I have played many strange games over the years, but Lemonade Tycoon really stands out. There is no shortage of tycoon style games ranging from ones where you run a theme park to a railway to a zoo and many more. However, you have to love it how one dude thought that the day to day running of a lemonade stand was the way to go. It sounds like it would be very boring, but this game is super and I mean super addictive!
Starting Off Small
At the start of the game, you start very modestly. You have a small stand in the suburbs and you are not exactly quick or good at making lemonade. You need to get through those early days so you can become a Lemonade Tycoon. You need to get the supplies, make the lemonade, sell the lemonade, and make sure people are happy with the service you are offering. It is a full “tycoon” style game, but it is just at a much smaller scale.
Moving On Up!
While it may be on a smaller scale, it is certainly not a simple game. You have many factors that you have to take into account. You plan your day and if you plan it right you can make some big bucks. For example, if it says it is going to be a very hot day, you can get away with charging a bit more for your lemonade and this is what a real Lemonade Tycoon would do.
You also move out of the suburbs to more populated areas where you can make more money. However, as a great rapper once said, mo money, mo problems. You will gain more customers, but if they are left waiting, they will walk away. This is where the upgrade system comes into play. You can get an ice maker and a fridge; you can get a cash register and so on. These things all save you time and time is money in this game. Eventually, you get the hang of it and start making some serious money.
Simple, But Easy On The Eyes
The visual presentation is not exactly going to blow you away, but there is a certain charm to it. For me, it looks like a game that could have been on the Super Nintendo and I do not mean that in a negative way. Most of the screen is made up of the icons you can click on and then there is a little square that shows your stand and the people waiting in line for your lemonade. It is basic stuff, but it fits the premise of the game pretty well if you ask me. The sound on the other hand is not that great so be sure to be playing your own tunes as you play the game.
This is one of those games where a lot of people will probably wonder who the heck wants to play it? Well, I must say I was like that at first, but Lemonade Tycoon is a truly fun game and the kind of game that can get very addictive. Once your profits start going up, you just want to keep on playing to see how much money you can make. If you enjoy other tycoon and sim-style games, I am sure you will have fun with this.
- The style of the game does have a lot of charm
- It is very easy to get into
- You will find it has a kind of relaxing vibe to it
- Making money is very addictive
- Some of the upgrades are quite clever
- You will want to play your own music as you play
- It is one of those games that is addictive, but then you just have your stopping point
Processor: PC compatible, Memory: 32MB DirectX: 5.0
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode