Asphalt 9: Legends

-2.76
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 9 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 3 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-2.8

1 votes
Daily Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

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

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

1 votes
Wait To Play -
1 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

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

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

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 17 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 5 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-3.38

2 votes
Premium Currency -
2 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

2 votes
Pay to Win -
2 / 0 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

2 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
2 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

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

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

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

2 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
2 / 0 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

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
Pay Wall -
1 / 1 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 6 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 7 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-0.92

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

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

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

1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 1 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

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

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

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 8 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 5 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-1.94

2 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
2 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

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

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
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.

1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
0 / 1 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (5.00) with 357,650 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Playing by Appointment reported on May 2, 2024
There are daily rewards that oftenly expire if not claimed within a few hours of the server daily timer reset. There are also multiplayer competitive events, "Grand Prix"es, where you get a mild competitive edge by delaying your participation as long as possible, often times ending in the middle of the night. There are also multiple other resources tied to time limits that require constant sessions to obtain optimal progress.
Grinding reported on May 2, 2024
The extensiveness of such grinds (Example: Car Hunt events and their derivatives) is oftenly hidden through luck-based rewards featuring extremely poor odds.
Infinite Treadmill reported on May 2, 2024
The game essentially doesn't have a main objective, and new content is added very regularly. Due to their artificial scarcity, be it by limited availability, bloated costs and whatnot, it's essentially impossible to obtain content as fast as it is released.
Invested / Endowed Value reported on May 2, 2024
Personal progression is extremely stretched out, ammounting to years of investment, and is made into a major aspect of the game by it's community and in-game events.
Accidental Purchases reported on May 2, 2024
Most in-game currency purchases are one click away from the player, however, there is an option for an added safeguard confirmation before spending premium currency (Tokens). It is hidden in an unrelated settings menu, is turned off by default and the game never tells you about it existing.
Recurring Fee reported on May 2, 2024
There are multiple subscription deals, that vary in value, and also include a discount on renewing your next purchase, pushing a vicious cycle.
Power Creep reported on May 2, 2024
Cars generally keep their use and are often tied to exclusive benefits that can always appear again. However, the game makes an agressive push for chasing newer content, and the competitive side of items is at constant risk of being overshadowed.
Reciprocity reported on May 2, 2024
Only minimally, with a very strict and limited donation feature that is also exclusive to one in-game type of currency.
Pay Wall reported on May 2, 2024
Almost all in-game activities have previous content requirements, which greatly benefit only long time players.
Anchoring Tricks reported on May 2, 2024
This game pulls every single predatory trick you can think of when it comes to it's monetization deals.


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Screenshot Take on the world’s most fearless drivers and become the next Asphalt Legend – from the creators of Asphalt 8: Airborne.

Asphalt 9: Legends features an extensive roster of real hypercars from renowned manufacturers such as Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and W Motors. Pick your dream ride and race across spectacular locations around the world. Leave your limits in the dust and become a “Legend of the Track!”

-- WINNER OF MULTIPLE AWARDS --
• 2019’s Design Award – Apple
• 2019's Best Audio/Visual Accomplishment Award – Pocket Gamer
• 2018’s Best iPhone Racing Game Award – The Tabby Award
• 2019's Best Technical Achievement Award – IMGA
• 2019's Best Sports Game Award – Webby

-- GAME FEATURES --

CUSTOMISE YOUR RIDE
Collect over 60 of the world’s most amazing speed machines. Each vehicle is meticulously modelled to recreate the real thing from the inside out. Then, use the new car editor to define the exact colour and materials for your car. You can also pick the colour of the rims and brake calipers, and even add carbon parts to fully customise your rides.

BREATHTAKING LOCATIONS
Feel the thrill of gravity-defying races across 80 tracks in the most amazing real-world locations. Race around giant tornados in the American wilderness, avoid landslides in the Himalayas or ride across the sandy beaches of the Caribbean. Each track offers endless gameplay opportunities to turn every race into a real blockbuster movie.

SINGLE / MULTIPLAYER
Start your journey in the single-player Career mode and complete over 900 events to grow your collection of supercars. Become a real Asphalt legend by racing against up to 7 rival players from all over the world in the online multiplayer mode's different series.

SMART / MANUAL CONTROLS
Master the innovative TouchDrive™, a new control scheme that streamlines steering to let players focus on the fun of racing. You can also switch to Tap-to-Steer controls and customise the position of the buttons on-screen, or use Tilt-to-Steer to learn how to drive like a pro Asphalt racer.

CLUB RACE
For the first time in the Asphalt series, you can create your own community of like-minded racers with the Club feature. Collaborate with your Club members to unlock Milestone rewards and rise up the ranks of the Club leaderboard. You can also create your own private races to challenge your Club friends on any of the racetracks.

REGULAR EVENTS
Join in the fun with the Events hub. Compete in solo events daily to rack up extra resources and blueprints for your rides. Play ranked events and compete asynchronously against the world to rock the leaderboard and earn rare rewards. Keep an eye out for special events to unlock the rarest and most desirable cars.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
This app requires an iPad mini 2 (or newer) or an iPhone 5s (or newer). A network connection is required to play.

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