Alchemy Stars: Aurora Blast

-1.10
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 7 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 7 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.43

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.

2 votes
Wait To Play -
2 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

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

2 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 2 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

2 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 2 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

2 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 2 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

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

-1.43

2 votes
Premium Currency -
2 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

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.

2 votes
Recurring Fee -
2 / 0 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

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

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

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

2 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 2 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

2 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 2 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

2 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 2 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

2 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 2 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 6 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 7 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.92

2 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
2 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

2 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
2 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

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

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

2 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 2 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

2 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 2 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:  (4.83) with 24 votes.
Google Play:  (4.71) with 2,087 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Daily Rewards reported on Jun 1, 2022
small rewards every day
Grinding reported on Jun 1, 2022
Leveling up takes grinding for materials but it's made easier with multipliers and an auto play mode
Premium Currency reported on Jun 1, 2022
Not needed and can be played just fine free to play
Invested / Endowed Value reported on Jun 1, 2022
6 star characters are pretty rare to get but not impossible
Artificial Scarcity reported on Jun 1, 2022
event once a month with offers
Wait To Play reported on Jun 1, 2022
Energy required to play is given out frequently and can be collected fairly often
Pay to Skip reported on Jun 1, 2022
There are multiple ways to replenish energy that don't require money
Recurring Fee reported on Jun 1, 2022
optional event passes that don't add much apart from exclusive outfits that don't affect game play
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on Jun 1, 2022
achievements for completing story and doing daily tasks
Complete the Collection reported on Jun 1, 2022
stages have a three star completion ranking


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Screenshot Main Theme
Chase the Light in this Thrilling New Adventure!
A revolutionary line strategy RPG that pushes the genre to new heights!

Magnificent Stories Full of Fantasy and Adventure
Discover a riveting world brimming with magic and technology.
The light of the Aurora streaks across the stratosphere... Follow its radiant glow to the limits of the skies above and beyond the outer stretches of the universe. Our journey begins now!
Astra, where the Aurorians and Caelestites have lived since the beginning of time.
The hundred years of peace has been disrupted with the sudden appearance and invasion by dark creatures known as Eclipsites, controlled by a mysterious organization from the shadows.
The Caelestites have all but perished at the hands of the Eclipsites... As the sole survivor, you endure countless hardships and began a long and tortuous life of exile, deep underground.
17 years later, by chance, you were discovered by an Aurorian who brought you back up to the surface, where the Light shines brightly...

The reality that cannot be reversed... your newfound bonds with Aurorians... responsibilities that are all yours to shoulder. Command the Colossus, a relic from your ancient civilization, and soar through the sacred cities and harsh deserts. Find the Light alongside your loyal band of allies and friends, all with their own distinct personalities. The time has come to lead the Light and create your own story, and become the shining hope for the future of the world!

Breathtaking Art Style and Graphics
Our team of 150+ talented artists have proudly illustrated each and every Aurorian character with extensive detail. Watch the characters come to life through exciting battle animations and breathtaking concept designs.

World-Class Voiceover Talents
Immerse yourself in a captivating fantasy world, with the finest voiceover cast bringing each beloved character to life in the fantasy world of Aurora.

Unique Characters, Bursting With Personality
Vice: Member of the Illumina Federation. Gentle, intelligent, diligent, and enthusiastic.
Carleen: Lumo Gardens Captain. Born into a noble family, she possesses a strong sense of justice.
Istvan: Leader of Umbraton. Easygoing yet decisive. Loyalty is of the utmost importance to him.
Kleken: The notorious trickster of Umbraton. Capable of lying without batting an eye.
Sinsa: The blunt and energetic leader of the Rediesel Wrench. He lives a carefree life with his many comrades.
Bethlehem: The ruler of Northland, possessing the composure to handle any matter with grace.

Innovative Strategic Gameplay
Original turn-based combat—master elemental attributes to draw the optimal plan of attack.
Optional auto-combat mode is available as well.
Approachable gameplay for even the most casual of gamers.

Official Links
Website: https://www.alchemystars.com/us
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlchemyStarsUS