When it came to this time management game, I think I would have rather spent an hour actually watching a movie than playing this game. It had all the classic patterns, moving your patron peeps around to different spots, the ticket sales, to concessions for pizza and popcorn, then to the ushers, but having to escort them to the washrooms was a bit much. The arcade was a bit sad, and playing retro arcade games to earn extra upgrade cash was lame.
Megaplex Madness: Now Playing was about as mediocre as casual games get. It was deadpan average, but the graphics were sub-average. Too often, we are seeing these kinds of game popping up at casual game sites, and it is like there is no quality control on the development end. Fine, these little games are low-cost, and cute little diversions, but there could be a little more pride in the finishing product. Are these smaller indie game companies taking their cue from the big boys, and sending out their games before they are done cooking? That could explain all the upgrades and changes some of them go through. Sliding through the deadline to fix the bottom line is a crappy way to do business, be it in video games or even worse, pharmaceuticals. So, if you are looking for something to take care of the humdrum boredoms, Megaplex Madness: Now Playing is not going to be the one to do it.