Since I had so much fun with Supermarket Mania 2, I’ve decided to give the original a try, and it was just as much fun, if not more so than than its sequel. Here we meet Nikki getting her first job with Torg Corporation, an automated grocery outlet that has created a chain of rather sterile stores in her hometown. After working for Torg for a bit, Nikki and her friend find a mom and pop supermarket which they know can turn around with their help and give Torg some stiff competition. The regular customers are there, the old ladies, the yuppies, the sugar-hyped teens, and even some naughty thieves. I found this game to be more enjoyable than the sequel, though both games stand alone in their storylines. It seems that Supermarket Mania has a tie-in with Stand O’Food, which I have yet to try, but I will find the connexion. Nikki is a fun, hard-working character, and I wish I had near as much energy as she does.
Come join Nikki in her retail adventure in Supermarket Mania now to take a break from your own hectic holiday shopping!