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By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Business sim that's deliciously fun, challenging.

Game Windows 2008
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Producing the chocolate switches the game from a number-heavy business simulation to a fun arcade mini-game. The factories used to make the confections consist of rotating machines, each with a number of slots to house the ingredients. You must use the mouse to aim and fire the correct ingredients into each machine, such as shooting two cacao beans and one sugar to create a Dark Chocolate Bar. While it's not too difficult –- that is, until the machines start spinning faster and faster –- some economic simulation fans may not want an arcade element in the same game. In this humble game reviewer's opinion, however, this "twitch" component breaks up the game-play nicely.

Chocolatier might not have the same wide universal appeal of other casual games such as a "3-in-a-row" puzzle game, "hide and seek" mystery adventure, or "restaurant management" simulation, but it certainly is unique, fun and challenging – and with high production values. Even if you don't have a sweet tooth you won't be able to resist this delicious digital diversion.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: PlayFirst
  • Release date: March 21, 2008
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: NR
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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