Whenever people speak about a city-simulation game the first one that comes to mind is, of course the SimCity franchise: SimCity™ Deluxe (ChiffaN’s SimCity™ Deluxe review, shigzeo’s SimCity™ review). And stunned by EA’s glory, they often forget that the SimCity franchise, while the best known, is far from being the only city-building simulation out there.
Hidden-object games (HOGs) have got a firm foothold in the App Store. For those of you not familiar, these are games that centre around the necessity of finding specific objects on the screen and tapping on them. And while the whole concept doesn’t seem that intriguing at first look, the genre has blossomed in the last few years and found the iDevice in particular an ideal fit. Enter G5 Entertainment’s recently released Mushroom Age.
Our Forums Giveaway of the day features 4 titles from G5 Entertainment, an experienced developer/publisher that specializes in casual and family-friendly games for the iDevice. Their bestselling Supermarket Mania remains one of the best Time Management games at the App Store. Fans of hidden object games will appreciate Mystery of the Crystal Portal for its great visuals and original story line to go along with its unique gameplay. And for casual gamers, we also have Mahjongg Artifacts 2 and Stand ‘O Food to help whenever you have the urge for a fun pick-up-and-play game. More on how to win these G5 games after the break.
Yumsters! 2 is different from most puzzle games we get from the App store – for starters, this is not a match 3 game. Secondly, with it’s colorful characters and simple story, it’s got a very kid friendly vibe – much like Bumble Tales. Yumsters! 2 also fits into that category of hybrid games – combination puzzle and music game. So what kind of a game does this all add up to? Find out after the break.
In the high-glam world of fast-food restaurants, the hamburgers is and always will be king. But, it ain’t all fizzy drinks and fried potatoes in the land of the King. Something is amiss – at least in Success Story – a time-management game which pits you against customer’s demands, time, and physical resources. Part comic book, part match-up game, Success Story is a good romp through the land of grease and goodies.
What makes a good mahjong solitaire game? Most people tend to play mahjong solitaire when they’re relaxed, or just feel like they’re up for some brain-work. There are quite a few titles for these tile-matching games, probably most notable would be Moonlight Mahjong from the earlier days of the App Store. It’s intuitive 3D graphics were of high quality and the interface was easy to use, and I probably think of it as the epitome of mahjong solitaire games for the iPhone.
But alas, I always seem to sit here praising other games, so being back on topic we have a game known as Mahjongg Artifacts 2 by G5 Entertainment. It’s gameplay is essentially the same; match the tiles and clear the board. The real difference between all of the mahjong solitaire games is the graphics and the content. And I can assure you that Mahjongg Artifacts 2 has plenty of graphics and content.
Stand O’ Food is a restaurant based strategy game from renowned mobile game development studio G5 Entertainment. The premise of the game is fairly straight forward. You are a cook in a restaurant and it’s your job to fill the orders of each of your customers in a timely fashion. Although the idea of the game is simple, completing the task at hand may not be as easy.
Do you feel you can’t get through the day without matching some variation of jewels, tiles, balls, squares and what have you? Or simply can’t get enough of the hugely popular Mahjong Solitaire games on the PC? G5 Entertainment, makers of the hit time-management title Supermarket Mania, has just released their take on the genre with Mahjongg Artifacts 2. While not the first of its kind on the iDevice, G5 has managed to add some zing to the solitaire type game with great visuals, a quest mode and power ups.
Mahjongg Artifacts: Chapter 2 is highly addictive tile-matching game with millions of players on PC and other platforms. It takes tile-matching games in an exciting new direction! Pair up tiles to dismantle hundreds of layouts. Gather pearls for purchasing special powers, utilize a selection of ground-breaking powerups, earn trophies, and enjoy the game`s beautiful graphics and rich audio. There’s more than enough tile-matching action in Mahjongg Artifacts 2 to keep you tapping the screen for months!
From the screenshots alone, Mahjongg Artifacts 2 does indeed look like one of the most polished and fun mahjong solitaire games at the App Store. We’ll be adding this to our queue, so be on the look out for our full review.
Time management fans, get ready. The same G5 who brought you the addictive Supermarket Mania are prepping another franchise: Stand O’Food. This time around, you will fill the shoes of a restaurant manager with some big demands on his/her time. It is already a highly addictive and much more expensive PC game that has amassed a good following. Look for it at the App Store in the following week along with Mahjongg Artifact: Chapter 2.
In the 1920′s, Abercrombie and Fitch imported thousands of Mahjong sets (1) to stem the demand for the game among the American population. In 2009, G5 Entertainment are banking that the game of strategy, skill, calculation and luck will burn up the game-thirsty iPhone crowd with the sequel to the popular PC title. Mahjongg Artifacts: Chapter 2 sweetens the deal with powerups, trophies and great graphics and audio. Look for it at the App Store in the coming week along with Stand O’Food.