Mmmmm, I'm getting hungry just thinking about writing this review. Because this cute Kairosoft simulation game is all about cake. Strawberry shortcake, chocolate cake, cake rolls, even waffles and cream puffs are just some of the delicious items you can concoct while running your very own bakery. You start with a handful of recipes and a small but determined staff. Assign staff to either the kitchen if they have a high prep score, or the front end of the store if they have a high stock score. These abilities along with speed can be upgraded as you go until your shop runs like a well oiled machine. But the sweets menu is where the magic happens. Tap it and then creation to develop your very own recipes, which are then graded on taste, volume, and aroma. Athough your ingredient list begins small, you will slowly accumulate an impressive collection of toppings and syrups.
As if designing your very own desserts wasn't enough to keep you coming back, another thing that compels you to keep playing is that you can pretty <a href="/tag/upgrades">upgrade</a> everything. Customers gain levels and have more to spend, you can train your staff, upgrade ingredients, compete in more intense contests, and most importantly keep scoring higher with your recipes. You also get rewards for logging in daily. The game is more complex than it initially appears, but this is also where its downside appears. The in-game help is sketchy, and some things (especially how the food truck rewards and stamina work) are not well explained and can leave you feeling a bit like you're bumbling around. However with a little perserverence (and perhaps a quick trip to the wiki) it can be enjoyable to figure out how the trickier things work, especially since there's really no penalty for doing something wrong. Kairosoft is an expert when it comes to casual sims, and Bonbon Bakery is another satisfying entry in their book.
Bonbon Cakery (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
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