Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales

0.59
Neutral
Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 3 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 4 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.92

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

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

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

1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
0 / 1 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

1 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 1 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 11 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 3 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 4 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.92

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
Social Obligation / Guilds -
1 / 0 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

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

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 1 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 4 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

2.22

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

1 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 1 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:  (4.16) with 13,591 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Social Pyramid Scheme reported on Jan 15, 2023
You get a number of shards for sharing on social media, but you can simply click the task, let it redirect you to the site, then navigate back and it will register as though you actually did something, even if you never actually post.
Social Obligation / Guilds reported on Jan 15, 2023
You can join a club, which will earn rewards for battling a daily club boss. Everyone who battles the boss, if the combined attack is successful, earns rewards.
Wait To Play reported on Jan 15, 2023
You can complete the Portal task once a day, and then wait for the countdown to play again the next day.


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Screenshot Dive into supernatural mysteries and immerse yourself in brand new, original storylines starring your favorite characters from the Netflix series while you explore a new Puzzle RPG experience!

Game Features:

COLLECT CHARACTERS
Collect 50+ different versions of your favorite Stranger Things characters as they have grown and evolved through seasons 1-4.

BUILD THE PERFECT TEAM
Recruit your gang strategically based on their supernatural abilities. Level them up with new powers to build an unstoppable team.

ENJOY THE IMMERSIVE STORY-DRIVEN EXPERIENCE
Discover new, original and exclusive Stranger Things storylines enriched with Puzzle RPG gameplay based in the mystery-stricken town of Hawkins, Indiana.

MASTER YOUR POWER
Collect and upgrade your gear and tools as you complete mysterious quests and earn rewards in order to enhance and master your new supernatural capabilities.

FIGHT UNIQUE MONSTERS
Quest your way through battles against the Demogorgon, the Mind Flayer and many other recognizable monsters from the Stranger Things Universe as well as hundreds of new supernatural monsters that you've never seen in the show before in this new Puzzle RPG!

EXPERIENCE ICONIC LOCATIONS FROM THE SHOW
Uncover supernatural mysteries in Hawkins National Laboratory, Starcourt Mall, Palace Arcade and other iconic Stranger Things locations.

EXPLORE ROGUELIKE MISSIONS
Enter the portal to the Upside-Down and face supernatural obstacles and monsters in ever-changing Stranger Things locations. How far will you go on this roguelike journey?

GENERATE NON-STOP IDLE REWARDS
Progress while youre idle in this match-3 Puzzle RPG. Earn free idle coins, idle xps and idle resources between sessions. New idle rewards are generated every minute and are waiting to be collected!

GET NOSTALGIC
Return to the 80s through this Official Netflix Stranger Things Puzzle RPG, with its unique 1980s Saturday morning cartoon nostalgic artstyle and visual references.

Experience this unique Puzzle RPG with a roguelike mode, idle RPG rewards and supernatural mysteries based on the Netflix series, Stranger Things!

Join the Stranger Things Gang in this new official puzzle RPG today!

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