Casual games are really good for any people with a little spare time or even hardcore gamers. Not long after I discovered Showa Candy Shop, another game with similar style popped up in my Google Play search results. The mechanism was just too similar and obviously it’s developed by the same creator, Gagex Co., Ltd.. It’s called Oden Cart A Heartwarming Tale. Seems like this developer really love making this kind of soothing and heartwarming game. Upon I checked the developer itself, it’s indeed a lot of similar games were displayed, but most of them were in Japanese. Too bad I don’t understand Japanese that much. 😦
Anyway, the gameplay is more or less the same, but the story isn’t. Let’s take a look at the graphic style first..
This is just the cover home screen and there’s stated ‘The strangely moving tale..’. Well, it’s true whatsoever, hahahah. Even it’s just a simple and casual game, the storyline is pretty interesting to follow.
In Oden Cart A Heartwarming Tale, you’ll be taking role of an oden seller that will manage your oden cart to bring more customers to come. Whenever customers come, they will start to do some talk to you and you will listen to them. Each topics are represented by speech bubble.
Your sale would depend on how often you listen to the customers. The speech bubbles would be indicated in some different colors, depending on how deep the topic/conversation is. Sometimes the oden seller (you) will give responses to the customers. Don’t worry, the game will do it for you. Your only job is to read them as it’s just a storyline-based game mechanism. All you need to do is just to tap that bubbles to ‘listen’.
You’ll get about 12 types of customer, which have their own oden preferences. Being that way, the first rule is don’t forget to refill your oden cart if you’re going idle. Oden Cart A Heartwarming Tale is an idle game, so you don’t need to open the app for God-knows how long. Second rule is, if you want a specific customer to come, make sure to check his/her favorite type of oden. That strategy will directly result in that customer to come. The customers have 4 states ranking from very conscious to very drunk. The more you listen to their stories, the faster the customers to get drunk and order a lot of odens. Each customers have their own ending stories as well, but some of them are connected to another customers. I won’t spoil the story here, but it’s totally worth it to play this game and follow along with the storyline. Besides, it’s free to downloa as well.
Playing this kind of game brings such good mood. Great storyline, easy to play, cute graphics, and heartwarming musics. Casual gamers who loves story-based games would really love Oden Cart A Heartwarming Tale. I hope Gagex Co. as the developer would create English-translated similar games :D. Anyway, thank you for being with me until this very line, give like if you enjoy reading my stories, pour some comments if you have ideas or opinions or recommendations, and see you next time!
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