Galaga Wars

-0.10
Neutral
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 7 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 4 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.03

1 votes
Daily Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

2 votes
Grinding -
2 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

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

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

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

1 votes
1 votes
Wait To Play -
1 / 1 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.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 2 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 11 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

2.92

1 votes
1 votes
Premium Currency -
1 / 1 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

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

1 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 1 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
0 / 1 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

1 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 1 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

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

1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 1 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

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.

1 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 1 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 1 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 7 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

5

1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 1 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

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

1 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 1 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

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.

1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 1 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

1 votes
Competition -
0 / 1 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 4 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 4 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.72

2 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
2 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

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
Badges / Endowed Progress -
0 / 1 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

1 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 1 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

1 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 1 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

1 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 1 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 3,667 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Premium Currency reported on Feb 7, 2022
Coins are purchased in packs for real money
Pay to Skip reported on Feb 7, 2022
upgrade timer for ship upgrades, coins and warp cores must be spent to use warp points.
Wait To Play reported on Feb 7, 2022
Buying an upgrade with coins for your ship results in a real-time timer that you can "speed up" by spending coins.
Grinding reported on Feb 7, 2022
Coins are required for every action in the game. Upgrading, purchasing a new ship (which are also your lives), unlocking warp points, respawning with another ship, finishing an upgrade early instead of waiting real time. Coins are either purchased or you have to play and grind them.
Can't Pause or Save reported on Feb 7, 2022
You can only save by first getting to a level, unlocking a warp point with coins, and then you must spend warp cores to use it. Saving is tightly integrated into the grinding logic.
Invested / Endowed Value reported on Feb 7, 2022
Undoubtedly, you grind or buy coins to purchase ships, which are essentially your lives. These are very expensive to grind for, taking days to get a lower level ship. Purchasing ships with real money endows your copy with more lives.
Daily Rewards reported on Feb 3, 2022
Yes, Daily Rewards and rewards for killing x number of enemies.
Invested / Endowed Value reported on Feb 3, 2022
The more time you play, the more ships you get.
Complete the Collection reported on Feb 3, 2022
Collecting all the ships is a time-consuming task.
Infinite Treadmill reported on Feb 3, 2022
After level 11, it never finishes. You never get to kill the end boss... it just goes on and on and on and on... this is like the original Galaga, your goal was to get the most points. But in this iteration, you're effectively just playing against yourself.


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot The galaxy is calling for you, it needs to be saved from waves of aliens. Jump in your ship and head to space. The survival of the universe is once more at stake. They have an alien mothership of immense proportions, endless waves of ships bristling with high-tech weaponry and of course the sheer power of the boss Galaga...
You are the hero that will make it through those waves as if they were mere bricks. You are the breaker of this cycle and the savior of the galaxy

Galaga Wars is a classic retro shooter that has been seen times and times in your favorite arcades. From pixel ships to more refined ones, have the feel of a casual runner mixed with the adrenaline of destroying enemies in the vast ocean of stars

ATTACK
through endless waves of original enemies, including the Bee, Butterfly, Scorpion and many more deadly ones.

ENHANCE
your weapons by upgrading and leveling up your craft.

BLAST
alien waves with 4 unique abilities per ship including laser, explosive shot, space mines, ghost shield...

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