Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 64 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 52 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


22 votes
Daily Rewards -
22 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

13 votes
1 votes
Grinding -
13 / 1 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

13 votes
1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
13 / 1 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

12 votes
2 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
12 / 2 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

2 votes
15 votes
Playing by Appointment -
2 / 15 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
18 votes
Advertisements -
1 / 18 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

1 votes
15 votes
Wait To Play -
1 / 15 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 82 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 80 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


14 votes
Premium Currency -
14 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

20 votes
Pay to Win -
20 / 0 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

24 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
24 / 0 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

13 votes
1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
13 / 1 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

4 votes
11 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
4 / 11 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

1 votes
3 votes
Power Creep -
1 / 3 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

1 votes
3 votes
Pay Wall -
1 / 3 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

1 votes
3 votes
Waste Aversion -
1 / 3 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

3 votes
15 votes
Recurring Fee -
3 / 15 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

1 votes
23 votes
Pay to Skip -
1 / 23 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

21 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 21 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 85 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 46 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


18 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
18 / 0 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

16 votes
Competition -
16 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

17 votes
1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
17 / 1 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

16 votes
1 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
16 / 1 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

14 votes
1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
14 / 1 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

4 votes
20 votes
Reciprocity -
4 / 20 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

23 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 23 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 106 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 27 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


19 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
19 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

22 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
22 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

15 votes
Complete the Collection -
15 / 0 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

22 votes
1 votes
Variable Rewards -
22 / 1 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

22 votes
1 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
22 / 1 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

3 votes
13 votes
Illusion of Control -
3 / 13 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

3 votes
12 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
3 / 12 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 223,711 votes.
Google Play:  (4.34) with 12,733,777 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Recurring Fee reported on Jan 11, 2023
They have a battle pass system where you need to subscribe monthly to get better rewards. They also have a subscription system for diamonds and crystal aurora which is a better package then if you buy diamonds normally.
Optimism and Frequency Biases reported on Jan 11, 2023
They show people's rare winnings in the lobby or events.
Competition reported on Jan 11, 2023
ranking system and leaderboards.
Fear of Missing Out reported on Jan 11, 2023
They have seasonal rewards for players who play rank during the season. Also limited timed skins if connected.
Aesthetic Manipulations reported on Jan 11, 2023
good looking skins so you are more likely to buy them.
Anchoring Tricks reported on Jan 11, 2023
bundles for emotes or heroes + skins
Variable Rewards reported on Jan 11, 2023
random rewards for completing an amount of daily quests
Illusion of Control reported on Jan 11, 2023
The game's matchmaking system sometimes pair you with bad opponents or teammates to forcibly lower your win rate.
Complete the Collection reported on Jan 11, 2023
collecting every heroes, and maxing out all emblems.
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on Jan 11, 2023
they have achievements system where you get rewards for completing them

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Screenshot Join your friends in a brand new 5v5 MOBA showdown against real human opponents, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang! Choose your favorite heroes and build the perfect team with your comrades-in-arms! 10-second matchmaking, 10-minute battles. Laning, jungling, tower rushing, team battles, all the fun of PC MOBAs and action games in the palm of your hand! Feed your eSports spirit!

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, 2017s brand new mobile eSports masterpiece. Shatter your opponents with the touch of your finger and claim the crown of strongest Challenger!

Your phone thirsts for battle!


1. Classic MOBA Maps, 5v5 Battles
Real-time 5v5 battles against real opponents. Fight over 3 lanes to take the enemys tower. 4 jungle areas. 18 defense towers. 2 Wild Bosses. Complete reproductions of classic MOBA maps. Full-on 5v5, Human vs. Human battles. A triumphant return to genuine MOBA gameplay.

2. Win with Teamwork & Strategy
Block damage, control the enemy, and heal teammates! Choose from Tanks, Mages, Marksmen, Assassins, Supports, etc. to anchor your team or be match MVP! New heroes are constantly being released!

3. Fair Fights, Carry Your Team to Victory
Just like classic MOBAs, there is no hero training or paying for stats. Winners and losers are decided based on skill and ability on this fair and balanced platform for competitive gaming. Play to Win, not Pay to Win.

4. Simple Controls, Easy to Master
With a virtual joystick on the left and skill buttons on the right, 2 fingers are all you need to become a master! Autolock and target sifting allow you to last hit to your hearts content. Never miss! And a convenient tap-to-equip system lets you focus on the thrill of battle!

5. 10 Second Matchmaking, 10 Minute Matches
Matchmaking only takes 10 seconds, and battles last 10 minutes, glossing over the quiet early-game leveling up and jumping right into intense battles. Less boring waiting and repetitive farming, and more thrilling action and fist-pumping victories. At any place, at any moment, just pick up your phone, fire up the game, and immerse yourself in heart-pounding MOBA competition.

6. Smart Offline AI Assistance
In most MOBAs, a dropped connection means hanging your team out to dry, but with Mobile Legends: Bang Bangs powerful reconnection system, if you get dropped, you can be back in the battle in seconds. And while youre offline, your character will be controlled by our AI system to avoid a 5-on-4 situation.

PLEASE NOTE! Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is free to download and play, however some game items can also be purchased for real money. If you do not want to use this feature, please set up password protection for purchases in the settings of your Google Play Store app. Also, under our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, you must be at least 12 years of age to play or download Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

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