Squad Busters

-2.46
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 16 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 12 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-1.94

3 votes
1 votes
Daily Rewards -
3 / 1 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

3 votes
1 votes
Grinding -
3 / 1 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

3 votes
1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
3 / 1 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

3 votes
1 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
3 / 1 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

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

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

4 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 4 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 31 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 10 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-3.13

4 votes
Pay to Win -
4 / 0 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

4 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
4 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

4 votes
Pay to Skip -
4 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

2 votes
Accidental Purchases -
2 / 0 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

4 votes
Recurring Fee -
4 / 0 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

3 votes
Power Creep -
3 / 0 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

4 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
4 / 0 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

3 votes
1 votes
Premium Currency -
3 / 1 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

3 votes
1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
3 / 1 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

4 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 4 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

4 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 4 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 13 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 15 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-1.18

4 votes
Competition -
4 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

3 votes
1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
3 / 1 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

3 votes
1 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
3 / 1 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

3 votes
1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
3 / 1 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

4 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 4 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

4 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 4 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

4 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 4 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 18 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 10 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-2.45

4 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
4 / 0 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

3 votes
1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
3 / 1 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

3 votes
1 votes
Complete the Collection -
3 / 1 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

3 votes
1 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
3 / 1 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

2 votes
2 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
2 / 2 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

2 votes
2 votes
Variable Rewards -
2 / 2 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

1 votes
3 votes
Illusion of Control -
1 / 3 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (3.00) with 1 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Invested / Endowed Value reported on Jun 9, 2024
Mainly because of card upgrades.
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior reported on Jun 9, 2024
"Busting" other players is the whole game loop.
Recurring Fee reported on Jun 9, 2024
Optional pass.
Variable Rewards reported on Jun 9, 2024
Random chest loot and rewards through multiple tracks.
Pay to Skip reported on Jun 9, 2024
Skip waiting for chest keys and similar stuff.
Anchoring Tricks reported on Jun 9, 2024
Many bundles and offers.
Can't Pause or Save reported on Jun 9, 2024
Only multiplayer game, impossible to pause.
Aesthetic Manipulations reported on Jun 9, 2024
"Don't lose your streak" and stuff
Artificial Scarcity reported on Jun 9, 2024
Limited time offers in store.
Social Pyramid Scheme reported on Jun 9, 2024
Quests that are impossible to complete alone, nor do they have a lower difficulty for single players - there's an optional quest where you have to collect a huge amount of "candy" for benefitial prizes.


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Screenshot Every match is busting with unique, unpredictable fun! Grow your Squad, loot bosses, bust your friends, collect & Evolve all-star Supercell characters from Clash of Clans, Brawl Stars, Hay Day, Clash Royale, and Boom Beach.

Play endless combinations of Maps with crazy twists and fresh gameplay in every epic 10-player match. Hold on to the most Gems if you can!

MERGE & EVOLVE OVER 25 CHARACTERS

Start your journey with cute Babies. Evolve them to full-grown superstars with fresh looks and exciting Abilities!

GAME MODIFIERS AMP UP THE FUN

Dozens of different Modifiers and constantly changing Character lineups make millions of unique games. Chase down Loot Goblins, smash Piñatas, recruit Royal Ghosts to haunt others, and more! Discover new tactics and fun surprises with every game!

PART ACTION, PART STRATEGY, FULL ON PARTY

Run! Fight! Toss a MASSIVE bomb! Think fast while picking the right mix of Attackers, Suppliers and Speedsters for your Squad. Pick 3-of-a-kind to spark giant FUSION troops!

Play it safe by farming or risk it all to knock out other players. There’s more than 1 route to victory!

EXCITING WORLDS & BELOVED CHARACTERS

Adventure through fun new Worlds and themed Maps on your journey. Discover unique environments, bosses, and traps, and unlock fan-favorite heroes and villains as you progress!

PLAY WITH FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND FRENEMIES!

Be social and make your own multiplayer Party room! Challenge friends and family to see who can survive the Battle and become the top Squad! The best way to settle scores or get the party started!

Why did the Chicken cross the road? To bust the Barbarian and steal his Gems! Go Squad!

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