Youda marina is a wonderful combination of simulation and time-management game, in which you are in charge of a harbor and marina and you must satisfy all your visitors to keep your business up and running. The game has a rather complicated and slow-paced gameplay, and it takes a while to learn what to do and how. Fortunately, it has a very comprehensive, step-by-step tutorial that explains everything as you progress. Every level has a series of milestones that you must achieve. Every time you complete one, a star is added to your rank meter, and more features are unlocked.
The game includes a great variety of constructions options divided in categories (event facilities, land attractions, utilities, etc.) and all kinds of ships and boats. What is wonderful about this game, is that apart from the milestones you need to achieve, you can use your imagination and money to build whatever you want. You can either focus on the harbor or the marina, or both, but always bearing in mind the time and attention needed to keep them running successfully. What is more, the game includes two modes: Campaign and Relaxed, although the latter is unlocked when you play the former. It also includes four different locations to place your marina, but they are also unlocked as you progress.
As for the graphics, they are realistic and very detailed, combined with the wonderful sound effects, making you feel that you are actually there. The music is also pleasant, featuring different pieces of reggae.
All in all, if you don't mind learning all the things this gameplay requires and you are patient enough to wait until other features are unlocked as you progress, Youda marina can be an excellent choice.
- Comprehensive tutorials
- Lots of things to do
- Two modes
- Four maps
- Nice and original theme
- Many construction options
- Complicated gameplay with lots of things to learn and handle at the same time