Now that the harvest is rolling in, the farmers markets across the world are filled with bounty in some places, not so much in others, depending on how certain regions fared over the summer with the weird weather. Not really missing the lack of genetically modified corn or soybeans, I found the time to look into this little time management game of a Farmers Market.
This is one Farmers Market that seems a bit tedious to keep running. You have base resources being brought in by local farmers, and little stalls that are selling products made from the base resources. So, you are always sending market workers to get the items you need. Not only that, the resource sellers themselves have to upgrade their wares so your secondary sellers can have oil or butter, along with milk and corn. Sure, this must smell great to all your little green shoppers, until someone forgets to empty the trashcans, so you have to send your little market workers to clean the place up, or you’ll get very annoyed by the sound of buzzing flies. Read more...(229 words, 31 images, estimated 55 secs reading time)
It too a few tries for me to get a pattern working with Jo’s Dream: Organic Coffee, but once I got things going, this turned out to be a very fun time management game. It starts with a typical girlie game set-up, a post grad is starting out after a travel tour, and meets with an old friend, and they set up a business. We’ve seen this in many of these kinds of games, but what really made this fun for me was the access to upgrades, and hiring people that make the game run so much smoother. Speaking of things running smooth, this game hardly skips at all, and has a very fluid look to it. It seems that Melesta Games has gotten some new software or developers, because this is a far cry from their Farm Frenzy-style games that all seem to look alike. Read more...(311 words, 31 images, estimated 1:15 mins reading time)
This game looks to be a favourite among time management enthusiasts, but I found Burger Bustle: Ellie’s Organics to be far superior game to the original. I really do like the fact that your goals change with every new level, but I miss having the extra bonus points from the donation box, and the more green atmosphere with the organics.
What I really liked were the various personalities of the customers, and how they would slightly change with each new restaurant. Being in Florida, I really liked opening with the beachside cafe, but gradually we would work our way west, then north, and eventually, we’d be serving on a space station, but once we left the beach, the game was pretty much downhill for me. I like the theme upgrades, and the ease in which you can hire extra employees, and wish it could really be that easy without having to deal with all those legal issues, but we are not at Jeannie’s One Stop Diner in this game. No cat-head biscuits and gravy here! :( Still Burger Bustle is a rather enjoyable time management game, just don’t play the sequel first, then you might not be disappointed.
While I did not get a chance to try out the original Nanny Mania, I’m sure it has to be better than this screwy game. This game has you clicking all over the place, trying to bring order to the life of a Hollywood Diva brood mare and her little bundles of joy. No wonder the woman is married to a lawyer. She needs him to take care of all the lawsuits! Nanny Mania 2: Goes to Hollywood goes beyond the life of a typical suburban nanny when supernanny Emma heads to the West Coast to help out a diva in need. After a few levels, you will wonder why Emma keeps working for her. Read more...(276 words, 31 images, estimated 1:06 mins reading time)
I had played a game similar to this awhile back, but this was very different, yet not all that different from The Great Chocolate Chase. While Turbo Pizza was similar in the gameplay aspect, Oberon Media pulled me for a loop with the insane sounds in this one. When Rebecca and Robert decided to buy a castle and transform it into a pizzeria, it was a great idea. They got all kinds of customers, even knightly cosplayers with no sense of patience or class, but this is the kicker. Read more...(350 words, 31 images, estimated 1:24 mins reading time)