[App Review] Supermarket Mania

Sep 18, 2010 by

Supermarket Mania by G5 Entertainment is a supermarket based time management game available on the Apple App Store for only $2.99!
First impression: Everything looks professional up to the point when you see the font.

Description

LIMITED TIME OFFER! 40% OFF! EXPIRES ON SEPTEMBER 20!
Supermarket Mania® is highly addictive casual time management game with millions of players on PC and other platforms. Running a grocery store can be a lot of fun! Help Nikki keep five stores stocked to the rafters with the provisions customers want, and show your adversary what a little hometown pluck can do!
The game features:
– 50 Levels in Story Mode
– Endless Shift Mode with Global Leader Board and extra bonuses
– Five Shops
– Seven types of customers
– Over a dozen products to sell
– Over 20 accessories and upgrades for your shop
– Hours of fun!

— APP CRITIC REVIEWS! —

“It is fun, addictive, and I know I’ll come back to it again… Supermarket Mania is cheap, addictive, and fun – what more could you ask for? I’m a fan.” – AppVersity.com

“It is addictive, and I was continually coming back for more, wanting to upgrade my abilities and shelves. If you’re a fan of time management games, there’s a lot of fun to be had.” – TouchMyApps.com

“I really enjoyed this app, obviously. It’s hard to put down once you get on a roll. I’ve managed to spend an entire afternoon playing this game without even noticing that time was passing, on more than one occasion.” – iPhoneApps-Review.com

“It has the elements of one great time management game: great graphics, complex rules, goals, pitstops and upgrades.” – TheAppera.com

“Bag this simple and rewarding time management game that streamlines the best qualities of its competitors into one charming package”, SILVER AWARD – PocketGamer.co.uk
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NOT SURE YET? Try the Lite version – “Supermarket Mania Lite”!
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Check out other great games from G5 – search “g5” in iTunes Store to find us:

VIRTUAL CITY – build a city of your dreams!
MUSHROOM AGE – save your wedding and the planet in this hidden object hit
PARANORMAL AGENCY – nearly endless hidden object fun
SUPERMARKET MANAGEMENT – manage grocery stores
JANE’S HOTEL – run a hotel in this time management hit
YUMSTERS! 2 – addictive innovative puzzle game!
SUCCESS STORY – addictive burger-serving game
STAND O’ FOOD – the brand new time management hit
MAHJONGG ARTIFACTS 1 and 2 – the best Mahjong games on the App Store
THE MYSTERY OF THE CRYSTAL PORTAL – amazing hidden object game
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First off, this game is similar in concept exactly the same as their other games (see: Jane’s Hotel, Supermarket Management). BUT: Just because it’s similar doesn’t mean it’s bad! (And just me saying that doesn’t mean it’s good). There’s two types of gameplay: Story (level based) and Endless (whatever based). In the Story mode, you play as Nikki, managing five stores through 50 levels of gameplay. And there’s seven different types of customers, two of which makes the game impossible (but I completed it because I’m awesome no arguement SHALALALALALA): the thief (GET OUT OF MY STORE!) and the kids (GET OFF OF MY LAWN!). You can get various upgrades and purchases to make your store easier/harder to operate which is kind of strange (O.O). [I’d thought I would bring some comedy to app reviews.] Basically, 50 levels and hard gameplay I completed the game in an afternoon [12:30 – 3:00] and got bored with Endless mode shortly after. 50 levels is great but I believe there is lots of room for improvement here. Where exactly I’m not sure. But I know there’s lots of room. (Ooh, and also, G5E, I don’t think the 40% off constant sale that never ends is a good idea. I’ve noticed it keeps getting extended since April of this year. Just sayin’.)

Graphics: 4/5 – Vibrant, colourful, hate the font.
UI: 5/5 – Great!
Gameplay: 5/5 – Played for two and a half hours.
Creativity: 0/5 – Nope, sorry. Jane’s Hotel, Supermarket Management. And those are just your games!
Sound: 2.5/5 – Sorry, I’ll have to ask William with the broken arm. My speakers are broken.
Controls: 4/5 – Tap. Tap tap tap. TAP TAP TAP. TAP!!!!!!!!
Difficulty: 2/5 – Played for a few hours.
Longevity: 2/5 – Played for a few hours.
Entertainment: 4/5 – Those hours that I played it for I was on the edge of my seat.
Value: 3.5/5 – $2.99? Not really. $1.99 would be better. And stop with the infinite 40% sale!

Total: 32/50 or 64% – Meh?
– Dennis

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