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Supermarket Mania (PC)
Member Name: bettyboop2002
Supermarket Mania (PC)
Advantages: Young players would probably enjoy it
Disadvantages: Doesn't last long, gets repetitive quickly
Supermarket Mania is a game for PC where you job is to run a supermarket, trying to reach a cash goal before the end of the day to progress to the next level. There are 2 goals in each level, one to pass the level and an expert goal which gives you a slightly better cash reward for completion. There are 5 stages or supermarkets which you are to turn around and make successful before moving on to the next.
Your job in the game is to stock the shelves using your trolley. When your trolley is empty you need to click on the storage cupboard to fill your trolley and allow you to fill some more shelves. Some customers may also drop rubbish on the floor which you need to pick up and place in a bin. If you don't do this other customers may trip and fall and leave the supermarket, losing any sales you may make.
In later levels you may also get thieves, you need to click on your security guard before the meter above the thieves' heads are full to stop them walking out with your products. If you wait until the meter is just about full you get quite a large cash bonus towards your days income.
On some levels you may get celebrity shoppers, who are very impatient and will clear a certain shelf and you will need to fill it quickly or they will walk out.
Teenage shoppers often run around the shop and make a mess, clicking your security guard will stop them making a mess.
The cash you earn from completing levels is to be spent on upgrades for your shop, you can buy better products which sell for more money. You can also upgrade the floor to stop customers slipping so easily, upgrade your store room so you can fill your trolley faster, upgrade your trolley so it can hold more goods, buy a sweets machine to place next to the till which each customer will purchase from, security cameras deter thieves, a coffee machine makes your character move faster and televisions and decor make your customers more patient.
The levels get a bit more tricky as you go along and you make have added goals such as not having more than 2 customers leave your shop but to me each level is just more of the same and it gets a little dull.
I enjoyed this game at first, after a few levels I was bored and found it repetitive. I had finished the game completely in a couple of hours so I wouldn't recommend it unless you can pick it up very cheap.
Younger players may enjoy it more, the age is 3+, children older than this would probably enjoy it but I find it a little easy for adults.
The options allow you to adjust the volume and screen size of the game. You can set up several new players and save each person's game under a different name which is good if more than one in the family would like to try it. You also do not need to have the disc inserted. Once it is installed you can remove the disc and just click the desktop Icon when you wish to play.
The version I have is compatible with Windows Vista and XP.
The game is available on many websites as part of free trial offers so I would recommend trying the trial before purchasing. The product is also available to download on some Android phones and Ipad now.
The PC game costs £4.06 on Amazon including delivery.
It is also available as part of a pack of 4 games for around £5 which I think would be much better value.
Summary: An average game and not one you would really want to play over again