Toon Blast

-1.91
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 229 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 465 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.21

111 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
111 / 0 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

115 votes
Wait To Play -
115 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

1 votes
111 votes
Daily Rewards -
1 / 111 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

1 votes
86 votes
Advertisements -
1 / 86 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

1 votes
107 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
1 / 107 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

77 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 77 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

84 votes
Grinding -
0 / 84 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 631 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 380 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.32

78 votes
Premium Currency -
78 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

109 votes
Pay to Win -
109 / 0 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

79 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
79 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

99 votes
1 votes
Pay to Skip -
99 / 1 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

82 votes
1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
82 / 1 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

108 votes
1 votes
Pay Wall -
108 / 1 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

76 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
76 / 0 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

93 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 93 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

114 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 114 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

81 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 81 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

89 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 89 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 222 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 123 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.44

94 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
94 / 0 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

60 votes
1 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
60 / 1 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

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

67 votes
1 votes
Competition -
67 / 1 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

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

119 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 119 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.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 262 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 261 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.43

116 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
116 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

85 votes
1 votes
Illusion of Control -
85 / 1 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

60 votes
1 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
60 / 1 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

1 votes
100 votes
Complete the Collection -
1 / 100 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

79 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
0 / 79 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

79 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 79 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

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 1,297,058 votes.
Google Play:  (4.75) with 2,261,681 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Infinite Treadmill reported on Aug 26, 2019
There are more than 3000 levels, and they add more over time, so it's essentially infinite.
Aesthetic Manipulations reported on Aug 26, 2019
Cute cartoon animals and flashy fun graphics make it interesting to keep playing.
Pay Wall reported on Aug 26, 2019
At some point the game becomes so difficult that you can't continue without using boosters.
Pay to Skip reported on Aug 26, 2019
You can pay to replenish your hearts instead of waiting.
Wait To Play reported on Aug 26, 2019
If you run out of hearts, you have to wait for them to replenish.
Pay to Win reported on Aug 26, 2019
You can pay to get boosters that help you pass difficult levels.


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Screenshot WELCOME TO THE FUNNIEST CARTOON PUZZLE ADVENTURE!

From the creators of Toy Blast comes the ultimate puzzle game with unique gameplay and endless fun!

Enter the crazy cartoon world starring Cooper Cat, Wally Wolf, Bruno Bear and enjoy loads of whacky and challenging levels! Blast cubes and create powerful combos to pass levels. Solve puzzles to help the Toon gang as they travel around magical worlds!

Join the wildest adventure of your life and have a BLAST!

FEATURES:

Complete tons of challenging levels and unlock new episodes!
Play with unique game objectives and dozens of entertaining obstacles!
Unlock whacky boosters to blast your way to the next level!
Collect stars by completing levels to win awesome rewards!
Create your own team & compete with others to rule the puzzle world!
Receive lives from your teammates to keep on playing!
Sync your game easily between your phone and tablet!
Easy and fun to play yet challenging to master!