Time management games are all the rage with Android and iOS gamers, sure this type of game started on PC’s but it has hit its stride with portables. The simplistic game play is just so easy to implement on smaller screens. For the most part, all of these games are the same, only the visuals and sound effects changing. Whether you are seating customers at a diner or managing car repairs or building an empire, the basics are all the same.
Fate of the Pharaoh is, at its heart, just another time management game- nothing happens to progress the game or the level without a helping hand. See a snake on the path? It will sit there, blocking the path till you click on it and tell a worker to remove it. Same thing for collecting taxes, food, wood and any thing else in the game. That is also why people play these games though, the level of interaction with the game world.
Fate of the Pharaoh is all about building the Egyptian people up from huts and no direction in their lives to the empire that built the pyramids. This road is not going to be easy, if it was, it wouldn’t be a fun game would it? Building huts, then homes and so on for your people to live in is just the beginning. Eventually mining and creating wood for building bigger and larger buildings (yes, even a pyramid or two).
People that don’t understand the allure of time management games will not have their minds changed with Fate of the Pharaoh. Fans of the genre will probably enjoy getting out of the diner, mechanic shop or other regular locales that populate these games. Me, I have an empire to build, see you in history.
Fate of the Pharaoh by G5 Entertainment
Platform: Android using the JXD S7300 Android Tablet
Genre: Time Management
Rated: Everyone on Google Play and 9+ on iTunes.
Available now on Google Play and the iTunes App Store.