yusef | Added on: April 1, 2011
Without superb graphics, this game would be average because you repeat the same steps, level after level. I shouldn't even say steps because you actually just stand behind a counter and the customers come to you. In his/her review, Khixan gave some great gameplay tips so I won't repeat them except to say that I try normal before I drop to relaxed play, and even in relaxed the higher levels take some effort to pass. Also, if you don't have enough points to buy the upgrade necessary to continue the game, you can go back and replay levels in which you haven't earned the cup to pick up more points. The background scenery is beautiful, the characters are well-drawn and have their own personalities, but they are all polite even when they make semi-snotty remarks if you take too long to deliver. It's the characters more than the gameplay that has me mesmerized. On the negative side, you have limited choice in upgrades, and the upgrades have limited affect on the game. It's not like Cake Mania in which you go from super slow cake frosters to lightning speed frosters. Also, I don't see where the game shows on what difficulty level the trophies (vs. simply passing a level) was won, and there are three difficulty levels. I say it you like TM, try this game! It draws you in to the point that the repetitiveness of the gameplay is not irritating.