Review AdVenture Capitalist
Quirky endless clicking game
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 12 Mar 2015, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Decent graphics, responsive game play, really addictive, simple controls
Cookie Clicker has managed to spawn a relentless wave of similar endless clicker games, but it's rare to find a title that really captivates you to keep playing. This is where AdVenture Capitalist for Android comes in. This game features an amazingly thought out system, with quirky references to popular TV shows and movies.
In this game, you are given the chance to make some big bucks. Just like with real entrepreneurship, you'll have to start with something small that fits into your budget. To begin with, opening up a lemonade stand is the first way to start bringing in money. Eventually you can release your own newspaper, and from here, there's really no end to the amount of businesses you could run!
To collect money from the businesses you own, you must tap on the progress bar. Each business will have a different time to create money, with the cheapest businesses taking the shortest time, and the most expensive businesses taking the longest. You can invest more money into each business type to earn more cash from it, but as you invest, you will need to invest more each time to increase the cash reward. This, coupled with the progress bars makes for an interesting dynamic - you could choose to collect more money from a more expensive business, but collecting earnings from this would take much longer than the lemonade stand, which you could invest in to increase it's earnings.
As you play, you will be able to purchase various upgrades and abilities to increase your overall earnings. You can also hire managers to manage each business type. Each manager has his or her own quirky name. For example, the car wash manager is named Heisenbird, whilst the shrimp boat manager is called Forest Trump. These tongue-in-cheek references are hilarious and add to the light-hearted, comical nature of the game.
AdVenture Capitalist is free, but you can purchase items in-game via in-app purchases. You can also optionally watch video ads to increase your earnings for a limited period of time.