As a commuter, I spend at least two hours a day going back and forth from work. This means I'm always on the lookout for a new game to keep me occupied and pass the time. Chimpantech, who just began developing apps, themes, and games for BlackBerry, just released their newest creation, Fruit Salad Shop, a challenging memory game to help boost your brain cells and have fun all at the same time. It relies on your ability to recall different fruit combinations and recipes and is not as easy as it sounds. Think you have what it takes to remember them all? Find out more after the break.
|Developer: Chimpantech||Version (at time of review): 1.0.0|
| File Size: 3228 KB
||OS Requirements: Smartphone: 6.0.0 or higher|
|Cost: $0.99|| Website: http://www.chimpantech.com
Fruit Salad Shop is a puzzle and memory game that places you as owner of a fruit shop trying to remember the amount and kinds of fruits you need to prepare all the different fruit salad recipes. At the beginning of each level you're shown exactly what fruit and how many of each you'll need. Once you click on the start button you'll have to fill your basket with the exact combination as shown. While there is no time limit, points are awarded based on how fast it takes you to complete the challenge.
Players must match each recipe combination, though not necessarily in the same order
Good news is there's a restart button if you're stumped, want a different assortment, or to repeat a level for a higher score. Bad news is, as you progress through all fifty levels the variety of fruits and their number increases. By the end you'll have to remember up to nine different fruits and the resulting recipes will make your head spin. I hate to say it but you might have to grab a pen and paper or worse, take a screen shot to keep up. Users have the option of level mode with 50 levels or infinite mode that's sure to keep your mind sharp.
Fruit Salad Shop has fifty levels available; players can go back to increase their speed and score
Memory games have never been my forte (I could never master Simon), but this one is frustrating (in a good way) to the point where you just want to get the combination right no matter how many times you yell at the screen. As of now this game is exclusive to the BlackBerry Torch 9800 and takes full advantage of its size and resolution. You can check it out at BlackBerry App World for $.99.
Earn up to 12 trophies as you play
Fruit Salad Shop
This is a difficult memory game filled with mind boggling combinations to keep you on your toes and offers bright and colorful graphics.
- Only available for the Torch 9800 and sometimes can be slow when loading levels. Graphics are colorful but the fonts may be hard to read.
The Bottom Line
Fruit Salad Shop may be simple but if you're a fan of memory and puzzle games you and your kids will enjoy it. It's a good way to give your brain a quick pick me up and strengthen your mental muscles. Download Fruit Salad Shop for your BlackBerry Torch 9800 Fruit Salad Shop web link
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