MARVEL Strike Force

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 49 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 14 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-3.41

9 votes
Daily Rewards -
9 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

9 votes
Grinding -
9 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

9 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
9 / 0 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

8 votes
1 votes
Playing by Appointment -
8 / 1 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

8 votes
1 votes
Wait To Play -
8 / 1 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

3 votes
6 votes
Advertisements -
3 / 6 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

3 votes
6 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
3 / 6 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 68 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 30 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.76

9 votes
Premium Currency -
9 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

9 votes
Pay to Win -
9 / 0 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

9 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
9 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

9 votes
Pay to Skip -
9 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

9 votes
Power Creep -
9 / 0 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

7 votes
1 votes
Accidental Purchases -
7 / 1 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

8 votes
1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
8 / 1 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

7 votes
2 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
7 / 2 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

1 votes
8 votes
Pay Wall -
1 / 8 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

9 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 9 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

9 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 9 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 29 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 34 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.15

9 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
9 / 0 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

9 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
9 / 0 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

9 votes
Competition -
9 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

1 votes
8 votes
Reciprocity -
1 / 8 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

1 votes
8 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
1 / 8 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

9 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 9 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

9 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 9 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 43 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 20 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.73

9 votes
Variable Rewards -
9 / 0 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

8 votes
1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
8 / 1 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

7 votes
2 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
7 / 2 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

7 votes
2 votes
Complete the Collection -
7 / 2 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

6 votes
3 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
6 / 3 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

4 votes
5 votes
Illusion of Control -
4 / 5 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

2 votes
7 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
2 / 7 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 109,148 votes.
Google Play:  (4.24) with 305,651 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Daily Rewards reported on Oct 23, 2019
Multiple daily award tables, unlike most games single reward.
Grinding reported on Oct 23, 2019
Double the shards of similar games plus longer gear grinds.
Playing by Appointment reported on Oct 23, 2019
Daily arena without option to change hour. Daily Alliance War and 2 raids, all manually played on top of Blitz. Forced to play all or fall behind. So much worse than SWGOH or Dragon Champions
Daily Rewards reported on Sep 17, 2019
Daily login calendar best rewards are at 30/31 days, energy system fills in less then 12 hours
Grinding reported on Sep 17, 2019
Most game modes don't end and are needed for progression forcing you do do them each day to keep advancing
Daily Rewards reported on Sep 16, 2019
Daily rewards are provided by monthly calendars and limited time events.
Fear of Missing Out reported on Sep 16, 2019
Game encourages players to raid or war daily. If you do not partake in these events you risk potentially getting lesser rewards or kicked from the your alliance (guild) for not participating in the daily grind.
Playing by Appointment reported on Sep 16, 2019
The game encourages you to log in three times a day to collect energy. If you do not log in withing a specific time period the energy is lost.
Accidental Purchases reported on Sep 16, 2019
Some purchases do not require confirmation for items which utilize in-game currency. It's somewhat easy to accidentally press the wrong thing while scrolling through the menus.
Playing by Appointment reported on Sep 16, 2019
Three 2h blocks to get log in rewards on top of daily log in rewards.


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