Rival Stars Horse Racing

-2.93
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

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

-1.94

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

1 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 1 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
0 / 1 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

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 7 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-2.86

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

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

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 2 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-1.43

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

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

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

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 5 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 0 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-3.81

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.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (5.00) with 20,818 votes.
Google Play:  (4.55) with 46,164 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Daily Rewards reported on Jul 1, 2024
Must log in regularly to receive pay in order to play the game
Grinding reported on Jul 1, 2024
Extremely repetitive nature to training, racing, and breeding horses
Social Obligation / Guilds reported on Jul 1, 2024
Live races in teams
Invested / Endowed Value reported on Jul 1, 2024
Individual horses can take days of breeding, training and racing not to mention breeding for colours and the best stats
Wait To Play reported on Jul 1, 2024
Timers for breeding and training, with longer timers for higher level horses
Recurring Fee reported on Jul 1, 2024
Star club membership
Competition reported on Jul 1, 2024
Live races against other players with a scoreboard and prizes for coming at the top


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Care for and train your own stable of horses, breed the perfect champion, manage a homestead ranch, and race for victory in Rival Stars Horse Racing!

Play Rival Stars Horse Racing for the ultimate horse racing experience. Restore your family's legacy and become a champion! From paddock to winner's circle - race on legendary tracks from all over the world, earn your prestige, and climb the leader boards. Choose your play style and immerse yourself as a breeder, horse trainer, race manager, jockey, and more. You’re in charge - manage a homestead and decide when to invest, upgrade facilities, or hire new staff. What will you do with your grandfather's gift?

Your horse racing derby quest starts here, with Rival Stars Horse Racing!

Racing:
• Feel the thrill and thunder through motion-captured animations, cinematic races, and intense race commentary
• Dive into authentic and immersive gameplay that brings the complete horse racing experience to mobile
• Compete for glory yourself or hire a jockey to ride for you - the choice is yours
• Customise your face, silks, and helmets for a photo finish

Breeding:
• Enlist the help of a stable manager to decide when to buy, breed, and sell new horses
• Every horse is unique, featuring detailed appearances, characteristics, pedigree histories, and stats
• Breed your own horses with the genetic breeding system

Training:
• Hire a trainer to transform your horses into stars!
• Increase their abilities, including speed, sprint energy, and acceleration
• Training your horses’ abilities improves their performance in competitions

Upgrade:
• Use your race winnings to restore your homestead to its former glory!
• Unlock more stable stalls to house more horses
• Upgrade your training facilities to increase your horse abilities
• Complete goals for rewards that will help you dominate the tracks!

Rival Stars Horse Racing is free to play but offers some game items for purchase with real money.

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The Star Riding Club subscription lasts for 1 Month and provides you with great daily in-game benefits. This subscription will auto-renew every month and must be cancelled at least 24 hours before renewal.

The Star Riding Club Subscription will renew automatically unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Renewal costs 9.99 USD/month (or local equivalent).

Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a Star Riding Club subscription, where applicable.""