Cake Mania

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Cake Mania
Cake Mania logo.png
Developer(s) Sandlot Games
Publisher(s) Sandlot Games
Engine PopCap Games Framework
Platform(s) Windows, Adobe Flash Player, Nintendo DS, mobile phones, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, Wii
Release September 15, 2006[1]
Genre(s) Strategy
Mode(s) Single-player

Cake Mania is a cooking and time management video game developed and published by Sandlot Games in 2006. The Wii version is known as Cake Mania: In the Mix!. The PlayStation 2 version is known as Cake Mania: Bakers Challenge which consists of Cake Mania (2006) and the sequel, Cake Mania: Back to the Bakery (2009). This port also includes a mode called "Bakers Challenge", allowing the player to modify Jane's kitchen, customers, and the business hours. It spawned a series of the same name.

Plot[edit]

Jill Evans was inspired by her baker grandparents and developed a love for pastry cooking and went to a culinary school. When Jill comes back from culinary school, she finds her grandparents' bakery, Evans' Bakery, closed. Jill decides to open her own bakery and work her way up the business ladder so she can buy back her grandparents' bakery. She learns how to deal with some very tricky customers along the way.

Gameplay[edit]

The player controls Jill, a baker. Customers come in and line up, giving Jill their orders. The player must direct Jill to create the cake each customer wants, before the customer becomes tired of waiting and leaves. Jill can use other items such as cupcakes and a television to help keep her customers patient while they wait.

Virtual money earned in the game can be used to buy additional baking equipment such as a second oven, better frosting machine, cupcake microwave, or faster shoes to keep Jill ahead of the orders.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic55%[15]
Review scores
PublicationScore
1UP.comC+[10]
Eurogamer4 of 10[13]
G41 of 5[14]
Game Informer65%[6]
GamePro3.5 of 5[3]
GamesMaster69%[4]
GameSpot4.0 of 10[12]
GameSpy3 of 5[7]
GamesRadar+4 of 10[11]
GameZone7.0 of 10[2]
IGN6.5 of 10[5]
Nintendo Power55%[8]

Review aggregator website Metacritic gave Cake Mania a score of 55 from 100 based on 23 critics' reviews. Metacritic categorised the score as "mixed or average reviews."[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGN: Cake Mania
  2. ^ "Cake Mania Review - Nintendo DS". Nds.gamezone.com. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  3. ^ Princess, Rebel (May 14, 2007). "Review : Cake Mania [DS] - from GamePro.com". Gamepro.com. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  4. ^ "Cake Mania". GamesMaster: 83. December 2007.
  5. ^ Harris, Craig. "IGN: Cake Mania Review". Ds.ign.com. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  6. ^ "Cake Mania". Game Informer: 97. May 2007.
  7. ^ Di, Elisa. "GameSpy: Cake Mania Review". Ds.gamespy.com. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  8. ^ "Cake Mania". Nintendo Power: 103. June 2007.
  9. ^ "Cake Mania". NGamer: 70. December 2007.
  10. ^ "Cake Mania Review from 1UP.com". 1up.com. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  11. ^ Words: Alan Kim, GamesRadar US. "Cake Mania | Games Radar.com". Gamesradar.com. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  12. ^ Apr, Posted (April 9, 2007). "Cake Mania for DS Review - DS Cake Mania Review". Majesco Games. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  13. ^ Keza MacDonald. "DS Roundup Review - Page 1 // DS /// Eurogamer - Games Reviews, News and More". Eurogamer.net. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  14. ^ "Cake Mania Review Videos - G4tv.com". G4tv.com. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  15. ^ "Cake Mania (ds: 2007): Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  16. ^ "Cake Mania (ds: 2007): Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2008-12-09.

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