2 votes
Accidental Purchases -
1 / 2 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

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

1 votes
2 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
1 / 2 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

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

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 7 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 14 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.24

2 votes
1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
2 / 1 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

2 votes
1 votes
Competition -
2 / 1 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

1 votes
2 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
1 / 2 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

1 votes
2 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
1 / 2 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

1 votes
2 votes
Reciprocity -
1 / 2 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

3 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 3 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

3 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 3 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 6 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 14 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

0.24

3 votes
Complete the Collection -
3 / 0 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

2 votes
1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
2 / 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
Badges / Endowed Progress -
1 / 1 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

3 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 3 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

3 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 3 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

3 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 3 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

3 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 3 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 36,137 votes.
Google Play:  (4.35) with 322,251 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Premium Currency reported on Jun 10, 2022
You can purchase hero points with real money, but you can earn them without spending money as well
Waste Aversion reported on Jun 10, 2022
You increase roster size with hero points, but you can earn HP without paying real money
Pay to Skip reported on Jun 10, 2022
You can purchase health packs with hero points that you can buy with real money


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Screenshot Marvel Comics Super Heroes come to life in this Official Marvel role playing game with a unique Match 3 battle mechanic!

S.H.I.E.L.D. mishandles a powerful new resource called Iso-8, allowing the Super Villain Norman Osborn to take control of the agency and replace it with H.A.M.M.E.R., unleashing his own power hungry agenda in The Dark Reign. Super Heroes and Villains must unite in this match 3 RPG game to defeat Norman Osborn's rise to power and restore balance to the Marvel Universe!

Create your own epic dream team using the strongest Super Heroes and the nastiest Super Villains! Play characters like Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, and the Hulk as you battle your way to victory. Thor, Doctor Strange, Deadpool, and more await! Assemble your team and get ready for the fight!

9.1 out of 10 “An intricately crafted, remarkably deep experience -- Marvel Puzzle Quest doesn’t merely meet the expectations of its name, it exceeds them.” - IGN.com (Editors’ Choice Award)

FEATURES
● Join a community of 15 million players worldwide!
● Collect and upgrade over 185 of your favorite MARVEL Super Heroes and Super Villains to perfect your strategy and find the winning combination to dominate your foes!
● Battle to build up your powers, unlock new abilities, and find new Supports to craft the perfect team of Marvel Super Heroes and take down your enemies!
● Form alliances with your friends and use your collective power to fight other players in events and epic battles.
● Challenge your team of Super Heroes in exciting Player vs. Player Tournaments
● Snag the top rank in Tournaments, Alliances, and Season Play for new character rewards and other prizes!
● New events, features and tournaments direct from the Marvel Universe
● Exclusively written by Marvel’s Frank Tieri (Iron Man, Wolverine, Weapon X) and Alex Irvine (Iron Man: The Rapture, Daredevil Noir)

COLLECT & UPGRADE HEROES TO GAIN REWARDS!
Harness the power of Iso-8 to upgrade your Super Hero dream team and collect comics to unlock Marvel characters and new superpowers.

THE ORIGINAL MATCH 3 SUPER HERO GAME!
Match tiles to annihilate your opponents, harnessing Hulk’s superpower strength or Professor X’s mind control to manipulate the game board! Match 3 gems in a row to power up, damage and bring even the most powerful Marvel Comics characters to their knees. Will you be able to rank among the top champions?

PLAY MARVEL’S TOP HEROES AND VILLAINS
Recruit your favorite Super Hero characters from X-Men, Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., Guardians of the Galaxy and more to create the ultimate Marvel dream team! Whether you play Spider-Man alongside his arch-nemesis Venom, or play Captain Marvel alongside her Ms. Marvel successor, Kamala Khan, YOU assemble your very own epic team of Marvel Comics Super Heroes!

With over 185 Marvel characters available, MARVEL Puzzle Quest’s ever-growing list of Super Hero comics and movie characters is updated regularly including Black Panther, Ant-Man, Daredevil, Hela, Thanos, and more!

A USA Today “10 Great Games” Pick!

4 out of 5 stars from Touch Arcade!

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App is available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean.

Developed by Demiurge Studios

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