Love Live!School idol festival

-2.55
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 4 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.94

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

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

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

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 8 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 3 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-3.05

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

1 votes
Power Creep -
1 / 0 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

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.

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

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

1 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 1 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 3 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 4 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.92

1 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
1 / 0 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

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

1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 1 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

1 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 1 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

1 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 1 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

1 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 1 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

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
Variable Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

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

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

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 6,056 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Playing by Appointment reported on Oct 14, 2020
The stamina bar is very small, so to make the most of free stamina during events players must empty it several times a day. Ranking in events also requires play at certain times to ensure keeping your spot in a tier.
Grinding reported on Oct 14, 2020
Event points require a lot of repetitive play.
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior reported on Oct 14, 2020
Event leaderboards can get very competitive, especially in the JP version.
Competition reported on Oct 14, 2020
Healthy competition takes place on high scores which encourage you to improve at a given song. Bad news is that certain cards can help you score well over being a skilled player.


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot More than 45 million players worldwide enjoy this Japanese anime music rhythm game!

Featuring over 100 playable songs, the difficulty can be adjusted to suit you.

Play through Live Shows, read stories about the many interesting and unique characters, join in the events, and create and strengthen your own team of school idols!

Super cute original costumes for the school idols in μ's, Aqours, and more are added regularly.

---- Original Rhythm Action ----
Live shows are performed by tapping the screen to the rhythm.

Many of the songs from the "Love Live!" and "Love Live! Sunshine!!" series are featured in-game!

---- Follow the Story ----
This game has more than music to offer; read the stories to get to know the school idols even better!
Each and every member has their own story to tell, with fully-voiced chapters included. Deepen your bond with them and share a special moment together!

---- In-Game Events ----
There's always something exciting happening in School Idol Festival. Multiple event types let you enjoy this music game in many different ways.

Work together with other players, unlock new original stories, or even test your skills in a group of 100 players!

Companion Match
Work together with your friends to complete the missions!

Adventure Stroll
Follow the exclusive story and play across a mini-map with the main members!

Score Match
Aim for the highest score on your favorite songs. Matches can be held with up to 100 players!

---- Create Your Own Team ----
You can pick and create your own teams from μ's, Aqours, and many more original members.

Create teams best suited to your favorite songs or events, or just with your favorite members. It's all up to you!

---- Improve Your Members ----
Practice with your team members to help them improve. The better they get, the greater their performance scores will be!

Enjoy the variety of original songs and characters in this Japanese anime rhythm game!