Parking Dash - The Art of Placement
Welcome back to DinerTown for a new portion of time-management fun in Parking Dash from
PlayFirst. This time you will meet Karma, Flo's friend, whose life is changed completely
after she inherits a lot of land in the city. The game is one more dash from the developer
well known for the great games of this genre - so be sure you'll get all the value you could
What would you do if you inherited land in the center of a big city?
The first idea of Karma, the heroine of Parking Dash, was to sell the property to a big
corporation and let them build a Mega Mall there. But on second thought she decided to try
to earn money herself and at the same time to solve one of the city's greatest problems -
the lack of parking space. Yes, you are right - she decided to open a parking lot!
The game play is quite traditional - you click and drag as quick as you can. When a customer
comes to your lot you first click him or her to see the car. Then you click the car itself
to get into it, and then you click the spot where you wish to place it. Palcing the cars is
the most tricky aspect of the game, and it requires a certain level of strategic thinking.
First of all, you receive a color match bonus each time you place likely-colored cars to a
certain spot. Second, each customer has a clock over his head indicating the amount of time
he will be absent. Your task is to place the cars of hurrying customers closer to the exit
in order for them not to have to wait for those who'll come back later. Sometimes
calculating all these time ratios is really challenging.
When a customer comes back for his car, you click the car to take it to the exit spot and
then drag the happy client to it. That's it! But some cars come to your place really dirty
and need a wash. In this case you have to take a bucket and do the hard work - but that
increases your tips!
The game will offer you a number of helpful upgrades - some of them you choose after each of
the 50 levels and some are given automatically, like a donut vending machine or a parking
I should also mention the two modes: Story and Endless Shift, the cute graphics and the
sounds and music complementing the game theme really well, like the Country Radio for the
beginning and the possibility to choose your FM station later in the game, to give you a
holistic impression of the title. But I'd better just let you try Parking Dash yourself and make your own opinion.
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