Part Time UFO

-1.43
Slightly Bad
Price: $3.99
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Unknown

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

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

-1.43

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

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

1 votes
1 votes
Grinding -
1 / 1 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

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

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

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.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

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

-1.43

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

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

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

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

1 votes
1 votes
Power Creep -
1 / 1 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

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

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

1 votes
1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
1 / 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 7 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 7 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.43

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

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

-1.43

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.

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

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

1 votes
1 votes
Variable Rewards -
1 / 1 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

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

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

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (5.00) with 2,262 votes.
Google Play:  (4.87) with 3,303 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews


No dark patterns have been reported for this game. Does it have one? Please help us by reporting it.


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot ○Part time worker, full time UFO!
In Part Time UFO, fly a UFO around and complete odd jobs.
Help out at a farm, support cheerleaders, cook up the ultimate dessert at a restaurant, build castles, and much more!
Wherever the UFO goes, there are sure to be plenty of jobs waiting.
At the center of all this is the UFO's super special awesome claw!
Use the claw crane to grab, move, and stack objects to complete jobs.

○Change your look with classy outfits!
Use your hard-earned money to buy costumes to change into.
Wearing these can give the UFO a whole new look and new abilities.
Whether you want to show your stripes with the Tiger Suit or zip around in Ninja Wear, there are lots of costumes to pick and choose from.

○Lots of friends (and foes?)!
Meet tons of people on the job.
From a tight-lipped ship captain, a clumsy museum curator, or a fishy professor, to even elephants, dogs, and hamsters, they'll cheer on the UFO during jobs, let out a sigh when the UFO fails, and show all kinds of reactions.
Some of them may also be disguised and hiding in wait...

○Work those tunes!
Part Time UFO features tons of catchy beats.
They're scientifically proven to make you more productive.
*Not scientifically proven

○Share your masterpiece!
Job? What job? Sometimes a UFO's just gotta stack to its unidentified flying heart's content.
Create fun or artistic shapes and snap some shots!
Show off the fruits of your labor with all your friends.

○"Works" with Game Center.
Try your claw at lots of different achievements!
Become the part-timeliest part-timer of them all!

[Caution]
◆No in-app purchases
This app contains no in-app purchases.

◆Available languages
The following languages are available:
Japanese, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), English, Korean.

◆Compatible OS
iOS 9.0 or newer

▽Official Site
https://www.halegg.jp/eng/ufo/

▽Official Twitter Account
https://twitter.com/HatarakuUFO/