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Great time management game!
This game is really tricky!
I had a wonderful time working throughout this game. It never felt repetitive because all of the levels were quite different. The graphics are absolutely wonderful and have a different quality to them like other games.
Plus, the game had a good amount of levels therefore it didn't end too quickly.
January 14, 2012
I could not help but to fall in love with this game. It is super fun. You can design the shops so you can be creative, and you buy inventory, pay salaries, sell products, and etc. so you still have the Time Management theme in the game. So you love Time Management games and you like to be creative, then this game is definitly for you.
February 17, 2012
Cute, well-balanced time management game
Although I don't generally like time management games, I loved playing this one as a break from real work.
The graphics are cute (if childish) and look very sharp on a large monitor. The music is relaxing. The levels had enough variety to keep me interested in completing my mall. The difficulty varies from level to level, yet overall seems balanced: not too repetitive and not too stressful.
Be sure to read the technical requirements and the comments in the forum before buying this game.
January 24, 2012
newbies to TM might like it
For a newbie to TM game this was 'nice' for me. Not too fast paced clicking of mouse.
There are 50 levels (and then go back to redo some levels which makes another 25) as well as a freeform casual mode.
You have to manage shops in a mall with different challenges each level. You can hire staff, which each does a different job. But you can only employ one staff at a time. Which I didn't realise till much later. I thought I was employing a cashier and an assistant, then realised I had been wasting my money as an assitant does the cashier job AND wraps presents.
I wished when a box came up for you to do something ie payroll, vacation request, it bleeped or something, As when I had 8 shops and I had decorated them very colorful with all the shoppers etc, I didn't notice some requests. Especially when you are trying to look for certain shoppers.
I can't remember which level I got 'green' or yellow flag on, it would be nice to replay a level at my own choosing to get better 'mark'.
tips - think ahead to next level and try and get a start on it
(later levels will require all shops to get a max '50' on it, so if they only ask for 2 shops with level 50, try and get 3 or 4. This is quite easy as you should be trying to raise the rating of all shops at the same time.)
- If money is the goal, buy expensive shops, it hurts at the beginning but they give you the maximum revenue back the quickest.
That and a high rating. With only one or two shops open, you don't need staff at the beginning of a level so save money there.
I don't play that many TM games but this one was pleasant enough, worth a look for a DD but more experienced TM players will tell you if it holds up against other games.
March 20, 2012
Fun and addictive
If you play a lot of the BFG and looking for something new with a fun design component, this is a good one to get. I play a lot of these games, and this one had me hooked from the onset.
Levels get increasingly challenging, and the fact that you can design each shop and pick the inventory, is a unique feature that lets you be creative too.
July 21, 2012
Cute Yet Challenging
Adorable game with a fast pace challenging story line!
December 15, 2011
Can't put the game away
Excellent game, doesn't get old, enjoy playing it all the time. I give it 5 thumbs up on each category--a must try. Demo the game and you will want to purchase it.
May 9, 2012
The first thing i knew was i was in love
The first time i saw the picture i thought it was boring but when i looked at the comments they all recemended it.So i gave it a try.After a while i was in love with the game.It was my number 1 game and I recemened to you!Realy try it!
June 11, 2012
All I did was click on icons to get money to buy decorations for a store. Very boring.
February 11, 2013
Fun TM Game
There's enough variation among the levels that it doesn't get tedious/repetitive like so many TM games. I like that you can somewhat customize the look of your stores. It's not super-easy but it's not so difficult that it stops being fun. A few levels are tricky but overall it's easy enough to finish over a few sittings.
May 16, 2013