Surely you remember Stand O’ Food, it is one of the most popular and the most classic Time Management series - in the old days. Now, G5 Entertainment is ready to spice things and breath a new life to this famous franchise as it is now heading towards the Free-to-Play market. Many of you might gasp at the term F2p, but let us assure you - the Free-to-Play version of Stand O’ Food Empire does not spoil the fun!
Well, Sim or Strategy freemium games are very common but time management? not so common. We first must applaud the team at G5 for combining the Sim, Time Management gameplay with Free-to-Play elements in a very efficient and professional way. In Stand O’ Food Empire, you have to help Ronnie and his friends to build his dream Stand O' Food empire. This involves buildings houses, buildings and of course, restaurants.
It can be said that Stand O’ Food Empire is a Sim game as one of the major tasks is to build and expand the town. However, for Time Management hardcore players - you will be happy to know that your favorite Stand O' Food gameplay where you have to assemble burger ingredients from conveyor belts is still there. After completing each level, you will be rewarded with coins which can be spent in the Shop to build new buildings and buy new decorations.
Unlike in the previous games, in order to play a level - you need to have enough amount of resources in your warehouse. These resources can be found and made from production buildings such as Farms, Factories etc. Moreover, there are tasks you can complete - each task will ask you to complete different objectives and will reward you when you have completed them.
As the game progresses, your town will grow bigger in size and hopefully, in profits. You will be able to unlock new recipes, buildings, ingredients and a lot more. It is true that many features, mostly ingredients and upgrades in the restaurants require the use of Gems to purchase but they are not necessary to buy although they will add more fun factors and keep you more busy at work. During our several of playing this addicting game, we never felt like we are forced to purcahse the game's In-App purchases and in fact, we have not spent a single buck on the game.
Another important aspect that makes Stand O’ Food Empire so entertaining is the game's gorgeous presentation. The graphics are very sharp and extremely colorful. The scenery is stunningly beautiful and the design and look of each building is such an eye-candy. The animations are nothing less awesome and the game's soundtracks do not feel out of place.
Stand O’ Food Empire is probably the best Time Management F2P game to date. It combines F2P elements and Sim/Time Management gameplay seamlessly together; it is fun to play, amazing to look and it is very family-friendly. It might take up quite a large portion of your iPad's memory, but it is really worth it.
Graphics: 5/5 Stars
Sound: 4.5/5 Stars
Originality: 4.5/5 Stars
Originality: 4.5/5 Stars