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Easy to pick up and hard to put down!,
This review is from: Cake Mania (Nintendo DS) (Video Game)
I found this game to be great fun, and quite addictive. You basically run a bakery. You have to greet customers, bake cakes, ice and decorate them, then collect the money from the customers. You have a target (amount of money) to reach on each level - once you have made the required amount of money you move on to the next level. The 'money' you make can be spent on new equipment - like extra or faster ovens, cake decorations, cupcake machines etc. You need to upgrade the equipment, as after a few levels you will need to bake and decorate several cakes at once. You get different customers on some of the levels, which makes it more interesting. Some customers get grumpy waiting, so you have to 'buy' a TV to keep them entertained.
There are 60 levels in Cake Mania. You get to work in 5 bakeries (12 months in each). Once you have completed Cake Mania, you unlock the 'Back to Bakery game'. Back to Bakery is much the same as Cake Mania - just extra levels really, although I found the first few quite tricky. The whole game is played with the stylus, and it works well. I liked the graphics - colourful and bright. Sometimes you have to look carefully at the cake picture the customer wants, as a couple of the shapes look similar.
This game is suitable for all ages. I completed the game in a week. My daughter (age 6) is on level 6. She has got the hang of it, but probably would be better for slightly older children and adults.
Overall, a very good, fun game. Very easy to learn (there is even a tutorial you can do before you start the game, and another - part way through, to show you how to bake 2 layer cakes). I only hope they bring out a sequel, although I have heard that 'Diner Dash' is a bit similar, so I might try that.
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Initial post: 29 Apr 2008 11:31:48 BDT
Miss K. J. Streeter says:
There is a sequel for the pc version on this game, which is better than the first, although pretty much the same, so hopefully someone will descide to make that a ds game too!
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Mar 2009 19:16:14 GMT
H. Hall says:
I agree with K. Streeter. Cooking Mania 2 is so much better, as you are given the option to choose between Jill's two friends before helping other people out. Cooking Mania 2 is coming out on the ds too.
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