Brawl Stars

-1.61
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 46 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 34 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.91

10 votes
1 votes
Grinding -
10 / 1 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

9 votes
3 votes
Daily Rewards -
9 / 3 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

10 votes
2 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
10 / 2 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

7 votes
5 votes
Playing by Appointment -
7 / 5 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

7 votes
4 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
7 / 4 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

3 votes
7 votes
Wait To Play -
3 / 7 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

12 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 12 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 60 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 66 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.21

12 votes
Premium Currency -
12 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

11 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
11 / 0 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

11 votes
1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
11 / 1 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

9 votes
3 votes
Pay to Win -
9 / 3 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

7 votes
5 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
7 / 5 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

4 votes
6 votes
Recurring Fee -
4 / 6 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

2 votes
10 votes
Pay to Skip -
2 / 10 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

2 votes
8 votes
Accidental Purchases -
2 / 8 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

2 votes
9 votes
Power Creep -
2 / 9 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

12 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 12 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

12 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 12 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 33 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 47 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.77

12 votes
Competition -
12 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

11 votes
1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
11 / 1 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

4 votes
7 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
4 / 7 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

3 votes
8 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
3 / 8 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

3 votes
9 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
3 / 9 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

11 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 11 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

11 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 11 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 36 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 37 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.24

10 votes
1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
10 / 1 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

7 votes
5 votes
Variable Rewards -
7 / 5 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

6 votes
6 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
6 / 6 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

5 votes
6 votes
Illusion of Control -
5 / 6 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

4 votes
4 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
4 / 4 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

2 votes
6 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
2 / 6 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

2 votes
9 votes
Complete the Collection -
2 / 9 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (5.00) with 406,665 votes.
Google Play:  (4.52) with 4,847,634 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Can't Pause or Save reported on Dec 22, 2022
Its a multiplayer game?
Optimism and Frequency Biases reported on Dec 22, 2022
It hides anything relating to losses and only shows wins on profiles. There aren't any indicators to how friends are doing, but you can spectate them mid-match and see if they win or lose.
Competition reported on Dec 22, 2022
Yes. I don't know why this is dark pattern, there are also co-op events but yes the main game modes are versus.
Fear of Missing Out reported on Dec 22, 2022
The clan rewards system is one of the biggest sources of progression, and thus missing most or all of a week will make you miss out on a lot of progression.
Social Obligation / Guilds reported on Dec 22, 2022
A fortnightly "clan wars" type event that relies on 80% of the clan to help out, and cannot be opt out of.
Infinite Treadmill reported on Dec 22, 2022
Its a multiplayer game
Premium Currency reported on Dec 22, 2022
Gems
Pay to Win reported on Dec 22, 2022
It’s not that great of an advantage
Social Pyramid Scheme reported on Dec 22, 2022
Only for a specific game mode and even then it’s not that bad
Competition reported on Dec 22, 2022
It is an online game


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Fast-paced multiplayer battles from the makers of Clash of Clans, Clash Royale and Boom Beach.

Battle with friends or solo across a variety of game modes in under three minutes. Unlock and upgrade dozens of Brawlers with powerful super abilities. Purchase and collect unique skins to stand out and show off in the arena. Join or start a band to share tactics and fight together.

BATTLE IN MULTIPLE GAME MODES
- Gem Grab (3v3): Team up and out-strategize the opposing team. Collect and hold 10 gems to win, but get fragged and lose your gems.
- Showdown (Solo/Duo): A battle royale style fight for survival. Collect power ups for your Brawler. Grab a friend or play solo - be the last Brawler standing in the rowdiest battle royale yet. Winner take all!
- Bounty (3v3): Take out opponents to earn stars, but dont let them pick you off. The squad with the most stars wins the match!
- Heist (3v3): Protect your teams safe and try to crack open your opponents. Navigate the map to sneak, blast and blow your way clear to the enemies treasure.
- Brawl Ball (3v3): It's a whole new Brawl game! Show off your soccer/football skills and score two goals before the other team. There are no red cards here.
- Special Events: Limited time special PvE and PvP game modes.

UNLOCK AND UPGRADE BRAWLERS
Collect and upgrade a variety of Brawlers with punishing SUPER abilities, level them up with power points, and collect unique skins.

BECOME THE STAR PLAYER
Climb the local and regional leaderboards to prove youre the greatest Brawler of them all!

CONSTANTLY EVOLVING
Look out for new Brawlers, skins, maps, special events and games modes in the future.

PLEASE NOTE! Brawl Stars is free to download and play, however, some game items can also be purchased for real money. If you don't want to use this feature, please disable in-app purchases in your device's settings. Also, under our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, you must be at least 13 years of age to play or download Brawl Stars.

Features:
- Team up for real-time 3v3 battles against players from across the world
- A fast-paced multiplayer battle royale mode made for mobile
- Unlock and collect new, powerful Brawlers - each with a signature attack and SUPER ability
- New events and game modes daily
- Battle solo or co-op
- Climb to the top of the leaderboards in global and local rankings
- Join or start your own Club with fellow players to share tips and battle together
- Customize Brawlers with unlockable skins
- Player-designed maps offer challenging new terrain to master

Support
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