One of my absolute favorites! I usually play everyday but sometimes forget, however I do try to sign in every day to get the rewards or participate in the events. You can really tell that there has been an incredible amount of effort put into this game and that really shows in the graphics content and how many people play and love it! The English version does have a few translation errors that can be a bit confusing but it doesn't affect the game. Something that other people complain about is how the outfit doesn't always match but can get a crazy high score but I think that using websites such as Nikki's info is really helpful, especially for stylist arena. One problem I personally have is how it can be really difficult to collect start coin and how much is needed for so many recipes. another thing that is sort of strange and irritating it the skin tones. First of all, Nikki is a white girl but you can then change her skin color to be around 5 different colors on each level. It is a little creepy the way it labels the colors because the darkest color is "mature and sexy" while the lighter ones are "lively and cute". The makeup looks also don't coincide because if you have a different color of skin and add a makeup that doesn't match, the skin color will change/cutoff at the neck.
TLDR : amazing game! Some possible tweaks but they don't affect the overall gameplay and I would really recommend it.
I like this app and here’s why
By Hollster Girl
I think I’ve never written a review without the app asking me to.
This game is unique and I think it’s a lot of fun. A lot of the time it tries to sell packages that have items, and some things are literally inaccessible unless you pay, but if you ignore those, they aren’t really necessary for the game, and I consider them cheating. There are events often, and those are fun to participate in. This app has no ads. None, zip, nada, nope. No ads, not one. Unless you count them with their gift boxes that you have to pay real money for, no advertisements. No video ads, no pop ups, no ads at the bottom of the screen, no ads. I think I like this game because it has a unique concept, most games are companies copying other companies’ ideas and somehow getting people to play it through ads. How many dragon games are there? Some apps also take someone’s idea and change what the items and things look like. I have never seen a game like this one, and that’s what I like most. The graphics are great, and I like how there are challenges and themes for each level. When you have to get things from a level, if you get a good rating on that level, you can literally click a button that says “done” and the level is done for you, so that’s helpful. In conclusion, this is an awesome app, so try downloading it. It’s free (with payed purchases in-app) so try it.
Love this game!
By Shawn is awesome 😃😃😃😃
I really like this game because there is a lot of things you can do. You can get really cool things to dress up your character. There are also a lot of events that happens almost every week. You can go through stages and level up your character. You can get diamonds without having to pay. There are some things you have to pay in order to get, but if you wait a couple of months or less you can get it in the store. You can join groups or associations and meet new people! You can compete in ranked events that has a new category every few days. You can make items and customize some too. You can buy items in the store! I really like this game because your imagination can run really wild. You can design your character with your clothes and I’ve never seen a character with the same design as someone else. I really this this game is fair because if you can’t get something right now, there will be a chance for one later. Although some events might not be in store, the same event might happen every once in a while. There are events for holidays and some events for fun. This is the only review that I’ve ever written for without being asked to write and is the only one I’ve ever given a 5 stars for. This tells how much potential this game has and it won’t disappoint you very easily! <3
I love the game but some things need to change!
There are many things about this game that are infuriating, like that most events are too short and far too diamond heavy for anybody (whether a paying player or a free one) to complete it and get most of the stuff from the event without paying hundreds (HUNDREDS!!!) of dollars for the diamonds needed.
That is an issue but thats not my main annoyance, i can ignore the money sucking events but what i cant is the fact that the main quest line now seems to be moving in the money/diamond heavy way as well. What i mean by that it is this: I understand the story suits are needed to move forward and i like that but what i dont like is how now every quest needs the “recommended” clothes from momo to get past it. If i use anything but the recommended clothes i fail and it says “blank doesn’t seem to fit the theme” and i can sit there forever trying literally anything in my closet that fits the “theme” (ie like a quest needing cute, sexy clothes) but its never enough until i cough up the cash to buy more diamonds and star coins so that i can create the recommended clothes and move past the quest, because its not like i wasn't playing the main quest so that i could build up diamonds without having to spend them so that id have them for the diamond heavy events. But i end up having to buy them so i can move along in the game and i can win back like 1/8th of the diamonds that i spent to move forward.
Beautiful but has some Quirks
This game is beautifully designed- the graphics are gorgeous and the music is really nice and soothing. But there are a few issues. One main one is that the ‘advice’ or ‘suggestions’ you can get from Momo during dress up competitions are so frustrating. Many times he suggests things that are completely not fitting with the theme, yet the game will give you a crazy high score for wearing his style (a ball gown, black heels, and an Asian-style poncho for an ‘aristocratic ball gown’??? Yuck.
