Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 74 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 97 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


22 votes
4 votes
Daily Rewards -
22 / 4 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

15 votes
8 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
15 / 8 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

13 votes
10 votes
Wait To Play -
13 / 10 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

12 votes
11 votes
Grinding -
12 / 11 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

10 votes
15 votes
Playing by Appointment -
10 / 15 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

2 votes
23 votes
Advertisements -
2 / 23 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

26 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 26 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 145 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 133 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


28 votes
Premium Currency -
28 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

25 votes
2 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
25 / 2 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

24 votes
3 votes
Recurring Fee -
24 / 3 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

24 votes
2 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
24 / 2 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

16 votes
6 votes
Pay to Skip -
16 / 6 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

16 votes
10 votes
Pay to Win -
16 / 10 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

6 votes
14 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
6 / 14 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

4 votes
20 votes
Power Creep -
4 / 20 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

2 votes
25 votes
Waste Aversion -
2 / 25 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

24 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 24 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

27 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 27 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 56 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 124 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


24 votes
2 votes
Competition -
24 / 2 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

22 votes
4 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
22 / 4 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

5 votes
16 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
5 / 16 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

3 votes
23 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
3 / 23 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

2 votes
25 votes
Reciprocity -
2 / 25 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

27 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 27 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

27 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 27 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 91 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 83 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


24 votes
4 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
24 / 4 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

23 votes
3 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
23 / 3 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

18 votes
8 votes
Variable Rewards -
18 / 8 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

13 votes
10 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
13 / 10 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

9 votes
15 votes
Complete the Collection -
9 / 15 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

2 votes
23 votes
Illusion of Control -
2 / 23 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

2 votes
20 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
2 / 20 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (0.00) with 0 votes.
Google Play:  (4.23) with 7,452 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Complete the Collection reported on May 6, 2024
character cards and costumes
Social Pyramid Scheme reported on May 6, 2024
I hate Operation Welcome to Sekai
Variable Rewards reported on May 6, 2024
character ranks
Invested / Endowed Value reported on May 6, 2024
exactly what it sounds like
Anchoring Tricks reported on May 6, 2024
the more expensive, the more sparkles and virtual currency icons the picture shows
Aesthetic Manipulations reported on May 6, 2024
they lure vocaloid fans in with a vocaloid-themed game
Premium Currency reported on May 6, 2024
two words, wish jewels.
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on May 6, 2024
exactly what it sounds like, and with certain badges you can impress people by putting them on your profile
Daily Rewards reported on May 3, 2024
Though you are not punished for missing a daily login, if you forget to do a challenge live on any day of the week, you don't get to collect the bonus reward for your challenge live on Sunday.
Pay to Win reported on May 3, 2024
Someone incorrectly stated that one of the subscriptions gives bonus points for event rankings. While this is wrong, the subscriptions do give an advantage to events indirectly, such as allowing more auto plays per day and gaining access to a free weekly gacha pull that guarantees a 3 star card or higher.

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Find your true feelings! A mysterious song named “Untitled” with no melody or lyrics is passed around amongst the youth in Shibuya, Tokyo. This song unlocks access to “SEKAI” a strange place that allows everyone to discover their true emotions and their own song.
Play with Hatsune Miku and her Virtual Friends, as well as an original cast of 20 characters overcoming their struggles through the power of music.

• Tap, hold, and flick to the rhythm!
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• Easy to Master: 5 difficulty levels to choose from.
• Play on your own or create a room with up to 4 friends to share the fun.
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