My Singing Monsters

-1.73
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 50 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 32 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-2.16

10 votes
2 votes
Daily Rewards -
10 / 2 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

9 votes
2 votes
Grinding -
9 / 2 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

10 votes
2 votes
Advertisements -
10 / 2 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

10 votes
2 votes
Wait To Play -
10 / 2 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

8 votes
4 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
8 / 4 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

3 votes
9 votes
Playing by Appointment -
3 / 9 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

11 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 11 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 60 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 63 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-1.26

12 votes
Premium Currency -
12 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

12 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
12 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

12 votes
Pay to Skip -
12 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

6 votes
4 votes
Pay to Win -
6 / 4 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

7 votes
4 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
7 / 4 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

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

3 votes
9 votes
Waste Aversion -
3 / 9 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

1 votes
9 votes
Accidental Purchases -
1 / 9 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
11 votes
Power Creep -
1 / 11 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

1 votes
11 votes
Pay Wall -
1 / 11 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

10 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 10 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 33 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 44 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-0.84

9 votes
1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
9 / 1 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

8 votes
4 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
8 / 4 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

6 votes
4 votes
Competition -
6 / 4 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

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

5 votes
7 votes
Reciprocity -
5 / 7 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

11 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 11 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

12 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 12 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 42 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 35 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-1.66

8 votes
1 votes
Variable Rewards -
8 / 1 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

10 votes
2 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
10 / 2 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

10 votes
2 votes
Complete the Collection -
10 / 2 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

7 votes
4 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
7 / 4 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

3 votes
8 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
3 / 8 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

2 votes
10 votes
Illusion of Control -
2 / 10 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

2 votes
8 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
2 / 8 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

Competition reported on Sep 10, 2023
Competing against other players is a very very VERY small part of the game. It's moreso like "bro this island looks better than mine and they have all the cool monsters :(("
Artificial Scarcity reported on Sep 10, 2023
Yeah :/
Invested / Endowed Value reported on Sep 10, 2023
I don't feel this, however, I feel the opposite
Wait To Play reported on Sep 10, 2023
Literally every single thing in the game has a timer. Hatching eggs, breeding monsters, upgrading castles, removing things in your way... There are so many timers.
Social Obligation / Guilds reported on Sep 10, 2023
I myself don't feel this bc i literally could care less about my tribe lmao but i do know other people experience this
Social Pyramid Scheme reported on Sep 10, 2023
you get like 5 gems if a friend uses your invite code
Premium Currency reported on Sep 10, 2023
Yes. I don't do this myself, but it exists.
Pay to Skip reported on Sep 10, 2023
Yes. Help. Oh my god.
Infinite Treadmill reported on Sep 10, 2023
If you stop playing for like a month you'll miss a ton of events. Aka; it depends on how bad the addiction is :')
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on Sep 10, 2023
Sort of. You can pay using premium currency to spin the daily wheel (2 diamonds) or play the memory game (10 diamonds) again.


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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.