Archero

-1.67
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 35 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 26 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.89

7 votes
2 votes
Daily Rewards -
7 / 2 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

7 votes
2 votes
Grinding -
7 / 2 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

7 votes
2 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
7 / 2 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

6 votes
2 votes
Wait To Play -
6 / 2 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

6 votes
3 votes
Advertisements -
6 / 3 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

1 votes
7 votes
Playing by Appointment -
1 / 7 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
8 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
1 / 8 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 53 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 41 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.8

8 votes
1 votes
Premium Currency -
8 / 1 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

8 votes
1 votes
Pay to Skip -
8 / 1 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

7 votes
1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
7 / 1 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

7 votes
2 votes
Pay to Win -
7 / 2 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

6 votes
2 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
6 / 2 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

5 votes
3 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
5 / 3 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

5 votes
4 votes
Recurring Fee -
5 / 4 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

4 votes
5 votes
Power Creep -
4 / 5 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

1 votes
6 votes
Accidental Purchases -
1 / 6 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
8 votes
Pay Wall -
1 / 8 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

1 votes
8 votes
Waste Aversion -
1 / 8 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 19 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 37 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.2

7 votes
2 votes
Competition -
7 / 2 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

5 votes
4 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
5 / 4 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

3 votes
5 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
3 / 5 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

2 votes
6 votes
Reciprocity -
2 / 6 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

1 votes
5 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
1 / 5 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

1 votes
8 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
1 / 8 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

7 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 7 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 31 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 26 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.61

8 votes
1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
8 / 1 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

6 votes
3 votes
Variable Rewards -
6 / 3 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

5 votes
3 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
5 / 3 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

5 votes
3 votes
Illusion of Control -
5 / 3 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

4 votes
5 votes
Complete the Collection -
4 / 5 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

2 votes
5 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
2 / 5 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

1 votes
6 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
1 / 6 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 10,296 votes.
Google Play:  (4.36) with 218,234 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Competition reported on Oct 21, 2022
Two types of competition, direct combat, and longest survivor against enemy waves.
Complete the Collection reported on Oct 21, 2022
A wide variety of items in every gear slot, many skins for each character.
Grinding reported on Oct 21, 2022
It's a dungeon delving game, it's all pretty repetitive.
Wait To Play reported on Oct 21, 2022
Not the worst, there is limited energy, but you get a lot of play out of a full energy bar and it accumulates fairly quickly as these things go.
Daily Rewards reported on Jul 6, 2022
Free in-game currency for signing in everyday
Grinding reported on Jul 6, 2022
It is a game that requires grinding to build out the character
Advertisements reported on Jul 6, 2022
To unlock rewards like in game currency
Infinite Treadmill reported on Jul 6, 2022
Developers releasing new gear and new levels
Daily Rewards reported on May 11, 2022
You have to connect every day to get a daily reward. But also to collect ressource from your patrolling heroes, from your monster farm, or to get special offers from the differents shops: you can watch an ad per day to get objects for "free".
Recurring Fee reported on May 11, 2022
Somewhat, the game has a battle pass.


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Screenshot Archer Heroes!

Enter a world where existence itself is eliminate you! You are the Lone Archer, the only force able to resist and defeat the oncoming waves of evil.
Step up, stack up awesome skills and fight like your life depends on it, for the never-ending waves of enemies will never give up. And remember, once you die... the only way is to start all again! So be careful!

Enjoy creating countless combinations of unique skills all designed to help you survive. Crawl your way through different worlds facing relentless monsters and obstacles.

Key Features:
Random and unique skills to help you crawl these dungeons.
Explore beautiful worlds and hundreds of maps in this new universe.
Thousands of never-seen-before monsters and mind-boggling obstacles to
defeat
Level-up and equip yourself with powerful equipment to increase your stats.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask us anytime at: archero@habby.fun
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