Ever since the likes of Diner Dash (and some others) were a big hit in the casual space the time management action game genre has slowly evolved but kept the basics intact, mostly just throwing additional complexity into the mix. In the case of Shakes on a Plane the hook is that you’re working as members of the cabin crew on an airplane and whether working solo (alternating control between 2 characters) or playing with up to 3 of your friends careful coordination and efficiency are essential to success. Aside from the layouts of your stations often being completely ridiculously inconvenient the challenge will be dealing with passengers trying to get back to their seats, shifts which will slow you down and send the drink cart careening down the aisle, and a variety of other airline-specific hazards. While generally casual in nature, make no mistake, this will push you once it gets rolling along, and given some of the unpredictability of some things happening and their specific timing it can be frustrating. However, if you love the genre or have some friends ready to take it on it can be engaging for the proper (and properly skilled) audience.
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