It’s very biased in that way- because style is subjective which makes it hard for this type of game to be fair to everyone’s sense of style. Not to mention that the categories don’t always match what the outfit is rated by in the competition- so you have to look closely at the rating types for each clothing piece beyond the category label.
The other issue is that the translation for what is being said is wrong at times and that inconsistency can be annoying. For example the girl sidekick they meet- her name is Yoko- and it’s clearly pronounced as such in the story- but when you see the dialogue it comes out to be ‘Bobo’. The ‘engrish’ style descriptions of the clothing items are also confusing and don’t make much sense either, but that’s more of a superficial matter. Overall 4/5 imo. :) I’m a sucker for pretty clothes and graphics haha
I love this game-however- update
I play this game a little everyday. I have not seen a super rare item in the area where you are subject to whatever comes up until I spent a little money. I played for a little over a month and I never got anything super rare until I spent a little money? Hmm questionable it makes all the really gorgeous items out of reach cause the only way to get them is to spend money when you get a chance to earn other super rare items during events it is impossible to do so without spending some real money. You. Can almost get a full suit if you play start to finish but not even get a piece or two of the other unless you forgo some of the other suit. Otherwise the game is awesome I play it everyday still love it but wish they made it more possible to get super rare items.
Update-Over time of playing you gradually get the super rare items. This game is amazing!!! I love it and have never been addicted to a game like this one! You can’t get better the outfits are so cute and new events pop up rather quickly you stay engaged from beginning to end. I am at level 34 and still growing. I look forward to the other levels. I love how they don’t make it impossible to win. You get a sense of winning everyday!!!
Like but issues
I really enjoy this game but there are things that need changed especially with the popularity of the game!
I like the game but it's difficult to craft when the item u need the only way u can obtain it is the luck of the draw in the pavilion of mystery. There are some frustrating aspects to this. Also what u charge in diamonds is ridiculous compared to what u receive in quests & achievements.
Adding this below at a later date, after playing for a while.
I like this game, but can't give it high marks. U make it insanely difficult to move forward. U require WAY TOO MUCH $ & even in game diamonds etc! I have bounce & sleep but can't use them but for some reason they're used against me! U didn't reply to my last review to help so doubt u will now! & Ive noticed that when something is $0.99 u take out $2.99, what the hell? Same w/other amounts! If you're able to move right along thru the game sure u can earn diamonds but if u get to a target suit that requires a ton of customization then you're stuck for days or have to spend $! Only way to earn starlight coins is in stylist arena or at the end of competition so it's hard to get dye for the customization! Same w/stylist association! It's frustrating! There's some things u need to change! Other than that it's fun but I'm stuck at end of 11, which means I can't do anything
I love this game, but...
This is an amazing game and I completely enjoyed every minute of playing so far, except for yesterday. I was playing like normal, happy that I had just completed chapter 12 in princess when it crashed. I didn’t think anything of it, until I realized all my progress had somehow been deleted. If you know a way to get back your progress, please let me know. Besides that, this is one of the greatest games I have ever played! The music really sets the mood and don’t even get me started on the animation! This game is gorgeous, and there are no adds. NONE!!! The game gives you options to buy certain sets, but it really isn’t mandatory, I’ve been playing for free and have had a great experience! It also has so many useful features, with some games you have to wait hours before you can continue playing, but with love Nikki, there is always something you can do between taking a picture of your latest style to decorating your very own house! The story dialogue is also pretty fun to go along with. There are so many accessories and I can’t stress enough how amazing this game is. I would recommend it to pretty much any age or gender. Sorry if this is long, I hope you enjoy playing as much as I do!
By Ava stanley
Considering the ad for this game is dressing up a pretty anime girl, I really didn’t expect much. However, this was definitely misjudgment. This game is so unique, with so many different aspects that bring in qualities from different games into one. There’s so much you can do, that I’m honestly surprised that it manages to stay on the topic of fashion. It’s fairly easy to manage and play, and all the items aren’t frustratingly expensive. I love the currency, because it makes it fairly easy to buy items without working for them. It’s also addicting, but not addicting enough where you want to spend hundreds of dollars on it (however, I did spend $1.99) But by far, my favorite thing about this app is the fact that there are NO ADS! NONE! ZERO! It’s beautiful. I’ve never liked a game so much, without having the process of ads. The story line is funny and lighthearted, with plots to keep you interested, but not to the point where the dialogue is the whole game. The artwork is beautiful, and the amount of clothing up for grabs is great. As I’m writing this, I’m trying to think of a negative thing to throw is here, but there really isn’t that I could think of, besides very minor bugs that are avoidable. Great game!!
