Beatstar - Touch Your Music

-1.17
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 17 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 11 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.2

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

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

3 votes
1 votes
Advertisements -
3 / 1 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

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

2 votes
2 votes
Grinding -
2 / 2 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

1 votes
3 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
1 / 3 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

1 votes
3 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
1 / 3 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 21 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 22 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.27

3 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
3 / 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
Recurring Fee -
4 / 0 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

3 votes
1 votes
Premium Currency -
3 / 1 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

3 votes
1 votes
Pay to Win -
3 / 1 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

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

1 votes
3 votes
Pay Wall -
1 / 3 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

1 votes
3 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
1 / 3 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

4 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 4 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

4 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 4 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

4 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 4 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 5 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 21 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

1.91

2 votes
1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
2 / 1 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

2 votes
1 votes
Competition -
2 / 1 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

1 votes
3 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
1 / 3 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

4 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 4 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

4 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 4 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

4 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 4 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

4 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 4 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 9 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 19 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.15

3 votes
1 votes
Variable Rewards -
3 / 1 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

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

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

1 votes
3 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
1 / 3 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

1 votes
3 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
1 / 3 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

4 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 4 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

4 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 4 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

Google Play:  (4.57) with 56,212 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Daily Rewards reported on Nov 26, 2021
Two sets of premium currency per day - 1 free, 1 for ad watch.
Recurring Fee reported on Nov 26, 2021
Weekly, not monthly - you can pay for a week of unlimited play.
Pay to Skip reported on Nov 26, 2021
Premium currency can be used to skip chest opening time.
Wait To Play reported on Nov 26, 2021
Playing earns chests (up to three) which take hours to open. When chest slots are full, you must wait, pay, or watch ads to continue playing.
Pay to Win reported on Nov 26, 2021
You can spend premium currency to continue a failed song.
Variable Rewards reported on Nov 26, 2021
Chest rewards are "cards" of a random category of song, which when enough are accrued will unlock a song from that category.
Premium Currency reported on Nov 26, 2021
Gems.
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on Nov 26, 2021
Songs are in loot boxes.


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Screenshot Experience the next generation of music games with Beatstar, a new type of rhythm game that lets you touch your music.

Follow the rhythm to your favorite songs! Tap and Swipe to the instruments, vocals or beats to master your favorite songs and experience them in a whole new way. Every beat is yours for the taking, just make sure you can keep up.

Play to your favorite songs and discover new ones along the way. Imagine the best Coachella lineup ever: That's Beatstar. Play through hits from Doja Cat, Avicii and Lil Nas X, or explore the classics like Lynard Skynard's Sweet Home Alabama. The music is endless with Beatstar.

Touch your music with Beatstar today!

RHYTHM GAMES - A NEW EXPERIENCE
Tap, swipe and touch every note to win
Keep tapping to the beat of every song
Feel every beat pulse through your fingers.
Master songs to unlock new songs.

MUSIC FROM YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS
Discover new songs from your favorite artists.
Hundreds of the best artists today have collaborated to make the ultimate playlist.
Listen to songs you were meh on in a whole new way.
Beatstar makes your favorite songs unforgettable.

GO VIRAL
Share new music with your friends and brag when you beat their score.
Play challenges and climb your way up on the leaderboard.

Please note: a network connection is required.

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