MY LITTLE PONY: MAGIC PRINCESS

-2.29
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 21 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 6 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-3.22

4 votes
Daily Rewards -
4 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

3 votes
Grinding -
3 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

4 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
4 / 0 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

4 votes
Wait To Play -
4 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

3 votes
1 votes
Playing by Appointment -
3 / 1 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

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

1 votes
3 votes
Advertisements -
1 / 3 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 22 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 11 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.22

4 votes
Premium Currency -
4 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

4 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
4 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

4 votes
Pay to Skip -
4 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

3 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
3 / 0 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

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

3 votes
1 votes
Pay to Win -
3 / 1 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

1 votes
2 votes
Recurring Fee -
1 / 2 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

1 votes
2 votes
Waste Aversion -
1 / 2 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

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
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.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

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

0.45

3 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
3 / 0 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
1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
1 / 1 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

3 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 3 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

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

3 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 3 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

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 11 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 5 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.99

3 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
3 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

3 votes
Complete the Collection -
3 / 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
Badges / Endowed Progress -
1 / 1 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

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

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 72,966 votes.
Google Play:  (4.36) with 1,363,876 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Complete the Collection reported on May 25, 2022
Applies to certain events and collection pack.
Premium Currency reported on May 25, 2022
Bits.
Artificial Scarcity reported on May 25, 2022
Limited time events.
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on May 25, 2022
Balloon pop.
Anchoring Tricks reported on May 25, 2022
Some ponies have smaller value compared to the bundle price.
Grinding reported on May 25, 2022
You can assign ponies certain tasks that would take minutes to hours.
Invested / Endowed Value reported on May 25, 2022
Depends on town suze and pony collection.
Waste Aversion reported on May 25, 2022
Plots of land that can be purchased. They get more and more expensive with every expansion.
Wait To Play reported on May 25, 2022
Lots of waiting for tasks to be done.
Playing by Appointment reported on May 24, 2022
Limited time events like, every other week.


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After being locked away in the moon for centuries, Nightmare Moon is set free and spreading night across Ponyville! Only Twilight Sparkle and her friends can free Ponyville from her grasp and bring light and friendship back to the land. Help them rebuild the town and reach their dreams in exciting quests!

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