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Alawar Games- Vacation Mogul

Submitted by rajassaroy on Fri, 2009-12-18 09:52.
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Good Visuals
Bad controls; Easy with very little to do; Hints cannot be turned off; Poor SFX; Zero addiction, bores;

One of the newest games to come out of the Alawar $9.95 games bag, Vacation Mogul teleports you into the shoes of a rich heiress who inherits her uncle's hotel business and it's up to us to take it to the next level.

The first time I controlled the in game cursor, it felt awfully heavy and under sensitive. Thankfully, there's an option to use the standard Windows cursor too. The game begins with a not so brief intro where we have to keep clicking to read the next sentence, with no skipping. We start by building resorts on an island - piece of cake. The only thing we have to do is to choose a location and click. Of course, this piece of cake business gets boring in the long run, with only a few additional features such as attracting tourists by providing amenities such as beach chairs and saving them from drowning (at almost every minute of gameplay). The rest is just buying building material, manpower, constructing resorts, repairing and upgrading them. There's an overpowering "assistant" too, who cannot be stopped from blabbering and butting in the game at crucial moments, we have no choice but to listen to him.

The game features great visuals but lacks on the sound front, with poor SFX. The sceneries on all levels are the same, with the same beach popping up in front of you when you expected something new. The game makes real estate look too easy and is itself pretty lame. Making money is very easy and you seldom run out of money. The game is easy and after each level, it rewards us with points and a trophy. I personally tried my best to get the time bonus points but the game always left me scratching my head, why couldn't get it even when I finished a level under 35 seconds.

The game turns boring just after 4-5 levels of play, with many features getting unlocked pretty later in the game. Overall, Vacation Mogul fails to impress.


Vacation Mogul is a disappointing game. We could do better things with our $9.95.