Shining Nikki

-2.68
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 79 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 37 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-2.68

16 votes
Daily Rewards -
16 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

15 votes
2 votes
Playing by Appointment -
15 / 2 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

16 votes
1 votes
Grinding -
16 / 1 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

15 votes
2 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
15 / 2 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

15 votes
2 votes
Wait To Play -
15 / 2 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

2 votes
14 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
2 / 14 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

16 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 16 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 115 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 52 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-2.63

15 votes
Premium Currency -
15 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

17 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
17 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

16 votes
Pay to Skip -
16 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

16 votes
1 votes
Pay to Win -
16 / 1 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

12 votes
2 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
12 / 2 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

12 votes
2 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
12 / 2 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

12 votes
3 votes
Recurring Fee -
12 / 3 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

7 votes
7 votes
Accidental Purchases -
7 / 7 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

8 votes
7 votes
Power Creep -
8 / 7 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

15 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 15 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

15 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 15 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 61 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 52 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-1.65

15 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
15 / 0 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

17 votes
Competition -
17 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

12 votes
5 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
12 / 5 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

10 votes
6 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
10 / 6 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

5 votes
11 votes
Reciprocity -
5 / 11 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

1 votes
15 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
1 / 15 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

1 votes
15 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
1 / 15 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 71 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 27 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-2.73

14 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
14 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

13 votes
2 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
13 / 2 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

13 votes
2 votes
Complete the Collection -
13 / 2 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

12 votes
2 votes
Variable Rewards -
12 / 2 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

12 votes
3 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
12 / 3 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

4 votes
10 votes
Illusion of Control -
4 / 10 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

3 votes
8 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
3 / 8 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.87) with 314 votes.
Google Play:  (4.56) with 3,854 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Optimism and Frequency Biases reported on May 1, 2024
Arena and Stairway leaderboards
Variable Rewards reported on May 1, 2024
Level rewards are random drops
Social Obligation / Guilds reported on Nov 30, 2022
I have to sign into my guild every day or I can get kicked. This is subjective depending on how serious your guild is though.
Aesthetic Manipulations reported on Oct 1, 2022
Whenever a new pose pack/event is up Nikki is very insistent and aggressive. It feels pushy.
Wait To Play reported on May 27, 2022
Stamina recovery
Anchoring Tricks reported on May 27, 2022
Many bundles have the illusion of being discounted
Complete the Collection reported on May 27, 2022
Set completion bonus
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on May 27, 2022
Pavillions
Recurring Fee reported on May 27, 2022
Gem and privilege packs
Artificial Scarcity reported on May 27, 2022
Pavillions that last a few days and won't come back for a year or longer


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REALISTIC VISUAL
Developed for 3 years and powered by Papergames' cutting-edge graphics technology, Shining Nikki presents stunning visuals like nothing you’ve seen before! Thousands of fabric textures are faithfully recreated with models consisting of over 80,000 polygons, top-graded lighting system and shadow matrix. The game will deliver the most amazing and realistic dress-up experience on your screen.

CUSTOMIZABLE STYLE
Personalized makeups, latest fashion items, or glamorous costume sets... Thousands of exquisitely designed costumes will fill your wardrobe and make your fantasy for fashion a reality! Customize your unique style by matching different pieces as you like, and you shall be the brightest star on the stage and define what fashion is!

FASHION TALENT
Fashion portrait, magazine covers, movie posters... Choose the poses and filters as your mood sees fit! Capture precious moments with your camera and create your unique fashion blockbuster together with Nikki!

IMMERSIVE STORY
Get to know the minds behind those gorgeous costume sets and learn the interesting stories of designing. Fight alongside Nikki and other designers to save Miraland from imminent doom.

SOCIAL QUEEN
Get onboard the Ark with your friends to sail across the Ocean of Memories! Concert halls, Starry stages, Shadowy theaters... The shows in Miraland never end! Attend the grand Guild Party and become the center of the spotlight!

INTIMATE INTERACTION
This is much more than dressing up! You will also get to watch movies, go shopping, celebrate birthdays and travel together with Nikki! Get to know Nikki’s life as her closest friend, witness how she grows, and share moments of happiness with her.

FOLLOW US
Official site: nikki4.playpapergames.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ShiningNikkiGlobal/