I really, really loved this game, however just a day ago, all my data was lost. I wanted to contact the company but I didn’t know who to email or anything so I decided to leave a review in hopes someone from the company can help me. I’ve had this game for about a good year or two, and I had more than a hundred outfits and clothing items, I was on maiden chapter 14, and princess 12, I was close to getting the last outfit from the recent mermaid event, and i was in an association club. I had a lot of things in this game, and I’m super disappointed that’s it’s all gone. The game made me start from the beginning and I was super upset since I have played this game for so long and have collected many, many items and put so much effort into playing this game. I guess it was my fault for never “binding” my account to Facebook, but I think that my account still should have not have any problems with saving it’s data. If anyone from the support team could possibly help me out and retrieve my data, I would be super appreciative! This game is really nice and I love it because it’s really easy to obtain new outfits in a fun way unlike other dress up games where you have to pay your life savings just to get “cute outfits”. I really want to continue playing this game, but I really don’t want to start over because I had so many things before. If anyone can help me, that would be super great! Thanks!!
This has been my favorite game for 6 months and counting.
I've never written a review for an app without it asking me to until now. This game is just so so so nice. Aside from the endless collection of apparel and items to collect and the overall cute and charming esthetic, this is one of the only great games out there where you can really earn your status and it is not necessary to spend money to be able to go far. I have not spent a single cent on this game because I can't afford it but it doesn't matter because what can be bought is not necessary to enjoy the full extent of the game. This is in my opinion the best thing about it. My collection grows every day due to my effort I put into the game and it feels like a great accomplishment seeing all of my outfits I spent time crafting. This isn't some sort of actiony or decisive game. It's relaxing and soothes the desire of wanting clothes/self expression, and also is fun for people that like to collect things. Love love love this game. It's always being updated and there's always more cool new stuff to acquire, and you get rewarded for each day you log in. Overall awesome relaxing game. Cute and sweet and just my kind of pastime.
This isn’t a pay to play
By Cayley C
Most games pretty much require you to spend money to advance, or you have to wait hours and hours to get the stamina back. This game isn’t like that. Sure there’s several options that you can spend money on to get a cool outfit. But the game gives you plenty of opportunities to get both types of in-game currency without having to spend any real money at all. There’s a variety of different things you can do, from the main story mode to two different types of PVP competitions to your own little house to decorate. There’s also events to participate in extremely often, with only a few days in between events. This game updates and evolves so often that you never really get bored with it. Most apps have cycled on and off my phone within the first week of getting them, but this one has stuck around for months. I wouldn’t consider myself very girly, but this game is a lot of fun, and I find myself opening it several times a day. It’s definitely appropriate for kids if you’re looking for something harmless and fun for your kids to play. Just beware that they might be asking you for money for the coolest new outfit...
I love this so much ! This game is so fun and unique. I like how you don't have to spend money on it and it isint one of those games where you have to Spend money on it whereas some games you basically have to spend money or there's no point in playing. This game is so fun and you don't need to spend money to get the real experience. This is so unique and there are zero adds! I can't even express how much I've loved it. I am usually one of those people who downloads a game then gets bored if it in about a week. But with this game it's the opposite, I've been playing for over a year now.
The only thing that's a bit annoying is that the events usually last from a week to ten day and you need MANY MANY diamonds to finish just one. Of course, you can do it but everyday the most diamonds you can get from quest is 53 and I think they should more ways to obtain many other diamonds. Also they should give more diamonds for completing suits because you typically spend at least 500 diamonds ( at least for me) to complete a suit and all you get is a measly thirty in return. That's my only complaint but other than that I love love love this game.
My absolute favourite mobile game
By Sad Pixel Gambler
I don’t play mobile games, really. It’s always the same problems with a different paint job- “pay to win”, ads, all the cool stuff being locked unless you pay, time and energy stopping you from playing. I hate them. But I literally play Love Nikki every single day. Why? Because it’s a REAL game. There are loads of different stages (and Princess Mode, which is a harder version), contests, crafting, style challenges, associations, achievements, daily quests. There is so much to do in this game.
Yes, it does have a “IRL money currency” BUT you can earn diamonds in game. I’ve gotten through events and gotten the primo prize outfits without spending a single real cent on the game because I saved up my daily diamonds. And yes, some outfits can only be obtained with IRL money but the cool thing is that if you’re patient, Love Nikki will usually release the items in the shop and you can use your daily diamonds to get it. It’s an amazing game that is a REAL game. No cheapness or exploiting the player here. After a few months, I decided to finally buy some diamonds to support the developers - something I don’t do.
Check it out. You won’t regret it.
