Cat Game - The Cats Collector!

-2.05
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 24 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 13 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.25

6 votes
Grinding -
6 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

6 votes
Wait To Play -
6 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

4 votes
1 votes
Daily Rewards -
4 / 1 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

4 votes
1 votes
Advertisements -
4 / 1 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

4 votes
1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
4 / 1 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

5 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 5 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

5 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 5 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 41 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 22 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.43

6 votes
Premium Currency -
6 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

6 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
6 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

5 votes
Pay to Skip -
5 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

5 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
5 / 0 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

5 votes
1 votes
Recurring Fee -
5 / 1 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

4 votes
1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
4 / 1 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

4 votes
2 votes
Pay to Win -
4 / 2 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

3 votes
3 votes
Accidental Purchases -
3 / 3 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
5 votes
Power Creep -
1 / 5 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

1 votes
5 votes
Pay Wall -
1 / 5 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

1 votes
5 votes
Waste Aversion -
1 / 5 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 17 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 22 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.89

5 votes
1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
5 / 1 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

4 votes
2 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
4 / 2 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

4 votes
2 votes
Reciprocity -
4 / 2 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

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

1 votes
2 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
1 / 2 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

6 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 6 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

6 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 6 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 19 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 21 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.17

6 votes
Complete the Collection -
6 / 0 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

4 votes
2 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
4 / 2 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

4 votes
2 votes
Variable Rewards -
4 / 2 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

2 votes
3 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
2 / 3 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

2 votes
4 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
2 / 4 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

1 votes
5 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
1 / 5 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

5 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 5 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 6 votes.
Google Play:  (3.90) with 1,480 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Invested / Endowed Value reported on Aug 13, 2022
Certain cats are only available to players who had the game during a certain time period, as compensation for bug fixes. I find this effectively "grandfathered" me into keeping the game.
Artificial Scarcity reported on Aug 13, 2022
EVERY WEEK. ALL THE TIME.
Premium Currency reported on Aug 13, 2022
Real money for Gems.
Complete the Collection reported on Aug 13, 2022
The entire purpose of the game is building your collection of virtual cats.
Fear of Missing Out reported on Aug 13, 2022
Game always has events running with short timespans.
Grinding reported on Jun 1, 2022
The grind is infinite and unyielding.
Infinite Treadmill reported on Jun 1, 2022
Constantly being added to and constantly expanding for more premium bullshit.
Complete the Collection reported on May 31, 2022
Similar to Pokemon, the game is a collection game by nature. The goal is to collect every single cat, there would be no gameplay without the goal of collection. There does not seem to be a 100% completion award.
Fear of Missing Out reported on May 31, 2022
As events are *always* going on, it's easy to miss something if you take a break.
Optimism and Frequency Biases reported on May 31, 2022
The game does show when other people in your club has gotten an item, gotten a cat, leveled up, or entered a contest. All seemingly positive, there doesn't seem to be any way to lose.


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Screenshot Welcome to Cat Game - The Cats Collector! Cat Game transports you to a colorful world where you collect adorable cats, care for them and build your dream cat Tower!

Full of imagination and humor, Cat Game lets you play with your friends or in solo across a variety of special events and contests to win unique prizes like the very rare Legendary cats!

The game features:

- Over 600 cats to collect
- Watch your cats come to life with cute animations
- Customize and decorate your dream cat Tower
- Special events let you earn exclusive cats and prizes
- Enter contests to design the ultimate rooms
- Play fun and addictive mini-games to earn coins
- Join a club and play with your friends
- Compete in the leaderboard for very exclusive rewards
- New content added every week

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