From tribes to farms to cities, there are plenty of simulation games in the realm of mobile games – like the ultra-popular Township to the more realistic SimCity BuildIt. However, an island resort is not a theme that comes by very often, particularly a spa island resort. In this family-friendly My Spa Resort game from Cherrypick Games, you get to build and manage your very own spa resort for VIP Hollywood customers. Can you successfully run your own beauty spa and keep the A-List stars happy?
Considering how casual games players tend to skew females, it is actually surprising that there are not more games centering around spas, salons, and beauty parlors. The latest spa-themed high-profile casual game release might have been Sally’s Salon: Kiss & Make-Up back in 2018. Thus, My Spa Resort feels quite refreshing – a nice break from all those moody hidden object games and farming and cooking titles.
In My Spa Resort, the game lets you take control of the whole loop of the spa resort. From growing crops to make your own spa products to conducting treatments and training your staff – all of which are supported by sophisticated game mechanics. Sure, there is a lot to keep track of and manage, but the game makes that process seamless by slowly introducing you to new features as you level up.
As with most free-to-play simulation games, there is a bit of waiting time here and there as you wait for buildings to get build and treatments to be completed. Nonetheless, the waiting times are arguably reasonable and the game does not overwhelmingly flood you with nudges to spend money to get ahead. There are also enough ways to earn more coins and diamonds for free that you never really feel “cheated.”
Obviously, the spa theme is supremely entertaining and the abundance of features makes My Spa Resort even more addicting. One of the interesting features is the Premium Suite, which treats only Premium Guests. These guests pay big but are also demanding. Premium Guests only arrive to stay in their suites for a limited time, so you need to take care of them quickly. This is one of the clever ways the game is trying to get you to log in to the game multiple times a day. Not only that, but My Spa Resort also offers well-rounded social features and exciting events, so there are almost always available tasks for you to perform.
Regardless of how “busy” and complex the game is, My Spa Resort is mostly a relaxing play thanks to its pleasant sights and sounds. The visuals are extremely well-done, with rich colors, gorgeous animations, and excellent effects. Furthermore, the charming music enhances the tropical settings of the game and effectively creates a heavenly spa resort experience.