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First started in late 2007, Kasey's Mobile Game Review (then just a regular feature of Kasey's Korner) started as a simul-post between here and IGN. Later I realized there's no reason to post it twice, when I can use the traffic on my own site. so, here we are, in 2010, and the mobile game industry has grown a bit. What do you think?

Mobile Game Review of "Parking Frenzy"

Parking Frenzy from Reaxion, who's more famous for the "______ Puzzles", is out with a game that actually looks and plays good, unlike their puzzle games. Basically, you play a parking valet, with the job of moving the best cars in town as quickly (but scratch free) as possible. The idea is... the faster you move, the more tip money you make, and less likely you'll get fired. Obviously, any scratches on the cars is coming out of your pay!

The game is presented in a top-down view with the cars a pretty decent size. Minis look like Minis, and bit "boats" look like big "boats". Sports cars look like sports cars. And they do maneuver a bit differently. The idea is to drive them to their respective spots (incoming cars arrive at one point and needs to be taken to specific parking spaces, while outgoing cars need to be taken from the lot to the exit zone). It's never as easy as it seems as there are various problems, such as items in the way, even other cars in the way (knowing which car to take first can be a problem!)

Each "location" has five missions that must be completed before you graduate to the better on, with ever increasing amount of cars to park, shorter times, and so on. You can also unlock 5 minigames (though actual total is 2, as most are just variations of the two).

The graphics are quite crisp and clear for 2D sprites, and the other character's portraits in the "dialogs" does make sense. Music is not that annoying, but not good either. This game could be better with better controls and 3D cars, but as it, it's

Overall rating: 6.5 out of 10
Pros: easy to learn, lots of variations and "freedom"
Cons: higher levels are way too frantic for me

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