Join Ashley and Scott as they cook their way across cuisines with the dream of launching their own successful eatery. GameOn Production presents a brand-new Time Management game sets in the world of food and delicacy!
Baking Bustle joins GameOn Production’s growing portfolio of Time Management games, which consists of quality hits like Rescue Team 8 and RugTales as well as disappointing titles like Robin Hood: Winds of Freedom and Cooking Trip: Back On the Road. Given its cooking theme, Baking Bustle falls most in line with the studio’s Cooking Trip series, but with a more polished look.
Spanning across 54 levels in three different venues, Baking Bustle offers sufficient variety in terms of the environment and the menu items. However, that alone cannot carry the game, especially in this case when the gameplay itself is so tedious. Compared to other cooking games, Baking Bustle is incredibly slow. The clunky game controls and mechanics limit the player from accomplishing consecutive tasks quickly. After a while, this creates immense frustration, no matter how cheerful the game’s visuals are.
Speaking of the visuals, Baking Bustle is a brightly colored game. The graphics are not particularly intricate, but its simplicity and clean lines really bring out the game’s shine. Moreover, the characters are cartoonish, but well-drawn and animated. Nonetheless, as previously mentioned, Baking Bustle’s lovely production cannot cover up how uninspired the game actually is.
There is absolutely nothing in Baking Bustle that breaks new grounds or even attempts at something outside the box. Sure, the supply-filling feature is quite interesting, but it just adds to the player’s long list of frustration since the game controls are so cumbersome. Time Managements fans who are familiar with complex, challenging games from the Gamehouse Original Stories franchise will definitely find the levels in this game simple, dull, and drawn-out.
The Collector’s Edition of Baking Bustle adds 16 extra chore-like levels, which takes place in a new Tex-Mex venue, for a total of 70 levels. Other features include a strategy guide, wallpapers and soundtracks.