Suburban Timewaster

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Style Quest (Gamehouse.com)

Stella just bought her very own beauty salon.  Unfortunately, an arrogant girl wants to shut her down.  Can Stella manage to keep her business afloat?

I know the game sounds like it has conflict but trust me when I say that it gets over pretty quick.  Then we have this new mystery as we try to figure out who has a crush on whom.  It’s like a high school soap opera set in a salon.

The game play is what really makes it shine.  You take customers to each station and try to please them in time.  You can earn up to three stars depending on well you do on each level.  Trust me when I say that if you want to get three stars on each one, you might have to replay some levels more than once. 

In between levels, you can use the stars you earn to purchase upgrades.  You can even hire people for each station with the exception of the shoe drawer and the styling chairs.  I don’t understand why you can’t hire someone for the hair styling station and yet can hire someone for the clothes changing station.  Especially because the latter has a mini-game while the former doesn’t.

This game is simplistic yet addictive.  I give it 5 out of 10; something to do when you’re bored.

Sally’s Salon (Bigfishgames.com)

Sally dreams of opening her own salon chain.  Right now, she has one small place in the mall.  Can you help make Sally’s dream a reality?

Not much to say about the plot but the game play makes up for it.  You seat customers in the stations they request.  The different stations are hair washing, hair styling, hair drying, eyebrow plucking, and polishing their nails.  In the case of hair washing and hair drying, you can hire people to do that for you.  As for the rest, they come with a little mini-game where you cycle through different styles until you find the one that makes the customer happy.  Between levels, you can purchase upgrades to make the game easier.  In order to advance through the game, you have to reach the target goal.  Try for expert if you feel lucky.

This game is addictive but not very intriguing.  I give it 6 out of 10; it gives you something to do when you’re bored.

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