Supermarket Mania 2 is a time management game in the Mac App Store that has been successful on iOS devices and does not disappoint on the Mac. You play the role of Nikki who operates a successful supermarket and Uncle Ross suggests that you should take talents to “Tinseltown” and try and revive his troubled supermarket chain. Tinseltown is the big time so you decide to do so. Torg, competition that you have beaten, plots his revenge in Tinseltown as well. The game follows you along the journey with comic book like story lines and awesome time management gameplay.
The setting changes quite often in Supermarket Mania 2. The game touts 6 settings: downtown, suburbs, beaches, ski resort and even the tallest building in town. This along with eighty levels ensures that the game stays fresh and keeps you coming back for more. This amount of settings changes and levels adds a ton of replay value to a very fun game.
The gameplay  is fairly simple but has tons of variables and keeps the game flowing quite nicely. Your goal is to serve the customers of your new supermarket in a timely fashion while keeping your shelves stocked and the supermarket clean. Sound simple enough? The first level is just that, simple. However with success comes a higher degree of difficulty. As you successfully serve guests each day, your supermarket grows in popularity and more and more patrons come to be served. You also begin baking croissants, brew coffee, make milkshakes, squeeze fresh juice and serve hot pizza to customers. These processes have several steps and take a little time to figure out a nice strategy. You must tackle these tasks while cleaning the supermarket, running the cash register and keeping the shelves and baskets stocked. It can get pretty hectic in there so stay on your toes.
Just when you get the hang of all of these tasks the game will throw you more difficult tasks. These tasks range like delivering goods to the neighborhood, battle shoplifters and serving impatient celebrities. However, some of these tasks are made easier by the game allowing you to hire assistants, upgrade equipment, upgrade décor and even purchase bonuses that help with keeping the customers happy such as cookies. These things can come in very handy because you have to keep the customers happy throughout their experience in your store. Keeping the shelves stocked, the store clean and the difficult items made you can keep most people happy but from time to time when you are overwhelmed by customers, cookies save the day. You can also purchase a cleaning supply that instantly cleans the supermarket. A tip to the wise, try to get the store stocked and cleaned towards the end of the timer as you will receive a bonus. It took me a few rounds to figure this out but every dollar counts. The game takes many turns and always has you re-evaluating how you manage your time.
The scoring is very simple. You get money for the number of customers you serve as well as an amount for your performance and if you are able to have the store cleaned and stocked at the end of the day. If you manage your time wisely this is not a problem but it is much easier if you develop a system and try to stick to it. The game will have you continually adapting your system but it certainly helps to have one. You of course always have to keep an eye out for your enemy Torg!
Visually and audibly the game is marvelous. The visuals are cartoon based but look great. The animations never seem out of place or glitchy and everything flows quite well. The audio is always changing and the sound effects help designate what is happening and what customers are doing. Overall the game has great presentation and is very, very clean. I was very impressed with the overall package this game has to offer.
- Lots of Levels and Settings Changes
- Great Visual & Audio Presentation
- Ever-Changing Gameplay
- Addictive Gameplay
- Ability to play my music would be cool
- More customers
Released: Mar 24, 2011
Size: 170 MB
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
Seller: G5 Entertainment AB
© 2011 G5 Entertainment AB
Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later