Street Food Tycoon Review by Digi-Mom
I have always wanted a small biz of my own. Little did I know that my big break would come from playing this new family oriented strategy game called Streetfood Tycoon.
I first heard of the game from Twitter friends hooked on the game. What got me even more interested was knowing it was homegrown and had Filipino touches here and there. Knowing the game was free to play AND devoid of ads, I initially had little expectation about its graphics and game elements. So imagine my surprise when I checked out the game in the app store and found it loaded with features!
After playing for hours on end until I reached Streetfood Tycoon status, herewith are my pluses for the game:
+ I loved how basic and easily understood the tutorial is. I absolutely have zero patience for lengthy tutorials!
+ I loved how it got me hooked for hours per play and how relaxed I was during and after game play. The perfect time killer!
+ I loved the entrepreneur feel the game had through its stats screen, what with all the graphs, stats and satisfaction rating. Moreso with the business decisions I had to make that determined how quick I could grow my biz!
+ I loved how different strategies sped me through or lagged me in the game (i.e. the “tip jar” boosting my daily sales, the “food assistant” enabling me to instantly restock my merchandise, unlocking “special characters” earned me bigger tip that led to phenomenal sales, and more!)
+ I loved how I had the option to play the game full length without having to buy anything. This is indeed a free-to-play game at its best. It is what it claims! I am guilty though of purchasing coins at one point in an effort to unlock some special characters faster.
+ I loved the game’s Filipino touches such as the tag line “It’s more fun in the Philippines”, special characters such as Pee Noy, Manny Pooh-kyaw, Vice Danda, a map of the Philippines in a character’s shirt, venues such as Star City and Mercato Centrale, and of course our homegrown streetfood kwek-kwek and fish balls. Truly, PROUDLY PINOY!
+ And as a “digi-mom”, I am always on the lookout for content I could let my child tinker with, and this is the perfect pattern recognition/matching tool for my 5 year old.
+ Oh and last but definitely not the least of my pluses for the game, I did appreciate the game’s well crafted and consistent graphics. The ordinary characters were a bit intimidating at first, but what got me was how well crafted and easily recognizable the special characters were.
I do have one small request of the game: not that I didn’t enjoy the music and the cheesy sound effects, but I feel both could be improved a little. But hey who am I to complain with this game being absolutely free to play, right?!
And I was also going to say the PAUSE button but the developer added that feature in their most recent update. Yay!
Lastly, after having played it twice, I just want MORE of this game! Looking forward to other titles from Kuyi Mobile and its indie developer Erick Garayblas. Hats off to you!
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