I’ll admit it-I love playing casual games, specifically time management games. In fact, I have the gameplay down pat, where I can beat a “casual time management game” without ever failing a level. Once you master “chaining” (doing the same action several times in a row for bonus points), you can beat almost any of these games. It’s almost to the point where these “time management” games are too easy-and I imagine other fans of the genre feel the same way. After playing oodles of time management games, I’ve rounded up the most difficult time management games out there. These games will not only test your time management gaming ability, but test your patience, increase your stress level, and cause your heart rate to soar.
Cake Mania 3
Ever dream about dealing with the public and working in the service industry? Enjoy kissing up to people with anger management issues? Then you might want to check out Cake Mania 3, where you’ll be serving cakes to hot-headed businessmen, bridezillas, and disrespectful youth. Cake Mania 3, the third installment in the time management baking game, throws recently engaged bakery heroine Jill into a time-traveling adventure. Game play is the same as the other Cake Mania versions: take customers’ order, bake cakes according to their instructions, and serve the cakes before the customer storms out the door in a fit of rage. The game starts out easy but quickly increases in difficulty, with some of the later levels seeming impossible. Customers come through the door in singles and in pairs, some customers demand to be served before others, and some customers walk in the door already angry-it’s just like dealing with the public in real life!
Farmers are hardworkin’ folks and Sarah, a ranch owner, is no exception. In order to keep creditors off her behind and keep the repo man from taking her combine, Sara must earn money by filling her customers’ orders in a timely fashion. You’ll need to plant crops, keep them watered, tend to farm animals and manage farm equipment. Eventually, it turns into a 3-ring circus-where you’re juggling farm animals, crops, and keeping the machinery lubricated. As you go through the levels, you’ll unlock new seeds, equipment and farm animals. And, of course, customers request more complicated orders as you progress through the game. As for me, it took way more times than I care to admit to finish this game.
Wedding Dash 2: Rings Around the World
Planning weddings seems like a cool job, no? Well, it’s not as glamorous as it seems, and in Wedding Dash 2: Rings Around the World, Quinn, wedding planner extraordinaire, shows you why. Dealing with impatient guests, equipment malfunctions, slow eaters, and keeping Uncle Ernie from making a fool out of himself in his drunken stupor are just some of the problems you’ll encounter. Like all time management games, the levels increase in difficulty as you move up the levels. The later levels, In fact, this game was too difficult for me to finish once I reached the fifth country. I’m ashamed to admit this, but I gave up on this game.