HATSUNE MIKU: COLORFUL STAGE!

-0.86
Neutral
Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 13 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 20 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.59

5 votes
Daily Rewards -
5 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

3 votes
2 votes
Wait To Play -
3 / 2 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

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

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

1 votes
4 votes
Playing by Appointment -
1 / 4 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

5 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 5 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

5 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 5 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 22 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 29 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.88

5 votes
Premium Currency -
5 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

5 votes
Recurring Fee -
5 / 0 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

5 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
5 / 0 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

4 votes
1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
4 / 1 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

1 votes
2 votes
Pay to Skip -
1 / 2 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

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

1 votes
4 votes
Pay to Win -
1 / 4 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

5 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 5 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.

5 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 5 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

5 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 5 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 9 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 26 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

0.71

4 votes
1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
4 / 1 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

4 votes
1 votes
Competition -
4 / 1 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

1 votes
4 votes
Reciprocity -
1 / 4 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

5 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 5 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

5 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 5 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

5 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 5 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

5 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 5 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 12 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 20 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.46

4 votes
1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
4 / 1 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

3 votes
2 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
3 / 2 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

3 votes
2 votes
Variable Rewards -
3 / 2 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

2 votes
3 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
2 / 3 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

5 votes
Complete the Collection -
0 / 5 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

3 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 3 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:  (4.23) with 7,452 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Playing by Appointment reported on May 26, 2022
I don't know if it fits here, but there are limited Live Shows that give the players rewards for watching them. For actual gameplay, if you want to compete in an event you have a limited time frame as well, but I think that's another issue.
Recurring Fee reported on May 26, 2022
Game offers a Premium Mission Pass where you can get costumes for characters if you get enough show points and Colorful+, a monthly subscription that gives you bonus show points and other items.
Anchoring Tricks reported on May 26, 2022
There is bundles you can buy, but their amount is limited per month.
Wait To Play reported on May 24, 2022
you can play all you want, but once your energy drinks run out you'll get barely any rewards
Daily Rewards reported on May 24, 2022
There are login bonuses for every day (30 Crystals, which becomes 100 every 7 days, and 50 Virtual Coins). There are other login bonus campaigns that run for special occasions (Valentine's Day, White Day, Halloween, New Year's, etc.)
Grinding reported on May 24, 2022
This is a bit of a stretch-- if you are trying to level up cards, character ranks or your own player rank, you might have to do a lot of "shows" (ie: rhythm game charts) in a row, which may become tedious. However, this is in no way required to play the game, as you can use whichever cards/characters you like, and unless you want really high scores, it doesn't matter so much.
Premium Currency reported on May 24, 2022
You can exchange real life money for Crystals, which are used for the gacha mechanic among other things, along with other items that act as a sort of "currency". Crystals gained through actual gameplay and Crystals gained through purchasing are treated as separate (Free Crystals and Paid Crystals in game respectively), however.
Artificial Scarcity reported on May 24, 2022
Limited gacha banners only last for about a week or two at a time, and there is no permanent gacha banner (as of writing, in the English version) other than the 3* Or Higher voucher one.
Wait To Play reported on May 24, 2022
Sort of-- there is a "bonus energy" mechanic, which is *presented* as a sort of "use these to play and wait until they restore" type of thing, but they are actually not needed to play the game itself, only to yield high rewards. Playing a show (rhythm game chart) without the use of bonus energy just means you don't get as many rewards after completing it as you would if you did have some-- so this becomes a non-issue if you are simply interested in playing the rhythm game.
Recurring Fee reported on May 24, 2022
There is an optional monthly subscription called COLORFUL+, which is advertised upon opening the game every month (you are given the option to not show the popup again each month). It gives the user rewards and exclusive costumes to put on characters.


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot "Find Your Music"
Join Hatsune Miku in her latest mobile rhythm game and discover a rich cast of characters overcoming their struggles through the power of music.

[STORY]
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.

[GAME FEATURES]
Tap, hold, and flick to the rhythm!
Discover a rich cast of characters with fully voiced Story Chapters.
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.
Collect character cards and customize your band and music videos. Level up and upgrade your characters to unlock more skills and reach higher scores.
Enjoy Virtual Show, a virtual concert in the comfort of your own home, with players from all over the world! Customize your Avatar and Glow Sticks for the show.
Dress your band members with a wide variety of costumes that you can craft!

[MUSIC]
ROKI (Lyrics: mikitoP, Music: mikitoP)
Tell Your World (Lyrics: kz, Music: kz)
BRING IT ON (Lyrics: Reol, Music: Giga)
Happy Synthesizer (Lyrics: EasyPop, Music: EasyPop)
Melt (Lyrics: ryo, Music: ryo)
Charles (Lyrics: balloon, Music: balloon)
and much more!

[VIRTUAL SHOWS]
Enjoy online performances in real time of your favorite in-game band with players from all over the world!
Join virtual shows and chat with the community. Interact with the stage by displaying emotes and special effects to make the performamce even more stunning!

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[Official Channels]
Twitter: @ColorfulStageEN
Facebook: ColorfulStageEN
Instagram: colorful_stage_en

[Official web site]
https://www.colorfulstage.com/

[Requirements]
Android6.0 or above
Snapdragon 835 or above
OpenGL ES 3.0 or above
Minimum 2GB (RAM)