Friday, March 30, 2007

Cathy's Caribbean Club Review

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Two things many modern women dream of: The chance to escape reality by spending long, leisurely days sunning themselves on a remote tropical isle and the opportunity to rub elbows with big-name Hollywood celebrities.

Pleasingly, you'll get the opportunity to do both in Cathy's Caribbean Club, in which the titular star - stranded in paradise after a cruise ship accidentally leaves her behind - must wait on the seaside getaway's most exclusive customers.

A more family-friendly spiritual successor to genre pioneer Betty's Beer Bar bearing obvious similarities to later Cinderella story Diner Dash, the name of the game is customer service. Manning the spigots of one or more smoothie machines, you'll essentially have to fulfill customers' orders as they suddenly sidle up to the bar and issue specific drink requests in the form of icon-containing thought bubbles.

These thought bubbles, located near indicators that show patrons' current patience level (which steadily declines the longer it takes you to serve their order) clearly explain what flavor of drink the buyer wants and in what specific glass. To please them, which nets you cash and customer service stars tradable for profit- and performance-enhancing upgrades purchasable between scenarios, you'll have to deliver... and fast.

Adventure mode, the beefiest choice in terms of content, offers a solid 50 levels of excitement spread across five locations including tropical beaches and snazzy hotels. Alternately, you can always race against time (happily served customers add extra seconds to the clock, those who leave subtract them) in the satisfying Free Play or Crazy modes. (The latter of which picks different upgrades for you each time...) So no matter how you slice it, you're definitely getting good value for the money.

All of which leads to the natural verdict that Cathy's Caribbean Club is a natural winner, especially as spring breezes start to finally fill the air. If you're interested in getting summer started early, what can we say? Mosey on up to the keyboard, pour yourself a tall one and get ready to quench your thirst for fun.

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