My Talking Tom

Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 237 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 350 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


63 votes
Grinding -
63 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

61 votes
Advertisements -
61 / 0 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

111 votes
1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
111 / 1 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

1 votes
60 votes
Playing by Appointment -
1 / 60 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
74 votes
Daily Rewards -
1 / 74 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

116 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 116 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

99 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 99 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 74 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 841 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


71 votes
Premium Currency -
71 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

1 votes
99 votes
Pay to Win -
1 / 99 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

1 votes
84 votes
Accidental Purchases -
1 / 84 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
75 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
1 / 75 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

85 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
0 / 85 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

77 votes
Pay to Skip -
0 / 77 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

70 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 70 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

111 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 111 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

85 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 85 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

72 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 72 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

83 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 83 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 4 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 576 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


1 votes
80 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
1 / 80 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

1 votes
74 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
1 / 74 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

1 votes
82 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
1 / 82 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

1 votes
69 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
1 / 69 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

97 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 97 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

102 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 102 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

72 votes
Competition -
0 / 72 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 434 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 266 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


103 votes
1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
103 / 1 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

115 votes
1 votes
Illusion of Control -
115 / 1 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

105 votes
Variable Rewards -
105 / 0 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

109 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
109 / 0 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

1 votes
61 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
1 / 61 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

1 votes
116 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
1 / 116 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

87 votes
Complete the Collection -
0 / 87 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 283,098 votes.
Google Play:  (4.49) with 15,723,752 votes.

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- The possibility to connect with friends via social networks;
- YouTube integration to allow users to watch videos of Outfit7's animated characters;
- The option to make in-app purchases;
- Items to purchase (available in different prices) using virtual currency, depending on the players progress; and
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