In Minotaur China Shop, you play a the titular Minotaur, who is now the proud owner of his very own china shop. You have 6 days to make as much money as possible, either by selling china to your customers, or by destroying your shop and collecting the insurance money. At the beginning of each day, you can buy various upgrades, both to your minotaur and to your shop.
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I’d recommend Minotaur China Shop just because it’s one of the funniest games I’ve ever played.
And of course, when your bored and surrounded by breakable objects, there’s only one thing on your mind.
Like Jetback Brontosaurus, another one of Flashbang Studious odd babies, Minotaur China Shop brings two unlike things together, and makes it ridiculously fun.
The story is that you are the minotaur, fresh out of the labyrinth, and ready to make it into the big world of fine china selling. This is easier said than done, seeing that your big bulky muscles and quick temper is destroying the goods.
The game is a mixture of tedium and rage. You get 5 working days to do your thing. You can attempt to appease the customers by giving them their orders of plates, jugs, etc. In the beginning its fairly easy, but as more and more shelves pop up (through upgrades brought by the money you earn), your muscles may accidentally tip over a shelf, destroying thousands of dollars of dishes. And the minotaur doesn’t like that. Not one bit.
As more and more things break, you’ll go in “rage” mode, where your fearful customers will make for the exit, while you decide to make your shop into a dustbin. Don’t worry about the money, your insurance has got your back. Course there’s the security who decides to shoot arrows into you until you finally decide to fall into your mess. Apparently the arrows are actually tipped with tranquilizer, because you get to make another attempt the next day.
The game is really enjoyable because you do feel a bit irked when you you tip over a dish. When your white knuckling over getting a dish in between to shelves, and you end up knocking over both, you do want to smash up crap, and the game lets you and actually gives you money for doing so. Yay!
What I didn’t like was the time limit. Five days? Only five days? Sure, i know it can’t go on forever, but I would have liked another mode where I could go on for maybe 10 days, maybe 15.
But hey, it’s fun, there’s a leaderboard, and smashing up stuff (specifically my childhood nightmares) is always appealing.