Designed with children in mind, Tomato Tycoon is a game that can be enjoyed by both children and adults alike.
The main character in Tomato Tycoon is Jimmy, a little boy who runs out of his beloved ketchup one day.
To solve his dilemma, he goes out to get all the tomatoes he can in order to successfully make his own ketchup now.
Following this storyline, Tomato Tycoon players are given the job of guiding Jimmy through various challenges in order to collect a maximal number of tomatoes within certain time limits.
The current version of this app features four different mini games, each complete with multiple levels of challenges within them.
Although each of these mini games are different, they are all still simple enough for players to quickly catch on to, and short intro tutorials guide first-time users who are just figuring out the game.
To start off, players can choose between playing “Tomato Pick” or “Tomato Run” but after they’ve successfully completed these challenges they can advance to the “Tomato Squish” and “Bottle Catch” options. Other features in the app include 7 different character/costume options for Jimmy and interesting tomato factoids sprinkled throughout the game.
Appearance and Layout:
As an app designed with children in mind, Tomato Tycoon’s layout is wonderfully simple to navigate. “Side-swipe” actions allow players to choose between the various mini game options in the app, and arrows also direct players back to the “home screen.”
Cartoon graphics in Tomato Tycoon are perfect for an app of its type, and the various obstacles faced by Jimmy are all easily identifiable, even on the relatively small screen of an iPhone.
The app features a minimal number of words, making its graphics great for children who are under reading age.
Tomato Tycoon is a free app that is also free of advertisements.
Its graphics and fun game play should make it appealing to an audience of a wide range of ages, and the added bonus of the interesting tomato facts makes it a wonderfully informative app as well.
Tomato Tycoon is an app that parents can feel comfortable with their children playing, as its fun mini games are challenging and nonviolent.
Tomato Tycoon requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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