Pretty Pet Tycoon. The Cute Sequel Tycoon Strategy Game
Dec 19, 2011 9:33 AM –
Here comes the sequel to the smash-hit adventure strategy game Pretty Pet Salon! Pretty Pet Tycoon sees the return of Piglina, who has moved to a farm in the countryside to face the daunting task of building a mighty business empire. There she meets a mysterious stranger who seems to have his own plans of world domination using her fruit farm!
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Pros & Cons:
- Like it’s predecessor, Pretty Pet Salon, it’s a very cute tycoon builder time management game.
- Lots of things to upgrade.
- Several types of shops to unlock.
- Any coins, levels or characters you’ve unlocked in one area do not carry over to the others.
- While quite a few things could be unlocked using earned coins in the previous title, with some premium upgrades in the beginning, and more as you leveled up, it felt like there were very few options in this version that didn’t require the coins that can only really be acquired by purchasing them for real money.
If you’ve played Pretty Pet Salon, then this game will feel very familiar to you. The characters are the same models, and the gameplay is the same in that you are “open” for a set period of time in which you have to complete the tasks at hand. When you reach the end of the day, you have the option to purchase new equipment, hire new employees, or upgrade anything you have. You start out in this game with a farm, and as you level up, different areas of commerce are unlocked, like a candy shop.
Like in the previous title, there are two types of currency. The coins you earn in your shop, and the paid premium pet points that you can purchase. You earn a few each time you level up, but to be honest, if you want any of the premium content, you’ll have to purchase the pet points, as most of the items, like the employees, cost in the hundreds of pet points, and you only get a few per level up. This is actually something I dislike about the game versus the previous one. There was premium content there as well, but, especially in the beginning, it cost the coins you earn in your shop to unlock them, and then later levels would require the pet points to continue upgrading them. This time, only a few things are available even to start with coins, and those that are cost in the thousands of coins. It made it feel more like the developers were trying to force me to buy from them, rather than producing a fun game that made me want to buy from them.
Another thing I didn’t like was that as you work in the first area, the farm, you build up a stash of coins and maybe an employee or two. While the coins do carry over, none of the employees do, so again, you feel like you really can’t get much of anywhere unless you purchase pet points to unlock some help.
It is also challenging since, even in the early days of the game, it’s moving fast enough that unless you cave and get pet points for extra help, you’re going to loose more crops than you can process. So it is a very good example of forcing you to make decisions about what you think will bring you the most money – which items do you abandon and which do you see through, since you can’t get to all of it.
Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a bad game per se. The problem is that this feels more like the developers were trying to cash in on the success of Pretty Pet Salon, rather than create something that would take that concept to the next level, which is what I was expecting going in.
Watch on Mobile
Pretty Pet Tycoon Start
Pretty Pet Tycoon Map
Pretty Pet Tycoon Hire
Pretty Pet Tycoon Working
Pretty Pet Tycoon Day Report
Pretty Pet Tycoon Candy Shop
Pretty Pet Tycoon Upgrade
Pretty Pet Tycoon Upgrades
If you like the tycoon time management games, and you like the Pet series of cuteness, then this will be a fun game for you. It’s a bit more difficult than some of the other offerings from this developer, which will appeal to some people, and turn others off.
The game does suck you in, and make you want to keep working to earn coins to continue to grow your empire. However, I felt that, because of the way this particular app is structured around needing pet points for the vast majority of items, it took away from the desire to keep picking it up.
Like the rest of the Pet series, the graphics are all very cute with a cartoon-style look and feel. The animations are smooth, and the game overall has a serious cuteness factor.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
The soundtrack for the game adds to the cuteness factor, which is a good thing. It all blends together to create a very sweet little game that you’ll enjoy playing.