My Singing Monsters

-1.69
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 45 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 30 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.09

9 votes
2 votes
Daily Rewards -
9 / 2 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

8 votes
2 votes
Grinding -
8 / 2 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

9 votes
2 votes
Advertisements -
9 / 2 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

9 votes
2 votes
Wait To Play -
9 / 2 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

7 votes
4 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
7 / 4 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

3 votes
8 votes
Playing by Appointment -
3 / 8 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

10 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 10 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 55 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 57 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.27

11 votes
Premium Currency -
11 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

11 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
11 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

11 votes
Pay to Skip -
11 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

6 votes
3 votes
Pay to Win -
6 / 3 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

6 votes
4 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
6 / 4 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

4 votes
5 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
4 / 5 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

3 votes
8 votes
Waste Aversion -
3 / 8 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

1 votes
8 votes
Accidental Purchases -
1 / 8 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
10 votes
Power Creep -
1 / 10 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

1 votes
10 votes
Pay Wall -
1 / 10 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

9 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 9 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 29 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 41 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.74

8 votes
1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
8 / 1 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

7 votes
4 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
7 / 4 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

5 votes
4 votes
Competition -
5 / 4 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

5 votes
6 votes
Reciprocity -
5 / 6 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

4 votes
5 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
4 / 5 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

10 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 10 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

11 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 11 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 38 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 32 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.63

7 votes
1 votes
Variable Rewards -
7 / 1 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

9 votes
2 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
9 / 2 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

9 votes
2 votes
Complete the Collection -
9 / 2 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

6 votes
4 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
6 / 4 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

3 votes
7 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
3 / 7 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

2 votes
9 votes
Illusion of Control -
2 / 9 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

2 votes
7 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
2 / 7 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

Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on Jan 6, 2023
Specific limited time monsters have a random chance of being hatched, And it may be difficult to get it during this small window of time without spending money to speed up the hatching process.
Pay to Skip reported on Dec 22, 2022
Spending Premium Currency to speed up breeding and nursing.
Playing by Appointment reported on Sep 12, 2022
Breeding times for new monsters to optimize resource production
Waste Aversion reported on Sep 12, 2022
Monster hotels and decoration storage
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on Sep 12, 2022
Breeding is essentially lootboxes
Advertisements reported on Sep 12, 2022
Random ads unless a player spends real money on currency. Ads are also viewable to skip waiting times.
Wait To Play reported on Sep 12, 2022
Breeding timers and construction timers.
Wait To Play reported on Sep 11, 2022
Most of the game is checking in, doing a few tasks, then closing the game until later when timers complete and you can check in again.
Pay to Skip reported on Sep 11, 2022
Most actions require some amount of wait time, and you can use the premium currency to skip waiting.
Premium Currency reported on Sep 11, 2022
There are several types of currency, all of which can be bought with money. You can also obtain them without paying any money, though.


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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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STAY TUNED:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MySingingMonsters
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/SingingMonsters
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mysingingmonsters
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/mysingingmonsters

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.