My Singing Monsters

-1.81
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 59 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 37 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-2.2

12 votes
2 votes
Daily Rewards -
12 / 2 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

12 votes
2 votes
Advertisements -
12 / 2 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

12 votes
2 votes
Wait To Play -
12 / 2 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

10 votes
3 votes
Grinding -
10 / 3 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

10 votes
4 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
10 / 4 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

3 votes
11 votes
Playing by Appointment -
3 / 11 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

13 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 13 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 70 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 74 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-1.26

14 votes
Premium Currency -
14 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

14 votes
Pay to Skip -
14 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

13 votes
1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
13 / 1 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

9 votes
4 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
9 / 4 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

7 votes
5 votes
Pay to Win -
7 / 5 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

6 votes
5 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
6 / 5 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

3 votes
11 votes
Waste Aversion -
3 / 11 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

1 votes
11 votes
Accidental Purchases -
1 / 11 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

2 votes
12 votes
Power Creep -
2 / 12 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

1 votes
13 votes
Pay Wall -
1 / 13 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

12 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 12 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 42 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 49 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-1.08

11 votes
1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
11 / 1 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

10 votes
4 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
10 / 4 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

8 votes
4 votes
Competition -
8 / 4 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

7 votes
5 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
7 / 5 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

6 votes
8 votes
Reciprocity -
6 / 8 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

13 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 13 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

14 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 14 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 50 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 40 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-1.74

12 votes
2 votes
Complete the Collection -
12 / 2 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

10 votes
1 votes
Variable Rewards -
10 / 1 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

11 votes
2 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
11 / 2 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

9 votes
4 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
9 / 4 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

4 votes
9 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
4 / 9 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

2 votes
10 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
2 / 10 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

2 votes
12 votes
Illusion of Control -
2 / 12 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 247,933 votes.
Google Play:  (4.60) with 1,209,679 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Competition reported on Apr 27, 2024
In ways that no one cares about and in no way are a core component of the game. One is a turn based battle mini game everyone hates/ forgets about and the other is the likes your island receive. But most of the game just revolves more around your own experience and not how you stack up to others.
Premium Currency reported on Apr 27, 2024
Almost every currency can be bought with money. (Some not directly (For example Diamond->3 relics))Only the xp and “StarPower” (a currency obtained through the club/clan (here it’s tribe) and through some luck (high level monsters can give it randomly with currency collection))
Infinite Treadmill reported on Apr 27, 2024
Yes and no. It’s a island/farm type game, which aren’t really designed to have an ending. You can get all content in the game, but that isn’t an official ending. Not to mention that it gets regularly updated.
Social Pyramid Scheme reported on Apr 27, 2024
Friends can light torches for you, which can increase the chance of you getting a rare monster when it’s available. You can also put their friend code (a slew of letters and numbers randomly assigned to you) in the “referral codes tab”, giving you 2 free diamonds. (The hard to come by, practically premium currency)
Advertisements reported on Apr 27, 2024
When you have not yet made a purchase, the game puts ads between the selection of islands. (This game consists of islands, which you place monsters on. Each island is a different song and for a f2p you can get spammed with ads in between selecting an other island to go to.)
Social Obligation / Guilds reported on Apr 27, 2024
Has a “Trinal Island” where everyone in a tribe has to contribute some currency every week to get a special currency back (nearly only obtainable here)(also some diamonds)
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on Apr 27, 2024
The most apparent one is the spin wheel, where you can use “premium currency” (hard to obtain,but obtainable. Easier purchased.) To get an extra attempt on top of your daily free attempt. The less apparent one is monster variants. Rare versions are obtained by trying to breed the regular monsters in the timeframe the Rare one is available. This is completely up to chance and many are gonna skip and retry over and over. (Effectively gambling)
Wait To Play reported on Apr 27, 2024
Literally a core mechanic of the game. Waiting for breeding, hatching, baking, generation of currency, etc.
Fear of Missing Out reported on Apr 27, 2024
You can miss opportunities for getting Rare Monsters, Seasonal Monsters (tied to holiday’s like Christmas,etc.) Most content is available year round, but some are definitely missable.
Daily Rewards reported on Apr 27, 2024
A literal daily login calendar and a mine on most island that produces one diamond each day. (Diamonds being the “premium currency”)


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Screenshot Welcome to My Singing Monsters! Breed them, feed them, listen to them sing!

Raise a monster pet, then feed your musical monster to help them grow. Take care of a collection of fun monster characters in this free musical game for the whole family!

Create an island full of Singing Monsters, then watch your song evolve as you breed and upgrade happy monster pets. Design and build unique decorations to make your world look just the way you want, then share your creation with friends! You’ll love exploring the wonderful fantasy land of the Monster World!

Download My Singing Monsters today — Happy Monstering!

FEATURES:
• Collect and level up over 150 cute and funny monsters — dragons are so last year…
• Customize your islands with cool decorations and catchy music
• Enjoy awesome graphics and character animation
• Play with friends around the world
• Discover new updates and events year-round
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PLEASE NOTE! My Singing Monsters is completely free to play, however some game items can also be purchased for real money. If you don't want to use this feature, please disable in-app purchases in your device's settings. My Singing Monsters requires an internet connection to play (3G or WiFi).

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