My Singing Monsters

-2.54
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 6 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 0 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-3.98

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

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

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

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

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

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

-1.03

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 1 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

0.83

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
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.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 5 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.96

1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
1 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
1 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

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

1 votes
Variable Rewards -
1 / 0 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

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



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Playing by Appointment reported on Jul 7, 2021
the times that are best to open the game will be highly variable. you will need to log in to hatch many monsters within as few days as possible to wake up wublins and stuff. it's just overall very tempting to log in every hour and collect the stuff your monsters generate
Advertisements reported on Jul 7, 2021
you can pay a small amount to permanently remove ads though
Infinite Treadmill reported on Jul 7, 2021
it all depends on when you decide you're happy with your collection / decorations I suppose.
Invested / Endowed Value reported on Jul 7, 2021
no matter how many resources you have, certain monsters are only obtainable at certain point(s) of the year. regardless, growing your monster collection takes a lot of time and I certainly wouldn't ever want to start over.
Pay to Skip reported on Jul 7, 2021
the main (but definitely not only) application of this is speeding up monster breeding stuff, which takes forever lmao
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on Jul 7, 2021
there's a rigged daily spinning wheel
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on Jul 7, 2021
there are "goals" for just about everything
Complete the Collection reported on Jul 7, 2021
monsterpedia, there are different versions of the same monster too
Illusion of Control reported on Jul 7, 2021
the daily spin wheel appears to have equal chances of each prize but after hundreds of hours I can guarantee you it's rigged to give you a garbage prize 99.5 percent of the time. the game asks if you'd like to pay premium currency for another spin after you use your daily one.
Variable Rewards reported on Jul 7, 2021
sometimes monsters will reward more favorable resources, it's random


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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).

HELP & SUPPORT: Get in touch with the Monster-Handlers by visiting www.bigbluebubble.com/support or contacting us in game by going to Options > Support.