Pizza Shop Mania

Common Sense Media says

Restaurant time management game is entertaining fare.

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Ease of play

The game begins with tutorial rounds. Additional information pops up as new objects are introduced. The controls are responsive and intuitive, especially for anyone who is familiar with the genre. The difficulty level increases slowly over time.

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Sex
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Consumerism

Game prompts for an email address for newsletters and new game info. You have to turn this off or it will continue to pop up when you turn the game on. There is an ad for another game on the main menu screen, as well as a link to the publisher's website.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Pizza Shop Mania is a well-designed time management game that allows you to create pizzas and pasta to serve your customers. As you progress, you'll unlock items to help you earn more money and save your shop from the bankers who are trying to take it away. The game has 48 levels, as well as a match-three mini-game. 

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QUALITY
 

PIZZA SHOP MANIA is a solid time management game that provides plenty of value for the price. The controls work well, even on the small screen of mobile devices. As with its full-size game console cousins, you'll need to put together combos and pay close attention to the personalities of each different customer in order to get the best scores, but you can easily progress with slightly less skill. Game levels can also be replayed in order to get the highest scores. The graphics are relatively detailed and the music score is nice, leaving you with the impression of a polished game. Pizza Shop Mania isn't groundbreaking, but it is a quality choice.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, Android
Price:$0.99
Release date:August 26, 2010
Category:Strategy Games
Publisher:Digital Chocolate, Inc.
Version:1.0.4
Minimum software requirements:OS 4.0

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