Island War

-1.94
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 4 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.94

1 votes
Daily Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

1 votes
Grinding -
1 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

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

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

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

1 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 1 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 7 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 4 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.4

1 votes
Premium Currency -
1 / 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.

1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
1 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

1 votes
Pay to Skip -
1 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

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

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

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

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 3 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 4 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.92

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

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

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

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
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.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

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

-0.92

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

Google Play:  (4.51) with 1,370 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Daily Rewards reported on Jul 11, 2022
Daily quests. Daily limited attempts at modes.
Grinding reported on Jul 11, 2022
Dedicated grinding modes. Most modes have the same game loop.
Infinite Treadmill reported on Jul 11, 2022
Can become infinitely more powerful
Premium Currency reported on Jul 11, 2022
Can exchange money for gems and gold, however both can be acquired for free.
Pay to Win reported on Jul 11, 2022
Can purchase chests that give more units that you can combine or are simply more powerful.
Social Obligation / Guilds reported on Jul 11, 2022
Clans that get rewards based on how much its members contribute to it via exp, wins, etc.
Invested / Endowed Value reported on Jul 11, 2022
Accumulated resources stack over time, and units become stronger with upgrades.
Artificial Scarcity reported on Jul 11, 2022
Limited time “random card” or “roulette” events, alongside limited time shop opportunities or game modes.
Wait To Play reported on Jul 11, 2022
Required wait for building construction times and must wait for certain modes to refill attempts. Must wait for gold/resources to farm.
Pay to Skip reported on Jul 11, 2022
Pay to skip construction time and resource farming time.


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Screenshot The whole world was divided into tiny islands during Ragnarok, and you need to fortify your island and send your brave Vikings to raid other islands to become a true king of friends. Addictive multiplayer game where every single opponent is a real person.

Why you must play Island War:
A new creative game with tons of features from the famous developer of such a project as Art of War: Legions.

Freedom of gameplay and unlimited battles. You can attack players for rankings in normal levels, declare war on the enemy clan, or fight for generous awards in the Elite changes league.

Real battle strategies - try different battle formations and troops combination to achieve victory, every little change you make can influence the battle outcome.

Growing multiplayer gameplay with more and more features with each new update. Play with your friends and find new friends in the game and its community space.

Warning! This is an online game requiring a network connection for normal gameplay.

If you have any problem with the game or suggestion please reach us by this email: islandwar@boooea.com

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