updated 12:55 am EST, Thu February 19, 2009
Wendy's Wellness for Mac
Sugar Games has released a time and business management game for the Mac, Wendy’s Wellness. Taking place in a large city, players will take control of Wendy as she attempts to create her own chain of profitable wellness centers. The game consists of 10 different wellness centers with 5 levels in each, VIP training to help the character improve, and 12 mini-games that are used to acquire some extra money. If things start to become too difficult for a player to manage, users are able to hire some help in the form of a coach, a masseuse, and a tanning assistant, if they can afford them. Wendy’s professional body builder uncle is also available for advice.
During the management of the wellness centers, players will come into contact with a variety of customers including football players, cheerleaders, ballet dancers, gymnasts, businessmen, and flirty girls. Every customer will display an icon above their heads that informs the player of how patient the person is, and their desired activity. If the customer is not dealt with before their patience runs out they will leave the center without paying. In order to increase the patience of the people coming into the wellness center, players can purchase both a mini-bar and aroma oils that calm the customers waiting.
In addition to hiring help or buying mini-bars, players can also use their money to purchase any of the 30 possible equipment upgrades for their wellness centers, which enables such capabilities as reducing the service time and increase the capacity. Wendy will also receive experience during the game that can be used to gain special bonuses and upgrades including higher speed, extra tips, extra hearts, and treadmill bonus.
Wendy’s Wellness can be purchased from the Sugar games website for $20 and is compatible with Mac OS X 10.3 or later. A free demo is also available for download.