Mr. Jones' Graveyard Shift
Unique & Very Funny!
Mr. Jones' Graveyard Shift is my 'Go To Escape' game! Mr Jones, his dog, & his girlfriend are all hysterically funny characters. Keep the Dearly Departed happy, or...Well, you'll see!
Nothing scary here, just a wonderfully funny game!!
March 26, 2013
Great and funny TM
This is one fun game. You need to bury the dead, place tombstones, flowers, etc. You then wait for the funeral to finish and collect your money. It may sound morbid but It's not a scary game at all. They are funny cartoon characters. Even the ghost chasing Mr Jones at night will make you smile. The only thing I did not like was the girlfriend Mimi who keeps asking poor Mr Jones for money.
If you are looking for a TM game with a difference try this one. It gets harder as customers want to add more in their lots - benches, fountains, etc. You need to think about the customer you will accept or decline so you do not lose money. Give it a go and enjoy!
October 26, 2013
One graveyard shift that ain't quiet!
For a subject matter that could be seen to be on the slightly macabre and even distasteful side this game is superbly done. The game is not cartoony or 'over the top', and is programmed to be a proper simulation of this sub-genre within the TM games.
The game itself is in my humble opinion almost retail quality and given BF release others (usually HO games) to the mass retail market, I am sure that this could also be released albeit at a budget price (though I suppose the subject matter may have put a 'kybosh' on this particular release).
The graphics (resolution can be changed to suit fairly modern resolutions) and the sound is good. The voice overs do for me unfortunately let down the game-play and whilst I know it is a SE game and not a CE game thus the VO are a bonus, for some of the voices they seem to not quite 'fit' for the particular character or the infliction in the voice is not quite there. Saying that though that is just an extra and is not detrimental to the game.
The game-play itself is to me a unique sub-genre for BF (I have not seen another of this type), and is very well executed. There are three modes, and me being me thought that as I had the measure of this type of game and started on the 'master' level, this was not perhaps the best move as you start with lower money thus it is harder to complete the funerals as well as to satisfy your girlfriends requests (demands take your pick), I then started again on the 'normal' level which gave you a bit more cash, but not enough to get complacent. The game is basically fulfilling requests with regards to requirements for funerals (the names are the kind of 'jokey' names that raise a smile), some want specific flowers, or ornaments, and the more you adhere to the request the more money you get. I would give a tip here and if you think you can't fulfill a request (particularly early on in the game), then decline the job, as if you take and fail your reputation will suffer, but if you don't take at all then nothing will happen. I would also be careful with regards to placing graves near other graves (particularly on the harder levels) as this may cause a 'zombie' to start to awaken and this is of course bad for the reputation thus you need to try and rectify the situation before it becomes out of control. Also a final tip, when it starts to become dusk, I would fairly quickly go to your house and 'bed for the night' as the game-screen gets dark very quickly and it could be a tad tricky to see exactly where the house is.
I would never have probably found this gem of a game, if it hadn't been for the promotion BF are doing this weekend with regards to building games, and I was browsing the list, when I saw this and thought it seemed different (though I have to admit I thought it would be done in a 'tongue in cheek, almost comedic way, how wrong I was), I am so glad I downloaded and this is definitely a purchase for me.
I would DEFINITELY recommend this game.
May 5, 2013
Fun Planning Game!
Great fun planning out the layout of your graveyard! My only complaints are that I wish there was a pause, or super slow speed setting to give me more time to plan, and that I wish the trees didn't block my view, which is always a drawback of isometric views.
I've only played the trial so far, but am buying this game and looking forward to exploring and growing my graveyard. Wish Mr Jones had a better reason to make his fortunes than to satisfy that annoying Mimi!
January 20, 2013
This game needs a sequel
One of the best games on BigFish
You build your graveyard from a struggling little business catering to the poor with ugly graves and turn it into a place where the rich and famous are begging to be buried
From deciding what decorations to stock up on to running from ghosts at night so that you can cram in just a few more minutes of grave digging per day for that extra dollar, the game just throws a variety of clever twists at you and doesn't stop.
While the plot is a little cliche (you are trying to get rich to impress a girl who seems to only love you for your money), it really doesn't get in the way of what is a very clever cross between time management and tycoon style gameplay. You spend most of your time actually managing and styling your graveyard and the story is just an excuse to prompt you to keep expanding.
If you like time management or tycoon games, or just want to take a shot at styling your own graveyard don't miss this game.
August 23, 2014
I love this game! So fun and addicting. The only problem is it crashes. I've tried all the ways I've read about to fix it and nothing works. It stinks but, I still love the game!
June 30, 2014
this game is addictive and enjoyable.
January 29, 2013
Mr. Jones is Awesome!
Really Enjoyed this game!!!!!!!!!!!
December 7, 2013
A different take
Ghoulishly fun...try to earn enough $ to satisfy yr sweeties demands and retire as a successful graveyard attendant
May 5, 2013
Who would have thought making graves could be fun
How odd to enjoy a game where you dig graves. I actually thought this one was fun- sort of an odd concept, selling grave plots so you can earn money to buy your spoiled girlfriend gifts and go on vacation ? but the actual creation of the plots allows you to make a lot of design choices. Some of the decorations around the graves are a fun commentary on what we would like to try and "take with us". You even get the opportunity to be charitable by adding extra for a poor customer if you like. The challenge here is in using the ground wisely, so you get the best profit for the decorations and also do not run out of land. So it is a bit more complex than it first appears. Since I am not a horror fan, I like the fact that the ghosts that come out at night do not hurt Mr. Jones, they just send him off to bed.
All in all, something just a little bit different. Which is always a treat when you like the idea of gaming to keep your mind working.
November 3, 2013