Fans of time management games along the lines of Diner Dash, Virtual City 2, Fix-it-up, and (of course) Jane’s Hotel will surely love Jane’s Hotel 2: Family Hero HD for iPad. If the first game left you wanting more of Jane’s adventure as she builds her own hotel business, this follow-up will take you for another fun-filled ride.
What is it?
As a follow-up to the original Jane’s Hotel game, this one now tasks our favorite heroine, Jane, to restore her family chain of hotels. You will have to explore the world’s latest trends in hotel business as you make your own hotels in key cities around the globe, including France, England, Japan and the Canaries.
Your main goal? To make your family’s hotel business prosperous again.
How does it work?
The game uses pretty much the same formula as its predecessor. You start off with a basic hotel. In each level, you need to accumulate a certain amount of points before you can progress to another level. To gain points, you will need to entertain and satisfy hotel guests who will come in one by one or all at the same time. While booked in your hotel, each of these guests will have various requests. You can see this from the different icons that will appear outside of their hotel rooms. It’s up to you how you will service these guests.
Assisting you with your quests are a smart, young maid and a very efficient porter. These two, plus your time management skills, will be the key to making your guests happy during their stay.
Half time management and half strategy, these games have enough ingredients to keep you challenged and make you want to finish the game until the end. It has more than 60 levels, 58 interior items to buy, and seven upgrades for your characters.
Is it contagious?
I’m not really a big fan of time management games, but Jane’s Hotel 2 and similar games from G5 are warming me up to genre. Yes, Jane’s Hotel 2: Family Hero is addictive, there’s no doubt about that.
But is this game for you? Give it a shot. You might end up liking it as I did.