Super Lemonade Factory ($0.99) by Shane Brouwer brings you back into the 8-bit arcade gaming world during the World War II era. This retro game, with simple design, deals with societal issues regarding gender roles, labor relations, moral dilemmas, and of course, segregation. Although, the historical nature of this game is set way back when, people of all ages will be able to enjoy this new release.
The story is about a young man, Andre, and his wife, Lisolet, who are offered the opportunity to take over and run Andre’s fathers lemonade factory. The only catch, the couple must manage to venture through the entire factory. Through the journey, they will encounter a chef, a foreman, a general, and a food inspector who all want the couple to provide drinks to the soldiers that are engaged in a new war.
Andre and Lisolet agree to the challenge and begin scampering through the 36 standard levels, designed by Miguelito, in three different worlds (warehouse, factory, and office). Also, there is a hardcore mode, in which 36 more challenging levels can be can be unlocked by finding each lemonade bottle in every level.
Each character is designed beautifully with their own special abilities. Each level is smartly crafted with obstacles, forcing each character to be used and relied on by one another, to complete them. A Bonnie and Clyde type of thing.
Lisolet can talk to other workers and push crates for Andre to use to jump to higher platforms. Andre can smash through crates and carry Lisolet, piggyback style. You can only control one character at a time, unless piggybacked, so strategize accordingly. A level is completed when both characters reach the exit door. Remember to gather each lemonade bottle and talk to the workers (I don’t understand how this helps, but the level acknowledges you have done it. So do it. K?)
Although 99 cents might seem high for a cup of lemonade on the street corner, it’s served up as a steal for this game on any iOS device. So, put your money in the jar (err, App Store) and splash into the fun!