By Ghoul Car
I love the idea of this game, as well as the designs and artwork, but all of the things you need to do to advance after a certain point are frustrating and not all worth it. Advancing from certain levels means putting up with the crafting system multiple times, using all your stamina replaying old levels just to get the materials only to realize you need to spend star coins because you don’t even have the required recipes yet - and getting those coins means putting up with the stylist arena, something that would be fun, but the ratings system is put together in such a way that you can easily crush any competition by just putting on any rare item that vaguely fits the theme - rare items that often can only be acquired by paying real life money. Coupled with the fact that the further you get in the game, the harder it becomes to get good ratings without paid suits or items that require intricate crafting, and the only real way to advance is to either have the patience of a saint or to give up and pay real money. The items are beautiful, the story is fun, and putting together cute outfits is satisfying, but it’s a shame that none of that matters when the best way to win is just putting together ugly outfits full of expensive items.
Just good game design and not p2w
The prerequisite for this type of game is obviously that there’s a lot of clothes and that they look good, and Love Nikki has pretty clothes in spades. There’s hundreds of even cooler items soon to be added too! Yeah the stage outfits make no sense but an algorithm smart enough to evaluate an outfits fashionable-ness at a glance isn’t exactly on the cards for a mobile game, and there’s user-voted weekly competitions, so that doesn’t ruin the experience.
But more importantly, the gameplay is just great. It rewards you for spending time on it, and the devs clearly care about making the game consistently fun, so there’s always something to do- unless you’re obsessive like me, it’s almost impossible to run out of stuff to do. It’s also GENUINELY free to play! Everything comes back eventually, so if you don’t want to spend money on event suits or recharge suits, you don’t have to! I only had to wait a few months to get some of the event suits I missed when I started the game.
And just as a bonus, literally all the music in the game and the ads is just... so good? Sometimes I open the game just to listen to it. I’d give Love Nikki 6 stars if I could
Love the Game
This game gives you plenty of stuff to keep you busy. It is a wonderful game. I wanted to give it 5 stars, but just couldn’t. I took away from the stars because of the events. The events are awesome, but if you expect to collect a whole outfit you are going to have to fork out real currency. The current event is a desert event. You have a chance to complete two outfits, unfortunately to obtain either one you need to collect 1105 jewels (per outfit). The event only runs 10 days and you can only get 75 Jewels a day (unless you fork out real currency to get more). I know people need to make money and am not complaining about that. In my own opinion I just believe a person should be able to obtain 1 whole suit without having to spend real money on it. If someone wants to get the second suit, then let them spend real currency. Not being able to complete at least one suit through normal game play is kind of a let down and makes me not even want to bother with the whole event. So please please please, developers, in the future please add events that at least give those who cannot afford to fork out real currency a chance to complete at least one outfit before it ends.
This game is amazing but......
This game is absolutely amazing! It’s unique and if you love fashion, competition, and collecting this game has it all. It has so many cool stages to it and it’s fun and entertaining. If you are really dedicated to the game, you can spend hours playing it(I know this from past experience). Although I had this terrible problem where my whole profile deleted and I did nothing to do that, the game just automatically deleted it. It was horrible, I cried myself to sleep. I was at level 36, had collected so many rare once in an opportunity of a life time items, was one of the top, unlocked the whole “beginning”, was so far into the competitions, and you don’t even want me to describe how much I lost because of Love Nikki’s malfunction. I’m not lying because whoever lies about this game is probably a horrible person because this game is #1. So now I’m back to square one and yeah, I had this “dream” where the game owners/helper people fixed my problem and renewed my account and all of my 1 year hard hard fun work back to me. But this game is amazing! I totally recommend the game. It’s amazing!!!!!!😇
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It’s addicting but...
By Mary 🦄
Hey, this game is super fun and a good distraction. I open it several times a day and I’ve been obsessed for the past few months. However, there are several bugs and issues.
1. I find it annoying that in order to be able to make sure progress is secure you have to log in with Facebook. A lot of kids don’t have Facebook and this is a kids game, and I’m sure parents don’t want to deal with a very upset child. I have a Facebook account that’s connected to this so I’m fine, but I still find it annoying. I think you should try to add google accounts or maybe not have a sign up at all.
2. Several people have talked about this, but I also have an issue with this. Nikki shouldn’t come with a skin color. The skin colors have different features either.
3. This is definitely my biggest issue and something that needs to be fixed immediately: the login page isn’t working. After the update, my app logged out, which is fine because I’m connected with Facebook. However, when I tried logging in it said that it couldn’t connect. I tried to use the “fix” button, but it didn’t work. I’ve read several reviews that have the same issue so the creators should try to do something immediately.
