Today I’m going to share with you one of my all time favorite mobile games. I am a huge fan of time management games in general and this one was nearly impossible for me to put down.
I played this one on my iPad but when I looked it up I was pretty surprised to see this game is available just about everywhere!
By: G5 Entertainment
- iPhone – $2.99
- iPad – $4.99
- Google Play – $2.99
- Kindle Fire – $3.99
- Nook – $1.99
- Mac OS – $4.99
- Windows 8 – $6.99
Almost all platforms have a free version that lets you play a few rounds. I am showing you the cost of the game for the full unlock of all levels.
I did play Supermarket Mania (the first one) as well and it was good but in my opinion, this second iteration is darn near perfect. My advice is just skip ahead to the good stuff!
I fully admit that the name doesn’t immediately grab you into thinking it would be super fun. The game isn’t even new as it released in 2011. Fact is, when I got my new iPad and downloaded this game, I ended up playing all the way through it start to finish again. It’s addictive and fun and totally calms me and my need for things to be in their place.
You play as a manager of a supermarket and your goal is to keep all the shelves stocked, the store clean, and the customer’s happily moving along getting what they need.
The game is about time management and trying to anticipate the customers needs so they don’t have to wait. Making them wait makes them angry and they could leave causing you to miss income from their sale.
You are kept busy by other small tasks as well like detouring thieves, stopping mischievous teenagers from making a mess, collecting lost children back to their mother and giving groceries to a delivery man. All in all it makes you a very busy little lady trying to keep everyone happy!
You can plan out your movements ahead of time by plotting out where you need to go. See the number sequence above of where I’ve planned to go to get the shelves all filled, the juice made, the shakes set and the pizza baking.
This is great but could also cause a problem if you plan too far out and something happens in the store you need to attend to right away. The delivery guy could show up, the shoppers could run out of carts, a child loses its mom and you’re busy on a super long path of grocery stocking. The red arrow in the bottom can be used to cancel your plotted points to try to be able to handle the in store emergency.
I must have the store clean and stocked at the end of the day. That gives you bonus cash at the and I will play the level over and over until I get the clean and stocked bonus. Even if I met the daily goals. Even if I already received the excellent service rating.. It’s just the personal goal I put on myself, and some of the levels can be tricky to get it all done in time.
I have run into the same bug a couple times on this last play through all surrounding a celebrity visit. When a celebrity comes to your store all other shoppers stop to take pictures while the celebrity zips around and picks up their shopping items. I’ve run into the issue where the shoppers refuse to return to shopping even after the celebrity leaves or they don’t exit the elevator because the celebrity is there and so everything stops working. The only way I could get around it was to just restart the level which is annoying.
Overall though this game is fast pasted time management fun that is difficult to stop playing. The games are fast and it’s perfect for playing anytime you have a minute or two to spare.