Block Jam 3D

-3.90
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 0 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-5

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
Can't Pause or Save -
1 / 0 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

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 7 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 0 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-4.11

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

1 votes
Pay to Win -
1 / 0 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

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
Accidental Purchases -
1 / 0 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
Waste Aversion -
1 / 0 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
1 / 0 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 1 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 0 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-0.24

1 votes
Competition -
1 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 4 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 0 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-3.57

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
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
Aesthetic Manipulations -
1 / 0 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.62) with 6,493 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Can't Pause or Save reported on May 28, 2024
If the app is exited for long enough the player will have to start the level from the beginning. There's no visible pause button.
Competition reported on May 28, 2024
Lots of the mini-games that encourage players to play the main game (e.g., get three levels in a row and you win!) are against supposedly real players.
Aesthetic Manipulations reported on May 28, 2024
If a game is lost it REALLY rubs it in and emphasises all the things you will lose if you don't attempt to pay to win.
Anchoring Tricks reported on May 28, 2024
Free items unlocked by "keys" (earned when playing levels) are put next to
Waste Aversion reported on May 28, 2024
Maybe 70% of the coins that the player can get from completing a level gets put in a "piggy-bank" which needs around $8 of real money to be unlocked.
Illusion of Control reported on May 28, 2024
Kind of.. most of the levels in the game rely on the random chance (levels can contain pipes and barrels, both of which mean you can't see the colour of the next block inside), and the blocks within the level are always randomised. It means that whenever you pass a level without using special items you feel very talented, but a lot of the time some levels have to be repeated over and over again for a good randomisation of colours that allows a player to win.
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on May 28, 2024
Players are awarded multiple things (trophies, keys and coins) with each item having it's own unique "purpose"; trophies indicate how you compare to other players on leaderboards, keys unlock items and coins are used as an in-game currency.
Accidental Purchases reported on May 28, 2024
When a player loses all their hearts and they're not actively playing in a level, the pop-up that allows them to get more hearts can be misleading; they can watch only ONE ad and if they try to watch another one for a heart they're immediately directed to pay money.
Pay to Skip reported on May 28, 2024
You can pay money to get more lives in order to avoid either watching ads to replenish lives or waiting 25 minutes to gain a life. The lives (shown as hearts) allow you to keep playing the games.
Wait To Play reported on May 28, 2024
If you don't have any hearts left and you don't want to watch any ads to get more hearts, you will have to wait for your hearts to be replenished (25 minutes per heart) or pay for more. Sometimes when the clock ticks over, the player isn't given a new life.


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Sharpen your brain in this block matching puzzle game.

- Tap blocks that aren't trapped to unblock them.
- Match 3 colors to clear them.
- Don't let your tray run out of space.