This game is a lot of fun and you find yourself wanting to play it often. It’s not something that you would imagine wanting to play as much as you do. It is strangely addicting! The reason I did not give the app five stars is because often the outfits make no sense together. If this app is about fashion and what looks best together you would think the items would complement each other. I’ve gotten really high scores for things that do not make any sense together. Like wearing a very fancy dress with a very casual jacket. Also, there is not a way to set your time zone. Right now there is maintenance on the app from 3 AM to 7 AM, it is almost 9 AM here but it says it’s still doing maintenance. This is also an issue when doing events and gaining stamina.
I do like how easy it is to win new outfits. I also like how easy it is to gain a coin‘s and crystals to buy new outfits. It’s also really fun to watch your score rise higher and higher, even passing your friend sometimes. I love that there is a competition where you can dress however you like and get judge by fellow players.
This game is a lot of fun but I wish they would fix the things that I are wrong with it!
Love It Nikki, But Please Fox These Problems
I absolutely love this game! It’s addicting, it’s the first thing I want to do when I wake up, and I’m always so anxious for the next events to come up! You don’t always have to pay for some suits, and you can participate in the events to collect them for free. However, there are two things that I’d like to mention. First off, some of the competition themes are a bit confusing to me, so if there could be a caption describing it like there is for the stylist’s area, that would be awesome. Also, there is a bug going on with my home in the game. It says that I have a LV 2 home, but it’s not letting me go on the second level of my home and has the locked symbol on it even though I’ve been on it a decorated it before. To go along with that, all of the decorations that I’ve put up in my home have been completely removed and the default room is the only thing left. I still have the decorations when I click on “place” and I can still decorate, but it’s just a bit frustrating since I spent a while decorating my home in the first place. If you could please at the very least fix the house problems that I’m having, that would be awesome!!
First dress up game I haven’t deleted
There are a lot of dress up games out on the market. I am always a little skeptical when it comes to this kind of game. I mean, it is a simple concept: click on pre-drawn clothes and make an outfit. This game does a great job of making that simple premise really fun. There are events often that are pretty unique, lots of outfits and accessories (so even if you are using the same clothing items, they never really feel like the same outfit), and the art style is nice. Even when there aren’t events, there are lots of other features like competitions, styling associations (you can interact with other players), styling battles, and even room decorating (still pretty new) too. The best thing is that there are no ads. I know the other review does a better job of explaining this, but it is really nice to have a free game without pushing ads or purchases in your face. The creators of the game are also really good about communicating with the players and fixing bugs which is something I really appreciate. Anyway, I would definitely give this a try if you are considering downloading this app.
Okay game...but kinda racist...
This game was pretty fun to play but I found a few things about it problematic. First of all, the skin tones. The fact that you’re able to pick a skin tone like it’s an accessory isn’t cool. That and the skin tones are kinda fetishizing. The darkest tone is “sexy and mature” while the lighter tones are “lively and cute.” It really got under my skin especially since you’re forced to play as Nikki and can’t even customize her to be any other skin tone as a standard even if you own said skin tone already. She just pops on skin tones for challenges like they're clothing.
On top of that, you get stuck for hours at certain areas of the game because it’s nearly impossible to get certain things without paying money. You’ll need to customize certain clothes to make sets to move forward in the game and getting the number of the specific item needed is impossible. I needed one shirt and played a level over and over and never got it again because items only seem to drop once no matter how many times you play the level. So now I’m stuck because I can’t buy the shirt in the store either.
All and all, it was an okay game with pretty pictures and a weird clothing coordination system but now I don’t think I’ll be playing anymore.
I love I love Nikki!!!!!!! This is the best game u could possibly download for urself. It takes a little time to get used to how things work, but only about 10 minutes to figure things out 😂u never get bored on it either. If ur stuck on a chapter u can’t get off of, there are DOZENS of other things to do, including: posting an outfit on starry corridor, getting some mystery clothes from house of mystery, entering in a themed competition, and even styling contests against other players!!! Don’t get discouraged if all u get are boring clothes in the beginning. It’ll take some time, but soon you’ll be seeing some AMAZING, perfect in EVERY POSSIBLE WAY outfits. Some of the stuff they have on there just blows ur mind it’s so beautiful. I’ve collected some of the most high quality clothes over my about two months of playing this game. The satisfaction level is worth mentioning too, of course. Once u finish a recipe for a beautiful dress or shoes or whatever, u feel an AMAZING sense of accomplishment. It makes u want to keep going. So if u ask me, love Nikki is the best anime/fashion game on the market right now. Enjoy!!!!!