Rush Royale - Tower Defense TD

-3.27
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Unknown

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 12 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 0 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-4.45

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

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

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

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

1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
1 / 0 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

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

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

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 15 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 7 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.73

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

2 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
2 / 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.

1 votes
1 votes
Pay to Skip -
1 / 1 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

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

1 votes
1 votes
Waste Aversion -
1 / 1 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
Pay Wall -
0 / 2 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 9 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 4 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.45

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 8 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 3 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.62

2 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
2 / 0 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 -
1 / 0 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

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

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

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

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

1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
0 / 1 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.27) with 11 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on Sep 9, 2022
yes you can spend money to buy loot boxes to gain more units, and resources needed to power up your units. And while you can get some boxes for free, the better ones you need to spend money to get
Premium Currency reported on Sep 9, 2022
you can technically get some with out spending a cent, but it's in such tiny amounts it'd take forever to gain a useable amount
Artificial Scarcity reported on Sep 9, 2022
the main screen is cluttered with limited time offers. Most of them aren't even really limited because even after the timers run out they'll just make the same offer later.
Recurring Fee reported on Sep 9, 2022
technically? they're not a subscription thing but every month there is a thing that gives you rewards for getting points, and if you buy the "seasons pass" you get significantly better rewards. There are also more than one of these running at a time.
Reciprocity reported on Sep 9, 2022
you can send or ask for resources needed to power up your units, but not a lot.
Social Obligation / Guilds reported on Sep 9, 2022
I don't but that's because I'm weird. But there is 100% a guild system designed to have that effect. Since theres a weekly guild tournament that each guild member needs to participate in every day to increase your chances of winning it, that tournament being one of the only ways to get the rarer loot boxes for free, so theres a lot of pressure to play everyday if you care about upsetting your clanmates.
Grinding reported on Sep 9, 2022
To get the resources you need to upgrade your units you have to play a ton of matches, and the high level the units are the amount of time you need to grind increases exponentially
Can't Pause or Save reported on Sep 9, 2022
tho it is pvp so it's at least somewhat understandable
Competition reported on Sep 9, 2022
there is pretty much no solo play, and very little co-op play
Pay to Win reported on Sep 9, 2022
the better units are something you need to buy. Or they'll give you one for free but you need to buy more of it to upgrade. The also have multiple point based reward seasons where you can buy a season pass to get significantly better rewards that are either difficult or impossible to get otherwise


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Time for a Tower Defense like no other! In Rush Royale towers are replaced by mighty warriors and wizards!

Base defense games got serious... but are still are a lot of fun! Your heroes are the castle defense, last and best hope against a rush of enemies. Watch them rain arrows and magic missiles in a valiant struggle at horde defense!

It's a unique combination of a turret defense and a collectibe card game! Just like random dice rolls decide the fate of battling armies, here you must depend on Lady Luck to win and prevail! Assemble a deck of most powerful tower defense heroes!

It's TD... but with a competitive twist! Rush against your best friends (or worst foes) - the first one to complete the castle defense wins! In a way, it is a real time PvP defense - what few TD games have!

Protect your kingdom! Clash with mighty enemies and fearsome bosses, unleash magic and steel upon your foes in battle! It's one of the most fast paced tower defense games... and it looks as cute as a merge game, too!

Use your turret defense resources wisely - like in good base defense games, the smartest general wins!

Collect, defend and dominate! Rush Royale is here!