Cake Mania review

A big PC cake squeezes into a tiny DS oven and loses its shape in the process

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It tastes a little burnt, though. The problem arises, of course, when you take a program designed to be viewed and played on an 18-inch screen and cram it onto a tiny 3-inch screen at maybe one fourth the resolution with nary a tweak. It sucks when the garbage can, the cupcakes, and the ship-shaped cake topper are all barely a stylus tip’s width from one another. Moreover, the colors and shapes are tough to discern. Lavender frosting is almost just like white, and it’s tough to tell the difference between egg-shaped and round or triangle and rectangle when it's on the bottom of a multi-layer cake. The edges of the cakes are different colors, but those hues are tough to make out through the frosting at times.

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DescriptionIt's harmless, it's family-friendly, and it's got some charm, but this casual PC downloadable game turned DS cart suffers in the transition to the small screen.
US censor rating"Everyone"
UK censor rating"Rating Pending"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)