Papa's Mocharia To Go!

2.14
Good
Price: $1.99
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

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

-0.92

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

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

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

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

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 0 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 11 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

5

1 votes
Premium Currency -
0 / 1 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

1 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 1 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

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

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

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
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 1 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

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.

1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 1 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

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

0.24

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

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

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

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

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:  (0.00) with 0 votes.
Google Play:  (4.80) with 224 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Grinding reported on Jan 12, 2023
It can feel grind-y when you're bored of the current holiday or don't have enough tips to buy new items but you need to continue playing through days to earn tips or get to a new holiday.
Infinite Treadmill reported on Jan 12, 2023
There's no end of the game technically because you can continue playing in-game days and once you get to the end of the in-game year, you start the year cycle again. Though, once you've played through a year, you've basically unlocked everything new so there's no real draw in re-playing the year unless you just like playing, want to 100% achievements or mini-games, or collect decor items.
Can't Pause or Save reported on Jan 12, 2023
You can pause the game whenever you want but you can't save your progress mid-day (in-game days are the game levels). You have to restart that in-game day's orders if you quit part of the way through.
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on Jan 12, 2023
There are some achievements that you get by progressing in the game (getting to certain holidays, unlocking items, etc) and others for arbitrary tasks (serve the first customer's order last) but they aren't required to enjoy the game. Completed achievements give you a sticker. If you collect three specific stickers for a customer, you can unlock a different costume for them but the costumes are aesthetic only and don't enhance/detract from gameplay. Earned stickers are permanent, not consumable.
Complete the Collection reported on Jan 12, 2023
The more achievements you complete, the more stickers you get which can unlock new costumes for customers. Some achievements are unlocked just by progressing in the game so you do have to continue playing to get them but you aren't forced/urged to complete any achievements to advance the game.


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Screenshot Create delicious coffee drinks and cannoli in Papa's Mocharia To Go!

-- ABOUT THE GAME --

Papa Louie has opened a brand-new coffee shop in New Pepperton, offering a variety of custom layered coffee drinks called Papaccinos. After you apply for a job as the barista of Papa's Mocharia, you learn that a year-long film is being made about the coffeehouse -- and you're now the main star! Under the watchful eye of the documentary crew, you'll be brewing espresso, steaming and frothing milk, and crafting eye-catching layered drinks for your picky customers. Work your way through the holidays as you serve seasonal coffee and cannoli, unlock new ingredients, and earn Daily Specials with delicious latte and macchiato recipes.

-- GAME FEATURES --

BREW ESPRESSO AND LAYER DRINKS - Use the Brew Machines to make freshly-brewed shots of espresso, and to steam and froth milk for the customers' drinks. On the Build Station, you'll layer the espresso and milk into a large cup along with colorful powders and flavored syrups, creating a delicious layered latte that looks as great as it tastes! Complete the drink with toppings, whips, and drizzles for that finishing touch.

CRAFTING CANNOLI - Customers will order a custom-made cannoli along with their Papaccino drinks. Choose the cannoli shell, line up the nozzles to pipe it full of cream, and garnish the cannoli with delicious toppings for the perfect sweet treat to enjoy with a coffee.

HOLIDAY FLAVORS - Celebrate the seasons with delicious holiday flavors! As you reach new ranks, the seasons and holidays in New Pepperton will change, and your customers will start ordering holiday-themed drinks and cannoli. You'll unlock new syrups, powders, dairy, shakers, creams, and cannoli shells for each holiday of the year, and your customers will love trying these new festive flavors!

SERVE SPECIAL RECIPES - Earn Special Recipes from your customers, and serve them as the Daily Special in the Mocharia! Each Special has a bonus you can earn for serving a prime example of that recipe. Master each special to earn a special prize!

CUSTOMIZE YOUR WORKERS - Play as Allan or Akari, or create your own custom character to work in the coffeehouse! You can also show off your holiday spirit with a massive variety of holiday outfits and clothing for your workers. Choose unique color combinations for each item of clothing, and create your own style with millions of combinations!

SPECIAL DELIVERY - Some customers don't want to travel all the way to New Pepperton for their coffee. When you start taking phone orders, customers can call to place their order, and you'll hire a Driver to help take and deliver orders to their homes instead!

COLLECT STICKERS - Complete a variety of tasks and achievements while playing to earn colorful Stickers for your collection. Each customer has a set of three favorite Stickers: Earn all three and you'll be rewarded with a brand-new outfit to give to that customer!

DECORATE THE SHOP - Customize the Mocharia lobby with themed furniture and decorations for each holiday of the year! Mix and match your favorite styles, or add items that match the current holiday so customers won't mind waiting longer for their order.

-- MORE FEATURES --

- Hands-on coffee shop in the Papa Louie universe
- Multi-task between brewing coffee, steaming milk, layering drinks, and crafting cannoli
- Custom chefs and drivers
- 12 separate holidays to unlock, each with more ingredients
- Earn and master 40 unique Special Recipes
- 90 colorful Stickers to earn for completing tasks
- 135 customers to serve with unique orders
- Use Stickers to unlock new outfits for your customers
- 124 ingredients to unlock