Mech Arena: Robot Showdown

-3.11
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 6 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 1 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-3.98

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

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

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
Wait To Play -
1 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

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

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 8 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 3 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-3.05

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

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

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

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

1 votes
Accidental Purchases -
1 / 0 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

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

1 votes
Power Creep -
1 / 0 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

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

1 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 1 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

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.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 3 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.43

1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
1 / 0 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
1 / 0 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

1 votes
Competition -
1 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

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.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

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

-2.96

1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
1 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

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
Illusion of Control -
1 / 0 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

1 votes
Variable Rewards -
1 / 0 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

Google Play:  (4.60) with 1,570 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Playing by Appointment reported on Aug 24, 2021
Easier to win a daily tournament round right before the deadline time
Daily Rewards reported on Aug 24, 2021
Login rewards, daily challenges, weekly challenges, regular special events with daily challenges, and more
Grinding reported on Aug 24, 2021
Soon after a few levels you start to get very few upgrade resources. Each mech and each weapon have their own upgrade resource.
Infinite Treadmill reported on Aug 24, 2021
It's a PvP game, so it's endless. Also new skins are released constantly.
Premium Currency reported on Aug 24, 2021
Several types of premium currencies
Pay to Win reported on Aug 24, 2021
Some mechs and weapons are sold for premium coins. You can also buy your way to better equipment
Social Pyramid Scheme reported on Aug 24, 2021
It even has daily challenges with rewards for inviting friends by referral link
Invested / Endowed Value reported on Aug 24, 2021
It has progression and collection aspects, so yes.
Artificial Scarcity reported on Aug 24, 2021
Many types of flash deals, limited offers, etc.
Can't Pause or Save reported on Aug 24, 2021
It's an online PvP


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Mech Arena: Robot Showdown is a FREE competitive multiplayer robot game with deep gameplay, intense team battles, and lush 3D graphics.

With levels designed for tight, fast PvP gameplay, battles take about five minutes. During a battle, youll spend every moment with guns blazing. Real-time 5 vs 5 big bad robot combat never looked this good!

Choose from dozens of weapons and war robots with special abilities for endless battle combinations, then customize them for each new war. Meet friends and form teams to dictate the tides of war in exciting Control Point Capture matches or brutal Team Deathmatch battles.

Like taking the high ground? Back up your team with a sniper mech. Want to get up close and personal? Pick a Mech armed with autocannons, respawn, and jump back in the action. With instant live matchmaking, you go from pocket to live battle in this robot game in less than 30 seconds!

Fight your friends, crush global Tournaments, customize everything, and carve out your legend as the baddest pilot in Mech Arena: Robot Showdown. Be a smart shooter... the world is watching!

EXCITING ROBOT GAME FEATURES

REAL-TIME 5v5 PvP BATTLES

Test your skill against real players from around the world in live mech wars. Team up with your friends and conquer the rankings together as your robots battle for glory!

COMPETITIVE GAMEPLAY

With rankings and achievements, there are tons of ways to win prizes for your war bots. When youre ready, join Tournaments to prove your worth in all-out PvP mech wars. Rise up the divisions, pick up gear, and strike fear.

POINT AND SHOOT SIMPLICITY

Intuitive controls make it easy to get the hang of your war robots even in your first PvP battle. Want to play it your way? Customize controls so your war bots fit your needs. Then, go out there and dominate the mech wars!

ENDLESS CHOICES

Are you a scout? Sniper? Shooter that just runs in, guns blazing? In this robot game, theres always a mech loadout thats perfect for you. Apply unique skins or add paint jobs to make your war robots stand out.

FUN TEAM-BASED BATTLES

Get your friends together, plan your team strategies, design compatible war bots, and fight in mech wars side-by-side. Bring in allies from Facebook or find new ones on the battlefield. Mech Arena: Robot Showdown is like a LAN party in your pocket!

UNIQUE GAME MAPS

Fight up close in the Mech Arena. Run PvP missions at the Mesa Verde facility, or watch robots battle among the stars at Elon Station Gray. Shoot down enemy war bots under the neon lights of the Forbidden City, or fight through frosty Patterson Station. In this robot game, the world and beyond is your arena.

TONS OF WEAPONS

Attack from cover with long-range artillery, shoot around corners with smart missiles, freeze war bots with stasis guns, or rely on good old kinetic and energy weapons. Your robots battle with them all. Theyre all upgradeable, so go nuts.

SPECIAL MECH ABILITIES

Blind your opponents with targeting jammers. Shoot your war robots forward at ramming speed. Deploy energy shields, jump jets, mines, and more. Every map is different - find the right mix for your style of battle.

NO WIFI? NO PROBLEM

Mech Arena: Robot Showdown is a shooter designed to work on most 4G/LTE networks. So, you can fight mech wars and watch your robots battle wherever you can get away with it.

NOTE:

Items can be purchased in Mech Arena: Robot Showdown. Some paid items may not be refundable depending on the type.
Mech Arena is available in English, French, German, Italian, Chinese (Simplified), Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

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