King's Choice

-3.36
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 22 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 3 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-3.9

4 votes
Playing by Appointment -
4 / 0 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

4 votes
Daily Rewards -
4 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

3 votes
Grinding -
3 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

3 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
3 / 0 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

4 votes
Wait To Play -
4 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

2 votes
1 votes
Advertisements -
2 / 1 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

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

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 26 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 10 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.75

4 votes
Premium Currency -
4 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

4 votes
Pay to Win -
4 / 0 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

4 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
4 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

4 votes
Pay to Skip -
4 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

4 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
4 / 0 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

2 votes
1 votes
Recurring Fee -
2 / 1 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

2 votes
2 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
2 / 2 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

1 votes
2 votes
Accidental Purchases -
1 / 2 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
2 votes
Waste Aversion -
1 / 2 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

3 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 3 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 17 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 7 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.72

4 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
4 / 0 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

4 votes
Competition -
4 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

3 votes
1 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
3 / 1 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

3 votes
1 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
3 / 1 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

2 votes
1 votes
Reciprocity -
2 / 1 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

1 votes
2 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
1 / 2 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 17 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-3.38

3 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
3 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

3 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
3 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

3 votes
Complete the Collection -
3 / 0 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

4 votes
Variable Rewards -
4 / 0 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

3 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
3 / 0 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

1 votes
2 votes
Illusion of Control -
1 / 2 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (0.00) with 0 votes.
Google Play:  (4.66) with 1,381 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Playing by Appointment reported on Oct 4, 2022
Certain events in the game has narrow time frame for when it needs to be completed. While these events are not mandatory, you get great rewards for doing them.
Competition reported on Oct 4, 2022
Players are ranked in lots of different categories, usually only those in top 100 gets their name shown. The rankings gets shoved in your face a lot, and you can congratulate the top ranked for an amount of free in-game currency every day.
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior reported on Oct 4, 2022
Greater individual rewards can be gained if you act solely in self interest rather than the rewards gained for being kinder to other players (in the ballroom especially)
Reciprocity reported on Oct 4, 2022
During some events, but not always.
Pay to Skip reported on Oct 4, 2022
You can gain a certain amount of in-game currency for free every day. However, if you use your coins faster than you gain them, you can buy more in-game currency for real-life money.
Wait To Play reported on Oct 4, 2022
You have to wait for several parts of the game, requiring you to log back in several time during the day for maximum rewards and progress.
Artificial Scarcity reported on Oct 4, 2022
Lots and lots of limited time events, at least 1-2 per day.
Social Obligation / Guilds reported on Oct 4, 2022
You gain join guilds, and many guilds want you to be active to not drag the others down in the guild.
Pay to Win reported on Oct 4, 2022
If you are willing to spend enough money, you could very likely win more or gain even greater rewards than others.
Daily Rewards reported on Oct 4, 2022
Start the game every day for rewards, and visit back several times for more rewards and faster progress.


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Screenshot King's Choice is an exciting RPG game simulating life at the European medieval royal court. Become a legendary king and recruit famous generals, meet stunning beauties, raise your heirs, suppress rebellions, and expand your empire with the ultimate goal of becoming the supreme emperor!

Game Features
1. Experience the splendor of the medieval royal court - resplendent garments, luxurious palaces, lavish banquets, loyal knights, gorgeous concubines, and so much more! Live the marvelous life of a medieval European king!
2. Build and rule your own kingdom - handle government affairs, confer titles of nobility, build alliances, defeat enemies, and develop trade!
3. Join the prom with peerless beauty - Peerless beauty invites you to join the dance party! After dance, you may also fall in love and get marry!
4. Raise your heirs - Raise your sons and daughters, and marry them to other players' heirs to make your kingdom even stronger!
5. Collect legendary heroes - Summon heroes, and compete with other players!
6. Join PvP - Rally players from across the world, and defeat your enemies!
7. Build alliances - Rally your allies and wage bloody wars!

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