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Gameplay Feature: Character Gacha

Group Description

Gashapon machines are a type of vending machine that distributes collectible toys or figures. Each play of the machine gives the user one random toy out of a set, thus requiring customers to spend a lot of money to complete their collection. Games with this feature use a similar system for the acquisition of playable characters or "character cards", in which some amount of in-game items or currency can be exchanged for one opportunity to summon or generate a random character. Some characters may only be available during limited event periods.

These games almost universally use a freemium model; while players may be given a certain amount of free chances at the gacha and/or be able to earn the required currency through gameplay, there is typically also an option to spend real-world money. For this reason, several countries have legal restrictions on games with gacha features, as they can be considered a form of gambling.

Selected Covers

Cookie Run: OvenBreak Android Front Cover Store Icon
Front cover for Cookie Run: OvenBreak
Arknights iPad Front Cover
Front cover for Arknights
Pokémon Masters Android Front Cover
Front cover for Pokémon Masters
Dragalia Lost iPad Front Cover
Front cover for Dragalia Lost

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Cookie Run: OvenBreak
Title screen.
Screenshot from Arknights
Title screen.
Screenshot from Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Game group created by Harmony♡ (20663), additional games added to group by Ms. Tea (36911)