Lots of strange characters to make potions for. I liked this game quite a bit. The only thing I didn't like, was you cannot skip the mini-games. The games are easy, but after you play this game 4 or 5 times, the mini-games are boring.
November 22, 2011
I'll drink to that!
This supernatural time management game was really different, and somewhat magickal. A newspaper columnist gets an invitation to go to a shady club downtown, and next thing she knows, she is under a spell to run a Potion Bar! There is a former proprietor we only know as Jack, and a talking black and white tabby cat that helps us run the place. We serve up potions to unusual patrons, like Rastafarians, flower children, adventurers, witches, fortune tellers and so on...
Our work takes us to magickal ports of call via teleportation, from San Fransisco to Istanbul, to London and more as we work the bar we are bound to, and hunt for the mysterious Jack. Our drinks are not the usual mixes like Rum & Coke. They feature herbs like clover, saffron, spotted mushrooms, and even phoenix feathers. Once a week we brew up new potions for the bar in a hidden object game using weird ingredients, and some looking like a Cosmic Climax from Jungle Jims in Lake Buena Vista.
The storyline is a very curious one, and you will want to continue playing past the trial to learn more about Jack, your furry supervisor, and the other characters that become part of not-so-routine daily routine. If you are wanting a more mystical kind of dash game, then step into the Potion Bar.
June 5, 2012
Basic TM game, entertaining once
I played this a few times when it came out. Since it seems nobody will bring out exciting new TM games, I'm looking through old ones and rating the ones I've played. This was OK, cute, entertaining, but overall nothing terrifically special.
May 24, 2012
I liked the graphics. It's a "pretty" game. However there wasn't really anything that challenging to the game. I don't think I had any customers walk out through the entire game. You were required to play mini-games after every 3-4 levels that felt like a waste of time (find the object mini and place very obvious puzzle pieces together mini - maybe creators tried to combine a few aspects of "casual" gaming, not limited to just time management - I think it failed.). I think I finished the entire game in 3-4 hours tops. I didn't see any bonus points on serve time so whether you serve people fast or slow just serve before they walk out. It's extremely easy to hit "expert" on every level. I got the game on special for $3 so overall not bad for a so-so experience. I would have been extremely disappointed if paid $10 full price as I don't think the game play is worth that. Not sure of what the ending really meant, it was a bit hard following the story line (I'd skip through the chat bubbles). And I find it amusing that "Jack" looks like animated Tom Selleck! =)
November 13, 2011
Wanted to like it
The premise is intriguing (an otherworldly bar with magickal customers), and the graphics are attractive. But it's a pretty simple time management game (even for a TM novice like me). The dialogue was trite, and the customers kept repeating the same phrases. You also saw the same handful of customers come in over and over for the same potions. If I'm bored in the first 15 minutes, am I going to buy the game? I also had a problem with the game running slow at the end of each level when the fireworks inched across the screen instead of bursting. If looking to purchase this game, buyer beware...of tedium, unless you are looking for a pretty, but mindless endeavor.
July 4, 2012
Great if your a beginner
I was expecting for the game to get much harder as it went. But after the trial hour, I bought the game and the level of difficulty didn't increase. I finished this game in one boring shift at work. It was 4 hours of game play tops. Not worth my game credit.
July 21, 2013