MARVEL SNAP

-1.06
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 7 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 14 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.24

2 votes
1 votes
Daily Rewards -
2 / 1 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

1 votes
2 votes
Playing by Appointment -
1 / 2 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
2 votes
Grinding -
1 / 2 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

1 votes
2 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
1 / 2 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

1 votes
2 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
1 / 2 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

1 votes
2 votes
Wait To Play -
1 / 2 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

3 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 3 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 16 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 17 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.32

3 votes
Premium Currency -
3 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

3 votes
Pay to Win -
3 / 0 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

3 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
3 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

2 votes
1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
2 / 1 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

2 votes
1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
2 / 1 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

1 votes
2 votes
Pay to Skip -
1 / 2 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

1 votes
2 votes
Recurring Fee -
1 / 2 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

1 votes
2 votes
Power Creep -
1 / 2 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

3 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 3 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

3 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 3 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

3 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 3 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 17 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

1.82

2 votes
1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
2 / 1 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

2 votes
1 votes
Competition -
2 / 1 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

3 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 3 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

3 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 3 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

3 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 3 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

3 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 3 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

3 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 3 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 12 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 9 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.94

3 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
3 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

3 votes
Complete the Collection -
3 / 0 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

3 votes
Variable Rewards -
3 / 0 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

2 votes
1 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
2 / 1 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

1 votes
2 votes
Illusion of Control -
1 / 2 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

3 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
0 / 3 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

3 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 3 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (0.00) with 0 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Pay to Skip reported on Jan 15, 2023
You can spend money on gold which allows you to buy credits which you need to advance your collection level.
Competition reported on Jan 15, 2023
Competition is the core of the game (which is fine) but can create the desire to have more cards, especially if you loose against a powerful combo of cards that will require you to keep playing the game for several months or shorten that time by spending money.
Fear of Missing Out reported on Jan 15, 2023
You are more likely to get newer, more powerfull cards when you are close to have a full collection of cards, so the game encourrages you to keep playing regularly.
Aesthetic Manipulations reported on Jan 15, 2023
The Snap mechanic is emphasized by the feedback, also winning and loosing cubes needed to rank up is showcased in a way that aggravates losses and wins so you are encourraged to play more and "cut your losses" or "keep you the winning streak".
Anchoring Tricks reported on Jan 15, 2023
If you spend more you get "better" deals on ingame currency and timed bundles usually are better deals than non-timed bundles.
Variable Rewards reported on Jan 15, 2023
Rewards come from caches that have a random element similar to loot boxes.
Complete the Collection reported on Jan 15, 2023
You have a collection tab that shows what cards you are still missing making you want to fill in the gaps.
Power Creep reported on Jan 15, 2023
To be fair it's to soon to say but judging on the cards we see appear in the season passes since release it sure seems like the game has power creep (which most similar games do).
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on Jan 15, 2023
You cannot buy loot boxes directly but the collection progress let's you unlock caches that are similar to loot boxes and designed to include a random elements to make opening them more desirable.
Recurring Fee reported on Jan 15, 2023
There is a monthly season pass that includes a card that usually defines the meta game for the month, thus creating a desire to own it.


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Screenshot Assemble your MARVEL dream team from a super roster of your favorite heroes and villains—then make your move. MARVEL SNAP is fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping, strategic card battler that puts you in control of it all.

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