Coffee Tycoon is a
snore of a put together by Jamopolis Interactive that has its
players running for a cup of coffee to help them stay awake while
playing it. This low drip game has players setting up a coffee shop
in one of five locations with in the US. Players balance their
resources between employees, management and executives to help perk
your simulated coffee empire. As your caffeine-driven enterprise
grows you earn money and increase the number of shops to help run
In Coffee Tycoon you
navigate between four tap screens; Employees, Menu, Upgrades and
Customers. The Employee tap allows you to adjust the percentage of
hours you schedule for the executives, managers, and Baristas
(clerks). The Menu allows you to up grade to different types of
coffees available at your shops, the Upgrade allows you to select
from employee benefits, shops, advertising, buildings and equipment.
Unfortunately none of these options seem to make any difference in
the performance of your shop. The fourth tap Customers, allows you
to view the different types of customers that may visit your coffee
shops and read a little blurb about them. Except for the picture it
didn't seem to make a difference in the game.
Coffee Tycoon offers
no graphics for shops or toggling between shops except for the
"Level UP! One would have a difficult time noticing that any thing
was happening. The Screen shot below is a sample of the most
exciting thing to bee seen in this game. YAWN!
Coffee Tycoon is available at game shops or can be downloaded to
your computer from their web sitewww.coffeetycoon.net. It is easy to
figure out and control with a mouse. The graphics are quite dull
consisting of a group of two dimensional figurers pounding back
coffee and number counters to keep tabs on your store performance
and income. Making adjustments to the employee vs. management ratio
seems to have no effect on the game. Each turn you click on start
day which then leads to a seemingly random display of messages or
coffee facts. The only redeeming feature of the game was the
interesting jazz music which seemed to give the game some juice.
When installed the
game will attempt to go online to so it is best to keep your
firewall up to avoid any unwanted cream or sugar added to your
computer. Over all I just suggest that you go to your local coffee
store and watch the customers they are likely to be more
entertaining than this game.