Kingdom Rush Frontiers

3.09
Good
Price: $0.99
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 14 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

5

2 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 2 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

2 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 2 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

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

2 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 2 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

2 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
0 / 2 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

2 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 2 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

2 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 2 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 4 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 18 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

1.97

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

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

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

2 votes
Pay to Skip -
0 / 2 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

2 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 2 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

2 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 2 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

2 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 2 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

2 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 2 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

2 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 2 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

2 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 2 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 0 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 14 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

5

2 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 2 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

2 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 2 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

2 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 2 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

2 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 2 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

2 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 2 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

2 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 2 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

2 votes
Competition -
0 / 2 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 2 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 12 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

2.62

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

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

2 votes
Complete the Collection -
0 / 2 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

2 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 2 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

2 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 2 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

2 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 2 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

2 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 2 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 11,016 votes.
Google Play:  (4.74) with 122,806 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Premium Currency reported on Oct 30, 2022
Money can be spent to purchase gems, which can be then used to purchase consumable powerups.
Pay to Win reported on Oct 30, 2022
Money can be spent to purchase gems, which can be then used to purchase consumable powerups.
Invested / Endowed Value reported on May 24, 2022
As opposed to classic kingdom rush, heroes do not level in each clash and reset in each new scenario, but instead slowly level and keep that consistent level over time. Leveling isn't too much of a pain, its a very minor component and I almost entirely forgot about it while writing this, but it is there.


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Screenshot The world's most devilishly addictive defense game is back - welcome to Kingdom Rush: Frontiers!

Bigger and badder than ever before, Kingdom Rush: Frontiers is a whole new level of the furiously fast, enchantingly charming gameplay that made the original title an award-winning hit. Tap your troops through an epic (mis)adventure as you defend exotic lands from dragons, man-eating plants, and ghastly denizens of the underworld -all with flashy new towers, levels, heroes, and more goodies to help you crush your foes to a pulp. (Don't worry, we've still got all the good ol' stuff from the last game, too. It's vintage now.)

Kingdom Rush: Frontiers packs in so much content, it's like a fully upgraded artillery blast of mouthwatering, pixelated joy launched right into your smiling little face... and it hurts so good!

GAME FEATURES

Fantastic Tower Defense game with lots of strategic decisions. Great power-user stuff like Reinforcements, Meteor Strikes, Freeze Bombs and medieval devastating nukes!

Fortify the frontier in exotic news lands - hold the line in deserts, jungles and even the underworld!

Eight new specialized tower upgrades! Slice, sizzle, and stomp your foes with Crossbow Forts, Mighty Templars, Necromancers, and even Earthquake Machines - hey, we told you we were shaking things up.

Over 18 tower abilities! Unleash Death Riders, pestilence clouds, or Assassins that steal and kill your enemies!

Over 40 enemies with unique abilities! Stay on your toes as you fight through desert sandworms, tribal shamans, nomad tribes and underground terrors.

Eleven legendary heroes. Choose your champions and train their abilities! Each has unique specialties that fit different play styles!

Special units and features on every stage! Watch out for the Black Dragon!

Merciless boss fights! Hey, we told you to get those upgrades...

Upgrade system allows you to min/max your towers towards your preferred strategy.

Hours of gameplay with over 70 achievements!

Classic, Iron, and Heroic game modes to challenge your tactical skills!

Three difficulty modes! Are you up for a real challenge? Go with Hard mode!
Intoxicating charm with a rousing score, full-bodied voice-overs and lovingly illustrated cartoon art! (Complete with cartoon blood, naturally.)

In-game encyclopedia! True warriors know thine enemies... and their towers. Study up!

Halloween Update

- 3 new Halloween stages!
- 9 new enemies! Face vicious Ghouls, Ghosts of lost souls, ferocious Werewolves and even powerful Vampires!
- 2 New Heroes: Hire Dante the vampire slayer or summon Bonehart the legendary Dracolich.
- New mechanic: Moonlight!
- 5 achievements!
- Easter Eggs and Cameos! Even the Headless Horseman!

PRAISE FOR KINGDOM RUSH: IGN Editor's Choice, Slide To Play Must Have, 148 Apps Editor's Choice, Jay is Games Game of the Year, Pocket Gamer Gold Award, Touch Arcade 4.5/5