Cooking Fever

-1.22
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 7 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 3 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.4

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.

1 votes
Advertisements -
1 / 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.

1 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 1 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 1 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

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

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 10 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 5 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.06

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.

1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
1 / 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
Pay Wall -
1 / 1 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

1 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 1 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 1 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

1 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 1 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

1 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 1 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 0 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 7 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

5

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

1 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 1 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

1 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 1 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

1 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 1 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

1 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 1 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 1 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

1 votes
Competition -
0 / 1 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 3 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 4 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.24

1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
1 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

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

1 votes
Variable Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

1 votes
Complete the Collection -
0 / 1 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 1 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

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

1 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 1 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 213,757 votes.
Google Play:  (4.50) with 3,744,705 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Daily Rewards reported on May 11, 2022
There are daily rewards that get better if you keep opening the game every day of the month and then reset every month.
Pay to Win reported on May 11, 2022
Through the purchase of diamonds with real money, you can buy upgrades that make the game a lot easier to win.
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on May 11, 2022
There are two forms of this in this game: achievements and tasks. They're both somewhat random.
Premium Currency reported on May 11, 2022
Both coins and diamonds can be purchased for real money.
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on May 11, 2022
One of the somewhat cheaper purchases with real money is for a "mystery box" for which the reward is unknown.
Infinite Treadmill reported on May 11, 2022
There are an enormous amount of "restaurants" to open, each with 40 levels, and without "paying to win" there is no way to get them fast enough and I am sure the developers will keep adding them.
Pay to Skip reported on May 11, 2022
Upgrades take time to complete but you can pay (through in-game "diamonds", which are hard to acquire without paying for but can be bought for real money) to complete them immediately.
Advertisements reported on May 11, 2022
Adverts pop up when you are in-between levels if you try to click a part of the interface after seeing your level results. Purchasing anything for real money will remove forced ads, but you can still select to watch an add to get things in the game.
Artificial Scarcity reported on May 11, 2022
There are limited-time offers for real money purchases.
Grinding reported on May 11, 2022
There are tasks to win in-game currency that request you to play levels you've already conquered.


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Cook delicious meals and desserts from all over the world in this FREE addictive time-management game! With a choice of 27 unique locations, from Desserts and Fast Food to Sea Food and Oriental Restaurant, you will be able to practice your skills in a variety of settings and cooking techniques. Use more than a hundred ingredients to cook several hundred tasty dishes. Try all the possible kitchen appliances, from coffee makers and rice cookers to pizza ovens and popcorn makers. Decorate your restaurants to attract more clients. Make your own freebies, such as cookies or cupcakes, to make your customers experience more personal and memorable just like in real life! Upgrade your kitchen and produce an even greater variety of dishes. Oh, and did we say that this game is as addictive and as engrossing as fever? Have fun cooking and dont forget to share your delicious meals with your friends on Facebook!

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Cooking Fever now requires access to the internet in order to play. The game uses a small amount of data for features like our Cooking Fever daily rewards, restoring lost game progress, and other gameplay improvements. We hope that you have a great time running our latest restaurant!

Features:
* More than 1300 dishes to cook using 350 ingredients
* 27 unique locations
* More than 1400 levels to complete
* Hundreds and hundreds of upgrades for your kitchen appliances and interior

Cooking Fever asks permission to fully enable some functions:
* Access location to provide region specific in-game offers
* Access external storage to correctly save your progress