Roller Smash

Price: Free
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 75 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 552 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


75 votes
Advertisements -
75 / 0 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

93 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 93 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

113 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 113 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

108 votes
Grinding -
0 / 108 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

84 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
0 / 84 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

83 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 83 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

71 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 71 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 931 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


82 votes
Pay to Skip -
82 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

64 votes
Premium Currency -
0 / 64 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

93 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 93 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

111 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
0 / 111 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

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.

78 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 78 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

80 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 80 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

116 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 116 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

83 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 83 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

96 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 96 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

117 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 117 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 567 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


78 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 78 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

99 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 99 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

70 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 70 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

62 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 62 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

88 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 88 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

83 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 83 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

87 votes
Competition -
0 / 87 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 65 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 527 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


65 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
65 / 0 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

77 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
0 / 77 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

77 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
0 / 77 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

60 votes
Complete the Collection -
0 / 60 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

100 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 100 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

96 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 96 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

117 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 117 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 1,811 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Advertisements reported on Aug 23, 2019
Unskippable ads between levels
Pay to Skip reported on Aug 23, 2019
Pay to skip the ads.
Aesthetic Manipulations reported on Aug 23, 2019
As you play, the game pops up words like "Amazing!" when you are just playing normally, to make you feel like you are doing better than you actually are.

Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Clear the level by rolling over everything!

Simple controls but hard to master. Avoid the bad stuff and collect all the cubes!

Play like a wrecking ball but if that wrecking ball were also a magnet.