Betty's Beer Bar Review

Betty's Beer Bar Falls Flat

Submitted by John Jennings on Tue, 2010-04-27 04:44.
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The lowest price: 17.95$
You can buy it at RegNow for that price.
Fun Gameplay, Funny Graphics
Bad Music, Glitchy Bugs, Expensive Price

In Betty's Beer Bar game, you play at as a bar wench named Betty as she serves eclectic customers such as convicts, businessmen, and nuns beer. You have to micromanage serving drinks, waiting on customers, cleaning glasses, and collecting tips. Wait too long and the customers grow impatient, thereby stiffing you. Your goal is to go from being a humble bartender to reaching your dream of living on a Caribbean island through many different levels and settings.

The problem with Betty's Beer Bar is that you can get the same gameplay in many free games. The $17.95 price pint simply isn't worth it. The music is enough to make your ears bleed. The graphics first give you the impression of hardly being any better, but once you see the variety of customers you serve, the hilarious 2d sprites do grow on you.

I first attempted to jump right in and play this game. That was perhaps a mistake. I had no idea what I was doing and couldn't even get Betty to serve a beer. Once I played through the quick and easy tutorial, however, I managed to jump in and have fun. The gameplay is pretty addictive, although I couldn't see playing it for more than just a few hours. At some points the game also became glitchy and unresponsive to my mouse clicks. I would click somewhere and a confirmation dot would pop up, but Betty simply would not move. All the while, customers grew angry and irritable. If this was a free game I could forgive such bugs, but considering how much is asked for this title, I'd expect glitches like that to be fixed.

In summary, try out the demo and see how well it works for you. The truth is, there is some fun gameplay within this game. Whether or not it is worth its asking price is for you to decide.


You might have more fun at a real bar.