Smash Hit

3.57
Good
Price: Free
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 2 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 19 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

3.41

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

3 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 3 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

3 votes
Grinding -
0 / 3 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

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

3 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
0 / 3 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

3 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 3 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 2 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 31 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

3.99

1 votes
2 votes
Pay to Win -
1 / 2 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

1 votes
2 votes
Pay Wall -
1 / 2 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

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

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

3 votes
Pay to Skip -
0 / 3 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

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
Recurring Fee -
0 / 3 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

3 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 3 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

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

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.

3 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 3 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 21 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

5

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.

3 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 3 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

3 votes
Competition -
0 / 3 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 2 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 19 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

3.41

1 votes
2 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
1 / 2 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

1 votes
2 votes
Variable Rewards -
1 / 2 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

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

3 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 3 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

3 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 3 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

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:  (4.50) with 156,177 votes.
Google Play:  (4.47) with 4,341,050 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Pay Wall reported on Jan 14, 2023
It's not a surprise, but there is a pay wall.
Playing by Appointment reported on Sep 24, 2022
Not times of day but pausing, quitting, or running out of ammunition means you start your progress over. This is unless you pay for premium. Either sit there and successfully navigate all levels in one sitting (and likely attempt multiple 'one sittings'). Or pay to have save points to get back to your progress whenever you want.
Pay to Win reported on Sep 24, 2022
This is a sort of endless run game for the available levels. Pause or quit and you have to start over. Premium allows you to go back for save points instead of having the game restart when you run out of ammunition
Can't Pause or Save reported on Sep 24, 2022
You can pause it but that means you lose your progress.


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Take a surreal journey through an otherworldly dimension, move in harmony with sound and music and smash everything in your path! This experience requires focus, concentration, and timing to not only travel as far as you can, but also break the beautiful glass objects that stand in your way.

* Smash your way through a beautiful futuristic dimension, smashing obstacles and targets in your path and experiencing the best destruction physics on mobile devices.

* Musically synchronized gameplay: music and audio effects change to suit each stage, obstacles move to each new tune

* Over 50 different rooms with 11 different graphic styles, and realistic glass-breaking mechanics in every stage

Smash Hit is playable at no cost and free from ads. An optional premium upgrade is available through a one-time in-app purchase that will enable iCloud synchronization across multiple devices, detailed statistics, alternative game modes and the ability to continue from checkpoints.